One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra by Mary Sue Welsh. University of Illinois Press, 2013.
Marcel Tabuteau: How Do You Expect to Play the Oboe If You Can’t Peel a Mushroom? by Laila Storch. University of Indiana Press, 2008.
Edna Phillips was described in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin as “like …
Aleko by Rachmaninoff. Russian Opera Workshop, Philadelphia, 2012
Rachmaninoff’s music for piano is ubiquitous, but his operas are not. His piano concertos are full of familiar tunes, and some were spun off into popular songs, but the composer’s operatic arias have been ignored.
No major American company in this country has ever produced Rachmaninoff’s unfortunately neglected Aleko,