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“I am grateful that my horizons were not narrowed at the outset”

Happy 74th birthday soprano Jessye Norman. Read more »

“Market value is irrelevant to intrinsic value”

Born on this day in 1874 composer Arnold Schoenberg. Read more »

And Carthage flames tomorrow

Born on this day in 1938 mezzo-soprano Tatiana Troyanos. Read more »

Learning scales will never seem so sweet again

Born on this day in 1899 West End, Broadway and film crooner Georges Metaxa.

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Paris original

Born on this day in 1890 fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

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“We are asleep until we fall in love!”

Born on this day in 1828 writer Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy.

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Folle amore! Folle ebbrezza!

Happy 54th birthday soprano Angela Gheorghiu.

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Shout it out loud

Born on this day in 1937 big-voiced comic actress Joanne Worley.

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