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Classical Notes: March 23, 2011 Archive

Elizabeth Taylor and Classical Music

Posted at 10:49 AM on March 23, 2011 by Rex Levang

Here's sad news that will be on the minds of many today: Elizabeth Taylor has died, at age 79.

She's not someone immediately associated with classical music. Still, if you wanted to remember her, classical music, and the glamor that was Hollywood, you could do so with a couple moments from her film "Rhapsody" (1954). In the first clip, Vittorio Gassman plays some Sarasate, and in the second, John Ericson is the soloist in the Rachmaninoff Second.