How Are We Moved and Why Do We Like it?–with notes on the death of tragedy.

NEXT TIME: Wagner is in short supply hereabouts this year, but in addition to the upcoming Parsifal there is at least one act of Die Walküre at the NYPO under the orchestra’s new music director, Jaap van Zweden, who is also the conductor of the Naxos complete Ring-in-progress. And the Naxos Sieglinde, Heidi Melton, also takes that role with the Phil, while its Wotan, Matthias Goerne, was just in town for a Carnegie Hall Liederabend. So you can see where we’re headed. Walküre and Goerne first.

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