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B. H. Haggin

Summer 1957

Concerning Opera

By B. H. Haggin

B. H. Haggin CONCERNING OPERA OPERA AS DRAMA. By Joseph Kerman. Knopf. $4.50. jHE CRITIC’S OPERATION as I understand it and value it is the one described by E. M. […]

Spring 1956

Musical Performance

By B. H. Haggin

There is a record of a rehearsal at the 1950 Prades Festival in which Casals stops to explain to the orchestra: “Every note is variety—this is what gives life—otherwise it’s […]

Fall 1955


By B. H. Haggin

Judged by the criteria we apply to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert–namely use of the medium, and what is expressed through this use–Berlioz is one of the greatest musical artists. This estimate […]