Monday, November 06, 2006

On Opera

A number of collections of Bernard Williams's papers have been put together posthumously. But surely the best has to be the latest, the newly published On Opera which collects together a number of pieces he wrote for various scattered occasions. The four short pieces on Mozart, in particular, are simply wonderful: insightful, subtle, humane, passionate in their commitment to the idea that the best opera is worthy of our fullest engagement and of serious critical response. Read them.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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With the best regards!
David

Ole Thomassen Hjortland said...

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