I’ll Be a Viper: Postmodern Perspectives and “Una Voce Poco Fa” from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

In which a great deal of extra-ness occurs across many periods of history. … More I’ll Be a Viper: Postmodern Perspectives and “Una Voce Poco Fa” from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

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The City of the Dead: Musical Populism and Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”

In which death threats are made through the newspaper, cities are bombed from the air, and the bourgeois such as myself perpetuate their elitist nonsense. … More The City of the Dead: Musical Populism and Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”