Mozart Violin and Piano Sonatas – Horszowski, Szigeti, and Szell
November 21, 2021

These sonatas by Mozart are the most important single contribution to the classical violin-piano sonata. They were composed in the years... Read More
Richard Tucker, dramatic tenor
November 15, 2021

Richard Tucker was a leading tenor for the Metropolitan Opera for 30 years. Only two other star singers in the company's... Read More
Emil Gilels, great Soviet pianist
October 26, 2021

EMIL GILELS Emil Gilels (October 19, 1916 – October 14, 1985) is considered by many to be one of the greatest... Read More
Zara Dolukhanova, mezzo-soprano, Russian Romances
October 5, 2021

Zara Aleksandrovna Dolukhanova: March 15, 1918 – December 4, 2007 Dolukhanova was an important Russian mezzo-soprano of Armenian descent, who was... Read More
Friedrich Schorr, Bass-Baritone
September 22, 2021

I have posted Friederich Schorr before. However, I think that this recording deserves a posting of its own. This is Act... Read More
Dinu Lipatti, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, and Grieg piano Concerti
September 11, 2021

Dinu Lipatti, who died at age 33 from lymphoma, is still regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th... Read More
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
August 26, 2021

I decided to do something a bit light-hearted for this post. We're going to hear the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms.... Read More
James King, Heldentenor
August 15, 2021

James King (May 22, 1925 – November 20, 2005) was an American operatic tenor who had an active international singing career... Read More
Louis Musy, French Baritone
July 28, 2021

The real point that I'd like to make was that Musy had a great voice. Eventually became a director. His voice... Read More
Zara Dolukhanova (mezzo-soprano) – Rimsky-Korsakov Tchaikovsky Rachmaninov Romances
July 22, 2021

Dolukhanova was an important Russian mezzo-soprano of Armenian descent, who was not heard frequently in the West for political reasons. I... Read More