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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:53:16 -0400

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of Dawn Upshaw (1960) and Eleanor
Steber (1914-1990).

Also, Milhaud's "L'Enlevement d' Europe" premiered on this date in 1927.

Let us remember the following artists who joined Heaven's Choir on this

Lamberto Gardelli 1915-1998)
Herbert von Karajan 1908-1989)
Teresa Stich-Randall (1927-2007)

The quote for today is:  "The most difficult thing in music is still to
write a melody of several bars which can be self-sufficient. That is the
secret of music. While the technique should be as perfected as possible,
that is a lesser essential Anybody can acquire a brilliant technique
Melody alone permits a work to survive." 
Darius Milhaud.

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.

ARTISTS' EVENTS honors the following Hall of Fame peerless artists for
their profound contributions to the world of opera:

Tenor of all tenors Enrico Caruso (25 February 1873-2 August 1921)
Coloratura prima donna assoluta Erna Berger (19 October 1900-14 June
Soprano prima donna assoluta Rosa Ponselle (22 January 1897-25 May
Prima contralto assoluta Fedora Barbieri (4 June 1920-4 March 2003)
Baritone unequaled Leonard Warren (21 April 1911-4 March 1960)
Basso profundo of all bassos Ezio Pinza (18 May 1892-9 May 1957) 

 In memory of the following first rate artists for July 2017:

 Primo tenore Nicolai Gedda (11 Jul 1925-8 Jan 2017)
 Coloratura stupenda Eugenia Tadolini (9 Jul 1809-11 Jul 1872)
 Soprano prima donna Dorothy Kirsten (6 Jul 1910-18 Nov 1992)
 Contralto assoluta Ebe Stignani (11 Jul 1903-6 Oct 1974)
 Baritone unparalleled Mario Basiola (12 Jul 1892-3 Jan 1965)
 Basso profundo Marcel Journet (25 Jul 1867-5 Sep 1933)
 Distinguished virtuoso Van Cliburn (12 Jul 1934-27 Feb 2013)
 Preeminent conductor Gianandrea Gavazzeni (25 Jul 1909-5 Feb 1996)
 Premier composer Gustav Mahler (7 JUl 1860-18 May 1911)
 Featured premier Verdi's "I Masnadieri (22 Jul 1847)


 "Mas Canciones," Linda Ronstadt
 "Canciones de Mi Padre," Linda Ronstadt
 "Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas," Linda Ronstadt
 "Greatest Italian Songs," vol 1, Connie Francis
 "Greatest Italian Songs," vol 2, Connie Francis
 "Spanish and Latin American Favorites," Connie Francis
 Bing Crosby: "White Christmas," with sales of over 100 MILLION copies.
 Also, he was the best recording artist of the 20th century with over
 half a BILLION records in circulation.

 May ARTISTS' EVENTS put a smile on your face and a song in your heart
 each day.

 Pace e Gioia,

 Bob Dilley
  (He Who Dares Wins)   

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