Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Better than it sounds ...

... Wagner Madness | Bryan Appleyard. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I am not much of a Wagnerian. I think his music appeals to something adolescent in us. I vastly prefer Richard Strauss. Elektra is both powerful music and powerful drama - and the power is enhanced by the economy: Strauss doesn't waste a note.

1 comment:

  1. As the great conductor Arturo Toscanini once said, "There are some great moments in Wagner. . . and some dreadful half-hours."