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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.
Felicie Hüni-Mihacsek, dramatic-lyric sopranoFebruary 5, 2020
Felicie Hüni-Mihacsek was a Hungarian soprano. She was born in Pecs, the fifth largest city in Hungary, in 1891, and she... Read More
Rita Streich, Light Lyric Coloratura SopranoJanuary 29, 2020
The noted German soprano, Rita Streich, was born in Russia and moved to Germany with her parents during her childhood, where... Read More
Elvira de Hidalgo, Coloratura Soprano and Callas’ teacherJanuary 26, 2020
Elvira de Hidalgo was a popular singer in her time, but her fame as a singer has been eclipsed by her... Read More
Chopin Piano Concerto in F-minor, opus 21 (remastered), Arthur Rubenstein, soloist, André Previn (c)January 24, 2020
Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Though he published it second, Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor was actually the first concerto... Read More
Horszowski, Istomin, Serkin, Casals Bach Triple Concerto BWV 1064January 18, 2020
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am not going to focus on singers today, but rather on instrumentalists. More... Read More
Marta Fuchs, Great High Dramatic SopranoJanuary 11, 2020
As I have mentioned before, this is t he last scene of the last opera in the Ring cycle. It has... Read More
Dame Isobel Baillie, brilliant oratorio singer, with comparison to Renée FlemingJanuary 7, 2020
Oh, this was such a pain in the neck. This particular aria has been attributed to J.S. Bach, but it was... Read More