La Scena Musicale

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: May 17 (Brain, Nilsson, Satie)

1921 - Dennis Brain, London, England; horn player

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Dennis Brain and Denis Matthews (piano) perform Beethoven's Horn Sonata

1918 - Birgit Nilsson, Västra Karup, Sweden; opera soprano

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Biography & pictures

Birgit Nilsson performs "Liebestod" from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

1866 - Erik Satie, Honfleur, France; composer and pianist

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Gymnopédie No. 2, played by Jean Yves Thibaudet (Delft, 1995)

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