Vickers’ Moor revisited and Domingo’s “Otello” farewell

 With DVD, Otello finally has the right medium to appreciate Verdi’s …

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Sun Aug 23, 2009
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A Daring Turn of the “Ring”

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen  (“The Copenhagen Ring”) Decca 0743264 (7- …

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Fri Apr 03, 2009
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A time for Butterflys

At the movies, the recent live transmission of Madama Butterfly from …

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Wed Mar 18, 2009
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson—an artist for the ages, remembered at Ravinia


 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson was a rara avis, not the promotional diva …

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Sun Mar 08, 2009
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New “Amahl” makes a timely Christmas treat

It’s hard to believe there was once a time when a …

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Fri Dec 19, 2008
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Fleming soars in Strauss songs

Is there a finer wedding of voice to composer  today than …

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Sun Nov 30, 2008
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American string quartets, lost and found

The string quartet has occupied a strange place in the American …

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Thu Sep 11, 2008
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A big box for an exquisite vox


Remember Caballé? Remember the LP? If you don’t, now is …

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Tue Aug 26, 2008
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A box of Heifetz

I waited so long to write about the Jascha Heifetz Sony …

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Wed Aug 20, 2008
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“Boheme” times two

Puccini: La Boheme.
Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Nicole Cabell, Boaz Daniel…

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Sat Jul 26, 2008
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Sounds of near-silence

The art of Morton Feldman, like the man himself, is a …

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Sat Jul 19, 2008
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Copland from the Heartland

Copland: The Tender Land Suite; Piano Concerto; Old American Songs, Sets …

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Fri Jul 11, 2008
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CD Review

Amazing Grace: A Gospel and Bluegrass Journey
Seraphic Fire
Patrick Dupre …

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Sun Jul 06, 2008
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CD Review Lara goes Australian

Hindson: Violin Concerto; Corigliano: Suite from The Red Violin; Liszt/Kennedy-St. John: …

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Fri Jul 04, 2008
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