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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 1 Aug 2017 06:18:21 -0400

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!


Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Theo Adam (1926)
Nico Castel (1931-2015)
Lili Chookasian (1921-2012)
William Steinberg (1899-1978)

Let us remember Fernando Previtali (19071985) and Sviatoslav Richter
(1914-1997) who joined Heaven's Choir on this date.

The quote for today is:  "I am not a complete idiot, but whether from
weakness or laziness have no talent for thinking. I know only how to
reflect: I am a mirror . . . Logic does not exist for me. I float on the
waves of art and life and never really know how to distinguish what
belongs to the one or the other or what is common to both. Life unfolds
for me like a theatre presenting a sequence of somewhat unreal
sentiments; while the things of art are real to me and go straight to my
heart. "      Sviatoslav Richter.

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 August 2017:

 Primo tenore Richard Tucker (28 Aug 1913-8 Jan 1975)
 Coloratura stupenda Gail Robinson (7 Aug 1946-19 Oct 2008)
 Soprano prima donna Christine Nillson (20 Aug 1843-20 Nov 1921)
 Contralto assoluta Maria Olszewska (12 Aug 1892-17 May 1969)
 Baritone unparalleled Heinrich Schlusnus (6 Aug 1888-18 Jun 1952)
 Basso profundo Kim Borg (7 Aug 1919-28 Apr 2000)
 Distinguished virtuoso Aldo Ciccolini (15 Aug 1925-1 Feb 2015)
 Preeminent conductor Wolfgang Sawalisch (26 Aug 1923-22 Feb 2013)
 Premier composer Umberto Giordano (28 Aug 1867-12 Nov 1948)
 Featured premier Verdi's "Alzira" 12 Aug 1845)


 "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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