1752 Birth of Prince Andre RASUMOVSKY, Russian Ambassador to Vienna and musician. Beethoven dedicated his Op 59 quartets and 5th and 6th symphonies to him. d-1836. Search Amazon.com for Andre RASUMOVSKY [Editor's note: Julian Calendar date. Great Britain (and colonies) appear to be the last western European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar, on 2 Sep 1752, which actually dawned as 14 Sep 1752, which would make the Count’s birthdate 2 November on the Gregorian Calendar. Though different countries adopted the Gregorian Calendar at different times, most Catholic countries adopted it in 1582, when promulgated by Pope Gregory XIII. Russia, however, didn’t adopt the Gregorian Calendar until 1918, it’s precise to note his birthdate as 22 Oct 1752.]
1764 Death of French baroque composer and violinist Jean-Marie Leclair in Paris. He was murdered as he entered his apartment allegedly by his nephew, also a violinist, who was never tried for the crime. Apparently jealous over the successful career of his uncle. b-Lyons, 10 MAY 1697. Search Amazon.com for Jean-Marie Leclair
1962 FP of Otto Luening's Trio for piano, cello and flute, at the inaugural concert of the Group for Contemporary Music at the McMillin Theater of Columbia University in NYC. CD-Luening: Trio; Sonata for piano
1983 Celebrating its 100th anniversary, New York’s Metropolitan Opera featured a daylong concert with some of the world’s greatest opera stars. On stage at the Met were Joan Sutherland, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti and other "NOTE-ables".
1984 Death of American composer Harold Laurence Walters, at 66 in Los Angeles, CA. b-Gurden, AR, 29 SEP 1918.
1990 FP of Michael Colgrass' Snow Walker for organ and orchestra, with the competition winner, Jonathan Biggers, as soloist, on a CBC radio broadcast during the Calgary Organ Festival Competition. CD-American Works for Organ and Orchestra