July 10, 2013

The Sweet Sounds of Justice

From NPR: news that a composer/lawyer has put the philosophical iconic battle between Justices Scalia and Ginsburg to music. Derrick Wang, who holds a Masters in Music from Yale, and won a BMI Student Composer Award in 2010, finds the court opinions of the two Justices are, well, lyrical. Mr. Wang's opera, called Scalia/Ginsburg, casts Justice Ginsburg, appropriately enough, as a soprano, and Justice Scalia as a tenor. Somehow I was "ear" picturing him as a baritone. Or a bass. Maybe I've been listening to Don Carlo too much. More about Mr. Wang here.

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