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WITH STRAVINSKY, OLD IS NEW AGAIN DIRECTOR RESURRECTS 1918 MULTIMEDIA 'SOLDIER'S TALE'
Arizona Republic - Phoenix, Ariz.
Subjects: Poetry; Musicians & conductors; Musical performances; Dance
Author: LaFave, Kenneth
Date: May 2, 1999
Start Page: E.7
Section: Arts & Ideas
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The Catholic Mass, the most available form of theater to the mass of Europeans at the dawn of our fading millennium, was sung, staged and danced (the procession of priests), decked out in the splendors of visual effects (stained glass, vaulted ceilings) and even given olfactory dimension - think of incense as smell-o-rama. Dance was dance, with music or without; visual art became primarily a vehicle for purely visual meaning; poetry was committed to print while musicians erected shrines to sound in the form of purely abstract piano sonatas and string quartets.

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