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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: October 29 (Vickers)

1926 - Jon Vickers, Prince Albert, Canada; opera and concert tenor

Biography (Encyclopedia of Music in Canada)

Jon Vickers sings:

 "In des Lebens" from Beethoven's Fidelio

"Comfort Ye, My People" from Handel's Messiah (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham, 1959)

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