Recordings released on or about December 2, 2022

Bellini: Bianca e Fernando, Prime Video at

Veni Sancte Spiritus: A Pentecost Service by William Byrd — Richard Taruskin & Cappella Nova on Amazon Music at

Camilla Nylund sings masterpieces from the Great American Songbook [1DVD + 1CD]

Wolf-Ferrari: Das Himmelskleid, 3 CDs,, re-release of recording from the mid 1990s

Hommage to Victoria de los Ángeles by Jessica Rivera and Mark Carver on Amazon Music at

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera — Antonino Votto; Giuseppe Di Stefano and Maria Callas, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano on Amazon Music. Apparently not previously available on mp3?

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A Scottish toast

“Slàinte mhath! Slàinte mhòr!” is a Scottish toast meaning “Good health! Great health!” The approximate pronunciation is “slahnchuh vah, slahnchuh vohr.”

I have put the toast onto a T-shirt that can be found at

Recordings released on November 18, 2022

I enjoyed listening to Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen from Heavenly Bach – Arias and Cantatas of J.S. Bach, performed by Amanda Forsythe, Apollo's Fire and Jeannette Sorrell streaming on Amazon Music.


Couperin: The Sphere of Intimacy — Cyrille Dubois, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques on Amazon Music.

Arias for Anna Renzi the First Opera Diva, performed by Roberta Invernizzi, Ensemble Sezione Aurea and Filippo Pantieri on Amazon Music.

Schubert: Schwanengesang — Andrè Schuen and Daniel Heide on Amazon Music.

Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore, DVD, Caterina Sala, Javier Camarena,

L'elisir d'amore, streaming audio, Amazon Music

Vive Verdi! — Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ludovic Tézier, Jacobo Ochoa, Pietro Bolognini, Pilar Mezzadri Corona, Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Chorus of Teatro Regio di Parma, Francesco Maria Parazzoli (cello), Roberto Abbado, on Amazon Music.

Eternal Heaven: Handel Arias and Duos / Lea Desandre, Iestyn Davies, CD,

Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7 — Harold en Italie, Op. 16 — Michael Spyres, Timothy Ridout, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, John Nelson on Amazon Music.

Nicht Wiedersehen! — G