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Monday, 10 March 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 10 (Da Ponte, Honegger)

1749 - Lorenzo Da Ponte, Ceneda (Vittorio Veneto), Italy; Mozart's librettist (Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan Tutte)

Wiki entry
Article, The Guardian (2006)

Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni (Ferruccio Furlanetto as Leporello, Metropolitan Opera production, 2000)





1892 - Arthur Honegger, Le Havre, France; composer

Wiki entry
Official site

Oratorio Le Roi David (performed in Paris, June 2007)


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