Tagged: controversy

Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’

Relating to CC202′s current study of Modernism, the Core presents Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Upon its release, it was controversial and supposedly caused a ‘riot’ in the Parisian premiere audience… This debated topic is discussed in an article by Tom Service of The Guardian titled The Rite of Spring- the Work of a Madman.Here […]

Mo Yan’s Delicate Balancing Act

Sabina Knight writes, in this review, of author Mo Yan’s receipt of a Nobel Prize and the controversy that arisen due this event. Here is a sample: Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for his writing, not for political engagement. This essay thus offers a perspective on his politics based not on a few symbolic […]

Charles McNulty on Depictions of Violence in Theater

In this compelling article, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic McNulty discusses the controversial topic of violence in theater. Here is a sample: What is the line between acceptable and unacceptable violence in art? If gruesomeness is the criterion, much of Jacobean drama would have to be banned, including Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” with its graphic scene […]

Mozart Portrait Research & Controversy

The Core presents an article by Daniel J. Wakin on the debated topic of Mozart portrait authenticity. The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, have announced their intriguing findings. A sample of the article: “It’s an emotional question,” Ms. Ramsauer said. “Mozart is such a universal genius. Everybody knows him. Everybody takes part of his life.”… One […]