Oscar fail: the orchestra
February 29, 2016 by norman lebrecht
by Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press:
Completely out of tune: Just when you think the Oscar orchestra has done the worst play-off ever (for the winning director of a short doc on honor killings), it decides to play Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries” through most of the acceptance speech of best director winner Alejandro Inarritu’s back-to-back win for “The Revenant.” It was really hard to concentrate on Inarritu’s moving remarks on prejudice with the Wagnerian brushoff in the background.
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