In search of a distant sound

schreker.pngA composer’s opera finally makes its arrival in America
By Jeremy Eichler [15 April 2007, Boston Globe]
This afternoon at New York’s Lincoln Center, the American Symphony Orchestra will perform an opera by Franz Schreker titled “Der Ferne Klang” or “The Distant Sound.” It is, astonishingly, the first professional performance of any complete Schreker opera in North America. And herein lies a strange story, one of the great disappearing acts of modern music history.