Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Korova Milk Bar

Again, “La Gazza Ladra” is a magnificent overture — but the whole rest of this opera is utterly forgettable tripe. Apparently, Rossini chucked it off in some kind of frenzied dementia, hurling sheets of hastily scribbled music out the window to his copyists. Doubtful, but it makes for a colourful story.