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      Opera and Song Duets

      Today Larry offers some easy on the ear duets including Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon in La Boheme and Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson in The Pearl Fishers. Victoria de los Angeles and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sing a song of Saint-Saens and Felicity Lott and Ann Murray one by Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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      The Three Tenors

        We know who they were twenty five years ago but who would they be today? In this program Larry nominates his choices for the title. They are Jonas Kaufmann, Juan Diego Florez, and Piotr Beczala. Listen and see if you agree. Playlist: Wagner: Die Walkure   “Wintersturme” Jonas Kaufmann  with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Conducted by […]

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      The Art of Dorothy Kirsten

      Today’s program recalls this fine American opera singer of the 1940s through the 1970s.  Hear her clear, bright soprano voice in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and La Rondine and Charpantier’s Louise along with a song by Jerome Kern. Playlist:  Puccini: La Rondine, “Che il bel sogno di Doretta” Dorothy Kirsten with Orchestra conducted by Jean Paul […]

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      First the Music Then the Words

      Familiar items from the German repertoire are heard not once but twice. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Schubert’s Erlkonig preceded by a piano version by Franz Liszt performed by Yevgeny Kissin. Then pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet offers a piano arrangement of Marietta’s Song from Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt which will then be sung by Beverly Sills. Playlist: Schubert-Liszt: […]

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