La Scena Musicale

Friday, October 10, 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: October 10 (Verdi)

1813 - Giuseppe Verdi, Le Roncole, Italy; composer (according to some sources, birthdate may be October 9)

Official website

Overture to Ernani (Metropolitan Opera, James Levine conducting)

Anna Skibinsky sings "Caro Nome" from Rigoletto (Teatro Verdi, 2007)

Tito Gobbi sings "Di Provenza il mar il suol" from La Traviata (1955)

Finale from Falstaff (studio performance, 1979. Gabriel Bacquier as Falstaff; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera Chorus, conducted by Georg Solti)

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