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Friday, April 18, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: April 18 (Stokowski, Malfitano)

1882 - Leopold Stokowski, London, England; conductor and arranger

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90-year-old Stokowski conducts Debussy's L'après-midi d'une faune (London Symphony Orchestra, 1972)

1948 - Catherine Malfitano, New York City, U.S.A., opera soprano

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Catherine Malfitano as Jenny in Rise And Fall of Mahagonny by Kurt Weil and Bertolt Brecht (Salzburg 1998)

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