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Friday, 9 January 2009

Today's Birthdays in Music: January 9 (Bing, W. Meier)

1902 - Rudolf Bing, Vienna, Austria; opera impresario

Wikipedia
Obituary (New York Times, Sept. 1997)

Rudolf Bing's Farewell (Metropolitan Opera, 1972)



1956 - Waltraud Meier, Würzburg, Germany; opera mezzo-soprano

Wikipedia
Official website

Waltraud Meier sings Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (filmed at Bayerische Staatsoper München, 1999; Zubin Mehta conducting)

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