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Subject: Re: Eugene Onegin (not a good opera)
From: Estelle Gilson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Estelle Gilson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:03:27 -0700
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I remember wonderful Wagner's superiority to those dreadful   oom pah 
pah "spaghettti operas"
  Estelle




10:34 AM 8/22/2017, you wrote:
>There was a time when Bach was the darling, because his music was 
>seen as mainly intellectual, and brainy was good. In fact all 
>baroque was good as well.
>Russian music- Rach and Tchaikovsky was not good, Puccini at the 
>same time was too sentimental, tacky even.
>And I believe part of that was the idea that writing ballet music 
>was a second class activity and tone poems or program music was also naff.
>
>It was a fashion.
>
>Opera has had many fashion crazes.
>
>In Faure's vocal manual, a brilliant book, the audiences demanded 
>novelty. That led to some customs he deplored. I agree with him.
>
>Anyway, at one time Tchaikovsky was "So last year!"
>
>I notice that with the event of our bigotry crisis, the annual 
>Wagner and antisemitism wave did not coincide with Bayreuth's 
>opening. Whew! I don't miss it.
>
>RP
>Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 22, 2017, at 12:27 PM, OPERA-L automatic digest system 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > Eugene Onegin (Not a good opera
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