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Scherman-Peabody Award

Read the Art Music Lounge’s Second Annual Record Awards:
“What a Performance!” 2020







A critical assessment of the man I consider to be the greatest tenor of the second half of the 20th century, along with a nearly complete survey of his work on studio recordings, live broadcasts and videos. If you’re a Vickers fan, I think you’ll enjoy it very much!

Also available:
Toscanini In and Of His Time

An approach to Arturo Toscanini’s conducting style and musicianship in a different light. Feedback appreciated. Now complete through my final posting, “The Toscanini Recordings – 2,” including a facsimile of the 1950 NBC Symphony-Toscanini Tour Booklet.


Check out my latest blog posts:
The Dark Music of Ustvolskaya
Edward Gregson’s Music
The “Charmes” of Women Composers
The Music of Eduardas Balsys
Emil Tabakov’s Seventh Symphony
Gabriel Evan Does John Kirby (& Others)
The Great Gladys Kuchta
Oropesa Sings Mozart
Yet Another Perelman-Shipp Album
Nickel’s Second Symphony
Bastianini’s “Rigoletto” – One More Time
Sunwook Kim’s Beethoven
Schreker’s “Die Ferne Klang”
Frank Huang Plays Medtner
The Music of Paweł Łukowiec
Wolf-Ferrari’s Violin Sonatas
The Music of Francisco Coll
Molteni Plays Petrassi & Dallapiccola
The Artium Trio Plays Reger
Madre Vaca’s “Elements”
The Purple Why Returns to “Markstown”
Lily Pons’ Finest Moment
Wadada Leo Smith Plays Sacred Ceremonies
The Eblana String Trio Plays British Composers
Sheppard Skærved Plays Hallgrímsson
Wadada Leo Smith’s Solo Trumpet Recital
More of Simpson’s Superb Symphonies
Pavol Breslik Sings Janáček
Gadjo Combo’s “Slavopop”
Klezmer Pioneers 1905-1956
Mikkola Plays Hundsnes
Gluzman Plays Beethoven & Schnittke
Fredrik Malmberg’s Excellent “L’Orfeo”
Maacha Deubner Has “Insomnia”
The Symphonies of Ķeniņš
The Art Music Lounge: A Different Music Blog
The Legacy of Lorenzo Molajoli
Karol Rathaus’ Piano Trios
More Modern Music by Polish Performers!
Groslot’s “Intimacy of Distance”
Kantorow Conducts Saint-Saëns
Sochacka Plays Bacewicz
The Alchemy Sound Project Has “Afrika Love”

For links to older blog posts (beginning March 2016) click HERE


Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact me at artmusiclady(at)outlook .com

Other sites of wonder to discover:

The Opera Scribe
Jazz in Europe

Jazz Profiles (Gary Giddins)
The Music Parlour – Historical Releases
Jazz Lives
Composer Charles Ruggiero
Jazz Radio Network
WWFM Classical Streaming
Jazzbreak (many sound clips & videos available here)
John Todaro Photography

19 thoughts on “Welcome to my little space on the Net!

  1. bob says:

    Sounds like the perfect site to get one self oriented and off ine right direction to experience these genres of music. Tnanks for taking this project on and so willingly sharing. Bob in Canada. PS: I learned of your site via Marie Lamb on Facebook.


  2. My thanks to EVERYONE who has been visiting my site and reading my reviews! My stats are way up, which makes me very happy, and more importantly, helps the wonderful artists I write about. Now if only I can get the jazz people to read the classical posts and vice-versa!


  3. This is very interesting, You’re a very
    skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward
    to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!


  4. Sala Ponnech says:

    After watching the video of Turandot with Corelli and Udovich, I looked her up online because I had never heard of her before. That’s how I found your comments about her singing. I don’t know if she is the best Turandot ever but she sang In questa reggia with as little screaming as possible. I’m not a musician, but even I can comprehend what a fiendish piece of music it is.


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  6. M Wilson says:

    I only recently discovered your website and I must say I am very impressed indeed. It is no surprise that others recognize this too and you were the winner of the Scherman-Peabody award.

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Bonjour Madame.
    Sorry, being so late to discover your wonderful Website dedicated as well to classical music than to jazz. I appreciate very much that idea because I think that tradition in jazz continues but there are also great musicians who create pieces combining the two musical idioms, for exemple : Stan Kenton with his Innovations, Neophonics, … and John Lewis with Third Stream music. Plus many and many others, as you know.
    As you are interested, may I suggest that you go to my personal free website using the direct link hereunder where you’ll find modest biographies of musicians like John Duffy, Richard Peaslee, Patrick Gowers, William Bill Russo who I’m calling the “Crusaders” of music as they got that double culture. Others are to come, I hope.
    I’ll be very glad to know your opinion and thank you very much in advance.
    Take care of yourself. Cordially.
    Maurice Creuven (from Belgium)


  8. Well, Lynn, I’m trying to go to all of your publications but I don’t know which way to turn ! I had a look on your book “From Baroque …” and I think it is a fantastic and hypercomplete view of that new music combining classic and jazz ; I am amazed and I have to be very modest with my personal works on that theme.Sincerely, the greatest Bravo to you. My wish would be to buy the book on paper ; is it possible ?
    My greatest regret is that I didn’t got it before beginning to write on the “Crusaders”. Your analysis of Jon Vickers is a model of perfection ; I also have a great admiration for him and for another genius you are talking about : Maria Callas.
    And what about your pertinent reviews of classical recordings ! I suppose you are working 24 hours a day and never sleeping but, be careful and take care of yourself !
    It is late now, here in Belgium : “Round Midnight”, as said in jazz and the weather is cold. Congratulations to you, Cordially,


    • Thank you, Maurice. I work as hard as I can on my books and articles although, since I had a serious auto accident 20 years ago, I have occasional memory lapses which I try to correct. Since I am living on Social Security I really don’t want to publish my book as a hard copy because that would entail a small income in royalties which I would then have to file a tax return for, so I keep it online. If you are interested in hearing all of the tracks I used and reference in the book, just send me an e-mail (my address is near the bottom of my home page) and I’ll be happy to send you links to private web pages with the music uploaded. Cheers, Lynn


      • Sorry, Lynn, all this is very sad and thus, I want to congratulate you mostly for your will to write interesting things on music and the courage of entertaining your splendid website. Thank you very much for the kind offer of direct links to music sites and I’ll ask you when necessary.
        I don’t know if you have children but, nevertheless, my best wishes for Sunday, being Mothers’ Day (here) !
        Maybe you had a look at my “Crusaders” ?
        God bless you, Lynn, till soon.


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