Posted at 1:52 PM on March 12, 2008
by Rex Levang
There's something about Peter Grimes, the opera by Benjamin Britten, that inspires writing, in a way that Il Trovatore or Madama Butterfly don't, always.
Here's the latest entry, an essay by the young composer Nico Muhly. It's interesting to see a composer's reaction to music--it wouldn't occur to just anyone to compare two singers, singing the same note, to "a piece of fruit, lit in two different ways."