Arias and Songs
The Eyes Have It07/19/14
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....
Songs of the Britsh Isles
Larry takes you on a journey to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to explore the rich song tradition of the British Isles as sung by Joan Sutherland, Simon Keenlyside, Eileen Farrell, Bryn Terfel and the King’s Singers. Traditional Scottish: “Loch...
Today’s program is a richly melodic and ear pleasing collection of quartets from Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s La Rondine, Flotow’s Martha and Sondheim’s Follies plus a French rarity from Reynaldo Hahn’s La Marchand de Venise Verdi: Rigoletto,...
The Operas of Alfredo Catalani
Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893) was an Italian opera composer who had an all too brief life. He was becoming increasingly more prominent when he died at age 39 from tuberculosis. We will hear selections from his two best remembered operas, Loreley and La...
Lyric Opera’s La Clemenza di Tito
Mozart’s La Clemeza di Tito has come for the first time to Lyric Opera of Chicago. Larry will offer selections from this opera seria premiered in 1791 which was the last year of Mozart’s life. Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito: “Overture” Vienna State Opera...
Lyric Opera’s Russalka
Chicago will be treated to an operatic rarity as Lyric Opera presents Dvorak’s Russalka. A highlight will be the justly famous Song to the Moon. Dvorak: Russalka: “Prelude to Act I” Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras...
A Tribute to Three Presidents
We note Lincoln’s birthday with Aaron Copeland’s Lincoln Portrait as narrated by Katherine Hepburn. Stravinsky’s Elegy for JFK reminds us of America’s enduring tragedy and Richard Nixon goes to Beijing in Nixon in China. Stravinsky: “Elegy for JFK...
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