Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Pearl Fishers – Milan 1960

Here’s a recording of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (in Italian) from a live performance in Milan on November 3, 1960. It features Alfredo Kraus and Giuseppe Taddei. Pina Margarini and Carlo Cava are the other featured singers. The RAI Chorus and Orchestra, Milan ar conducted by LaRoda Parodi.   The Pearl Fishers Milan 1960

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Les Martyrs in London

Donizetti’s rarely performed Les Martyrs received a concert performance on November 4, 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall. It was streamed by the BBC on November 15. Based on a play by Pierre Corneille Polyeucte (1642) about Christian martyrdom, the opera started out as Poliuto set to a libretto by Salvatore Cammarano. Intended for the…

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Acute Renal Failure

  The PowerPoint slides of a talk given by me to the Fall Medical/Surgical Conference of the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society are below . The file can be downloaded by clicking on the link. It is a general review of the various forms of Acute Renal Failure also known as Acute Kidney Injury. Acute Renal…

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Carmen in HD – 2014

Bizet’s opera was telecast today in HD. This was the 993rd performance of the work by the Met. This is the same production that was offered in HD by the Met in January 2010 with Elina Garanča in the title role, so I’ll just focus on the new performers. That run was led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin who look…

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