Reviews of Harbison’s Great Gatsby by Emmanuel Music

The Boston Globe
May 13, 2013

A belated Boston premiere for ‘Gatsby’
by Jeremy Eichler



The Boston Musical Intelligencer
May 13, 2013

Pursuing Firzgerald by Brian Schuth

“In the opera, the emotional extremity is embodied in the orchestral writing, which is kaleidoscopic, almost wild, expressionistic, with romantic swooning, dissonant climaxes, shot through with masterful ventriloquisms of 1920s jazz songs. The songs emerge from radios or from the band at Gatsby’s parties, and Harbison does such an excellent job imitating the period that you’d be forgiven for thinking them quotations.  FULL REVIEW

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