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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.
Maria Callas, high dramatic sopranoNovember 2, 2019
It has come to my attention that young voice students don't know who Callas was. This posting is an attempt to... Read More
Götterdämmerung, or the Twilight of the gods, Immolation Scene, sung by Kirsten Flagstad, Hochdramatische SopranOctober 31, 2019
We have come to the end of at least what I am going to post right now for the Ring Cycle.... Read More
Siegfried, the third opera in the Ring, as sung by Lauritz Melchior, HeldentenorOctober 30, 2019
Here we are at the next installment of Siegfried's journey down the Rhein (pun intended). This opera brings us closer to... Read More
Die Walküre, Act I, Lotte Lehnann, Lauritz Melchior, Bruno Walter (c) 1935October 24, 2019
This is one of the most famous recordings ever made. It has Lotte Lehmann singing Sieglinde, Lauritz Melchior singing Siegmund, and... Read More
Songs of the Auvergne, Madeleine Grey – SopranoOctober 21, 2019
Madeleine Grey, born Madeleine Nathalie Grumberg, grew up in Villaines-la-Juhel, Mayenne, in France in 1896 into a Jewish family. She studied... Read More
Celestina Boninsegna, high dramatic sopranoOctober 14, 2019
Today's posting is about Celestina Boninsegna (February 26, 1877 – February 14,1947), a high dramatic soprano from the early years of... Read More