31 Jan 2006
A Cornucopia of Orchestral Colors
BY FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 31 January 2006]
Passionate Freudian guilt is the subject of Arnold Schonberg's short opera "Erwartung." Spoken in pitch rather than sung, this onecharacter, one-act drama is part of the melodrama tradition, a body of work still familiar in the early years of the 20th century but virtually unknown today.