Monday, January 14, 2013

Nice Photos: They Deserve Their Rest, pt. 2

The previous post on this topic is the most viewed item on this blog.
Who knew?
Acknowledging my forebears and the Irish Sports Page, I continue with more grave sites of departed musicians.

Marian Anderson (1897-1993) Great American contralto. Broke every racial barrier in classical music. She was the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan opera (1955)

Eden Cemetery, Collingdale, PA

Bruno Walter (1876-1962) Conductor, protege of Gustav Mahler. Gave the first performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

S. Abbondio Church Cemetery, Montagnola Ticino, Switzerland

Pablo Casals (1876-1973) Cellist, conductor, humanitarian

Cemeteri De El Vendrell, Tarraguna, Cataluna, Spain

Emma Eames (1863-1952) soprano-a beauty noted for her voice and temperament. Retired young. "I would rather be a beautiful memory than a curiosity."

 Robert Merill (1917-2004) baritone, beloved by Toscanini and the New York Yankees 

Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) The most acclaimed pianist of the 20th century

 Cimiterio Monumentale, Milan. In the Toscanini family tomb. Horowitz was Toscanini's son-in-law

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Re-invented music for the 20th century

Cimitero di San Michele, Venice

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