Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Juilliard Releases Banned Repertoire List, ‘12-‘13

Noted in The Yard (a new, independent newspaper run entirely by current students and recent graduates of The Juilliard School):
This past week, the Juilliard Administration released a list of repertoire to be banned for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. The decision was made in response to growing discontent among faculty and students regarding the seemingly endless repetition of the same old hackneyed nineteenth century repertoire... 
The vocal repertoire ban extends to the entire Bel Canto literature, all 24 Italian Songs and Arias, half of Schubert’s vocal output, and any Mozart aria containing a trill. A host of Puccini arias are scrapped, including “Quando m’en vo’,” “Un bel di,” “Nessun dorma,” and “O mio babbino caro”... a result of the Ban, the Pre-College Division has been forced to cancel all recitals scheduled for the remainder of the semester.
I don't know what's funnier: the article itself, or the comments from the people who missed the satire disclaimers in the logo and at the top and the bottom of the article!
Read the full article here: Juilliard Releases Banned Repertoire List


  1. As a former violinist, the piece I always wanted to ban was Pachelbel's canon. Hell, I STILL want to ban that thing.

  2. Most art forms would be dramatically improved by banning everything from the 19th century but opera especially so.

  3. As a former vocal student, I'd be thrilled to burn my copy of 24 Italian Songs and Arias.


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