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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.
Titta Ruffo, Baritone, Enrico Caruso, TenorApril 18, 2021
Tittu Ruffo, born Ruffo Cariera Tatta, was one of the top baritones of the early twentieth century. He had a powerful,... Read More
Heddle Nash, light lyric tenor, sings HändelApril 12, 2021
When I was just out of graduate school, I used to spend hours listening to classical music with my friend Martin.... Read More
Mozart, Don Giovanni, K 527, Furtwängler(c)April 8, 2021
I am only going to say a few things about this performance. It is the best Don Giovanni that I have... Read More
Die Walküre Act III – Leb’ wohl, Alexander Kipnis (Wotan), Leo Blech, Die Staatskapelle Orchestra Berlin (c)March 25, 2021
I am not done with Die Walkürie yet. I honestly believe, even given all my hesitation about Wagner, that the aria... Read More
Die Walküre, 1st Act, Lotte Lehmann and Lauritz Melchior, Bruno Walter (c)March 25, 2021
Oh, yes, I've done it. I have steered myself back to vocal music, but I got caught in Wagner. What I... Read More
Beethoven 6th Symphony (Pastoral) Weingartner (c)/Tchaikovsky 6th Symphony (Pathétique) Mravinsky (c)March 20, 2021
Believe it or not, I am wending my way back to vocal music. But it occurred to me that I have... Read More
Anton Bruckner 7th Symphony in E-major WAB 107, Eugen Jochum (c)March 10, 2021
Yes, it's true. I am stuck in German symphonic mode, and I haven't even touched Brahms! At some point, I will... Read More