Wednesday, April 11, 2007

That Other Meme

1. Name an opera you love for the libretto, even though you don't particularly like the music.

The Mother of Us All

2. Name a piece you wish Glenn Gould had played.

Any of the piano sonatas by Roger Sessions

3. If you had to choose: Charles Ives or Carl Ruggles

Carl Ruggles

4. Name a piece you're glad Glenn Gould never played.

The Schubert Sonata in B flat D 960

5. What's your favorite unlikely solo passage in the repertoire?

Not sure unlikely is the word, but I’d go with the tuba in Shostakovich 13

6. What's a Euro-trash high-concept opera production you'd love to see? (No Mortier-haters get to duck this one, either—be creative)

Not a one

7. Name an instance of non-standard concert dress you wish you hadn't seen.

Bathing suits

8. What aging rock-and-roll star do you wish had tried composing large-scale chorus and orchestra works instead of Paul McCartney?

Brian Wilson

9. If you had to choose: Carl Nielsen or Jean Sibelius?

Sibelius. Is this serious?

10. If it was scientifically proven that Beethoven's 9th Symphony caused irreversible brain damage, would you still listen to it?


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