Music: Venetian-Blind Music

To the Manhattan music critic heading for the office from the Metropolitan Opera, it sometimes seems that everything necessary or desirable about opera was said long ago. As an antidote to that tired feeling, Free-Lance writer Sylvia Wright now suggests (in the current issue of High Fidelity) a broad new approach to opera. Author Wright, founder of what may come to be known as the Vacuum School of Criticism, reports that every Saturday afternoon in winter she cleans her Manhattan apartment to the broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, only to run into serious dusting dilemmas. "If I were not saddled with...

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