Monday, January 09, 2006

What they said

There's a long post-review on Renee Fleming's career itching to be written, but not today. Meanwhile I'm in more or less entire agreement with Maury and the Wellsung Alex about yesterday's concert.

Fleming's always been good in Berg, though -- her Seven Early Songs with the Met Orchestra some years ago were delicious. I think his inherent trickiness prevents her from getting in her own way.

UPDATE (4:15PM): Forgot to mention -- I was a bit disappointed that oboist Elaine Douvas, whose expressive phrasing highlighted the Met's last full performances of Onegin, only played the second half of the program. Eugene Izotov -- who incidentally is leaving next season for the Chicago Symphony -- was, to these ears, less soulful in the letter scene.

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Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.