Phantom of the Opera

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Gabriel von Wayditch wrote 14 operas, some telling R-rated stories and one that's the longest in history. But hardly anyone's ever heard of him. Music curator Frank Oteri discovered von Wayditch back in the 1980s and has since been on a lifelong struggle to bring his music to the world. Produced by Sally Herships.

    Music Playlist
  1. Testetlen Kodvilag
    Artist: Gabriel von Waydich
    Album: The Caliph'S Magician & Jesus Before Herod
    Label: VAI Audio
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Suh And Sah: Suh bus lelke
    Artist: Gabriel von Waydich
    Album: The Caliph'S Magician & Jesus Before Herod
    Label: VAI Audio
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Suh And Sah: Milyen üde ismet az agg
    Artist: Gabriel von Waydich
    Album: The Caliph'S Magician & Jesus Before Herod
    Label: VAI Audio
    Purchase: Amazon

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Sally Herships

Comments [3]

Joseph from Salt Lake City

I'm curious and want to get ahold of one of Mr. Von Wayditch's scores. I'm an organ student living in Salt Lake and think it might be amazing to reshape and arrange this eccentric's work into something that might actually get heard by more people.
Thanks for a great resource. I love Studio360 and that it connects me to a bigger creative world.

Nov. 06 2010 12:03 PM
Sean Pflueger from Burke VA

I don't understand the point of writing for 110 instruments. You weren't going to get that then and you aren't going to get that now. It is like filming a 500 million dollar movie. If nobody knows who you are then they aren't likely to fund it.

Wayditch set himself up to fail by not making any concessions to what it practical or visually interesting. Writing genius operas alone in your house sounds romantic, but work in isolation becomes masturbatory ego tripping nonsense.

Imagine Cristo wanted to wrap the entire world in fabric and wouldn't concede for anything less.

Aug. 17 2010 12:52 PM
a. listener from 05401

cONTEMPORARY mUSIC *****fIVE sTARS
besides, I really like a radio show that expresses my moods
nice job.

Aug. 15 2010 04:49 PM

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