Monday, May 30, 2011
Some people call me a freak. I take that as a compliment. In The Lives of the Great Composers, New York Times music critic Harold Schoenberg wrote about Verdi's final opera: "Falstaff is almost a freak, what the biologists call a sport. Nobody had expected Verdi to compose another opera. And, even granting that there might be another work, who would have expected it to be a comedy, and the most atypical opera Verdi ever wrote?"
He who laughs last, laughs longest!