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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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First Recording: Vaughn Williams – Serenade for Music
February 14, 2018

First Recording: Vaughn Williams – Serenade for Music I am just placing a link to the music and a link to…

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Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat – Eugen Jochum conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra
February 14, 2018

Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat .    https://youtu.be/hG-GpW8Gc7o Why, for my first orchestral selection, am I choosing Bruckner’s Symphony No….

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Sena Jurinac – Strauss “Four Last Songs”
February 14, 2018

Please note that the German poems are below the link. Sena Jurinac was one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th…

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Georges Thill – Fauré and Gounod
February 14, 2018

Georges Thill was perhaps France’s greatest dramatic tenor, or heldentenor, of the 20th century.  He had an exquisite placement of air…

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Lisa Della Casa – Aber der Richtige
February 13, 2018

One of my favorite sopranos of all time is Lisa Della Casa, who died in 2012 at 93.  She was a... Read More