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Joseph Schmidt Video

Joseph Schmidt (1904 – 1942) was one of the greatest singers of the last century. His story is also among the saddest. In my opinion, in addition to his vocal beauty he possessed the most complete technique of any tenor I’ve ever heard.  I’ve written about him before and you can easily find these posts….

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Giuseppe Di Stefano: The Tenor of the Century – Almost

This article was written in 1997 more than a decade before the tenor’s death (Kurtzman NA: The Tenor of the Century – Almost. Lubbock Magazine (October):52-53, 1997). I’ve added a few sound files that I obviously couldn’t have put in the original version. Of all the words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these:…

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