"Fortunately, in music you can say everything, no one understands you. How fortunate that [in Bach's Mass in B Minor] those words are there, to mislead people! Without that, to be logical, one should not allow it to be performed."
— to Romain Rolland, 1900
Now playing (idea stolen from Steve):
Gustave Charpentier's Louise (Sills, Gedda, Dunn, Van Dam, Paris Opera, Rudel conducting, EMI)
Arnold Bax, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Symphonies (BBC Philharmonic, Vernon Handley conducting, Chandos)
Georg Friedrich Haas, In Vain (Kairos)
Nico Muhly, Speaks Volumes (not yet available)