Episode 99. Yi-Kwei Sze

Episode 99. Yi-Kwei Sze (斯義桂) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM The Chinese-American bass Yi-Kwei Sze (1915-1994) was the first Chinese singer…

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Episode 89. The Radiant Heather Harper

Episode 89. The Radiant Heather Harper SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM I have dreamed of doing an episode on the great…

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Episode 81. Happy Songs (straight up)

Episode 81. Happy Songs (straight up) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM This week I offset the gloom of last week’s music…

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Episode 68. Margaret Marshall, Songbird

Episode 68. Margaret Marshall, Songbird SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Welcome to 2021 chez Countermelody! Today’s episode is a birthday tribute…

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Episode 55. Season Two Teaser

Episode 55. Season Two Teaser SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM This week represents the limbo between the first and second seasons…

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Episode 40. Sisters in Sappho

Episode 40. Sisters in Sappho SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM The first of my two Queer Pride episodes is devoted to…

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Episode 39. Pathos à la Cotrubas

Episode 39. Pathos à la Cotrubas SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Several weeks ago I began a series on particular vocal…

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Episode 32. Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Madness III)

Episode 32. Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Madness III) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM The Italian mezzo-soprano Fedora Barbieri (1920-2003) was never a…

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Episode 31. Janet Baker (Mezzo Madness II)

Episode 31. Janet Baker (Mezzo Mania II) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Few singers have more affected my life in a…

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Episode 25. Freni on the Fringe (Mirella In Memoriam II)

Episode 25. Freni on the Fringe (Mirella in Memoriam I) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Today’s episode continues last week’s homage…

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