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 Obituary, 2018 Goodbyes

Montserrat CaballéA tribute to some of the musicians who died in 2018, including conductors Claudio Scimone, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and Jesús López Cobos; composers Oliver Knussen and Jóhann Jóhannsson; and singers Inge Borkh, Huguette Tourangeau, and Montserrat Caballé.

The music is 'Vissi d'arte' from Puccini's Tosca, sung by Caballé. Her legendary capacity for floated pianissimo high notes and her extraordinary breath control are both on display in this recording from 1970, for which she is joined by the London Symphony Orchestra under conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.