Tag Archives: Dmitri Kourliandski

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ: Revolution, Russians, Reinbert

During the Holland Festival of 1989 Reinbert de Leeuw was so captured by the music of Galina Oestvolskaja and Sofia  that from then on he developed into of their most tireless advocates. That the Soviet Union would collapse not long … Continue reading

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Octavia.Trepanation #HF17: political opera remains problematic

The opening scene of Octavia. Trepanation is breathtaking. A Chinese terracotta army is positioned on either side of Lenin’s laurelled head. – The fighters are headless. Lenin’s brain will serve all, seems to be the suggestion. Associations with the image … Continue reading

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