Articles

Paul Lewis
30 July 2013
Ahead of his performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 at the BBC Proms, we explore some of Paul Lewis's best recordings
19 July 2013
One of the Bolshoi’s star tenors of the mid-20th century, Lemeshev combined an extraordinary youthful-sounding voice – even late in his career...
19 July 2013
A Heldentenor in a new, lighter mould, Windgassen dominated the Wagnerian stage in the post-war era. 
19 July 2013
A byword for lyrical refinement, Kraus was a perennial connoisseur’s favourite in bel canto and French repertoire. 
19 July 2013
The English tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson came late to singing, but his natural talent allied to keen musical intelligence led to a great career.
19 July 2013
In a career spanning over 40 years, McCormack sang and recorded opera, oratorio, Lieder, popular songs and folk song from his native Ireland.
19 July 2013
Franco Corelli inherited the mantle of Caruso and Gigli to become possibly the greatest Italian tenor of the 1950s and ’60s.
19 July 2013
Perhaps the most refined of the post-war lighter tenors, Peter Schreier is valued for the conviction of his operatic roles, his sincerity in religious music...
19 July 2013
The new Pavarotti? Juan Diego Flórez radiates effortless charm, while his astonishing vocal prowess has won critical praise and popular adulation.
19 July 2013
Virile yet elegant, ardent yet intelligent, above all human; Bergonzi was considered by many to be the greatest Verdi tenor of the mid-20th century.
19 July 2013
Hailed as a true ‘tenore di grazia’, Schipa bewitched audiences with vocal clarity, musical subtlety and interpretative elegance rather than...
19 July 2013
Sir Peter Pears will always be remembered for his lifelong partnership with Benjamin Britten, some of whose finest music he inspired.
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