Today's Birthdays in Music: June 17 (Gounod, Stravinsky)
"Le veau d'or" from Gounod's Faust, sung by Bryn Terfel (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2004)
1882 - Igor Stravinsky, Oranienbaum, Russia; composer
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)