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Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
1633 Death of French composer
in Rouen. b-Saint Omar, 1563.
1697 FP of
's first opera
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1725 Funeral service of Italian composer
in Naples. b-1660.
173 7 FP of Rameau's opera
Castor et Pollux
at Academie de Musique in Paris.
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1789 Birth of Spanish opera composer and conductor
in Tarrega. d-Madrid, 1855.
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1799 Death of Austrian violinist and composer
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
at age 59, at Castle Rothlottia, near Neuhaus, Bohemia. b-Vienna, 2 NOV 1739.
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1811 Birth of German composer, conductor and pianist
in Frankfurt am Main. In 1827 he saw Beethoven on his death bed. d-Cologne, 10 MAY 1885.
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1818 At the age of nine years,
plays his first public concert, in Berlin.
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1848 Birth of music critic and Boston Symphony program annotator W. F. APTHORP.
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1864 Birth of English musicologist and author of books on Bach, Charles Sanford TERRY.
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1882 Birth of Hungarian Operetta composer
in Slokok. d-Paris, 30 OCT 1953.
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1885 FP of
Johann Strauss, Jr
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1890 Birth of American composer
Kathleen Lockhart MANNING
. d-20 MAR 1954.
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1892 Death of German composer
in Halle. b-Halle, 28 JUN 1815.
1892 Birth of French violinist
in Paris. d-Suresnes, Paris 13 OCT 1981. Uncle of
1897 Birth of American composer
. d-10 JAN 1982.
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1910 FP of Victor Herbert's
in Syracuse, NY.
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1913 Birth of Italian baritone
in Bassano del Grappa. d-Rome, 5 MAR 1984.
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1914 Birth of Latvian conductor
(Jansons) in Leipaja. d-Manchester, England 21 NOV 1984. Father of conductor
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1918 Death of French composer
. b-Paris, 3 JUN 1832.
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1919 FP by the
Los Angeles Philharmonic
. Walter Rothwell conducting.
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1921 Birth of Yugoslavian soprano
in Travnik, Bosnia.
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1925 Birth of Italian composer
in Oneglia. d-Rome, 27 MAY 2003.
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1929 Birth of American composer
in Charleston, West VA.
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1930 FP of Albert Roussel's Third Symphony in Boston. Koussevitsky conducting BSO.
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1931 Birth of Russian composer
in Tchistpol, Tatarstan, East European Russia, on the Kuybyshev Reservoir.
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1931 FP of Robert Russell Bennett's
Abraham Lincoln Symphony
. Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.
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1932 Birth of composer Eric KNIGHT.
1935 Birth of American harpsichordist and pianist
in Los Angeles, CA.
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1936 FP of Nikolai Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 16, in Moscow.
1940 FP of John Alden Carpenter's Symphony No. 1, revision. Chicago Symphony, Frederick Stock conducting.
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1946 FP of Leonard Bernstein's
at the Broadway Ballet Theater, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with composer conducting in NYC.
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1946 FP of Henry Cowell's Fourth Symphony, Richard Burgin conducting the Boston Symphony in Boston.
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1948 Death of Hungarian composer
in Bad Ischl, Austria, at age 78. b-Komárom, 30 APR 1870.
The Merry Widow.
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1948 FP of Poulenc's
. By BBC Orchestra in London.
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1949 Death of Cuban composer and violinist
Joaquin Nin y Castellanos
in Havana. b-Havana, 29 SEP 1879.
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1951 Birth of American composer
in Astoria, NY.
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1953 Birth of American composer and organist
in Portsmouth, VA.
1954 Birth of American composer and pianist
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1955 Birth of American soprano
in Midland, MI.
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1955 Birth of American composer
1963 Birth of American composer
in Claremont, CA.
1970 FP of Krystof Penderecki's
at UN headquarters in NYC.
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1971 Death of American composer
in Bennington, VT at age 95. b-Marion, MA 11 MAR 1876.
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1992 FP of Libby Larsen's
marimba concerto. Long Beach Symphony, with William Moersch and JoAnn Falleta conducting.
CD-Larsen: Solo Symphony; Marimba Concerto: After Hampton
1994 FP of Harrison Birtwistle's opera
The Second Mrs. Kong
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1997 FP of Geoffrey Burgon's Piano Concerto. Joanna MacGregor and the Singapore Symphony.
1997 FP of John Corigliano's
. National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting.
2001 FP of Steve Reich's
for orchestra. Philadelphia Orchestra, David Robertson, conducting.
CD-Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint / Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny
2004 FP of John Harbison's
Songs America Loves to Sing/Variations on Common Tunes
by The Atlanta Chamber Players, Atlanta, GA.
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