Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Today's Birthdays

Jan Blockx (1851-1912)
Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954)
Julia Smith (1905-1989)
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
Alfred Reed (1921-2005)
Etta James (1938-2012)
Russell Peck (1945-2009)


Robert Burns (1759-1796)
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

and from the Composers Datebook:

On this day in 1909, Richard Strauss's opera "Elektra" was given its premiere in Dresden at the Hofoper, conducted by Ernst von Schuch, with soprano Annie Krull in the title role.

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