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Thursday, 11 December 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: December 11 (Berlioz, E. Carter)

1803 - Hector Berlioz, La-Côte-Saint-André, France; composer

Wikipedia
Hector Berlioz website

"Un bal" (2nd mvt.) from Symphonie Fantastique (Orchestre de Paris, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1970)


"Gloire à Didon" from Les Troyens (N.Y. Metropolitan Opera, 1983)



1908 - Elliott Carter, New York, U.S.A.; composer

Wikipedia
Elliott Carter at 99 (Los Angeles Times, August 2008)

Interview with Elliott Carter (2008)


Quintet for Piano and Strings (Part 1) (Arditti Quartet with Ursula Oppens, piano; Amsterdam, 1999)

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