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J.S. Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, played by Wanda Landowska and Mieczyslaw Horszowski
May 24, 2022

Call me repetitious. I last posted Landowska in 2018, but I am posting her again. She was and is that important.... Read More
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64, Nathan Milstein
May 23, 2022

I decided that this week I would post an instrumentalist instead of a singer. This is Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E... Read More
Geraldine Farrar, dramatic soprano
May 14, 2022

Geraldine Farrar was an American soprano, known for her beauty and dramatic talent and the intimate timbre of her voice. Farrar... Read More
Brahms: String Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op. 111
May 6, 2022

As early as the 1850s, Robert Schumann wrote prophetically of Johannes Brahms as a messiah who would not so much emerge... Read More
Giovanni Martinelli, dramatic tenor
April 26, 2022

Giovanni Martinelli ranks among the greatest tenors of the 20th century, and perhaps came to be the true Caruso-successor after Caruso’s... Read More
Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo Soprano
April 14, 2022

Born in Yorkshire in 1933, the famed English mezzo-soprano Janet Baker never had a formal musical education. Coming from a far... Read More
Ulysses Lappas, lirico spinto tenor
April 6, 2022

Unfortunately, there is very little information on Lappas on the internet. He has become obscure. However, Lappas was regarded as one... Read More
Mendelssohn- Songs Without Words (Lieder ohne Worte) Op. 19, 30, 38, 53, 62, 67, 83, 102
April 3, 2022

Songs Without Words, German Lieder ohne Worte, collection of 48 songs written for solo piano rather than voice by German composer... Read More
Mozart, Don Giovanni, the terzetto (trio) of the three masks
March 20, 2022

Mozart's Don Giovanni is a very famous opera. Some say that it is the greatest opera ever written. It is about... Read More
Louis Cazette, French lyric tenor
March 20, 2022

Louis Cazette, was born in 1887, and died April 29, 1922 in Paris. He made his debut 1920 at the Paris... Read More