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  •  given my ignorance of the full history.... (9+ / 0-)

    ....or even part of the history, I did keep in mind that the opera is a pretty one-sided treatment, perhaps reflecting its source material in the Schiller play, but also the general Catholicism of Italy.  One other things about QEI and English Catholics were that two of the major composers of the time, William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, managed to survive with QEI acknowledging their talent.

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:49:52 PM PST

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