Ted Libby

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Legacy of the Irish Tenor: A Tradition Revived

Just the other day I was wondering how many tenors there really are. Of course there are “The Three Tenors,” who actually consist of a spinto, a somewhat aging lyric, and a baritone. There are the countertenors, familiar fixtures on the early music scene who are also known to the fans of PDQ Bach—because his … Read more

Unheard Melodies—On Receiving the Jeeves

I suppose if we were to tell our friend Jeeves that there is a crisis in the arts, he would say something like, “I had received that impression, sir.” Ours is a society possessed by vulgarity and loudness, and much of our music is notable, if that’s the right word, for being vulgar, and loud, … Read more

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