Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

 

Ensemble

Vaguely Supernatural

George Benjamin's 'Lessons in Love and Violence'
at Covent Garden, heard by ALICE McVEIGH

 

First of all this is less a libretto than a play — and a pretty good play, as well. Complicated, realistic, at times witty, there wasn't a dull moment from start to finish. It might be that the music took second place, or it could be that Martin Crimp didn't himself completely believe in his story, but it didn't entirely engage, all the same...

Copyright © 29 May 2018 Alice McVeigh,
Kent UK

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COVENT GARDEN

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

VOCAL MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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