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Saturday, 31 May 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: May 31 (Verrett, Farrenc)

1931 - Shirley Verrett, New Orleans, U.S.A.; opera and recital soprano

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Shirley Verrett sings "Pace, pace mio Dio" from Verdi's La Forza del Destino (Orchestre Philarmonique des Pays de la Loire, Marc Soustroc conductor, 1989)

1804 - Louise Farrenc, Paris, France; composer

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Louise Farrenc - Piano Quintet (Charity concert in Berneck, Switzerland)

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