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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: February 19 (Boccherini, Ponnelle)

1743 - Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, Italy; composer

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Fragment from Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major, "Fandango" (Baltic Guitar Quartet)





1932 - Jean-Pierrre Ponnelle, Paris, France; opera director

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Luciano Pavarotti, "Questa o quella" from Rigoletto (DVD), directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle



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