La Scena Musicale

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: August 21 (L. Boulanger, Janet Baker)

1893 - Lili Boulanger, Paris, France; composer

Women of Note

Lili Boulanger's Psalm 24 for chorus, organ and orchestra (Monteverdi Choir and London Symphony Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner conductor)

1933 - Janet Baker, Hatfield, England; opera and concert mezzo-soprano

Biography and pictures

Janet Baker sings:

"Che farò senza Euridice?" from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice (studio performance, 1982)

Schubert's "Who is Sylvia?", accompanied by Murray Perahia (at Covent Garden)

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