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It is such a rare pleasure, nowadays, to hear a song recitalist on CD who does not have a wobble, a nasal tone, high note strain...
It is difficult to discuss Italian songs of the 19th and early 20th century without mentioning opera. Unlike the most famous purveyors of German Lieder, Schubert,...
Immediately after this CD began playing, I said to myself, “I’m in trouble. This singer has a wobble, she sounds toothache-twinge flat, and the tempo is...
What is it with the baroque early music movement? It seems that we are now inundated with a plethora of excellent male singers who have tackled,...
Two things about this album annoy me right off the top. First is its title, “Orchestral Songs.” Not one of the songs on this disc was...
Lately I have seen quite a few new CDs focused on the 20th- and 21st-century art song. This is a huge repertoire, and increasing all the...
Thomas Edison liked to boast that he made the best records. Someone at his company even came up with the clever idea in 1916 of getting...
Generally speaking, it is only collectors of old records who have any interest in listening to singers of the acoustic era (1898-1925, though electrical recording only...