Classical Reviews/Vocal Collections

14 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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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...

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...


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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

As the sub-head indicates, there’s a lot going on here that is not covered by the disc’s title. The idea behind it all was the society...

Producer Gary Hickling, a friend of Lehmann’s, the creator and maintainer of her discography, and a generous enthusiast of her art, approached Music & Arts to...

Subtitled “French mélodies ,” this is not a miscellaneous collection as much as it is a series of songs grouped by composer: four songs by Henri...


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What does Swiss music right around or rather right after 1900 sound like? After having listened to this entire recital over the course of a month...

It’s been an age since an opera star proved equal to the very different demands of Broadway, but here is Simon Keenlyside as the latest candidate—and...

Like Henry Fogel, I had never heard of French lyric tenor Michel Cadiou (b. 1931) prior to this Malibran release, part of the label’s La troupe...

Many facets of the Prometheus legends are represented in this necessarily somber collection. The works, in their original keys, are sincerely and skillfully sung by the...

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