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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
Titta Ruffo, Baritone, Enrico Caruso, Tenor
April 18, 2021

Tittu Ruffo, born Ruffo Cariera Tatta, was one of the top baritones of the early twentieth century. He had a powerful,... Read More
Heddle Nash, light lyric tenor, sings Händel
April 12, 2021

When I was just out of graduate school, I used to spend hours listening to classical music with my friend Martin.... Read More
Mozart, Don Giovanni, K 527, Furtwängler(c)
April 8, 2021

I am only going to say a few things about this performance. It is the best Don Giovanni that I have... Read More
Licia Albanese, lirico-spinto soprano
January 2, 2021

Some. may ask, and it is a fair question, why do I post the same pieces all the time? Not necessarily... Read More
Joseph Rogatchewsky, Russo/French lyric tenor
December 17, 2020

Joseph Rogatchewsky (November 20, 1891 – March 31, 1985) was a French operatic tenor. Born in Mirgorod (Ukraine), Rogatchewsky came to... Read More
Rosa Ponselle – the true art part 2
June 18, 2020

I am going to post some more recordings by Rosa Ponselle, primarily because she was such an influence on later opera... 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
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
Alfredo Kraus, Lyric Spanish Tenor
March 15, 2020

A leading lyric tenor of his generation, Alfredo Kraus managed his vocal and artistic gifts into one of the longest and... Read More