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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 12 (Arne, Knappertsbusch)

1710 - Thomas Arne, London, England; composer ("Rule, Britannia!")

Bio/illustrations

Thomas Arne's Rule Britannia (BBC Promenade concerts 1993: Della Jones, John Tomlinson, BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Barry Wordsworth)




1888 - Hans Knappertsbusch, Elberfeld (Wuppertal), Germany; conductor

Wiki entry

Knappertsbusch conducts the finale of Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Berlin Philharmonic, 1942 or 1943)

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