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Die Sänger und die Musiker
Spotlighting artists who sang and played with freedom.
Helping familiarize today’s music lovers with names and performances of those from the past, both singers and instrumentalists.
Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi, light lyric sopranoSeptember 30, 2022
Today, I am posting someone who could be called a "forgotten singer". In most writing about her, Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi is referred... Read More
Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian-French virtuoso pianistSeptember 26, 2022
One of the nice things about doing this blog is that I occasionally discover a musician about whom I knew nothing.... Read More
Nicolai Gedda, lyric Swedish tenorSeptember 16, 2022
Nicolai Gedda, a Swedish-born singer who was one of the most renowned lyric tenors of the 20th century and performed dozens... Read More
Alfredo Kraus, lyric Spanish tenorSeptember 13, 2022
I posted Alfredo Kraus a few years ago, and I am posting him again because he is a wonderful example of... Read More
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock ‘n’ rollAugust 30, 2022
Very occasionally, I post artists who have nothing to do with classical music. I am posting a documentary about the life... Read More
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen redux- MahlerAugust 26, 2022
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen I have done a posting very similar to this one before, and I am repeating... Read More
Callas, Kraus, Ghione (c), “The Lisbon Traviata” 1958August 10, 2022
I have never done this before, but I am going to post an entire opera. This is the fabled Lisbon Traviata... Read More
Dinh Gilly, French-Algerian BaritoneAugust 9, 2022
There is unfortunately not much biographical available about Dinh Gilly. I will provide as much detail as I have been able... Read More
Fernand Ansseau, Belgian spinto tenorJuly 27, 2022
One of the nice things about this blog is that I get to find mostly forgotten singers and hear them for... Read More