August 20: Names and Notes in Music

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August 20: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:45 pm

AUGUST 20

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1930: Mario Bernardi, conductor
  • Born 1888: Eric Blom, musicologist/critic/author, died 04-11-1959
  • Born 1941: Anne Evans, soprano
  • Died 2000: Nancy Evans, mezzo-soprano, born 03-19-1915
  • Born 1907: Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, died 08-21-1995
  • Died 1963: Mabel Garrison, soprano, born 04-24-1886
  • Died 1990: Maurice Gendron, cellist, born 12-26-1920
  • Died 1920: Etelka Gerster, soprano, born 06-25-1855
  • Died 1935: Otakar Ostrcil, composer, born 02-25-1879
  • Died 1611: Thomas Luis Victoria, composer, born 1548
  • Died 1927: Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, pianist, born 07-16-1863
Musical Quote for Today

"Don't forget: Before you drink the love potion, you're a baritone. After that, you're a tenor."
—Gustav Mahler, conductor/composer
to the tenor singing Wagner's Tristan
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When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

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Post by oisfetz » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:00 am

Maurice Gendron was an extraordinary cellist, IMO very unjustified forgotten. He was at the same high level as Fournier, Marechal or Starker. I have many or his recordings and they are splendid.

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