La Scena Musicale

Friday, January 11, 2008

Today's Musician Birthday: January 11

Born on January 11:

1902 - Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer

Wiki entry: Maurice Durufle

Watch: Prelude sur A.L.A.I.N. op.7 performed by Aare-Paul Lattik

WKC: His most famous composition is his Requiem, op. 9, for soloists, choir, orchestra, and organ (1947), which follows in the style of Fauré's Requiem. It deserves to be in any choir's repertoire. Here is the opening performed by the Kansas City Symphony Chorus conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.

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