In: Soprano

Jo Vincent, Dutch Soprano
December 1, 2019

Here we have Jo (Johanna) Vincent, the most famous Dutch singer of the first half of the 20th century. She was... Read More
Kerstin Thorborg & Elisabeth Rethberg “Entweihte Götter” Lohengrin
August 25, 2019

The following is a duet, a wildly popular duet, from Wagner's opera "Lohengrin".  As can happen in Wagner, the story is... Read More
Mahler from the Rükert Lieder – Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world)
April 28, 2019

"Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen", one of Mahler's so-called Rückert lieder, is Mahler's finest song.  I have been told that... Read More
Marietta’s Lied from Korngold’s Die Tode Stadt, sung by Lotte Lehmann and Richard Tauber
October 20, 2018

I'm going to try to post this rather quickly as I haven't posted for a little while.  Rather than do a... Read More
Richard Strauss Capriccio Mondscheinmusik und Letze Szene – Lisa Della Casa, soprano
June 10, 2018

Capriccio:  Mondscheinmusik und Letze Szene Capriccio had its premiere at the Munich, National Theater, 1942.   It was Richard Strauss’s final opera,... Read More
Winterreise – Part II – Franz Schubert, sung by Lotte Lehmann
May 17, 2018

This introduction is essentially a copy from the Winterreise Part I posting.  These are the last 12 songs that Schubert wrote.... Read More
Elisabeth Grümmer
April 9, 2018

Elisabeth Grümmer was a wonderful soprano who sang at around the same time as Elisabeth Scwarzkopf, Lisa della Casa, Hilde Güden,... Read More
Magda, Magda, Magda, the Queen of Verismo
April 1, 2018

What is Verismo and who was Magda Olivero?   First, let me say that no one can really agree what verismo... Read More
Auch Kleine Dinge – Wolf
March 28, 2018

Auch Kleine Dinge Before moving on from Wolf, there is one more Lied that I wanted to play for you.  It... Read More
Irmgard Seefried: Strauss Songs and Wolf Lieder der Mignon
March 26, 2018

My purpose here is to introduce Irmgard Seefried, who was an absolutely wonderful soprano.  Here she is singing three Strauss songs... Read More