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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: June 1 (von Stade, de Waart)

1945 - Frederica von Stade, Somerville, U.S.A.; opera, concert and recital mezzo-soprano

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Frederica von Stade sings "Voi che sapete" from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (Paris Opera Garnier, 1980)

1941 - Edo de Waart, Amsterdam, Netherlands; conductor

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Edo de Waart conducts the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland in "The Ride of the Valkyries" from Wagner's Die Walküre

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