Romantic Duets

Short Reviews:

(Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart, Erik Werba at the piano; Deutsche Grammophon 139303). Did couples really once stand at the piano in their homes to sing these lovely duets by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, and the rest? Their voices could seldom have blended as beautifully as Mr. and Mrs. Stewart’s. Three songs by Stephen Foster wind up the program admirably.