Dr. Koltuska-Haskinʼs Music
Old Masters' Love Songs
by Barbara Koltuska-Haskin
The recordings of Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Scarlatti and other 17th and 18th century composers' masterpieces of vocal music. Beautiful, romantic and relaxing music performed with love and passion.
Genre: Easy Listening: Love Songs
Release Date: 2008
Dr. Koltuska-Haskin would like to thank her voice teacher, Jeanne Grealish NCTM, for sharing her skills and experience.
Original recording By Eric Larson. Mixing and Editing by Dick Orr at John Wagner Recording Studios, Inc.
A message from Barbara Koltuska-Haskin:
I worked on this CD for many years and loved every moment of it, because the music is exceptionally beautiful and makes you feel so good. I hope the new listeners will love the music as much I and other people who already have the CD love it.
Here are some of the reviews:
“An enchanting and moving experience. The beauty and clarity of Ms. Koltuska-Haskin voice will make you gasp as it takes your breath away and sigh as it soothes your soul.”
- Betsy W.
“Since we got the CD several days ago we are listening only to this CD. Wonderful voice, relaxing music.”
- Kristina and Jack S.
“I listened to your CD and loved it. The music is very nice and uplifting and there is so much joy and radiance in your voice.”
- Barbara K.
- Sebben crudele (Tho' not deserving)
- Vittoria, mio core! (Victorious my heart is!)
- Tu lo sai (Ask thy heart)
- Amarilli, mia bella (Amarilli, my fair one)
- Le Violette (The Violets)
- Caro mio ben (Thou, all my bliss)
- O del mio dolce ardor (O thou belov'd)
- Che faro senza Euridice? (from Orfeo Ed Euridice)
- Ridente la calma (Joyful peace)
- Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (from Don Giovanni)
- Un moto di gioja (A feeling of joy)
- Oh, had I Jubal's lyre (from Joshua)
- Ombra Mai Fu (Never was there a shadow)
- Verdi Prati (Green Meadows)
Dr. Koltuska-Haskinʼs Musical Biography
Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin has many years of musical education. She started private piano lessons at the age of nine and started private voice lessons at the age of sixteen. Two years later, she passed all the necessary competitive entry exams and became a full-time student at the School of Music in Warsaw, Poland, from which she received a diploma in classical solo singing. In the US, she continued private voice lessons with the highly regarded voice teacher Jeanne Grealish. From 2000 to 2012, Dr. Koltuska-Haskin was a cantor at the Prince of Peace Church and occasionally sang in fundraising events for nonprofit organizations.
In 2003, Dr. Koltuska-Haskin recorded a CD of classical music titled Old Masters’ Love Songs. Because of her busy private practice, she did not have time to continue working on it to bring it to production until 2007. She recorded it for herself and her friends and “to remember, when I am old, that I had a voice.” Her friends loved it, and friends of friends started asking for it as well. On the advice of the producer of her CD, John Wagner from Wagner Recording Studios, she placed it on CDbaby to make it more widely available. Her CD can also be downloaded from YouTube. She still occasionally sings masses and at special events for friends and family.
Dr. Koltuska-Haskin believes that her love for classical music and many years of musical education made her a better and more compassionate provider for her patients.