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Friday, 21 March 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 21 (Bach, Mussorgsky)

1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach, Germany; composer and organist

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Glenn Gould plays J.S.Bach Piano Concerto No.7 in G minor BWV1058


Extract from The St. John Passion (1971 - Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra, conductor Karl Richter; soloists Kieth Engen, Siegmund Nimsgern, Peter Schreier)




1839 - Modest Mussorgsky, Karevo, Russia; composer

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Evgenij Kissin plays "The Great Gate at Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition


Ukrainian bass Mark Reizen makes his 1st act entrance as Dosifey, leader of the Old Believers, in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina (1950s Mosfilm production)

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