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Chopin Piano Concerto in F-minor, opus 21 (remastered), Arthur Rubenstein, soloist, André Previn (c)
January 24, 2020

Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Though he published it second, Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor was actually the first concerto... Read More
Horszowski, Istomin, Serkin, Casals Bach Triple Concerto BWV 1064
January 18, 2020

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am not going to focus on singers today, but rather on instrumentalists. More... Read More
Marta Fuchs, Great High Dramatic Soprano
January 11, 2020

As I have mentioned before, this is t he last scene of the last opera in the Ring cycle. It has... Read More
Dame Isobel Baillie, brilliant oratorio singer, with comparison to Renée Fleming
January 7, 2020

Oh, this was such a pain in the neck. This particular aria has been attributed to J.S. Bach, but it was... Read More
Felix Weingartner – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, recreated
January 2, 2020

My local orchestra has a tradition of playing Beethovern's 9th Symphony on New Year's Eve. This gave me the idea of... Read More
Göta Ljungberg, High Dramatic Soprano
December 14, 2019

This was a great voice. So great that I went to the trouble of remastering all these selections. The reason that... Read More
Lina Bruna Rasa, High Dramatic Soprano
December 11, 2019

Lina Bruna Rasa was certainly Mascagni's favorite Santuzza and was also a favorite of Toscanini.  In 1930. illness began to show... Read More
Jo Vincent, Dutch Soprano
December 1, 2019

Here we have Jo (Johanna) Vincent, the most famous Dutch singer of the first half of the 20th century. She was... Read More
Giovanni Martinelli, one of the great tenors
November 20, 2019

Giovanni Martinelli (October 22, 1885 – February 2, 1969) stared in the premier of La Fanciulla del West in Rome.  He... Read More
Maria Callas, high dramatic soprano
November 2, 2019

Maria Callas is considered the greatest musician of the 20th century.

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