Sunday, April 30, 2006
The audience does not applaud between movements of a piece.
The many neophytes in the house last night for the astonishing tenor Ian Bostridge's mesmerizing account of Berlioz's "Les Nuits d'Ete" broke the spell after each song. They also expressed their enthusiasm after every movement of Mozart's "Haffner" Serenade, competently conducted by Sir Colin Davis.
Are we in Manhattan or Fort Lee, NJ? (Actually, right now I'm in Fort Lee.)