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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: February 27 (Anderson, Freni)

1897 - Marian Anderson, Philadelphia, USA; contralto

Wiki entry

Marian Anderson's famous performance, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, Easter Sunday, 1939

Marian Anderson sings "Deep River"

1935 - Mirella Freni, Modena, Italy; opera soprano

Wiki entry

Mirella Freni sings "Si mi chiamano Mimi" from Puccini's La Bohème (with Pavarotti, San Francisco Opera, 1990)

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