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Callas, Kraus, Ghione (c), “The Lisbon Traviata” 1958
August 10, 2022

I have never done this before, but I am going to post an entire opera. This is the fabled Lisbon Traviata... Read More
Dinh Gilly, French-Algerian Baritone
August 9, 2022

There is unfortunately not much biographical available about Dinh Gilly. I will provide as much detail as I have been able... Read More
Fernand Ansseau, Belgian spinto tenor
July 27, 2022

One of the nice things about this blog is that I get to find mostly forgotten singers and hear them for... Read More
Jean Planel, French tenor
July 16, 2022

Ever on the hunt for good, expressive singing, I came across Jean Panel, who, in his time, was a very well... Read More
Josef Hofmann plays Chopin Ballade no. 4 in F minor, opus 52 and Scherzo in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39
July 7, 2022

I have a friend who mentioned to me today that he feels connected to Chopin. And, so I told him that... Read More
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58, Mieczysław Horszowski piano, (c) Alexander Schneider
July 2, 2022

This is my favorite pianist, conducted by Alexander Schneider of Marlboro Music fame during the Pablo Casals Festive in Puerto Rico.... Read More
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A minor, Sir John Barbirolli (c)
June 26, 2022

There are many recording of this symphony. I chose John Barbirolli's rendition. Barbirolli was not without his critics, especially in the... Read More
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra in F minor, Sz. 116, BB. 123(c) Georg Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra
June 22, 2022

I have a strange history with this piece. I had a radio show in college, and I remember playing a performance... Read More
Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor, WAB 108, (c) Eugen Jochum
June 16, 2022

I am selecting Bruckner's 8th Symphony because it is tremendous music, possibly because people don't listen to Bruckner very often, and... Read More
Beethoven Symphony No.9, in D minor op. 125, Ferenc Fricsay (c)
June 12, 2022

I would like to highlight another composer who is perhaps little known today. This is a performance with an outstanding cast... Read More