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Posted October 04, 2012
October 4, 2012
Not Fasolt and Fafner and no . . . they never met!
The photo has been electronically modified but the question remains. Is one man the opera “therapist” and the other man the opera “terrorist”?
In an interesting radio program aired earlier this year in Boston on NPR affiliate WBUR, the program On-Point with Tim Ashbrook examines the music and the perceptions on both sides of the Verdi versus Wagner debate.
Here’s the podcast link: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/01/26/verdi-vs-wagner/player
Here’s the webpage: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/01/26/verdi-vs-wagner
There are many wonderful audio clips for you to enjoy and witty commentary between Ashbrook and British cultural critic Peter Conrad. In the end, the world has room for both of these giants.
Addio and Leb wohl!