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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 18 (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1844 - Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Tikhvin, Russia; composer

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Extract from Sheherazade (Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev conducting, c. 2003)

Olga Trifonova sings the Queen of Shemakha's aria "The Hymn to the Sun" from Le Coq d'Or (Kent Nagano conducts the Orchestre de Paris)

Rachmaninov playing his piano arrangement of "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov (1929)

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