commedia dell’arte

by Roderick

I found a great article examining the issue of whether Tonio or Canio should give the final line of Pagliacci, “La commedia è finita.” I like the fact that the Seattle Opera production (properly) appropriated the line to Tonio, not only because of the reasons cited by the Italica paper but simply because it seems like the natural choice.

Without question the most fun waltz to play is the fabulous Masquerade waltz by Aram Khachaturian. It’s probably not the “best” but it’s easily the most interesting and exciting one to play.

The snow is a lie.

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