1984 — Another View

George Orwell
Why Shouldn’t a Conductor Compose?
BY JAY NORDLINGER [NY sun 3 June 05]
Lorin Maazel has done a very bad thing. Have you heard? He wrote an opera, “1984” (based on the Orwell novel, of course). It was premiered at London’s Covent Garden last month. And he paid for part of the production himself. Very, very bad.
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