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Monday, 3 March 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: March 3 (Wood, Quivar)

1869 - Henry Wood, Hitchin, England; conductor, founder of the Promenade Concerts (the "Proms")

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Last Night of the Proms 1998: Andrew Davis leads a rousing rendition of Hubert Parry's Jerusalem (BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, and BBC Symphony Chorus, backed up by the audience at the Royal Albert Hall, and at the Proms in the Park





1944
- Florence Quivar, Philadelphia, USA; opera mezzo-soprano

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Florence Quivar as Ulrica in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (The Met, 1990




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