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New List Appeared: 1001 Songs You Must Listen To Before You Die

List Item:  Listen to the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

Yes, I am adding another of these books to my general consuming of all things list. 850 more words

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I was exposed to classical music at a very early age, & became an aficionado right away.

My earliest awareness came from some 78 rpm records in my mother’s collection. 3,409 more words


Antonio Paoli (1871-1946)

Today marks the anniversary of the death of opera singer Antonio Paoli (born April 14, 1871 in Ponce, Puerto Rico–August 24, 1946 in San Juan, Puerto Rico)—the Puerto Rican tenor, known as “The King of Tenors.” He is considered to be the first Puerto Rican to reach international fame in the musical arts. 473 more words


August 2 ~ Today in Music History

• 1891 ~ Sir Arthur Bliss, British composer
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• 1900 ~ Helen Morgan (Riggins), Pop Singer

• 1905 ~ Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer… 572 more words


July 11 ~ Today in Music History

• 1768 ~ Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, Composer, died at the age of 66

• 1781 ~ Adolph Carl Kunzen, Composer, died at the age of 60… 535 more words



BARITONE ROBERT Merrill must have been a hoot as well as a Metropolitan Opera stalwart from 1945 to 1976. Well, there was the time in 1951 when the Met’s high-toned impresario Sir Rudolf Bing got ticked off when Merrill played Bill Merridew in the musical comedy flick, … 613 more words

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