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Egypt – ancient and modern

With its epic setting in ancient Egypt, Verdi’s opera Aida was first performed, appropriately, at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on Christmas Eve, 1871. The conductor was Giovanni Bottesini, whose Messa da Requiem (Naxos 8.572994) was among our new … Read More →


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Podcast: Stokowski/Bach 01

It was as a young church organist that Leopold Stokowski grew to love the music of Bach. Later, he arranged a number of Bach’s organ works for full symphonic forces. The results were a spectacular success and through Stokowski’s Bach … Read More →