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Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 26 (Boulez, Backhaus)

1925 - Pierre Boulez, Montbrison, France; composer, conductor

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Boulez in Conversation (La Scena Musicale, Nov. 2002)

Pierre Boulet conducts his Le soleil des eaux (Elizabeth Atherton, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Barbican Hall, London, 2005)



1884 - Wilhelm Backhaus, Leipzig, Germany; pianist

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Wilhelm Backhaus Plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 - 2nd movement (Vienna Philharmonic, Knappertsbusch conducting, 1962)

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