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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: April 8 (Jobin, Berry)

1906 - Raoul Jobin, Quebec City, Canada; opera tenor

Brief bio

Raoul Jobin sings "O Paradis" from Meyerbeer's L'Africaine (Wilfrid Pelletier conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, 1946)

1929 - Walter Berry, Vienna, Austria; bass-baritone

Short bio/pictures

Walter Berry sings "Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder!" from Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra, conductor Karl Richter)

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