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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson. The top parterre stories of last month follow the jump.  Read more »

RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The heartbreaking news of the death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky has been confirmed by the baritone’s press representative 21C Media.  Read more »

Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us

UPDATE: Florence Hvorostovsky has just posted to her Facebook page that the Russian news site reporting her husband’s death is mistaken. “My husband is fine and sleeping happily next to me,” she writes. (Photo via Askonas Holt.)

Brotherly love

Image from Albert Innaurato’s fantastical blog “Mrs. John Claggart’s Sad Life”

When I moved back to Philadelphia a few years ago, I reached out to Albert Innaurato, and he graciously agreed to meet from time to time to discuss the past and current music scenes and, of course, Albert himself.  Read more »

“He was sort of the Brando of music”

Rest in peace, dear Albert.

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Philip Gossett 1941-2017

The American musicologist died earlier today in Chicago.

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Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017

According to the Svenska Dagblatet, the internationally renowned Swedish singer died yesterday.

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Jason McVicker 1962-2016

This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre.

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