“C” poem by Louis Aragon, Monteverdi aria, as sung by Hugues Cuenod, Swiss tenor
May 23, 2020

This is a special posting. There will be many people who have not heard of Hugues Cuénod, who died in 2010... Read More
Miguel Fleta, Spanish tenor with comparison to Alagna
May 20, 2020

The short, but brilliant career of the Spanish tenor Miguel Fleta lasted for sixteen years, from his debut in Trieste 1919... Read More
Giuseppe Giacomini, dramatic tenor
May 16, 2020

I am not going to make this a long post. The reason that I put this up is for you to... Read More
Rachmaninoff Vespers
May 14, 2020

These are the Rachmaninoff Vespers, otherwise known as the All Night Vigil, conducted by Alexander Sveshnikov Soloists: Klara Korkan and Konstantin... Read More
Dino Borgioli, lyric tenor
May 5, 2020

Dino Borgioli (February 15, 1891 – September 12, 1960) was an Italian lyric tenor. Praised by critics for his musicianship, he... Read More
Birgit Nilsson, high dramatic soprano
April 26, 2020

Although this blog posting is ostensibly about the great Swedish dramatic soprano, Birgit Nilsson, it is going to take us little... Read More
Franz Volker, Heldentenor
April 24, 2020

Franz Völker (March 31, 1899, Neu-Isenburg, Grand Duchy of Hesse - December 4, 1965, Darmstadt, Hesse) was a dramatic tenor who... Read More
Mozart’s Requiem in D minor K. 626
April 22, 2020

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) I recently saw a film that had excerpts from Mozart's Requiem in it. I sang in this... Read More
Mariella Devia, Lyrico-dramatico Coloratura Soprano, comparison with Fleming
April 20, 2020

This singer is a marvel, and she is still singing today.  Her name is Mariella Devia, and she is 72 years. ... Read More
Youri Egorov, virtuoso pianist
April 12, 2020

I discovered Egorov when I read a biography of him in Dutch. He defected from the USSR when he was very... Read More