Incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience last night in NYC, attending great Brit actor Stephen Dillane "performing" T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" in very small theater -- followed by Miro Quartet doing work that inspired Eliot on that, Beethoven's opus 132, with the unearthly "Heiliger Dankesang" movement. It's repeated tonight so google it for details. Dillane was tremendous, despite one cell phone interruption and the Beethoven unreal. Added spice: Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes in the house. Kate looked very much herself, very blonde, and surprisingly short. Here's Willem Dafoe doing 4 minutes of the "Four Quartets" from a rooftop about two blocks south of my office.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Four Quartets, Two Masterpieces
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