Thomas Schippers

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    La Bohème, Act I: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi (Mimi/Rodolfo)Thomas Schippers
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    La Bohème, Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi" (Mimi, Rodolfo)Thomas Schippers
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    Il Trovatore, Act 1: "Che piu t'arresti ... Tacea la notte placida ... Di tale amor"Thomas Schippers
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    Il Trovatore: Ah si, ben mio, coll'essere io tuo...Di quella piraThomas Schippers
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    Il Trovatore: Condotta ell'era in ceppiThomas Schippers

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        Thomas Schippers was one of the most talented of American conductors and was a particular champion of the music of Samuel Barber. He showed musical gifts early. He played at a public piano recital at the age of six and was a church organist when he was fourteen. He continued his piano studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (1944-1945). He also studied privately with Olga Samaroff (1946-1947). He went on to Yale University, where he had some lessons in composi... Read more

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