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Marilyn Horne – “O patria… Di Tanti Palpiti” – “Tancredi” – G. Rossini – Munich -1990 by Luca

Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages. Horne was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, but moved with her parents to Long Beach, California, when she was 11. […]

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Sonata Opus 2 no.11 – Benedetto Marcello – Adagio & Presto by Luca

Benedetto Marcello (31 July or 1 August 1686 – 24 July 1739) was a Venetian composer, writer, advocate, magistrate, and teacher. Born in Venice, Benedetto Marcello was a member of a noble family and his compositions are frequently referred to as Patrizio Veneto. Although he was a music student of Antonio Lotti and Francesco Gasparini, […]

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Heinrich Schlusnus – Strauss & Wolf Lieder – 1944 by Luca

Heinrich Schlusnus (August 6, 1888 – June 18, 1952) was Germany’s foremost lyric baritone of the period between World War I and World War II. He sang opera and lieder with equal distinction. A native of Braubach, Schlusnus studied with voice teachers in Berlin and Frankfurt before making his debut at Hamburg’s opera house in […]

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Arleen Augér – “Morgen” – Richard Strauss – Concert 1988 by Luca

The ravishing, crystal-clear, lyric voice of Arleen Auger was stilled on June 10, 1993, when she succumbed to brain cancer. The revered American soprano was 53 years old. Ms. Auger had been diagnosed with a mass in the right parietal lobe of her brain in February of 1992. After surgery, the growth was identified as […]

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – “An Die Ferne Geliebte” Op. 98 – Part 2 of 2 – L. van Beethoven – 1960s, DG by Luca

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (* 28. Mai 1925 in Berlin) ist ein deutscher Sänger der Stimmlage Bariton. Er ist auch Dirigent, Maler, Musikschriftsteller und Rezitator. Fischer-Dieskau gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Lied- und Opernsänger des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Mit über 400 Schallplatten zählt seine Diskografie zu den umfangreichsten überhauptIn. In seiner Familie hatte Musik eine große Tradition, schon […]

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – “An Die Ferne Geliebte”, Op. 98 – Part 1 of 2 – L. van Beethoven – Early 1970s, DG by Luca

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (born 28 May 1925 in Berlin) is a retired German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period and “one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century”. Fischer-Dieskau was ranked the second greatest singer of the century (after Jussi […]

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June Anderson – “Eccomi in lieta vesta…. Oh! quante volte” – “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” – V. Bellini – Teatro alla Scala – 1988 by Luca

“I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (“The Capulets and the Montagues”) is an Italian opera (Tragedia lirica) in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini. The libretto by Felice Romani was a reworking of the story of Romeo and Juliet for an opera by Nicola Vaccai called Giulietta e Romeo. This was based on Italian sources rather than […]

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Joan Sutherland – “Al tuo seno fortunato” – 1967 – J. Haydn – “L’anima del Filosofo ossia Orfeo ed Euridice” by Luca

“L’anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice” (The Soul of the Philosopher, or Orpheus and Euridice), is an opera in Italian in four acts by Joseph Haydn, the last he ever wrote. The libretto, by Carlo Francesco Badini, is based on the myth of Orpheus and Euridice as told in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Composed in 1791, […]

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