Current Listening: Boulez Conducts Alban Berg’s Lulu

Thanks to the orchestration completion by composer Friedrich Cerha, we now have a completed three-act version of Alban Berg’s opera Lulu (even though Berg’s widow had forbidden the completion). This recording captures an excellent performance of the full Lulu, featuring Pierre Boulez conducting the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris with soprano Teresa Stratas as Lulu. … More Current Listening: Boulez Conducts Alban Berg’s Lulu

Current Listening: Morton Feldman’s Neither Opera with Sarah Leonard

Neither, an opera in 1 act, is the only opera by the American composer Morton Feldman, with the libretto written by the great novelist/playwright/poet Samuel Beckett. This recording is performed by soprano Sarah Leonard and the Radio-Sinfonie Orchester Frankfurt (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Zoltán Peskó. It is one of the only 2 recordings … More Current Listening: Morton Feldman’s Neither Opera with Sarah Leonard