Theodor W. Adorno, “The Opera Wozzeck”

For the first time, I’m completely stymied by an essay in Leppert’s collection.  I do not know the opera at all, and Adorno’s comments, as laudable as anything he’s written (if for no other reason than Berg was his composition teacher for a time), mean little absent some kind of knowledge.  I will, then, just leave for the record that I did indeed read the essay, and ask you, in lieu of reading anything by me, enjoy Act II, presented above.

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