January 2020

Rita Streich, Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano
January 29, 2020

The noted German soprano, Rita Streich, was born in Russia and moved to Germany with her parents during her childhood, where... Read More
Elvira de Hidalgo, Coloratura Soprano and Callas’ teacher
January 26, 2020

Elvira de Hidalgo was a popular singer in her time, but her fame as a singer has been eclipsed by her... Read More
Adriana Calcanhotto
January 24, 2020

This post has nothing to do with classical music. I'm posting Brazilian pop music. It's not exactly pop; I guess that... Read More
Chopin Piano Concerto in F-minor, opus 21 (remastered), Arthur Rubenstein, soloist, André Previn (c)
January 24, 2020

Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Though he published it second, Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor was actually the first concerto... Read More
Horszowski, Istomin, Serkin, Casals Bach Triple Concerto BWV 1064
January 18, 2020

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am not going to focus on singers today, but rather on instrumentalists. More... Read More
Marta Fuchs, Great High Dramatic Soprano
January 11, 2020

As I have mentioned before, this is t he last scene of the last opera in the Ring cycle. It has... Read More
Dame Isobel Baillie, brilliant oratorio singer, with comparison to Renée Fleming
January 7, 2020

Oh, this was such a pain in the neck. This particular aria has been attributed to J.S. Bach, but it was... Read More
Felix Weingartner – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, recreated
January 2, 2020

My local orchestra has a tradition of playing Beethovern's 9th Symphony on New Year's Eve. This gave me the idea of... Read More