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 Recording of the Week, Sopranista from Samuel Mariño

The young Venezuelan's silvery timbre and stratospheric high notes provide thrills aplenty in arias by Mozart, Saint-Georges, Cimarosa and Gluck - most of them composed for soprano castratos.

 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 27th May 2022

Rameau from György Vashegyi, Lisette Oropesa in La traviata, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor from the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, and a box-set of the complete Vaughan Williams symphonies with Richard Hickox & Sir Andrew Davis.

 Interview, Golda Schultz on This Be Her Verse

The South African soprano discusses her debut solo recording - a 'love-letter to women in music' featuring songs by Clara Schumann, Emilie Mayer, Rebecca Clarke and Nadia Boulanger, plus a new commission by composer Kathleen Tagg and librettist Lila Palmer.

 Obituary, Anne Howells (1941-2022)

The British mezzo Anne Howells, a fine Octavian who also created roles in operas by Nicholas Maw and Mark-Anthony Turnage, has died aged 81.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - May 2022

May heavyweights include Wilhelm Kempff's collected Decca and Polydor recordings, the Richard Hickox/Andrew Davis cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble's complete Philips Recordings, and a fortieth-birthday anthology from Capriccio.

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