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The Dutch-American soprano Lisa Houben and pianist Daniel Blumenthal, together with musicologist Carlo Curami, have assembled a fascinating recording of mostly rare Italian and French
Marie-Eve Munger is a young French-Canadian soprano whose debut recording, Colorature , wins points for its resourceful programming. The program is tied together by the inclusion...
In the last issue of Fanfare , I reviewed the first three of 11 volumes from the budget Eloquence label, collectively titled The Art of Irmgard...
Although one can see the profound influence of the Russian spirit in the Baroque cathedrals and palaces designed for the Romanovs by Western architects, no similar...
This CD is evidence of the superior intelligence and lack of commercial greed of Europeans, where 50 years is still the statute of limitations for putting...
Beloved and esteemed tenor Plácido Domingo’s latest disc is a classy collection of traditional and popular tunes which sing the praises of and connection to the...
Despite formidable competition (Léopold Simoneau, Nicolai Gedda, and Alfredo Kraus, among others), Alain Vanzo (1928–2002) is my favorite among post-war lyric tenors in French repertoire. Vanzo’s...
If Italian opera could be reduced to one formula, the tenor gets the girl, the baritone gets the shaft, and the bass plays somebody’s father. But...