Sunday, December 4, 2016

Russell Oberlin 1928 - 2016

For anyone who came to baroque vocal music back in the days when Vinyl was King, Russell Oberlin was an interesting feature of the landscape - a gesture toward HIPness in an age when Bach usually meant Big Technicolor Orchestra. He was out there planting the flag largely on his own, but perhaps the developments of the last twenty years made him feel fantastically vindicated. NYT obituary here. (Margalit Fox really should update her CT discography, tho.)

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