Saturday, September 24, 2005

I am Wozzeck...

...which is probably somewhat alarming news for my wife. (Wozzeck is an expressionist opera by Alban Berg about a soldier who is driven to the brink of madness by his superiors, and ultimately kills his lover Marie, and finally himself. A disturbing masterpiece.) I would have expected that I'd be the Chamber Concerto, the work of Berg's that I admire most of all, for its bizarre merging of intellectual rigor with intense sensuality. (I'm still reeling from a live performance that I heard at Eastman in the 1980s, and I've owned about a dozen different recordings of it, plus the score.) Still, Wozzeck ain't bad. And there have been some times when I sure FEEL like Wozzeck. So, okay.

And if you're wondering which piece by Alban Berg YOU most resemble, you'll have to take a brief test to find out. Best of luck if you turn out to be Lulu... Click below:

http://skittlesmaze.blogspot.com/2005/09/take-my-quiz-find-out-once-and-for-all.html

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I wouldn't say that I'm alarmed, or even surprised... But if you murder me, you'll be sleeping on the sofa for a really long time...

I am the Lyric Suite!

Phillip Henry Marshall said...

Looks like I'm dirty, amoral and I do as I please. Call me Lulu, baby!

david d. mcintire said...

So it's Phil/Lulu! Ha! well, you sure have more FUN than most opera characters, at least until Jack the Ripper arrives...

Herr Vogler said...

I'm the Lyric Suite. I guess that makes me a romantic. Dammit! Well if the boot fits...

J.C.Batzner said...

I'm the op. 3 quartet, baby.

Aw-yeah!

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