La Scena Musicale

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: November 18 (Weber, Paderewski)

1786 - Carl Maria von Weber, Eutin, Germany; composer, conductor, pianist

Wikipedia (d.o.b. probably incorrect)
Biography (Grove Dictionary)

Overture to Abu Hassan (London Symphony Orchestra)


Clarinet Concerto No. 1, 3rd mvt. (Calogero Palermo, clarinet)



1860 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Kuryłówka, Ukraine; pianist, composer, statesman

Wikipedia
Biography and pictures

Paderewski plays his Menuet in G (1937 recording)

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