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  • Camille: Let me know about Le Mage, Monsieur NPW, whenever you will have come to any conclusion about it. It’s just I wonder why it... 3:20 PM
  • Greg.Freed: I had hoped there was a document of this! Thank you! 3:04 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Double damn. “Hasn’ t been said yet.” 3:02 PM
  • Camille: “So ist es gesprochen, und so geschiet es.” 2:58 PM
  • NPW-Paris: “Maybe if I wrote things down.” One of the reasons I started doing it was because I couldn’t remember who... 2:57 PM
  • NPW-Paris: That’s the one I have. Another work that could usefully replace the umpteenth La Bohème on our schedules. 2:54 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Le Mage playing now. 2:48 PM
  • Camille: Thank you PCally for all the information on Lulu, much appreciated. I will make sure my Lulu Liebhaber checks out a lot of these... 2:48 PM

Sweet bird

Anna Moffo made some of the most entrancing records ever. Their appeal is to “voice fanciers.” (I understand. We’re a despised group.) But Moffo’s best work renders us helpless.  Read more »

True verismo

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Puccini album (the new one on Sony, not the repackaged one on Decca) is being previewed by NPR. You can listen to it here on parterre, right after the jump.   Read more »

The world of tomorrow

“Sony Classical is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive recording contract with Plácido Domingo. This new agreement brings the legendary singer back to the company where his unparalleled recording career started in the late 1960s. Sony Classical’s catalog boasts many of his milestone recordings, and the renewed collaboration between Mr. Domingo and the label promises to explore new repertoire areas and showcase fascinating new aspects of this great artist.” [via Slipped Disc]