This violinist once sued a guy who broke his bow and demanded an audience not clap for him. Anyway, how'd he play?
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A regal Spanish violinist plays French composers' interpretations of Spain
Parallels to Wagner’s life: He once took a long boat trip and probably felt persecuted and sexually frustrated a lot.
Who said it: Francis Poulenc or ISIS?
Here's who should replace him.
Like Michael Bay, who gave us the Transformers and Bad Boys franchises, Tchaikovsky was considered a hack in his day.
There are some bizarre elements in the piece, which supposedly illustrate an opium hallucination and a Satanic orgy.
Few things puncture opera’s highbrow conceit better than hearing a soprano sing “It’s my way or the highway.”
Is a “Text Me Merry Christmas” song dedicated to millennials (who were nowhere in the audience) really necessary?
Length aside, it’s a gorgeous piece, even more so in the hands of an expert soloist.