B0291. (SAMUEL RAMEY) Jane Scovell. Samuel Ramey, American Bass. Accompanied by Ramey CD. Fort Worth, TX, Baskerville, 2009. 278pp. Index; Chronology; Discography; Numerous Photos; DJ. - 9781880909768
"...it is my opinion that Assur's mad scene, which runs nearly twenty-five minutes, contains the opera's greatest music. Everything is packed into it, including exciting coloratura, dramatic recitative, and gorgeous cantilena. I loved the way Sam did it. I loved it so much that whenever we performed SEMIRAMIDE, I would stand in the wings during his mad scene just to hear him."
– Marilyn Horne