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Monday, 2 June 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: June 2 (Elgar, Shicoff)

1857 - Edward Elgar, Broadheath, England; composer

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Jacqueline du Pré performs Elgar's Cello Concerto, 1st mvt. (Daniel Barenboim conductor)

Yo-Yo Ma performs Elgar's Cello Concerto, 4th mvt. (Daniel Barenboim conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1997)

1949 - Neil Shicoff, Brooklyn, U.S.A.; opera tenor

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Neil Shicoff sings, "Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach" (Kleinzach aria) from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

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