‘Cosi’ — the joys and despair of deep love

Martinez.pngBY LAWRENCE A. JOHNSON [Miami Herald, 11 November 2007}
Beethoven hated it. Most 19th century commentators condemned it as immoral and unworthy of its composer’s genius. In modern times, it has been cited as an example of the dark side of the Enlightenment and even as a work imbued with “anti-feminist sadism.”