La Scena Musicale

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: August 12 (Tourangeau, Biber)

1940 - Huguette Tourangeau, Montreal, Canada; opera mezzo-soprano

Biography (Encyclopedia of Music in Canada)

Huguette Tourangeau (with Allan Monk) sings "Batti batti, o bel Masetto" from Mozart's Don Giovanni (The Met., 1978)

Huguette Tourangeau and Joan Sutherland sing "Viens, Mallika" (Flower Duet) from Delibes' Lakmé

1644 - Heinrich von Biber, Wartenberg, Bohemia; composer and violinist


Agnus Dei from Mass in B flat major (Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh)

Sonata "La Battaglia" in D major (Il Giardino Armonico, director Giovanni Antonini)

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