Issue 37:6
July/Aug 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Vocal

Soprano Anda-Louise Bogza is a good song interpreter; she understands the meaning of the words, and sings this material with evident love and understanding. The problem...

These two concerts, once very rare and only available in defective sound, have been issued since about the mid-1990s by a variety of labels. The Turin...

This disc contains 39 folksongs and I see no reason to take valuable Fanfare space with a detailed headnote indicating the titles and which singer and/or...

My first encounter with soprano Roberta Invernizzi was on a Glossa compilation of Italian Baroque music, made about 12 years ago, that was generally a feature...

This collection refers in its liner notes to its 16th- and early-17th-century Italian works indiscriminately as songs, arias, and madrigals—all of which are accurate, given the...

Despite a long, distinguished career of 30 years, 16 of them at the Metropolitan Opera, Jarmila Novotná is known largely to record collectors and students of...

In Fanfare 36:4, Bill White (reviewing an Arthaus DVD of Rossini’s Sigismondo ) wrote the following: “I keep a little mental list of current singers who...

Here is a nice idea for a program CD that is rather undermined by the performers: Gather together cantatas of the late 17th to mid-18th centuries...

Elfride Trötschel was one of those singers who had an enormous reputation in her native Germany but was only somewhat famous outside it. She began singing...

From Plowright’s self-written liner notes: “My husband Tony said, ‘You know, you have been singing for almost 40 years now and you have never made a...

American tenor Thomas Michael Allen, who has degrees in both English literature (Davidson College) and voice (Manhattan School of Music), has a light, high voice suited...

Okay, I realize that no one buys CDs in order to read the program notes. So witty, erudite, and unconventional are these, however, that I could...