March 2018

Rose Pauly – Zweite Brautnacht from Die Ägyptische Helena
March 10, 2018

Rose Pauly was one of the great high dramatic sopranos.  The file below is from Richard Strauss's Die Ägyptische Helena, which... Read More
Richard Tucker and Anna Moffo, final scene from La Bohème
March 9, 2018

I'm not going to say too much about this.  It speaks for itself.  Tucker was called the American Caruso, and you... Read More
Nathan Milstein
March 8, 2018

This is my favorite violinist.  Besides the fact that he was a virtuoso, his tone was exquisite.  I don’t think that…

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Ljuba Weltisch Final Scene from Strauss’s Salome
March 7, 2018

As promised, here is Mme Ljuba Welitsch singing the final scene of Salome. There never was and never has been a... Read More
Gré Brouwenstijn, Lyric/Dramatic Soprano
March 6, 2018

This post is very difficult to write. I would like to spread the word about this remarkable Dutch soprano, who is... Read More
Beethoven’s Late String Quartets: Opus 132, No. 15 in A minor
March 5, 2018

Beethoven Late Quartet, Opus 132, Number 15, in A minor-Budapest String Quartet. There are some pieces of music that have the…

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Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86, No. 2 – Johannes Brahms
March 4, 2018

So far, I haven't made a post with only one song.  In this case, you will have to forgive me.  This... Read More
Teresa Stich-Randall
March 3, 2018

Stich-Randall is unusual in that she came from the Hartford Connecticut area and made her career in Europe, mainly in Vienna.... Read More
Eula Beal, contralto
March 2, 2018

I really don't have words for this contralto.  She had a voice that was a gift from Heaven, but she decided... Read More
Heinrich Schlusnus, Verdi Baritone
March 2, 2018

Three Songs by R. Strauss Three Songs by Richard Strauss on youtube Zueignung, Traum Durch die Dammerung, and Freundliche Vision Zueignung in…

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