October 2020

Brahms Sextet No.1 in B-flat major, Op. 18
October 27, 2020

Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18 For most of the nineteenth century, a shadow hung over German music, a... Read More
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat, Op. 20
October 26, 2020

In this posting, I am doing something different.Rather than choose string players who were famous in the past and long dead,... Read More
Brahms Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111, Budapest Quartet
October 24, 2020

I have been on a chamber music kick. I only have a few more to post, and then I will get... Read More
Dvořák Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
October 18, 2020

I am taking a little break from vocal music. Instead, I will be posting about chamber music. The first one of... Read More
Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, op.34, no.14
October 15, 2020

I wanted to post Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, but I had a hard time finding a singer whom I thought could do it... Read More
Richard Tucker, spinto tenor
October 14, 2020

Richard Tucker was unquestionably one of America’s greatest tenors.  He was known as the American Caruso.  As with many of his... Read More