JANUARY 9th One Hundred years ago:
1909 Birth of American soprano Herva NELLI in Florence, Italy. d-31 MAY 1994. Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1937
1909 Birth of German bass-baritone Hans HOTTER in Offenbach am Main. d-8 DEC 2003. See obituary in The Guardian Unlimited. Hotter enjoyed an operatic career spanning more than 50 years. Links, died at age 94.
BOOK-Hans Hotter: Man and Artist
1909 FP of Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit Ricardo Vines plays in Paris.
CD-The Complete Piano Music of Maurice Ravel