La Scena Musicale

Friday, July 4, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: July 4 (Daquin, Foster)

1694 - Louis-Claude Daquin, Paris, France; composer, organist, harpsichordist

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Alejandro Reyes-Valdés plays "Le Coucou" (Festival Artistico Coahuila, Mexico, 2007)

Sergei Rachmaninoff plays "Le Coucou" (1920 recording)

1826 - Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville, U.S.A.; songwriter

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John McCormack sings "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (Edwin Schneider, piano)

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