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Composers died

Paul Dukas

Composer from France
1865 in Paris, France - 1935 in Paris, France

Artists died

Yvonne Loriod

Pianist from France
1924 in Houilles, France - 2010 in Saint-Denis, France

Composers born

Erik Satie

Composer from France
1866 in Honfleur, France - 1925 in Paris, France

Artists born

Zinka Milanov

Soprano from Croatia
1906 in Zagreb, Croatia - 1989 in New York, NY, USA

Simone Kermes

Soprano from Germany
1970 in Leipzig, Germany -

Birgit Nilsson

Soprano from Sweden
1918 in Västra Karup, Sweden - 2005 in Kristianstad, Sweden

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Come paride vezzoso (L'elisir d'amore) - Juan Pons 1991

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Juan Pons - "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" (Rigoletto)

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Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 (Spring / Frühling) – Thomas Albertus Irnberger / Michael Korstick

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Ferdinand Hérold

Composer from France
1791 - 1833

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Composer from Brazil
1887 in Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1959 in Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gioachino Rossini

Composer from Italy
1792 in Pesaro, Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy - 1868 in Paris, France

Ture Rangström

Composer from Sweden
1884 in Stockholm, Sweden - 1947 in Stockholm, Sweden

Witold Rudziński

Composer from Poland
1913 in Sebezh, Pskov Oblast, Russia - 2004 in Warsaw, Poland

Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński

Composer from Poland
1869 in Poland - 1928 in Warsaw, Poland

Georg Hendrik Witte

Composer from Netherlands
1843 in Utrecht, Netherlands - 1929 in Essen, Germany

Toma Proshev

Composer from Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
1931 in North Macedonia - 1996 in Zagreb, Croatia

Discover Artists

Ray Still

Oboist from United States of America
1920 in Elwood, IN, United States - 2014 in Woodstock, VT, United States

Willem Mengelberg

Conductor from Netherlands
1871 in Utrecht, Netherlands - 1951 in Sent, Scuol, Switzerland

Eduard van Beinum

Conductor from Netherlands
1901 in Arnhem, Netherlands - 1959 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Antoni Wit

Conductor from Poland
1944 in Kraków, Poland -

Alison Balsom

Trumpeter from United Kingdom
1978 in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom -

Camilla Nylund

Soprano
1968 in Vaasa, Finland -

Katia Ricciarelli

Soprano from Italy
1946 in Rovigo, Province of Rovigo, Italy -

Alfredo Kraus

Tenor from Spain
1927 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - 1999 in Madrid, Spain