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Archive for January 6, 2015

Stolen Jewels on “The Tuesday Night Opera”

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Peter van de Graaff presents Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s Jewels of the Madonna, first performed in Berlin in 1911. The composer once explained his operas tended to be in German due to his having had a German publisher, but an Italian version of Jewels of the Madonna didn’t come out until 1953 due to censorship issues