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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: September 25 (D. Shostakovitch, Gould)

1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, St. Petersburg, Russia; composer

More Cracks Opening ... (La Scena Musicale, Sept. 2006)

Excerpt from Act III of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2000 TV film; voices of Galina Vishnevskaya and Nicolai Gedda; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich conducting)

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10, 1st mvt. (Royal Scottish National Orchestra)

1932 - Glenn Gould, Toronto, Canada; pianist, composer, conductor

Biography (Encyclopedia of Music in Canada)
Master of Counterpoint (La Scena Musicale, Feb. 2000)

Glenn Gould plays Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier Book 2 - Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 888

"So You Want to Write a Fugue?" - composition by Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto # 5, "The Emperor", 1st mvt. (Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Karel Ančerl)

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