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Una voce poco fa - Barber Contest - Rossini - Frederica von Stade

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Una voce poco fa - Barber Contest - Rossini - Frederica von Stade

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1854 - Leos Janácek's birth, a Czech romantic composer.

1930 - Carlos Kleiber's birth, an Austrian conductor.

2006 - Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson's death, an American mezzo-soprano.

10 centuries in classical music

10 centuries in classical music

2014 40th anniversary of the death of Darius Milhaud (June 22) •  90th anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini (November 29) •  110th anniversary of the death of Antonín Dvorák (May 1) •  150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss (June 11) •  170th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (March 18) •  250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau (September 12) •  300th anniversaries of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (March 8) and Christoph Willibald von Gluck (July 2)

''Take Brahms: the product of the misty landscapes of north Germany, his works are full of groping, dreaminess and introspection. Mist gives a sense of infinity; it may be only two feet deep but equally it may cover the world, there is no knowing.''

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Leopold Stokowski Collection

Leopold Stokowski  Collection (preview by Thumbshots.com)

University of Pennsylvania Special Collections entry with facsimiles of a marked score, a letter from Ralph Vaughn Williams, and pages from his new musician auditions.

Leech, Peter

Leech, Peter (preview by Thumbshots.com)

Describes the choral conductor, harpsichordist and musicologist: his concerts, artistic career and research.

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