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Four Reasons to Love Massenet

WILLIAM R. BRAUN demonstrates why the composer of Werther was a craftsman of genius.

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Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Quichotte in Yannis Kokkos's staging at the Mariinsky, 2012
© N. Razina 2014
What makes a born opera composer? For a born opera composer, the note B-flat doesn't even exist on its own, but only as an expressive device in a certain register, played on a certain instrument or su...

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