La Scena Musicale

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: October 12 (Vaughan Williams, Pavarotti)

1872 - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Down Ampney, England; composer

Ralph Vaughan Williams Society webpage

VaughanWilliams Symphony No. 6.  Colin Davis conducts the Juillard Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra (BBC Promenade Concert, 2005)

"The Lark Ascending" (Jean Pougnet, violin; London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult; 1950 recording)

1935 - Luciano Pavarotti, Modena, Italy; opera and concert tenor


Luciano Pavarotti sings:

"Ah mes amis" from Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment (live Metropolitan Opera performance, 1972/73 season)

"Marechiare" by Tosti (with James Levine at the piano; recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House, 1988)

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: October 11 (De Lucia, Bridgetower)

1860 - Fernando De Lucia, Naples, Italy; opera tenor


Fernando De Lucia sings "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore

1780 - George Bridgetower, Biala, Poland; violinist

Biography and more

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Today's Musician Birthday: January 21

Born on January 21:

1941 - Plácido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor

Wiki entry
Official website

Nessun Dorma - Plácido Domingo - Turandot - Puccini:

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