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Composers and musicians born today: June 20

Composers born today – June 20th.

Jacques Offenbach –  1819   He was born Jacob Offenbach, and he played the cello. :His last work, the Tales of Hoffman , begun the year he died, but not finished, was possibly his most famous.

Pianist Andre Watts was born in 1946 on a United States Army base in Nuremberg, part of the U.S. Occupied Zone of Germany in the years following World War II, he was the son of an American soldier who had married a Hungarian woman. His mother gave André his first piano lessons.Go to fullsize image

piano after andre watts played

haglundc flickr.com

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