La Scena Musicale

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: April 22 (Ferrier, Menuhin)

1912 - Kathleen Ferrier, Higher Walton, England; contralto

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Kathleen Ferrier sings "Come to me, soothing sleep" from Handel's Ottone



1916 - Yehudi Menuhin, New York City, USA; violinist, conductor

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Yehudi Menuhin (La Scena Musicale, April 2000)

Yehudi Menuhin and Glenn Gould play Bach's Violin Sonata No. 4 in C minor (BWV 1017), Adagio

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