Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

God, what darkness…

Listening to Orpheus (14) Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera. He struggled with it and called it “the martyr’s crown”. It is the reverse story of Orpheus. Florestan is imprisoned and his wife Leonore follows him to save him. In his … Continue reading

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Because he looked back

Listening to Orpheus (13) Philip Pullman on the myth of Orpheus. “The power resides in the events, not in the telling”

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