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Gina Cigna

Though French-born, soprano Gina Cigna was of Italian lineage and enjoyed her initial successes in Italy. Possessed of a big tone of voice (critics still issue whether it had been a spinto excess weight instrument or a complete dramatic), she manifested a searing strength in her stage shows, not infrequently …

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Amadeo Roldán

Cuban composers of concert music aren’t abundant today, and through the 1920s and 30s these were scarcer even now. However the European-trained Cuban composer Amadeo Roldán handled such success throughout that period that today, almost a century later on, his name continues to be prominent in his indigenous nation: both …

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