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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Today's Birthdays in Music: January 31 (Schubert, Glass)

1797 - Franz Schubert, Vienna, Austria; composer


Schubert documentary, Part 1

Schubert documentary, Part 2

Piano Quintet in A ("The Trout"), 4th mvt.  (Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman, Jacqueline DuPré, Pinchas Zuckerman)

1937 - Philip Glass, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.; composer


La Jolla Symphony and Chorus perform the North American premiere of Glass's Cello Concerto (Wendy Sutter, cello; Steven Schick, conductor)

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  • This is a very nice feature of this web site! Unfortunately, my computer line is only 56K, so I can't play the little music modules. But it is nice to have a heads-up on composer birthdays!

    The very first record I ever bought was a ten-inch Schubert LP by Marek Weber's Orchestra. It was wonderful. It had music from Rosamunde, Unfinished Symphony, Marche Militaire, and other melodies. That was the only record I could afford as a kid. Wow! Less surely is more. Now I have a vast collection of LPs that I rarely play. And I have a few CDs. I'm going to keep it that way on the CDs because more will become less.

    The trouble with too much stuff is that you can't find the stuff you want to hear.

    Love this web site!

    Dan Diamond
    ring-a-ding ding :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 31, 2009 3:48 AM  

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