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Golliwog Makes a Run for It

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Debussy, Complete Works for Solo Piano, A. Planès
(Harmonia Mundi, 2009)
Charles T. Downey, Salzburg Marionette Theater gets tangled in uneven production (Washington Post, November 4, 2014)
Sometimes child’s play can be serious business. The Salzburg Marionette Theater, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, returned to the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Tuesday night. By contrast with their last visit, for a charming and traditional “Magic Flute” in 2005, this was a double-bill of Robert Schumann and Claude Debussy, with live music performed by pianist Orion Weiss, in an unusual concert presented by Washington Performing Arts.

Schumann’s “Papillons” tells a story from the end of Jean Paul’s novel “Flegeljahre,” slightly modified by the Salzburg puppeteers. Schumann’s two musical personalities, Eusebius and Florestan... [Continue reading]
Orion Weiss, piano
Salzburg Marionette Theater
Debussy, La boîte à joujoux
Washington Performing Arts
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Philip Kennicott, A challenge for the arts: Stop sanitizing and show the great works as they were created (Washington Post, October 4)

Magic Flute in 2005

Illustration by André Hellé

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