November 2018

Antonio Cortis, lirico-spinto tenor
November 30, 2018

Cortis was born Antonio Tomás Montón Corts to Spanish parents, on board a ship sailing between Oran (Algeria) and Altea (Spain).... Read More
Wanda Landowska and the resurrection of the harpsichord
November 27, 2018

Wanda Landowska was born on July 5, 1879 in Warsaw.  She was a Polish harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings and writings played... Read More
Lucia di Lammermoor live 1955 sextet, Callas et al.
November 9, 2018

I have been in Callas withdrawal for quite a while, so this blog posting will be about her and about a... Read More
Robert White – tenor
November 9, 2018

In this post, I thought that I would highlight an American operatic tenor who is still singing and teaching. I am... Read More
Maria Jeritza – Big Lyric Soprano
November 2, 2018

Jeritza was an extraordinary famous soprano for her time.  I have tried to make selections that haven't been remastered too much. ... Read More
Ravel – Pavanne pour une infante défunte (by four pianists)
November 1, 2018

I had heard the title of this work, but I had never actually heard it performed until the other night. I... Read More