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Composer: Flotow, Friedrich von (1812-1883)

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Year of birth1812
Year of death1883
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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Rich pickings from Ivan Magrì's Rosenblatt Recital

Ivan Magrì © Jonathan Rose
Ivan Magrì's exemplary technique and strong delivery in his London recital debut left his audience hoping for a return visit to the Rosenblatt series in the imminent future.
****1
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BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

Nadine Koutcher claiming the BBC Cardiff Singer crown © Brian Tarr
Cardiff Castle hosted an entertaining bout of medieval jousting yesterday afternoon, but in the evening all eyes and ears turned to the vocal jousting in St David’s Hall.

From Wagner to Lehar: Klaus Florian Vogt

Klaus Florian Vogt © Uwe Arens | Sony Classical
German tenor Klaus Florian Vogt gave a delightful recital of Wagner, Mozart and operatta, aided by excellent playing by Staatskapelle Weimer.
****1
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Klaus Florian Vogt impresses in Wagner at the Deutsche Oper

©  Alex Lipp
In recent years the German tenor Klaus Florian Vogt has gained fame for his lyrical portrayals of Wagnerian characters like Lohengrin, Parsifal, and Walther von Stolzing in Die Meisteresinger von Nürnberg.