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A Better Fit

Wagner and Britten in the Umbrian Hills,
reported by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

As indicated in previous reports, the Sagra Musicale Umbra has had a 'spiritual' emphasis since its very beginning nearly seventy years ago. As this year theme is 'The Transfiguration' (see Joy for the Soul, 29 September 2013), the Sagra gave special attention to Wagner and Britten. On the one hand, both composers dealt with religious subjects, and with various forms of 'transfigurations'. On the other, 2013 marks the bicentenary of Wagner's birth and the centenary of Britten's...

Copyright © 13 October 2013 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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ITALY

RICHARD WAGNER

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

CURLEW RIVER

JAPAN

GREGORIAN CHANT

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