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Birtwistle/Harsent “The Minotaur”, Royal Opera House (Review)

The Minotaur Copyright Bill Cooper and Royal Opera House

Ancient myths reside in Harrison Birtwistle’s orchestral writing – and in The Minotaur, which I now believe to be the richest of all his stage works, it comes up through your body like the shifting of tectonic plates, the antiphonal percussion batteries rumbling, grinding, thundering between the stage boxes while bellowing tubas and the … [Read More]

Posted on 22/01/2013
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