Relax, enjoy a steaming cup of java and celebrate Sunday with a discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.  For example, did you know that on this day in 1908 conductor and director Herbert von Karajan was born?  

In honor of the maestro’s natal day, our friends at Opera Depot are offering their entire catalog of Karajania at 50% off regular price through midnight tonight PDT.

Oh, and…

Born on this day in 1784 composer Louis Spohr

Born on this day in 1869 composer Albert Roussel

Born on this day in 1925 bass Keith Engen

Happy 82nd birthday soprano Eugenia Ratti

Happy 67th birthday tenor Dano Raffanti

Happy 54th birthday soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci