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#16 fsharpminor

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 09:31

And today Martha Argerich turns 80!    :happyBirthday:

Indeed, you beat me to that post by 10 minutes !!   Great pianist !.


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Posted 05 June 2021 - 09:33

Well clearly great minds think alike  :)  maybe down south we're just ten minutes ahead...   My favourite pianist ever!


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Posted 07 June 2021 - 11:10

Roberto Alagna is 58 today 


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 20:56

Pianist Emanuel Ax is 72 today..     Robert Schumann would have been 211 !


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 08:16

Not my favourite pianist , but  Lang Lang was 39 yesterday.


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Posted 19 June 2021 - 09:19

Sir Paul McCartney was 79 yesterday


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Posted 19 June 2021 - 19:58

Sir Paul McCartney was 79 yesterday

 

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 08:14

One of my favourite conductors, particularly of Dvorak and Shostakovich, Libor Pesek , is 88 today.  We enjoyed him during his time with the RLPO .


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Posted 01 July 2021 - 09:51

Scottish born conductor James Loughran  was 90 yesterday.


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Posted 07 July 2021 - 08:07

Vladimir Ashkenazy  was 84 yesterday.  I have had the privilege of some lessons with his son, also Vladimir but known as Vovka, a piano professor in Italy

 

Today conductor Vassily Petrenko is 45.


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Posted 09 July 2021 - 08:01

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor was 29 yesterday


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Posted 16 July 2021 - 07:31

Yesterday composer Sir Harrison Birstwistle was 87.

Today violinist PInchas Zuckerman is 73

Composer Professor Sir James MacMillan is 62


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Posted 23 July 2021 - 19:59

David Essex is 74 today


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Posted 23 July 2021 - 22:03

David Essex is 74 today

 

OMG OMG OMG how can that be???

 

I'll never forget going to see Godspell a couple of weeks after it opened at Wyndham's Theatre - mid-February 1972.    From the moment Jeremy Irons stood next to my seat near the back of the stalls, playing the shofar and singing 'Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord' I was completely entranced by the whole thing (and subsequently saw it many times).

 

My claim to fame was standing on David Essex's foot during the interval (when the audience were invited up on stage to drink and mingle with the cast)  :lol: .

 

SOMEWHERE I have my programme from that night, autographed by David Essex and Jeremy Irons, plus other cast members (including Julie Covington).

 

Happy, happy, happy days.

 

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 19:27

Conductor Ricardo Muti  was 80 yesterday


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