Robert Greenberg

Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author

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Samuel Ramey (born 1942) conducting a masterclass at Wichita State in 2015

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June 21st, 2022

Yesterday’s Music History Monday post marked the birth, on June 20, 1843, of the Russian operatic basso Fyodor Ignatyevich Stravinsky.  Considered in his lifetime to be among the greatest bass singers of his time, Fyodor Stravinsky’s memory has been almost entirely eclipsed by that of his son, the composer Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Fyodor Stravinsky died in 1902 at the age of 59.  Sadly, he never recorded.  But yesterday’s post on Fyodor Stravinsky got me to…

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