Check it out for yourself.
Celebrating 75 years of mediocre music and pretentious, pink hat fans.
It’s yet another case of the self-anointed “beautiful people” being enamored of the same, seems to me. And maybe that’s cynical, but it still may be the reality.
“Mediocre”? In recent years I’ve listened to a concert-version of Berlioz’ great opera “Les Troyens” at the Shed; Beethoven’s (hey Bach, anything you can do I can do better) “Missa Solemnis” at the Shed and “Diabelli Variations” at Ozawa Hall ; Mahler’s Second Symphony in the Shed; and Brahms’s “Ein Deutsches Requiem” at the Shed. “Pretentious”? This is a word used by those who can’t come to terms with works of art that are beyond their comprehension, so they assume that people who ARE able to do so are faking it. They should read the list servers dedicated to people who understand and love it; they make sports fans seem like casual bystanders in comparison. Oh, (now imagine me doing my spot-on impression of Peter Falk as Columbo) and one other thing: this an article about the 75th Anniversary of Tanglefoot (I mean Tanglewood; I’ve been greatly affected by Bob & Ray) so a little “overkill” is understanable. I notiuce that a great deal of hooplah attended the 100th anniverary of Fenway Park.
I guess List Servers go back to a time before blogs. They serve as the host to a variety of bulletin boards. There’s one at the Bergen County of New Jersey’s Community Library: http://listserv.bccls.org/cgi-bin/wa?a0=OPERA-L
No wonder my e-Globe took so long to download yesterday. It was a PITA. Now I know why.
OK, should have capitalized the’A’ after the ‘?’ http://listserv.bccls.org/cgi-bin/wa?A0=OPERA-L
I read the whole section cover-to-cover. Wasn’t as bad as you make it out to be. I assumed that the BSO PR office had suggested a number of story ideas and worked to make people available (or collect statements from them), but that isn’t unusual today.
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