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.
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)
Bruno Walter (1876-1962) Conductor, protege of Gustav Mahler. Gave the first performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
Pablo Casals (1876-1973) Cellist, conductor, humanitarian
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
Cimitero di San Michele, Venice