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‘Mid pleasures and palaces

sudermannOn this day in 1893 Hermann Sudermann‘s Heimat premiered in Berlin.

Born on this day in 1899 composer Francis Poulenc.

Born on this day in 1900 soprano Mary Lewis.

Born on this day in 1901 baritone John Brownlee.

Born on this day in 1912 conductor Günter Wand.

Born on this day in 1917 composer Ulysses Kay.

Born on this day in 1921 poet and librettist Chester Kallman.

Happy 94th birthday soprano Colette Lorand.

On this day in 1955 contralto Marian Anderson made her Metropolitan Opera debut.