Winston Churchill (Wikipedia)
Joshua Kosman reviews a new opera in San Fransisco about Winston Churchill's meeting with Josef Stalin during World War 2:
That summit - a surprising turning point in the military struggle against the Third Reich - forms the basis of "Daughter of the Red Tzar," an engagingly brisk and overstuffed one-act opera that had its world premiere over the weekend at Thick House Theater in Potrero Hill.
Jeff Dunn mostly doesn't like the music except for this:
Exceptionally, there is one attractive toasting song either composed or adapted by Scola-Prosek, “Come Raise Your Glass, Tovarich,” which features, in a Russian folk idiom, some interesting harmonic changes.
aworks listening log:
- Serenado. Lou Harrison - John Schneider
- Pastoral Drone for Organ. George Crumb
- Banteay Srey 1991. Carl Stone
- Music For Violin With Various Instruments-European, Asian & African. Lou Harrison - David Abel
- Grantchester. Charles Ives - Mary Ann Hart
- Monk in the Kitchen. Michael Daugherty - Emanuele Arciuli
- Ascent. Joan Tower
- A Valentine Out of Season. John Cage - Jeannie Kerstein