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







You’ll love it! Or you won’t!
Now complete all the way through Composers – X/Y/Z! Click on the link above to access it!

Even Newer!
Toscanini In and Of His Time

An approach to Arturo Toscanini’s conducting style and musicianship in a different light. A work in progress, I’ve uploaded the first six segments for your enjoyment (I hope). Feedback appreciated. Now complete through the year 1952 and including a facsimile of the 1950 NBC Symphony-Toscanini Tour Booklet. Now complete through my final posting, “The Toscanini Recordings – 2.”


Check out my latest blog posts:
Stephen Rush on Ornette Coleman
Who is Gunther Hasselmann?
Song’s & Reimer’s Excellent “Tristan”
Karajan’s Oddest Recordings
The Nimmons Tribute, “To the Nth”
Revisiting Sutermeister’s “Romeo und Julia”
Christiane Karajeva’s Piano Recital
Juyeon Song’s Stunning Opera Recital
Hirota Believes That Small is Beautiful
Walton’s Chamber Music in New Recording
Bill Evans Live at Ronnie Scott’s
Scott Lee Through the Mangrove Tunnels
It’s Music Time With Eddie Sauter!
Toscanini’s Acoustics Reissued
The Music of Theodor W. Adorno
The Great Diana Damrau
Wasiucionek & Michalik’s Recital Album
The Music of Elisabetta Brusa
Heinonen Plays Sibelius
Holmboe’s String Quartets
Arttu Kataja Sings Serious Songs
Stokowski’s Unusual Sibelius
Sorabji’s Transcendental Studies Completed
Emilie Mayer’s Piano Quartets
Coppey Plays Shostakovich
Madge’s Marvelous Medtner
Wilhelmina Smith Plays Nørgård & Ruders
The Arcadia Quartet Plays Weinberg
Kinga Augustyn is Turning in Time
Eaves Sings British Songs
Javier Rameix’s “Impressôes”
Josefa Schmidt’s Dream Images
The Angeles Quartet’s Haydn
An Interview With Juyeon Song
Robinett’s Jazz Standards, Vol. 2
Opera Lafayette’s Production of “Leonore”
Lindberg Conducts Pettersson
Bacquier Sings Berthomieu
Revisiting Prokofiev’s “Fiery Angel”
Camerata Bern Plays Modern Music
Sorabji’s Piano Sonatas
Even More Sorabji!
Record Awards of 2020
Another From Ivo Perelman
Dan Bonsanti’s “Cartoon Bebop”
Dave Lambert: A Life in Jazz
Margaret Marshall’s “Songbird Programme”
Marc Crofts’ “Nomadim”
Stephanie & Paolo’s New Double CD
The Ciconia Consort Plays American Pioneers
Christian Mason “Between the Stars”
Ivan Ilić Rediscovers Reicha
The ISO Project Presents an Occurrence
Vickers & Leinsdorf’s Great “Walküre”
Kremer Plays Weinberg
Cruz Montero’s Rapsodia Cubana
Cruz Montero Plays Cuban Composers
Hrůša’s New Mahler Fourth
Holloway’s & Seabourne’s “Moments of Vision”
Kitajenko’s Scriabin
Friedrich Gulda’s Lost Symphony
Haraldsdóttir’s “Bloodhoof”
Koukl Plays Harsányi, Vol. 3
Michael Brown Plays Ravel & Medtner
Cluytens’ Strange Milan “Parsifal”
Benoît Delbecq’s Weird Piano Improvisations
Judith Farmer Loves Her Bassoon
The Pangaea Players Present 3 Perspectives

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

13 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!


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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!


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