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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: July 3 (Janáček, Fassbaender)

1854 - Leoš Janáček, Hukvaldy, Moravia (Czech Republic); composer

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From the House of the Dead - final scene (Aix en Province Festival 2007, Pierre Boulez conducting)



1939 - Brigitte Faessbender, Berlin, Germany; opera mezzo-soprano

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Brigitte Fassbaender as Prince Orlofsky in Strauss's Die Fledermaus (Bavarian State Opera, led by Carlos Kleiber, whose birthday is also July 3)

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