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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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! — Günther Groissböck and Malcolm Martineau on Amazon Music.

Armande de Polignac: Mélodies & préludes pour piano — Sabine Revault d'Allonnes, Sébastien Romignon Ercolinni, Jacques L'Oiseleur des Longchamps, and Stéphanie Humeau on Amazon Music.

Julian Marshall: The Angel in the Forest — James Gilchrist, Philharmonia Chamber Players and The Rupa Ensemble on Amazon Music.

Spirited (Soundtrack from the Apple Original Film) on Amazon Music.

Stephen Dodgson: The Peasant Poet Songs, Vol. 1 on Amazon Music.

Fairy Tales — Regula Mühlemann on Amazon Music.

Amadè — Julie Fuchs on Amazon Music.

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Attila, King of the Huns

Pierre Corneille, who was born on 6 June 1606 and died on 1 October 1684, was a French playwright. He is considered one of the three great French dramatists of the seventeenth century, along with Molière and Jean Racine.

Attila, King of the Huns

English translation, by John R. Pierce, of Attila, Roi des Huns


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Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: Independently published (September 11, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1692087061
ISBN-13: 978-1692087067

Kindle edition

The Death of Pompey

I have published a Kindle ebook of Katherine Philips’ English translation of Corneille’s The Death of Pompey.

The Death of Pompey (La Mort de Pompée) is a tragedy by the French playwright Pierre Corneille on the death of Pompey the Great. It was first performed in 1642, with the role of Julius Caesar played by Molière.

Born in London on or about 1 January 1631/2, Katherine Philips attended a boarding school where she developed an appreciation of French literature. In 1662 in Dublin, where she had gone in connection with her husband’s claim to certain Irish estates, she completed her translation of Corneille’s Pompée. To the play she added songs to be performed after each act. It was produced with success at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin in 1663, and was printed that year in both Dublin and London. Her translation is considered the first English play written by a woman to be performed on the professional stage.