La Scena Musicale

Friday, 26 September 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: September 26 (G. Gershwin, Wunderlich)

1898 - George Gershwin, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.; composer

Concise Biography

George Gershwin plays "I Got Rhythm" at the opening of the Manhattan Theatre in New York in August 1931

"They Can't Take That Away From Me" (Fred Astaire sings to Ginger Rogers, original performance, 1937)

1930 - Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel, Germany; opera and concert tenor

Biography and photographs

Fritz Wunderlich sings:

"Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

"Morgen" by Richard Strauss (with the Bavarian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jan Koetsier, 1962)

"Mattinata" by Ruggero Leonvacallo

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