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Classicalite's Five Best: Unsurpassed Recordings

Classicalite's Five Best: Unsurpassed Recordings >>

There are some, very rare, instances where a recording of a work is so special as to generally be considered--well, definitive is probably the wrong word, as any masterpiece is open to so many interpretations, but at least they are unlikely to be unsurpassed.

Ana Maria Pinto: The Portuguese Opera Singer Who Could (Protest) >>

Portuguese soprano Ana Maria Pinto has become the face--or perhaps the voice--of popular protest in her native country. Though her published rep list includes such standard soprano fare as Musetta in 'La bohème' or Rosina in 'Il barbiere di Siviglia,' these days she's as likely to be singing outside in the streets as in Portugal's opera houses.

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