Thursday, May 01, 2008

"Music of Strange Quality"

And music criticism of unusual quality. Read the New York Times review of the first New York performance of Pelleas and Melisande back in 1908.

1 comment:

rootlesscosmo said...

Wow! Music critics could really stretch out in those days, and I couldn't help admiring whoever set that long piece in type, at a hot-lead linotype machine, after midnight (when the reviewer would have filed his copy.)

For comparative purposes, this morning's SF Chronicle had a front page article about trends in the names people give their pets. Oy.