Swedes in Boston in New York

Prince William of Sweden in Boston 1927Image by Leslie Jones, Some rights reserved by Boston Public Library

I’ll be seeing Verdi‘s 1859 opera Un Ballo in Maschera at the Metropolitan tonight, so I thought I’d share a few ways for you to hear it in full from the comfort of your own home!  More free opera than you can handle after the cut… Continue reading

Britten War Requiem

Sunday may have officially been Veteran’s Day, but today’s the federal holiday, so it still counts…  That bit of crassness aside, I’ll let Benjamin Britten‘s 1962 War Requiem speak for itself:

This full 1992 performance is by the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

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