December 2018

Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988, played by two different virtuosi
December 25, 2018

The “Goldberg” Variations is the last of a series of keyboard music Bach published under the title of Clavierübung, and is…

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Germaine Lubin – French High Dramatic Soprano
December 24, 2018

Germaine Lubin (February 1, 1890 to October 27, 1979) was probably the greatest dramatic soprano produced by France.  She is problematic,... Read More
Ebe Stignani – Dramatic Mezzo
December 17, 2018

Ebe Stignani (July 10, 1903 – October 5, 1974) was an Italian opera singer, who was pre-eminent in the dramatic mezzo-soprano... Read More
Ferrier, Schiøtz, and Isobel Baillie
December 16, 2018

I heard a performance of the Messiah today, and I decided to put up Kathleen Ferrier singing two arias from it. ... Read More
Wanda Landowska plays Scarlatti
December 11, 2018

I am finally getting a chance to unpack after our move from the East Coast, and while looking around, I found…

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