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Rosen's Turn

Charles Rosen's iconic classical-music textbook as fodder for a comic opera? Librettist Jeremy Denk and composer Stephen Stucky say why not? JENNIFER MELICK reports on their opera, which plays at at this year's Ojai Festival.

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Charles Rosen
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Back when I was getting a master of music degree, I took a required survey class in the history of Western music. It covered everything from Handel, Rossini and Verdi up to George Crumb and Pierre Bou...

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