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Monday, 26 May 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: May 26 (Stratas, Bolcom)

1938 - Teresa Stratas, Toronto, Canada; opera soprano

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Teresa Stratas and Placido Domingo: "Libiam ne' lieti calici" from Verdi's La Traviata (1983 film, directed by Franco Zeffirelli)


Teresa Stratas sings "Alabama Song" from Kurt Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Metropolitan Opera production, 1978)



1938 - William Bolcom, Seattle, Washington; composer and pianist

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"Serpent's Kiss Rag" from The Garden of Eden by William Bolcom (Georgi Slavchev, pianist; Moscow 2007)

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