Music: The Day's News

Of all places in the world, none is more popularly associated with singing than the bathroom. Last week, grand opera reached the bathroom. The curtain of Berlin's Second State Opera House, rising for the world premiere of Neues vom Tage (The Day's News), latest opus of ultra-modern Composer Paul Hindemith, revealed Primadonna Crete Stueckgold seated in a tub with real-looking soapsuds up to her chin, warbling about the delights of a hot bath.

Less atonal in its harmonies but in spirit akin to Composer Ernst Krenek's...

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