Arias and Songs
Ladies, Ladies, Ladies08/30/14
Women have inspired artists of every kind throughout history. Today we have some songs named for six ladies and they are Adelaide, Maria, Phidyle, Lili Marlene, Lolita and Jeannie. A varied group indeed. Listen to this program and let Larry introduce...
Ah! To be a Soldier
ATTENTION!! Today’s program is a lighthearted salute to the military. Don your best military finery along with Juan Diego Florez, Joan Sutherland and others and don’t forget to salute! YES, SIR!!
A Half Hour with Gilbert and Sullivan
Laughter is guaranteed as we sail the ocean blue on the HMS Pinafore, journey to a mythical Japan for The Mikado, row with The Gondoliers and romp with The Pirates of Penzance. Artists include Groucho Marx, Helen Traubel, Geraint Evans, The King’s...
Aspects of Love
Love in various forms is the theme for this program. Be it true, false, blind, lost, fading, all too familiar or only just a memory we can all relate to love. Can you? Larry thinks you can.
First the Music then the Words
Some music just needs to be heard not once but twice. We will hear two arias and a song performed without the words and then sung. Artists include Fritz Kreisler, John Bayless, Morton Gould and his orchestra, Anna Moffo, Gianna D'Angelo and Piotr...
2014 observes some unusual anniversaries including the centenaries of World War I and Wrigley Field. We will also note the 75th anniversaries of World War II and that most beloved of films, The Wizard of Oz.
The Eyes Have It
Whether brown or baby blue there is a considerable amount of music related to the eyes. This ocular program offers recordings by Joan Morris, Rolando Villazon, Marian Anderson, The King’s Singers, Maria Callas, Dimitri Hvorostovsky and Pilar Lorengar....
Let’s open a bottle of wine as we travel to Paris, the city of romance, the city for lovers for songs from a time long vanished. Hear the likes of Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Jean Sablon, Mistinguette and more.
This program is all about baritones. Larry has chosen six recordings by some of the best from the past like Gerard Souzay, Lawrence Tibbett and Robert Merrill and from the present such as Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Bryn Terfel and Thomas Hampson.
There are more boleros than that of Ravel. Larry explores this sensuous Latin dance rhythm with vocal recordings by Maria Callas, Mario Lanza, Anna Moffo, Nicolai Gedda and Cecilia Bartoli.
Songs of Paolo Tosti
A favorite of Queen Victoria, Tosti composed some of the most beautiful songs in the Italian language. Yet he never composed an opera! Hear Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Rosa Ponselle, Beniamino Gigli, Renata Scotto and Jussi Bjoerling in a few...
A program for Father’s Day
Let’s remember Dad but please not with yet another tie. He might appreciate an operatic tribute from such artists as Sherrill Milnes, Neil Shicoff, Felicia Weathers and Robert Merrill.
Richard Strauss at 150
This program observes the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. No need to send a card. Larry celebrates the occasion with Jessye Norman, Jonas Kaufmann, Kiri Te Kanawa, Renee Fleming and others in selections from Der Rosenkavalier, Arabella and Ariadne...
Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Larry has a tasty dish in store for all of you. If life can be a bowl of cherries then the bowl overflows with operatic and orchestral selections based on cherries . . . pitted of course.
Bang! Zoom! To the Moon Alice
—Pictured here are Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows as The Honeymooners— Remember how Ralph Kramden was always telling Alice he was going to send her to the moon? Bang! Zoom! Maybe Alice got there. Who knows? Larry is off to the moon also with such...
A Program for Mother’s Day
A musical salute to mothers everywhere. Today we hear from a mother who teaches, one who has suffered great loss, one who is in prison, one who is asked for advice and one who gets some.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Today we sail the Nile for a visit with this famed queen of Ancient Egypt; a woman of mystery, beauty, and seduction.
A PROGRAM OF CANADIAN SINGERS
This program takes us north of the border to Canada to hear just a few of the many singers of Canadian origin that we have enjoyed over the years. They include Ben Heppner, Teresa Stratas, Leopold Simoneau, Jon Vickers, Maureen Forrester and George...
LYRIC OPERA’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Lyric Opera has no hills but the aisles and halls will be alive with The Sound of Music. We can all sing Edelweiss as Larry offers selections from this beloved Rogers & Hammerstein musical which will include the original Maria from Broadway, Mary...
Viva Espana! The Music of Spain
Bring out the castanets as Larry takes you to Spain for a very rare authentic flamenco recording sung by famed Spanish mezzo of the 1920s and 30s, Conchita Supervia. Enjoy a zarzuela selection by Rolando Villazon and a cradle song by Shirley Verrett....
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