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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Todays Birthdays in Music: June 8 (Schumann, Ax)

1810 - Robert Schumann, Zwickau, Germany; composer and music critic

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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44, 1st mvt., played by Sviatoslav Richter and the Borodin Quartet

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, accompanied by Gerald Moore, sings "Der Nussbaum"

Horowitz plays "Träumerei" (Moscow, 1986)

1949 - Emanuel Ax, Lvov, Ukraine; pianist

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Emanuel Ax plays an excerpt from Chopin's Sonata No. 2, Op. 25 ("Marche funèbre")

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