#yokoono “Ono in Opera, 1961”

Thursday, February 26, 2015
5pm
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Opera Humanities Seminar:
Brigid Cohen
New YorkUniversity

"Ono in Opera, 1961"

Free and open to the public.

Full text of essay:

http://mq.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/2/181.full

Limits of National History: Yoko Ono, Stefan Wolpe, and Dilemmas of Cosmopolitanism

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2015/02/21/exile-makes-unlikely-comrades-ono-and-wolpe/KcBGxOGOPPizA1uMh5hzLK/story.html

There was some musical connection: Onos fascination with the avant-garde was sparked by her love of the 12-tone techniques that Wolpe made so idiosyncratically expressive. But Cohen has argued (in Limits of National History: Yoko Ono, Stefan Wolpe, and Dilemmas of Cosmopolitanism, published in the summer 2014 issue of Musical Quarterly) that their friendship was based on something deeper ­ their shared status as exiles

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