TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY

Announcement

Today in Music History: August 9

* 1874 -- French composer Reynaldo Hahn is born in Caracas, Venezuela.
* 1919 -- Death of Ruggiero Leoncavallo in Montecatini, Italy, at age 62.
* 1956 -- Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson makes her American debut at the Hollywood Bowl.
* 1975 -- Composer Dmitri Shostakovich dies in Moscow at age 68.