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Friday, September 5, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: September 5 (Beach, Cage, Hamelin)

1867 - Amy Beach, Henniker, U.S.A.; composer and pianist


"Scottish Legend" (played by Philip Sear)

1912 - John Cage, Los Angeles, U.S.A.; composer


"Aria" by John Cage (Kristin Magret Brækken, soprano and Ståle Storløkken, piano, 2002)

1961 - Marc-André Hamelin, Montreal, Canada; pianist and composer

Biography (Encyclopedia of Music in Canada)
Beyond Virtuosity (La Scena Musicale, Dec. 2001)

Marc André Hamelin plays:

his own Étude No. 7 for Left Hand, Gershwin's "Do Do Do" and "Liza", and his own "Valse Irritation d'après Nokia"

"Negaceano" and "Vaidosa" by Radamés Gnattali

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