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      Gustav and Alma Mahler

      Larry offers a sampling of recordings by eminent Mahler interpreters Maureen Forrester, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Kathleen Ferrier and Fritz Wunderlich as well as an unexpected and hilarious tribute to Alma Mahler. Playlist: Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, “Der Trunkene im Fruhling” Fritz Wunderlich with the Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted by Otto Klemperer Recorded in London EMI […]

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      Operatic Mad Scenes

        So called Mad Scenes have been long been a staple of opera especially during the bel canto era of Donizetti and Bellini. Larry offers two later examples. Natalie Dessay sings Ophelia’s Mad Scene from Hamlet and Philip Langridge descends into madness as Peter Grimes.   Playlist: Thomas Hamlet Mad Scene: “A vos jeux mes […]

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      Robert Merrill at 100

      Larry recalls the great American baritone for his 100th birthday anniversary. We will hear him in his most prominent Verdi roles as well as the Toreador in Carmen and as the Barber of Seville.

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      A Program of Russian Opera

      A collection of gems from operas by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff featuring Galina Vishnevskaya, Mariusz Kwiencien and Milizia Korjus. The highlight will be the Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov with Boris Christoff.

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      Remembering Roberta Peters

      This retrospective honors an artist who made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1950 at age twenty and remained there for the next thirty five years. We hear her in some of her signature roles as Rosina in the Barber of Seville , Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, the page boy in A Masked Ball, the Queen of the Night in the Magic Flute and much more.

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