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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:53:50 +0100

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Roy Harris (1898-1979)
Gilda Cruz-Romo (1940)
Todd Duncan (1903-1998)
Johann Dussek (1760-1812)
Licinio Refice (1883-1954)

Also, Remaeu's ballet "Les Paladins premiered on this date in 1760).

Let us remember the following artists who passed away on this date:

Stella Roman (1904-1992)
Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896)
Emil Waldteufel (1837-1915)

The quote for today is: "Emphasis on the common emotive or 
affective origins of music and words in the first cries of 
humankind undermines words."  Jean-Philippe Rameau.

As always, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our birthday artists for today 
and all forum members who share their birthday with them.

ARTISTS' EVENTS salutes these artists for their enduring 
contributions to the world of classical music.

In memory of the following first rate artists:

Tenor of all tenors Enrico Caruso (25 February 1873-2 August 1921)
Primo tenore Jussi Bjoerling (5 February 1911-9 September 1960)
Coloratura stupenda Beverly Sills (25 May 1929-2 July 2007)
Soprano prima donna Elisabeth Rethberg (22 September 1894-6 June 1976)
Contralto assoluta Gladys Swarthout (25 December 1900-7 July 1969)
Baritone unparalleled Robert Merrill (4 June 1917-23 October 2004)
Basso profundo Fernando Corena (22 December 1916-26 November 1984)
Distinguished virtuoso Mischa Elman (20 January 1891-5 April 1967)
Preeminent conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler (25 January 1886-30 November 1954)

Pace e Gioia,

Bob Dilley

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