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All you need to know about Shosta’s 12th

Froshostam Bernard Michael O’Hanlon, fair and balanced reviewer of classical music at

With a heavy heart, we turn at last to the Twelfth. Much like a haunted house, our two dogs – Big Oscar and Ice the Sammy – refused to come indoors for its duration. For thirty five minutes or so, you could have likened me to those Filipinos who undergo crucifixion on Good Friday. With due respect to Uncle Gustav and his cow-bells, where else is one to find such banality and empty rhetoric? Is it not the dead-end of a blind-gut? It gives sound-tracks a bad name.

BMO’H is like the bitterman of classical. Except he ain’t bitter, and, miraculously, isn’t banned for his opinions yet.