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Stefani and Stanley Walens



Verdi was so plagued by organ grinders endlessly playing his music that on one vacation he rented every barrel organ in town and hid them in his basement just to be spared the sound of his own melodies. A good deal of Verdi's more infectiously bumpt [...]


It is always astonishing to hear just how different two recordings of a single work can be, a fact brought home by the recent release on Columbia (M2 33594) of Schönberg's Moses and Aaron, conducted by Pierre Boulez. Günter Reich's version (Philip [...]