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Die Sänger und die Musiker
Spotlighting artists who sang and played with freedom.
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Dvořák Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81October 18, 2020
I am taking a little break from vocal music. Instead, I will be posting about chamber music. The first one of... Read More
Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, op.34, no.14October 15, 2020
I wanted to post Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, but I had a hard time finding a singer whom I thought could do it... Read More
Back to Basics, Ponselle and CallasSeptember 30, 2020
I have been posting some pianists, and while I am happy to do so, I begin to miss vocal music. So,... Read More
Josef Hofmann, legendary pianistSeptember 27, 2020
I'm afraid that I'm on a piano roll (no pun intended). I realize that I posted performances by Hofmann two years... Read More
Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op.31September 20, 2020
I am going to do something a little unusual for this posting. I am going to concentrate on one particular piece... Read More
Marcelle Meyer, French pianist, plays Ravel’s “Gaspard de la nuit”September 2, 2020
When pianists think of Gaspard de la nuit ("gaspard" comes from an old Persian word meaning "treasurer"), their hearts stop. Ravel’s... Read More