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Friday, 22 August 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: August 22 (Debussy, Stockhausen)

1862 - Claude Debussy, St-Germain-en-Laye, France; composer

Wikipedia

"L'Isle joyeuse" played by Desislava Bobrina (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2006)


Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (Maria Bessmeltseva & Paris Paraschoudis, violins; Jesse Griggs, viola; Heather Scott, cello)



1928 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mödrath, Germany; composer

Wikipedia
Obituary (The Times, UK, Dec. 8, 2007)

Klavierstück XI, played by Aloys Kontarsky


Gruppen, for three orchestras (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: Simon Rattle, John Carewe, Daniel Harding, conductors; 1998 performance)

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