Welcome to my little space on the Net!

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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:
Coburn & Brownlee Star in “I Puritani”
The Grønvad/Søndergaard Quintet Plays Clare Fischer
Thomas Sauer’s “Sovereign Lines”
Yang Plays “French” Cello Works
Exploring Lutz-Werner Hesse
Fabiańska-Jelińska’s Chamber Music
Get Ready for Duo Della Luna!
Scott Reeves’ “Lost” Album
Barry Altschul’s New Album
René Jacobs’ Schubert
Kevin John Edusei’s Schubert
A Collection for Brain-iacs
Christian Baldini Conducts Modern Works
Lan Shui’s “Russian Spectacular”
The Spektral Quartet Plays Thorvalsdottir
Toke Møldrup Plays Geoffrey Gordon
Tom Nazziola Visits Distant Places
The Escher Quartet Plays Barber & Ives
Brauner Conducts Husa
The Music of Eliodoro Sollima
Sowerby’s Jazz-Tinged Compositions
Dupree Plays (and Conducts) Kapustin
Segerstam’s 1980 Verdi “Requiem”
The Sad State of Classical Music Today
The Bartholdy Quintet Plays Mendelssohn
Gerry Gibbs Plays Some of Dad’s Songs
Kyle Horch & Pianists Play “Fairy Tales”
The Feininger Trio Plays Brahms & Zemlinsky
The Dark Music of Langgaard
A Virtual “Album” From Paolo & Stephanie

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
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  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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