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Arias and Songs celebrates great singers of the past and present, from Maria Callas and Jussi Björling to Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann. Each week, recording collector and host Larry Johnson spins a wonderful web of opera, operetta, Broadway tunes, art songs—even vintage pop. Expect the unexpected as Larry guides you through the range and nuance of vocal artistry, with some programs tied to local performances, as well.
||CleanThe English Songbook||A survey of songs by Vaughan Williams, Delius, and Purcell among others; sung by Bryn Terfel, Kathleen Ferrier, Ian Bostridge, Alice Coote, David Daniels, Felicity Lott, Simon Keenlyside, Anne Murray, and more.||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLarry’s Favorite Records||Once again, Larry shares some of his favorites. Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne sing from Bellini’s Norma. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Rachmaninoff. Sondra Radvanovsky is heard in an aria by Dvořák and Jussi Björling sings a song by Tosti.||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix American Sopranos||Six sopranos from the past and present are heard. They are Eileen Farrell, Edith Mason, Christine Brewer, Kitty Carlisle, Renée Fleming and Eleanor Steber.||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlácido Domingo’s 50th Anniversary at the Met||His seemingly never‐ending career is highlighted with selections from Otello, Don Carlo, and Adriana Lecouvreur, which was his debut role. His native Spain is recalled with a song from a zarzuela.||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKirsten Flagstad Sings Wagner||Long acknowledged as one the greatest Wagnerian voices of the twentieth century, the Norwegian soprano will be heard in Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung.||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpera Singers of Spain||Larry presents seven Spanish singers in opera and song. They are Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Teresa Berganza, Alfredo Kraus, Victoria de los Ángeles, Plácido Domingo, and Conchita Supervía.||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Courtesans, Two Queens, and a Princess||Five women with, shall we say, unusual professions. Working hard are Renata Scotto, Shirley Verrett, Hermione Gingold, Rita Streich and Joyce DiDonato.||9/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlay Gypsy, Dance Gypsy||Gypsies have long been a favorite topic for composers. Hear delightful and melodic songs and arias sung by Leontyne Price, Conchita Supervia, Fritz Wunderlich, Angela Gheorghiu, Renata Tebaldi and more.||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday Tribute||Larry explores the life of this endlessly fascinating musician. You will hear him as a conductor, composer, and accompanist. The program features him conducting Maria Callas at La Scala and Marilyn Horne at the Metropolitan Opera,||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne Theme, Multiple Operas||Two La bohèmes, two Fausts and two Manons are heard in this program. Sorting out the differences are Renée Fleming, Nicolai Gedda, Victoria de los Ángeles, Anna Netrebko, Boris Christoff, Anna Moffo and Angela Gheorghiu.||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|