La Scena Musicale

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: July 2 (Gluck)

1714 - Christoph Willibald Gluck, Erasbach, Germany; composer

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Overture and "Non sdegnare" from Paride ed Elena (Gabrieli Players, conductor Paul McCreesh)

Kathleen Ferrier sings "What is Life?" ("Che farò senza Euridice?") from Orfeo ed Euridice; Malcolm Sargent conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

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