1866 Death of Russian cellist Prince Nicolas Galitzin, murdered by his
freed serfs. He founded the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society. Friend of
Beethoven who dedicated Quartets to him. Op 127, 130 & 132. b-1794.
1893 Birth of Belgian composer Jean ABSIL in Bon-Secours. d-Uccle, Brussels, 2 FEB 1974. Was composer of 4 symphonies, a Divertimento for 4 saxophones and chamber orchestra, 2 piano concertos and ballets. Search Amazon.com for Jean ABSIL
2003 FP of John Corigliano's Mr. Tamborine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, for orchestra and amplified soloist. Soprano Hila Pittman with Robert Spano conducting The Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, MN.