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Opera
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Since the beginning of the century, soprano Karina Gauvin and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux have demonstrated their affinity for the vocal recital and their need to…

Vocal
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Although American song is almost as old as the nation itself, the American art song is a much younger creation. Until the end of the…

Art Song Drake and Finley take a bow, Photo: Richard Termine
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Art song, one of music’s most intriguing and often perplexing mysteries, is a dauntingly difficult genre. Yet, it is infinitely rewarding – from both a…

Art Song Au Piano (Ernest Chausson et sa femme), par/by Albert Besnard, 1892
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The following six French mélodies represent, for me, essential elements of French art song, most notably the setting of the most lyrical of languages and…

Art Song
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In honour of Saint Valentine’s Day, I offer three great love songs that particularly move me. Robert Schumann: Du bist wie eine Blume Robert Schumann’s…