Martin Isepp, one of the world's great vocal coaches and mentor to countless singers and pianists, has passed away over the holidays. Although I never worked with Martin, his influence on those I have worked and studied with over the years, both in the art song and opera realms, was palpable. Here is Martin Isepp with tenor Paul Austin Kelly in a 2010 performance of Britten's On This Island:
More remembrances from around the blogosphere:
Two posts from Norman Lebrecht (also read the comments)
Brian Dickie of the Chicago Opera Theater
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