Régine Crespin, French Falcon soprano
June 8, 2020

Before introducing Régine Crespin, I want to describe what a Falcon soprano is. The term "Falcon" comes from Marie Cornélie Falcon,... Read More
Henri Legay, French light lyric tenor
June 8, 2020

Parisian-born Henri Legay (1920–1992) won first prize at the conservatoire in 1947 but began his career singing in musical shows before... Read More
Adelina Patti and Marcella Sembrich
June 6, 2020

This is going to be an historial posting. If the history of singing does not interest you, I would advise you... Read More
Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Spinto Tenor
June 3, 2020

Lauri-Volpi enjoyed one of history’s longest careers, making his last opera performance at the age of 67 and astonished the world... Read More
Mendelssohn’s Octet in Eb major, opus 20
May 27, 2020

I seem to be on a chamber music kick. Yesterday, Brahms, today, Mendelssohn. This is the Mendelssohn Octet, opus 20. Mendelssohn... Read More
Brahms Sextet for Strings in Bb major, Op.18
May 26, 2020

Johannes Brahms, (born May 7, 1833, Hamburg [Germany]—died April 3, 1897, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now in Austria]), German composer and pianist of... Read More
“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