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 92. Blessed Memory (In Memoriam III)

Episode 92. Blessed Memory (In Memoriam III) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM The final episode (for now) in my series commemorating…

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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 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 85. George Shirley @ 87

Episode 85. George Shirley @ 87 SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Today I finally get to pay tribute to one of…

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Episode 71. Eidé Noréna

Episode 71. Eidé Noréna SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM Kaja Eidé Noréna(1884-1968, née Karoline Hansen), the Norwegian lyric-coloratura soprano, is one…

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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 64. Jorma Hynninen in Opera

Episode 64. Jorma Hynninen in Opera (Great Baritones I) SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM This is the first of two episodes…

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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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Episode 57. Francisco Araiza @ 70

Episode 57. Francisco Araiza @ 70 SOCIAL SHARE SUBSCRIPTION PLATFORM On October 4, the great Mexican tenor Francisco Araiza celebrated…

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