Issue 37:5
May/June 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Vocal

Oehms Classics, founded 10 years ago by veteran Arte Nova managing director Dieter Oehms, is the sponsor of a Special Prize at Munich’s annual ARD International...

Jean Danton is a classically trained soprano who can also put a show tune across the footlights in fine style. Her diction is truly magnificent and...

This lovely and at times transcendent collection of live performances by soprano Irmgard Seefried (1919–1988) is a bit deceiving in scope. Although accurately listed as being...

This CD, taken from a live concert, does not get off to a good start, as conductor Delfrate takes the Carmen “Gypsy song” at a funereal...

Tenor Francisco Araiza wants you, the listener, to know that he is very proud of this CD because of his evolution “from lyric prince to dramatic...

The 1890s were years of transition for Italian operatic music, and for its singers as well. Save for Verdi, the composers who had dominated the latter...

What a strange conglomeration of a disc this is, starting and finishing with very “serious” song cycles by Britten and Liszt, in between turning into an...

The back cover of the CD booklet here says: “More often than not, Russian operas are about the power of sound, a ringing tone that reaches...