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Ensemble

A Painterly Production

Alban Berg's 'Lulu',
live in high definition
from Metropolitan Opera,
impresses MARIA NOCKIN

 

Viennese composer Alban Berg (1885-1935) began work on Lulu in 1928, three years after his first opera, Wozzeck, was performed in Berlin. He adapted the libretto from Frank Wedekind's plays: Erdgeist ('Earth Spirit') and Die Büchse der Pandora ('Pandora's Box'). The following year he interrupted the composition of Lulu to work on a concert aria but the Nazi cultural net began to close in on his work.

He was a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg and had remained the older man's friend...

Copyright © 6 December 2015 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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