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Thursday, 17 April 2008

Todays' Birthdays in Music: April 17 (Piatigorsky, Jerusalem)

1903 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk), Ukraine; cellist

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Piatigorsky plays Fauré's Elegie (Bell Telephone Hour, 1959-61)



1940 - Siegfried Jerusalem, Oberhausen, Germany; opera tenor

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Siegfried Jerusalem in concert singing "Winterstuerme" from Wagner's Die Walküre (1979)

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