La Scena Musicale

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: August 13 (Battle, Grove)

1948 - Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth, U.S.A.; opera and concert soprano

Short Biography & pictures

Kathleen Battle sings:

with Pavarotti, "Prendi, per me sei libero" from Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore (Metropolitan Opera, 1990)

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (National Centre of Performing Arts, Beijing, June 2008)

1820 - George Grove, London, England; musicologist (Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians)

Grove's Dictionary

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