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Mieczyslaw Horszowski 3 Bach Preludes and Fugues; and Horszowski, Istomin and Serkin play Bach’s Triple Concerto BWV 1064
February 18, 2018

Mieczyslaw Horszowski 3 Bach Preludes and Fugues; and Horszowski, Istomin and Serkin play Bach’s Triple Concerto BWV 1064 Mieczysław Horszowski (June…

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Lisa Della Casa – Frauen Lieben und Leben, Robert Schumann, Op.42; also Lotte Lehmann
February 17, 2018

Lisa Della Casa – Frauen Lieben und Leben, Robert Schumann, Op.42 and Lotte Lehman One of my favorite sopranos of all…

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Felix Weingartner, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
February 17, 2018

Felix Weingartner, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony Paul Felix Weingartner, Edler (a title of nobility in Austria) von Münzberg (June 2, 1863 – May…

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Wanda Landowska – The Goldberg Variations (1933), BWV 988
February 15, 2018

Wanda Landowska – The Goldberg Variations (1933), BWV 988 Goldberg Variations link. https://youtu.be/HWD-JvJ-6yk Bach was a genius of the highest order,…

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Régine Crespin and Irma Kolassi – Fauré, Soir, Op. 83, No 2
February 15, 2018

Régine Crespin and Irma Kolassi – Fauré, Soir, Op. 83, No 2 I am going to do something a little unusual. …

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What’s Up, Fach?
February 15, 2018

What’s Up, Fach? It is probably a good time to describe the categories of soprano that are used in opera.  We’ll…

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Frida Leider, Liebestod (1931) Sir John Babirolli (c); also Lotte Lehmann
February 15, 2018

Frida Leider was one of the greatest sopranos who ever lived.  She sang a heavy repertoire, although later when she was... Read More
Liebestod: Mild und Leise, Gertrude Grob-Prandl
February 15, 2018

Mild und Leise Grob-Prandl This woman had one of the largest voices in recorded history, hence the High Dramatic Soprano moniker. ... Read More
Callas et al., Lucia Sextet, live in Berlin, 1955, von Karajan (c)
February 15, 2018

Callas et al., Lucia di Lamermoor Sextet, live in Berlin, 1955, von Karajan (c) Those who know me well know that... Read More
Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet: Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill
February 14, 2018

Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet: Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill This duet has been sung by many different people. I have…

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