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Ljuba Weltisch Final Scene from Strauss’s Salome
March 7, 2018

As promised, here is Mme Ljuba Welitsch singing the final scene of Salome. There never was and never has been a... Read More
Gré Brouwenstijn, Lyric/Dramatic Soprano
March 6, 2018

This post is very difficult to write. I would like to spread the word about this remarkable Dutch soprano, who is... Read More
Beethoven’s Late String Quartets: Opus 132, No. 15 in A minor
March 5, 2018

Beethoven Late Quartet, Opus 132, Number 15, in A minor-Budapest String Quartet. There are some pieces of music that have the…

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Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86, No. 2 – Johannes Brahms
March 4, 2018

So far, I haven't made a post with only one song.  In this case, you will have to forgive me.  This... Read More
Teresa Stich-Randall
March 3, 2018

Stich-Randall is unusual in that she came from the Hartford Connecticut area and made her career in Europe, mainly in Vienna.... Read More
Eula Beal, contralto
March 2, 2018

I really don't have words for this contralto.  She had a voice that was a gift from Heaven, but she decided... Read More
Heinrich Schlusnus, Verdi Baritone
March 2, 2018

Three Songs by R. Strauss Three Songs by Richard Strauss on youtube Zueignung, Traum Durch die Dammerung, and Freundliche Vision Zueignung in…

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What’s Up, Fach? (Part 2 – the Men)
March 2, 2018

Fach, Part Two I bet that you think that I was ignoring the men. I’m more interested in the music than…

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Slavic Basses – Alexander Kipnis, Mark Reizen, and Boris Christoff
March 1, 2018

I know that I still owe you a description of male voice categories (Fach for men), and I will get to... Read More
Ljuba Welitsch – Lieder and Die Fledermaus
February 28, 2018

Introduction Ljuba Welitsch has been described as a meteor which flashed across the firmament of opera.  Her major career was short,... Read More