Here are a few gems, some familiar and others, less so—a new recording by a beloved soprano, a Stradivarius “taste test,” an eye-opening graphic animation, and a Handel experiment at the Barbican Centre in London.
- French soprano Sandrine Piau has just released a new CD.
- Not everyone prefers a Stradivarius violin (or can tell that they’re listening to one).
- A new way of “looking” at baroque music.
- Five modern composers take on Handel. Why? Because we’re in a Handel Year.
In case you missed them, here are this week’s posts:
“Questions for Steven Rickards” – The American countertenor answers questions about his voice type.
“Kate Clark ‘followed a sound'” – A sneak peak at an upcoming Harmonia program featuring the Australian early flutist, Kate Clark.
“What’s on Youtube: The Goldberg Variations” – One of the most famous Bach works and its popularity on Youtube.