RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Robert Merrill, the American baritone, was born in Brooklyn on 4 June 1917, sang in Toscanini's opera recordings and enjoyed a long career at the Met in New York with popular baritone roles. He died in New Rochelle, NY, on 23 October 2004.
DVD Spotlight. A Disparate Experiment - 'Aria - Special Edition', reviewed by Howard Smith. 'You never know what you're gonna get.'
CD Spotlight. A Fascinating Set - Opera recordings conducted by Stokowski, reviewed by Robert Hugill. 'It leaves one wishing that they'd recorded more.'