A Triple Tribute #2046
. . . to Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music, to composer Benjamin Britten, and to the memory of Stephen Cleobury.
Filler – LATRY: Sortie #7 (see above)
Filler – BRITTEN: Prelude and Fugue (see above)
November 22 turns out to have much musical significance. First, it is the Feast of Saint Cecilia, patron of music and musicians. It also was the birthday of composer Benjamin Britten (b. 1913),and the day on which conductor and organist Stephen Cleobury died last year (d. 2019). And, though not a complete list, it’s also the birthday of composers Jacob Obrecht (1458), Frantisek Benda (1709), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Conradin Kreutzer (1780), Cecil Sharp (1859), Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Joaquin Rodrigo (b. 1901), Bernard Naylor (1907). Fikret Amirov (1922), Dika Newlin (1923), Gunther Schuller (1925), Hans Zender (1936), conductor Kent Nagano (1951), cellist Emmanuel Feuermann (1902), pianist Stephen Hough (1961) and soprano Sumi Jo (1962). It must have been something in the water!
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