April 21, 2014

New releases 28 April 2014 at

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Among the new releases on next Monday 28 April 2014 at are the following:

Richard Strauss Songs, Hilde Gueden, CD,

Stephen Hough: In The Night [Stephen Hough ] [Hyperion: CDA67996], CD,

Rutherford Sings Wagner [James Rutherford, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton] [BIS: BIS2080], CD,

Charpentier: La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers; La Couronne de Fleurs[Aaron Sheehan, Amanda Forsythe, Douglas Williams] [CPO: 777876-2], Boston Early Music Festival, CD,

Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin, Anton Dermota, CD,

April 18, 2014

Stand Up Straight and Sing!

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Stand Up Straight and Sing!, hardcover,

Stand Up Straight and Sing!, Kindle edition,

Stand Up Straight And Sing, hardcover,

Jessye Norman’s book Stand Up Straight and Sing!   is scheduled for release on May 6, 2014, in the United States, and on May 13, 2014, in the United Kingdom.

April 17, 2014

Lucrezia Borgia

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Lucrezia Borgia was born on April 18, 1480, and died on June 24, 1519.

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

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The separation of Jonas Kaufmann and his wife that was announced a week ago on Mr. Kaufmann’s website is now receiving some coverage from German news media:

“Scheidung in der Opernwelt: Jonas Kaufmann hat sich von seiner Frau Margarete Joswig getrennt” —

“Trennung von Ehefrau! Sein Gesang wirkt nicht nur auf Frauen betörend. Doch jetzt schreibt Startenor Jonas Kaufmann auch fernab der großen Opernbühne Schlagzeilen. Auf seiner Homepage gibt der gebürtige Münchner bekannt, dass er und seine Frau Margarete Joswig in Zukunft getrennte Wege gehen.” —

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

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Emmanuel Church, Newbury Street, Boston:

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

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Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, paperback,

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, paperback,

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

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April 13, 2014

Cameron Carpenter

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If You Could Read My Mind,

If You Could Read My Mind (CD+DVD),

Mr Campion’s Farewell

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Margery Allingham’s Mr Campion’s Farewell: the Return of Albert Campion Completed by Mike Ripley, hardcover,

Margery Allingham’s Mr Campion’s Farewell: The return of Albert Campion completed by Mike Ripley, hardcover,, U.S. release date July 1, 2014

From the author:

With the co-operation of the Margery Allingham Society, I have completed the untitled third novel by Pip Youngman Carter, Margery's widower, left unfinished on his death in 1969. On Margery’s death in 1966, Youngman Carter completed her novel Cargo of Eagles (published 1968) and two further Campion books: Mr Campion's Farthing and Mr Campion's Falcon. He was at work on a third, which would have been the twenty-second Campion novel, when he died in November 1969.

Pip's fragment of manuscript, which contained revisions and minor corrections but no plot outline, character synopsis or plan, was bequeathed to Margery Allingham's sister Joyce; and upon her death in 2001, the manuscript was left to officials of the Margery Allingham Society (MAS). In 2010, as a guest speaker at the Society's annual convention, I first learned of Youngman Carter's unfinished novel, despite being an avid Allingham fan for more than forty years and having lived within ten miles of Pip and Margery's home in Tolleshunt d'Arcy in Essex for more than twenty.

In 2012 Barry Pike, Chairman of the Margery Allingham Society, took up my rash offer to complete Pip’s manuscript as an affectionate conclusion to the adventures of Albert Campion, one of the brightest stars in the rich firmament of British crime writing. But Severn House is so enthusiastic that they have commissioned a further title Mr Campion's Fox for 2015. I must also thank Julia Jones, Margery Allingham's biographer, and novelist Andrew Taylor for their encouragement after reading early drafts.

See also article in The Telegraph.

April 12, 2014

Andrea Chenier

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Andrea Chénier at

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