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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
Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Op.45
February 23, 2018

Brahms’s German Requiem is really one of those works that you can’t do without.  If you have never heard it before,…

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J.S.Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043, Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh
February 23, 2018

If any of you remember the movie “Children of a Lesser God” (1986), you might remember that the second movement of…

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La Divina – Maria Callas
February 21, 2018

La Divina – Maria Callas When I started this blog, which was all but a week ago, I was afraid that…

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Wachtet auf, J.S. Bach Cantata BWV 140
February 20, 2018

In my extreme haste to post this cantata , Wachtet auf, by Bach, only because I want to post it, I... Read More