Recordings

It has become customary to apply the label “Strauss soprano” to Renée Fleming, despite the fact that her opera repertoire encompasses works by Handel, Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Gounod,...
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) is one of the most written-about composers of the last century, and one of many who had to endure a creative life under Stalinist rule. So prepared...
Evelyn Waugh wrote “Brideshead Revisited” during the period from December 1943 to June 1944, following a parachute accident that let him off military service. A sympathetic commanding officer allowed him...
Back in the days of the Cold War this might have been marketed as a superpower confrontation in song, Russia versus the United States, with death as a central theme...
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