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Subject: Re: Interpolated notes
From: Russ Geschke <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Russ Geschke <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:03:44 -0500
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Looking at it that way, the text-based and therefore logical way, I for one 
think that you're probably right.

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Subject: Re: Interpolated notes


> Of course, not a single person has even mentioned whether a high E flat 
> fits in with what's happening in the plot.  Yes, there is a lot of 
> pagentry - but it's all ironic, as all the protagonists don't give a damn 
> about it and are heavily engaged in lots of internal dialogue and turmoil. 
> That's what makes the scene exciting - not pagentry for its own sake, but 
> that it's so very much at odds with what's going on with the characters.
>
> "What hope now is left to me?
> For him, glory and the throne,
> for me, oblivion and the tears
> of a hopeless love."
>
>
> Those are Aida's lines at the end of act 2.  Given the context of her 
> hopeless situation, does it sound like she wants to sing a high E flat?
>
>
> Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
> Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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