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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 25 (Bartók, Toscanini)

1881 - Béla Bartók, Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary; composer, pianist, ethnomusicologist

Wiki entry
A Composer at the Next Station (La Scena Musicale, Sept. 2004)

Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3 (Part 1). Andras Schiff at piano, City of Birmingham Orchestra, Simon Rattle, conductor (1997)

1867 - Arturo Toscanini, Parma, Italy; conductor

Wiki entry
Toscanini online

Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, 1st mvt. (Carnegie Hall, 1952)

Overture to Verdi's La Forza del Destino (Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1944)

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  • < BelArturo BarToscanini > :

    Same Birth day
    { though different years / places }
    { not sure about times of day just yet }

    Same voluntary / political exile status during WWII, lived out, in part, in the very same neighborhood : Riverdale, The Bronx, New York, USA, Il Maestro @ the Villa Pauline & Wave Hill estates over by the Hudson, BB c. 15 minutes on foot East of Maestro on Cambridge Street !

    Buthey never met, as my 'But' and 'they' just did !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 27 March 2009 at 21:09  

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