LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.5

Help for OPERA-L Archives


OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives


View:

Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font

Options:

Join or Leave OPERA-L
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives


Subject: Re: Halloween: Operas to Chill Your Blood By
From: Evan Gamsu <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Evan Gamsu <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 5 Nov 2017 10:45:27 -0600
Content-Type:text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
Parts/Attachments

text/plain (100 lines)


If the criteria for finding a work attractive is based on its subject 
matter, I fear you've just ruled out most of the popular canon. Anybody 
skip a good Ring Cycle over fratricide, greed, vengeance,  or incest lately?


Evan G.


On 11/5/2017 10:20 AM, donald kane wrote:
> Two of the most unattractive activities a human being can engage in,
> hateful vengeance and cannibalism, afflict, not the score, needless to say,
> but are the essential themes of the work.  Isn't that enough?   If we
> happen to admire the style of a given composers work, are we obliged
> to like everything he decides to "set to music"?
>
> dtmk
>
> On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 9:57 PM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> I have to wonder what Mr. Wilson finds "unattractive" about the score of
>> Sweeney Todd, but
>> assume he would probably not find the rest of Mr. Sondheim's ouevre to be
>> to his liking
>> either, as the composer has a style that, to these ears at least, is
>> instantly recognizable and
>> unique in the world of musical theatre.
>>
>> When asked I frequently cite Sweeney as my favorite musical, although it
>> sort of occupies a
>> short list along with Gypsy, South Pacific and Oklahoma.
>>
>> I can't think of a Sondheim show that I'm not a fan of - some, of course,
>> stronger than
>> others, but ALL with wonderful songs - e.g., "Anyone Can Whistle," anyone?
>>
>> p.
>>
>> * * * * * * *
>>
>> From:   Richard Maynard Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
>> Reply-To:       Richard Maynard Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date:   Sat, 4 Nov 2017 20:36:08 -0400
>> Content-Type:   text/plain
>> Parts/Attachments:
>> Parts/Attachments
>> text/plain (19 lines)
>>
>>
>> I saw Sweeney Todd in 1980 during its first national tour at the Kennedy
>> Center in DC. Memories are rather vague, but I don't recall liking it much.
>>
>> Are all Sondheim's works this unattractive?
>>
>> RMW
>>
>> **********************************************
>> OPERA-L on Facebook:
>> http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
>> containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
>> [log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
> **********************************************
> OPERA-L on Facebook:
> http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
> containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
> [log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>


---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus

**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main OPERA-L Page

Permalink



LISTSERV.BCCLS.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager