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Thursday, 8 May 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: May 8 (Gottschalk, Cossutta)

1829 - Louis Gottschalk, New Orleans, U.S.A.; pianist and composer

Biography

Organist Jelani Eddington and pianist David Harris play Louis Moreau Gottschalk's "Grand Tarantelle" (Grace Baptist Church, Sarasota, Florida)



1932 - Carlo Cossutta, Trieste, Italy; opera tenor

Biography

Carlo Cossutta sings "Di Quella Pira" from Verdi's Il Trovatore

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