Comic-fantastic opera in four acts; libretto by Y.P. Polonsky, after the story by Nikolai Gogol: Christmas Eve. Cast: E. Kruglikova, soprano ; E. Antonova, alto ; G. Nelepp, tenor ; Al. Ivanov, baritone ; M. Mikhailov, bass ; other soloists ; chorus and orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre ; Alexander Melik-Pashaiev, conductor.
Neither a feature film nor a documentary, Revenge of the dead Indians is a celebration of John Cage's work, influences, and thoughts as viewed by an eclectic group of 42 personalities; the well-known and the unknown, in conversation with each other, presented within a visual and sonic montage. The result is an unexpected and fascinating combination of intellectual thought, views and opinions.
Bilson presents a 1 1/2 hour lecture demonstration on the expressive information found in the scores of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, Schubert and Bartók; in
addition he talks about period instruments with interviewer David Owen Norris and performs Schubert's Moments Musicaux nos. 2 and 3 and Haydn's Fantasia in C.
New Library Acquisitions
Samples of music materials newly added to the Emerson Library catalog. Derived from the Library's New Books List. To see the entire New Books List, go to the Library's homepage; under "New and Notable" click on "New titles in library catalog."