La Scena Musicale

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Today's Birthday's in Music: May 15 (Monteverdi, Balfe)

1567 - Claudio Monteverdi, Cremona, Italy; composer (baptized May 15)

Wiki entry

Excerpt from La Favola d'Orfeo (Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya; director Jordi Savall)

1808 - Michael Balfe, Dublin, Ireland; composer (The Bohemian Girl)

Biography & pictures

Jessye Norman sings "I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls" from The Bohemian Girl

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