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Disturbing Nightmares

Musorgsky's
Boris Godunov -
reviewed by
ROBERT ANDERSON

''I was surprised how quickly my patience ran out.''

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov - Bayerische Staatsoper. © 2014 Bel Air Classiques

I have every sympathy with the stage director Calixto Bieito while he complains at some length about the political corruption and inertia of his country. If the present masters of Europe have decided to reduce the Spanish minimum wage, the obvious reaction should be to quit the euro, devalue the peseta to a practical level and probably depart from the EU also. Kiev has shown recently what people power can do. Moscow didn't like it any more than Brussels will appreciate any future agitation in Madrid...

Copyright © 4 June 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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MUSORGSKY: BORIS GODUNOV - BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

MODEST MUSORGSKY

BORIS GODUNOV

ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN

RUSSIA

MUNICH

GERMANY

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