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Sunday, 18 May 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: May 18 (Pinza, Christoff, Curzon)

1892 - Ezio Pinza, Rome, Italy; opera bass

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Ezio Pinza sings "Le rovine sono queste" from Meyerbeer's Robert le diable (1927 recording)



1914 - Boris Christoff, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; opera bass

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Boris Christoff recording Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov



1907 - Clifford Curzon, London, England; pianist

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Clifford Curzon plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No.. 23, K. 488, 2nd movement

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