Monthly Archives: December 2010

Quarterly Music Report: 2010 Q4

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To close out my music-listening-reporting for 2010, it’s been more opera. And while the picture above is posted in jest, I actually love Wagner. And note the three non-opera albums at the bottom. Great stuff all around.

Opera:

  • Isaac Albéniz
  • Marie Nelson Bennett
  • Gaetano Donizetti
  • John Eaton
  • Carl Orff
  • Thomas Pasatieri
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Gioachino Rossini
  • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Jaromír Weinberger
  • Scott Wheeler

Choral:

  • Anonymous 4
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Vocalists:

  • Barbara Bonney
  • Carlo Bergonzi
  • Cecilia Bartoli
  • Christa Ludwig
  • Diana Damrau
  • Fritz Wunderlich
  • Joan Sutherland
  • Jon Vickers
  • José Carreras
  • Jussi Björling
  • Kathleen Battle
  • Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Leontyne Price
  • Magdalena Kožená
  • Michael Chance
  • René Pape
  • Titta Ruffo
  • Will Perkins (my brilliant nephew, current working on a doctorate at Indiana University!)

Others:

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s piano sonatas
  • James Carter “Present Tense” (amazing saxophonist)
  • Digital version of “Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films”
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