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  • Krunoslav: “How many times I’ve told you not to touch my things…̶ 1; 3:29 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=UUYa A48rAfw 2:42 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I thought scabs were not an option for the Met. 2:01 PM
  • ML: Not to forgot Louis de Funès! 1:56 PM
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  • reedroom: good 1:49 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I know I shouldn’t admit this, but after Elina Garanca as Carmen on Live in HD in... 1:48 PM
  • ML: Kaufmann routinely does not “open up” fully. He can be quite sparing, like Angela Gheorghiu.... 1:37 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: After weeks of huffing, puffing, bloviating, and hyperventilating, reality always has a way... 1:37 PM
  • Chirper: Speaking of early in the game, I believe the musicians voted to strike about 7 or 8 weeks ago in the... 1:24 PM

A star is reborn

Let’s start with some refreshing news:  ”Poèmes” is the finest thing Renée Fleming has recorded in many a season.  This is not an obvious vanity project.  A collection of 20th century French orchestral songs in which Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” is the best-known item is probably a marketing executive’s nightmare, even with a soprano as iconic as Fleming.  But the end result is a marvelous showcase for this artist.  Along the way, she shines a spotlight on neglected masters deserving of greater recognition. Read more »