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Sunday, 2 March 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 2 (Smetana, Weill)

1824 - Bedřich Smetana, Litomyšl, Bohemia; composer, pianist, conductor

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"The Moldau" ("Vltava") from Smetana's Má Vlast (Rafael Kubelik, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, 1990)

1900 - Kurt Weill, Dessau, Germany; composer

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From the Los Angeles Opera production of Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

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