Welcome to Classical Music and Musicians!

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.

Welcome to Classical Music and Musicians!

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.

Recent Posts

Oda Slobodskaya, Soprano, Tatiana’s letter scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
December 7, 2022

Oda Slobodskaya was a singer who was never properly appreciated. She left Russia and lived abroad at a time when knowledge... Read More
Zinka Milanov, spinto soprano
December 3, 2022

Zinka Milanov was a marvel. In her prime she was considered the most significant spinto soprano of her day, a singer... Read More
Maggie Teyte, English Soprano
November 19, 2022

This week, I have decided to focus on French Art Song, or mélodie in French. Teyte, the spelling of whose name... Read More
Martha Angelici, French lyric soprano
November 12, 2022

As I have mentioned in other posts, writing this blog affords me the opportunity to encounter wonderful singers whom I didn't... Read More
Leonie Rysanek, Hochdramatischesopran
October 31, 2022

Leonie Rysanek was one of the most well-know high dramatic sopranos of the post-WWII period. She had an enormous voice that... Read More
Alfred Cortot, French Pianist
October 26, 2022

Alfred Cortot is widely considered to be one of France's greatest pianists, if not the greatest. He was also a conductor... Read More
Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder, Birgit Nilsson, Hochdramatischesopran
October 19, 2022

I have hesitated in the past to post something sung by Birgit Nilsson. This is because she had an enormous voice,... Read More
Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi, light lyric soprano
September 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 pianist
September 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