La Scena Musicale

Monday, 12 May 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: May 12 (Massenet, Fauré)

1842 - Jules Massenet, Montaud, France; composer

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Maxim Vengerov plays "Meditation" from Thais (Itamar Golan, piano)


Maria Callas sings "Pleurez, mes yeux" from Le Cid (Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, conducted by Georges Prêtre, 1961)



1845 - Gabriel Fauré, Pamiers, France; composer

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Biography + pictures

"In Paradisum" from Fauré's Requiem (Oslo Vokalensemble. Oslo June 2007, Reza Aghamir conducting)

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