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2008-11-03 18:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Opera announces the world premiere of the revised version of The Grapes of Wrath, a new opera based on John Steinbeck's novel, by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie. Both Gordon and Korie will be in Pittsburgh to supervise the production. What: The Grapes of Wrath by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Michael Korie, based on the novel by John Steinbeck. A co-production by Pittsburgh Opera, The Minnesota...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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