[Don't kill the messenger. Views expressed here are the responsibility
of the speaker alone.]
Robert Greenbert, in the middle of his otherwise mostly reverential
Beethoven lecture in Herbst Theater this afternoon, brought up "Wellington's
Victory" ("a loud bit of schlock"), and mentioned that Meyerbeer was in
the orchestra performing the premiere, adding - perhaps gratuitously -
"Ah, Meyerbeer: a Frenchified Andrew Lloyd Webber!" Ouch.
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