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Subject: Re: Albert Innaurato -- "Purity of Heart"
From: robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:35:02 -0500
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Excuse me, GCR - what dead horse are you cruelly beating?

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:20 AM, Genevieve Castle Room <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Robert Levine wrote:
>
> >"Go, Ray! Go Hermine! Go Neil! And shut the f*ck up, GCR. Everyone knows that Albert could be difficult; this forum is about opera. And Albert had a superb ear and two lifetimes filled with knowledge"
>
>
> >"Albert had a superb ear"
>
>
> No, I do not believe Albert possessed an unusually refined aesthetic sensibility in relation to opera.... And I also think that any attempt at pronouncements such as this is just silly in the first place.
>
>
> >"I am very aware of all the elements in opera but I love voices, and I
> believe the human voice is the most perfect instrument, the most completely
> expressive sign of humanity.... In my opinion the singer is the soul of
> opera"
>
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/1985/11/24/arts/a-playwright-s-
> operatic-love-affair.html?pagewanted=1
>
>
> I cannot see how ANY musically astute listener of opera (one who marshals
> the time and cognitive energy required to assimilate the sonic events and
> the parts-whole relation of an opera and organizes them into a coherent
> sound structure) would ever make those remarks.
>
>
>
> -----------------
>
> On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Go, Ray! Go Hermine! Go Neil! And stfu, GCR. Everyone knows that Albert
>> could be difficult; this forum is about opera. And Albert had a superb ear
>> and two lifetimes filled with knowledge.
>>
>> So stop being a whiny little bitch, GCR - you've just proven yourself an
>> also-ran.
>> Bob
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:47 PM, RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > No, it isn't too soon if you are, like GCR,  a psychotic piece of manure
>> > who's only dubious virtue is consistency in being the same -- past,
>> present
>> > and (unfortunately) likely into the future.
>> >
>> >
>> > Best.
>> >
>> > Ray
>> >
>> >
>> > PS to Donald Kane:  Save your time and our time by not posting your
>> > (patent pending) defense of GCR's turd and every other turd that floats
>> to
>> > the top of the Opera-L toilet.  Thank you (maybe) in advance for your
>> > consideration in this matter.
>> >
>> >
>> > R
>> >
>> >
>> > ***
>> >
>> >
>> > > On October 18, 2017 at 4:57 PM Hermine Stover wrote:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >     Is it not too fucking soon to start making fun of DEAD Albert?
>> > >
>> > >     hermine
>> > >
>> > >
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