CDA’s best classical albums of 2017 (so far)

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Welcome to the halfway point of the year.

Typically critics and fans announce their favorite albums at the end of each year. It’s a fine tradition, but wouldn’t it be nice to get a head start? By looking at the best classical albums released thus far we can preempt some of our December binge-listening. Continue reading “CDA’s best classical albums of 2017 (so far)”

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Rossini’s seven lucrative years in Napoli

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On a recent trip in Napoli I came across the one-time home of Giachino Rossini. We missed the sign on Via Toledo the first couple times because it’s right next to an extremely popular fried-food joint. The swarms of people were not there for an operatic legend. Continue reading “Rossini’s seven lucrative years in Napoli”