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Subject: Re: Parsifal
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:25:28 -0500
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All who are interested in this topic should read Lee's essay
"Who is the Grail?". published in a collection of his Met
broadcast intermission talks.  Those were the days when
intermissions were worth listening to.

dtmk

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:29 PM, Mark Bartelt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Re Steve Charitan's comments that ...
>
> "Parsifal" is a tough "get" but once gotten it does not let go.  The trick,
> if there is one to enchantment, is not to get too caught up in assumptions
> about its religious or metaphysical trappings - the miracle of this music
> is that *if you allow it*, it will provide the key to take you where you
> want to go.
>
> ... all I have to say is "Yes! YESSS!!!".  Or in other words,
> same for me.  A couple of decades ago, I had the privilege of
> spending an hour or so with Father Owen Lee, just him and me,
> discussing opera.  (The story of how that came about is a bit
> amusing, but can wait for another time.)  Anyway, he asked me
> whether I had a favourite opera; I immediately replied "yes",
> and that it was Parsifal.  He looked a bit taken aback, and
> asked why.  I found it very difficult to put the "why" into
> words.  But hard though it may be to name one single work as
> "my number one favourite", for me Parsifal is definitely the
> clear winner.  And I still find it hard to explain why ...
>
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