Music: Ten Best

In the New York World last week Critic Samuel Chotzinoff printed a list of his ten favorite operas:

Mozart's Marriage of Figaro

Gluck's Orfeo

Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Meistersinger and Gotterdammerung

Strauss' Rosenkavalier

Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana

Puccini's Bohéme.

Moussorgsky's Boris Godounov

Tschaikovsky's Eugen Onegin.

"If I were not afraid to bring down upon me the wrath of the musically learned," he wrote, "I would further confide that the Strauss comedy gives me a greater satisfaction than any. . . ."


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