February 2018

Ljuba Welitsch – Lieder and Die Fledermaus
February 28, 2018

Introduction Ljuba Welitsch has been described as a meteor which flashed across the firmament of opera.  Her major career was short,... Read More
Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Op.45
February 23, 2018

Brahms’s German Requiem is really one of those works that you can’t do without.  If you have never heard it before,…

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J.S.Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043, Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh
February 23, 2018

If any of you remember the movie “Children of a Lesser God” (1986), you might remember that the second movement of…

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La Divina – Maria Callas
February 21, 2018

La Divina – Maria Callas When I started this blog, which was all but a week ago, I was afraid that…

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Wachtet auf, J.S. Bach Cantata BWV 140
February 20, 2018

In my extreme haste to post this cantata , Wachtet auf, by Bach, only because I want to post it, I... Read More
Marian Anderson, contralto – Var det en dröm (Sibelius)
February 18, 2018

Marian Anderson, contralto - Var det en dröm (Sibelius) Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an African-American... Read More
Rosa Ponselle – the True Art
February 18, 2018

Rosa Ponselle - the True Art Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981), was an American operatic soprano (... Read More
Mieczyslaw Horszowski 3 Bach Preludes and Fugues; and Horszowski, Istomin and Serkin play Bach’s Triple Concerto BWV 1064
February 18, 2018

Mieczyslaw Horszowski 3 Bach Preludes and Fugues; and Horszowski, Istomin and Serkin play Bach’s Triple Concerto BWV 1064 Mieczysław Horszowski (June…

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Lisa Della Casa – Frauen Lieben und Leben, Robert Schumann, Op.42; also Lotte Lehmann
February 17, 2018

Lisa Della Casa – Frauen Lieben und Leben, Robert Schumann, Op.42 and Lotte Lehman One of my favorite sopranos of all…

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Felix Weingartner, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
February 17, 2018

Felix Weingartner, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony Paul Felix Weingartner, Edler (a title of nobility in Austria) von Münzberg (June 2, 1863 – May…

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