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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

Carl
ORFF

Born 10 July 1895
Died 29 March 1982
Age 86

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We are in the zodiac sign of 
Cancer

June 21 - July 22

Composers born under this star sign:

Janacek
Mahler
Orff 


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Summertime
George & Ira Gershwin
26 Sept 1898 - 11 July 1937
Porgy & Bess 
Paula Ingram as Clara (sung by Harolyn Blackwell)
Simon Rattle (conductor)


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Faure

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Smetana
Smyth, Ethel
Sousa
Stockhausen
Strauss, R
Strauss, J
Stravinsky
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Tchaikovsky
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JULY
Composer 
Anniversaries 


Births
2/07/1714 Gluck
3/07/1854 Janacek
7/07/1860 Mahler
8/07/1882 Percy Grainger
9/07/1879 Respighi
10/07/1895 Carl Orff
27/07/1867 Granados 
Deaths
1/07/1925 Satie
4/07/1623 William Byrd
6/07/1999 Rodrigo

11/07/1937 Gershwin
13/07/1951 Schoenberg
23/07/1757 Domenico Scarlatti
27/07/1924 Busoni
28/07/1741 Vivaldi
28/07/1750 Bach
29/07/1856 Schumann
31/07/1886 Liszt

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