Good Gifts To Give

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Make someone very, very happy.

This is the production that toured most recently, and that I saw at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It’s as close to the original run as I can imagine, and benefits from greater familiarity with the music from the performers, and a sense of naturalness. The Glass Ensemble in particular builds to a surging, exhilarating momentum in the “Spaceship” scene.

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I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.