Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
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Very cool! (no pun on the current climate there intended…)
Yikes, why did the end cut out?
and thanks for the link, very fun including seeing
the audience at the beginning and the muscular
“Christ” dancer with the gold lame loincloth.
Great singing, wish the chorus and orch were
I wonder what the Novosibirsk audience made of (a) Lenny’s musical idiom(s), and (b) all that late-’60s/early-’70s post-Hair American left-wing stuff.
It also strikes me that in Moscow, a muscular Christ dancer in a gold-lamé loincloth might be greeted by noisy protests by Russian Orthodox conservatives.
I wonder if that will be an issue in Novosibirsk – or later, if this production goes on to the Golden Masks.
Oh, I know that the Moscow arts scene in general is fairly liberal. I was just thinking of Christ imagery in particular because I know the city seems to be afflicted with some militantly – make that belligerently – Orthodox types.
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