Tag: Petr Malásek

Thursday, October 27, 2011:A Composer’s Notes

A Composer’s Notes “I’m a traditional composer. I use a pencil and eraser and sit at the piano. “And the eraser is even more important than the pencil!” Petr Malásek, composer of the State Opera ballet’s music for The Phantom of the Opera, is divulging a few composer’s secrets to Opus Osm. Overhead there are loud thumps, a few bangs. And an occasional, eerie creak. But it’s only the stagehands…

Tuesday, October 25, 2011:What He Said!

What He Said! (He Hates Ballet …?) On Oct 12 on Opus Osm you could read choreographer Jan Kodet’s amusing explanation of how most modern guys react to the ballet. He says that they only visit their first ballet as a result of a negotiated settlement with their girlfriends. But then the guys are surprised to find that they actually like ballet. Is it possible? Could Mr Kodet be right?…