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Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses
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Jan 05, 09

bookshelves: plays
Read in January, 2009

Masterful is the word that comes to mind as I consider what to write about this comedic play. My only complaint comes from the performer in me. There are no parts for women. However being an audience member is no sad aspect. The plot is simple enough, the organist at Leipzig has died and other organists across Germany have come to audition for the post. What Itamar Moses does within that framework is a delight to behold. The play is full of witticisms both in form-it imitates a fugue-and in text. I am certain it would also be a riot to see, in part because four of the seven parts are played by men in their fifties - seasoned performers.

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