Episode 107. Norman Bailey and Friends

Episode 107. Norman Bailey and Friends SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Death has had a busy month in the music world,…

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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 87. Christa Ludwig In Memoriam

Episode 87. Christa Ludwig I (In Memoriam) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM The world of singing sustained an enormous loss a…

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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 80. Sad Songs (with a twist)

Episode 80. Sad Songs (with a twist) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM It’s been a year since the pandemic sent us…

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Episode 76. William Warfield (BHM2021 IV)

Episode 76. William Warfield (Black History Month IV) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM This week’s subject is one of the towering…

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Episode 74. Lucretia West (BHM2021 II)

Episode 74. Lucretia West (Black History Month 2021 II) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM The great African American contralto Lucretia West,…

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Episode 73. Carol Brice (BHM 2021 I)

Episode 73. Carol Brice (Black History Month 2021 – I) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Countermelody’s Black History Month celebration for…

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Episode 66. Christmas (Art) Songs

Episode 66. Christmas (Art) Songs SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM In preparation for the upcoming holiday, I offer this week a…

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Episode 61. Margaret Price: The Voice of Consolation

Episode 61. Margaret Price I: The Voice of Consolation (Music for a World in Crisis V) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM…

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