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Thursday, March 15, 2012

What Music Critics Really Do

Photo by Ben McDaniel, taken at the Wirtsburg Gasthaus in Freiburg, Germany.
No, these aren't the "new water closet arrangements" at the Bayreuth Festival. But it does appear to be three urinals built from former Wagner tubas, the French horn/Saxhorn hybrids designed by Richard Wagner for performances of his Ring cycle. They're also used for performances of the last three Bruckner symphonies: the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth. 

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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.