Thursday, September 06, 2007
L'Elisir d'Amore. He was such a great artist, whose voice we instantly recognize from the first notes we hear him sing, and, though I never met him, was such a huge and human personality. I think back upon the hundreds of hours I have spent listening to Pavarotti and shed una furtiva lacrima of my own for Luciano tonight. CNN says that his greatest achievement was to "bring classical music to the masses," which is of course nonsense. He was an artist and his greatest achievement was his art.
Posted by Ed Stadum at 9:38 PM