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31 Jan 2006

A Cornucopia of Orchestral Colors

Anja SiljaBY 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.

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