October 2018

Ravel “Kaddish” from Deux Mélodies hébraïques, sung by Nina Koschetz
October 29, 2018

This setting of the Kaddish by Ravel, who was a Catholic, is very famous for its vocal arrangement of the Jewish... Read More
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major “The Eroica” -Vienna Philharmonic, Felix Weingartner conducting
October 26, 2018

I have been in a non-vocal mood of late, which is strange since 99% of the postings on this site have…

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Puccini – Tosca -Melis, Pauli, Granforte, Azzimonti, Gelli, Sabajno (conductor) -1928-1929
October 22, 2018

I, unfortunately, have sensitive ears.  I came across this full version of Tosca on youtube.  It was recorded in 1928-1929.  On…

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Mozart piano concerto no. 21 in C, K 467 – The “Elvira Madigan”, Dinu Liptti, piano, Herbert v. Karajan, conductor
October 21, 2018

Having just heard this piece in concert, I thought that I would post it.  I will put the music just below…

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Marietta’s Lied from Korngold’s Die Tode Stadt, sung by Lotte Lehmann and Richard Tauber
October 20, 2018

I'm going to try to post this rather quickly as I haven't posted for a little while.  Rather than do a... Read More