Issue 38:2
Nov/Dec 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Vocal

On her official web site, soprano Raquel Andueza’s biography begins thus: “Born in Pamplona, Raquel Andueza began her music training at the age of six. Subsequently,...

Anima e Corpo is a new label dedicated, so says its web site, to “early Spanish, Italian, and French music from the sixteenth to the eighteenth...

It’s unusual, and admirable, when a soprano with a lustrous operatic voice chooses French mélodies and chansons , the most delicate idiom in art song. Scaling...

I always laugh when a CD comes with a lecture on how we are “supposed” to listen to older music. That is the case with this...

Eva Lind is an Austrian soprano who has had a substantial operatic career, specializing in coloratura roles, and she’s represented on a number of opera, operetta,...

This new disc features the real-life married couple of soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello, who have been creating sparks in London, Berlin, Salzburg, and...

I mean no disrespect when I write that this is the kind of story the popular press loves: a soprano and a tenor who are married...

Here’s a coherent program, though functioning more as a showcase for Carolyn Sampson than as musical survey or analysis. The subject is soprano Maria Fel (1713–1794),...

The current ascendancy of French performers, especially pianists, will be familiar to Fanfare readers, but French singers seem to lag behind, in the U.S. at least....

Though Kapsberger receives billing as sole composer for the disc on this album’s front cover and spine, he’s responsible for composing only 10 of its 16...

Countertenor Alfred Deller (1912–1979) worked hard at putting Baroque music before the public in the mid-20th century. He was instrumental in bringing about the ongoing renaissance...

Available from the Jussi Björling Museum, Jussibjorlingmuseet@borlange.se In addition to the material listed in the headnotes, there are two more songs at the end of the...

There are many Jussi Björling recital discs available, and given the unique beauty of his singing it would be foolish to recommend one (or, in this...

Here is an unusually large and well-filled-out retrospective on the career of Czech dramatic baritone Zdenêk Otava (1902–1980) whose performing career spanned from 1925 until 1972....