Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chausson: Le Roi Arthus

"Whatever the source, Arthus, with its story of passion, betrayal, forgiveness, and ultimate resurrection, and its emotionally charged but transparent score, somewhere between Wagner and Chabrier's Briséis, is a masterpiece which deserves to be known. Its seamless weaving together of music and poetry culminates in an enchantment more potent than Merlin's waning powers could produce -- that of the invisible choir which summons the King to Nirvana, and brings his saga to its bittersweet conclusion" (CD notes by John Ashbery).

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