The Garcia Sisters: Two Romantic Divas

Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot…. Separated by thirteen years and infinitely different natures, they were daughters of the noted tenor and voice teacher Manuel Garcia.

The Garcia Sisters: Two Romantic Divas

Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot…. Separated by thirteen years and infinitely different natures, they were daughters of the noted tenor and voice teacher Manuel Garcia.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

Prulala Lives,
a Meditation on Opera

Underdogs have a multilateral appeal. Falling off a roof, one looks about for an underdog.

Prulala Lives,
a Meditation on Opera

Underdogs have a multilateral appeal. Falling off a roof, one looks about for an underdog.

Schoeck’s Notturno, a survey

Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck wrote his five-movement Notturno, Op. 47, between 1931 and 1933 for low voice and string quartet. Texts are by Gottfried Keller and Nikolaus Lenau.

Schoeck’s Notturno, a survey

Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck wrote his five-movement Notturno, Op. 47, between 1931 and 1933 for low voice and string quartet. Texts are by Gottfried Keller and Nikolaus Lenau.

Italian Vacation 9.

Just what is it about Romitelli? I’ve circled through this disc many times and have deepened my understanding of Romitelli’s music.

Italian Vacation 9.

Just what is it about Romitelli? I’ve circled through this disc many times and have deepened my understanding of Romitelli’s music.

IPC’s Acoustic Equalizer Panels

Let’s spice things up with a provocation: In your reporter’s opinion, this IPC array will deliver a greater improvement to a perfectionist’s audio system than any upgrade of electronic essentials or cabling.

IPC’s Acoustic Equalizer Panels

Let’s spice things up with a provocation: In your reporter’s opinion, this IPC array will deliver a greater improvement to a perfectionist’s audio system than any upgrade of electronic essentials or cabling.

Don’t Shun the Teenage Soprano

Modern opera enthusiasts may sneer at the likes of Jackie Evancho, that irritatingly angelic ‘popera’ sensation… It may come as a surprise, then, that this wasn’t the case 200 years ago.

Don’t Shun the Teenage Soprano

Modern opera enthusiasts may sneer at the likes of Jackie Evancho, that irritatingly angelic ‘popera’ sensation… It may come as a surprise, then, that this wasn’t the case 200 years ago.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Morton Feldman’s 1979 Violin and Orchestra – this being the only major-label performance I know of – engages on a couple of counts.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Morton Feldman’s 1979 Violin and Orchestra – this being the only major-label performance I know of – engages on a couple of counts.

Mostly Symphonies 23.

Presumably Russians have an emotional view into the symphony that Shostakovich began composing during the siege of Leningrad. Compared to his earlier recording, Gergiev is mellower, with the Mariinsky sounding warmer and more sensitive.

Mostly Symphonies 23.

Presumably Russians have an emotional view into the symphony that Shostakovich began composing during the siege of Leningrad. Compared to his earlier recording, Gergiev is mellower, with the Mariinsky sounding warmer and more sensitive.

Pièces de Clavecin 7.

Arriving at Kim’s D’Anglebert selections after Marchand, Le Roux and Février feels like coming home. I have never listened as closely or enjoyed D’Anglebert as much.

Pièces de Clavecin 7.

Arriving at Kim’s D’Anglebert selections after Marchand, Le Roux and Février feels like coming home. I have never listened as closely or enjoyed D’Anglebert as much.