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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 02:47:32 pm »

Brian certainly composed as he felt like, rather than to order. I suppose the only justification for using German for 'Faust' and 'Turandot' could be that it is the original language of the plays set. Though he didn't attempt 'Agamemnon' in Greek.

Perhaps even odder is D'Erlanger's "Tess", a British subject by a (more or less) British composer set in Italian! Or the way Covent Garden used to sing Wagner in Italian.
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