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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock ‘n’ roll
August 30, 2022

Very occasionally, I post artists who have nothing to do with classical music. I am posting a documentary about the life... Read More
J.S. Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, played by Wanda Landowska and Mieczyslaw Horszowski
May 24, 2022

Call me repetitious. I last posted Landowska in 2018, but I am posting her again. She was and is that important.... Read More
Geraldine Farrar, dramatic soprano
May 14, 2022

Geraldine Farrar was an American soprano, known for her beauty and dramatic talent and the intimate timbre of her voice. Farrar... Read More
Charles Friant, lyric tenor; Ninon Vallin, lyric soprano; Emma Luart, lyric soprano
March 11, 2022

Today, few singers are associated with a particular company and few companies have particularly distinguishing features. This was not the case... Read More
Gabriella Besanzoni, lyric mezzo
January 31, 2022

Here is my tale of woe with respect to this mezzo. There are very few recordings of her on youtube. Pulling... Read More
Mademoiselle (An Interview with Nadia Boulanger)
January 2, 2022

Mademoiselle, as she insisted on being called, was a world-renowned coach, harmony teacher, composition teacher, and much more. I am going... Read More
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
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
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
Francis Poulenc-mélodies chantées par Régine Crespin
May 23, 2021

This posting is of several works by Francis Poulenc, the French composer. The first is a famous poem by Louis Aragon.... Read More