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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: June 17 (Gounod, Stravinsky)

1818 - Charles Gounod, Paris, France; composer

Wiki entry

"Le veau d'or" from Gounod's Faust, sung by Bryn Terfel (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2004)

1882 - Igor Stravinsky, Oranienbaum, Russia; composer

Wiki entry
Musical Times commentary

Petrushka, Scene I (Bolshoi Ballet)

Gil Shaham plays Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, 4th mvt.

Dawn Upshaw, as Anne Truelove, sings "No Word From Tom" from The Rake's Progress

Stravinsky conducts the Lullaby and Final Hymn from the Firebird Ballet Suite (New Philharmonia Orchestra, London, 1965)

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