1720 Publication of G. F. Handel's Suites des Pièces pour le Clavecin Vol I by John Cluer in London.
1723 FP of Johann Sebastian Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 90 Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende. It is performed on the 25th Sunday following Trinity as part of Bach's first annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig, 1723-24.
1816 Birth of pedigog Reverend John CURWIN in Yorkshire, England. Developed a system to use solfege syllables or tonic system i.e. 'sol, fa' teaching system based on the objective of Miss S. A. Glover. d-Manchester, 26 MAY 1880.
1867 Birth of American soprano Grace Golden, [Goldini, Mme or Mlle] in New Harmony, IN. d. New Harmony, Aug. 14, 1903: (Consumption) She was buried in her Juliet costume in Maple Hill Cemetery, New Harmony, Indiana. MET Début as Grace Goldini: Nov. 16, 1883 [Page] Rigoletto, two days after her sixteenth birthday, 1 season (1883-84) 4 perf., 1 work.
1908 Opening of the newly rebuilt Brooklyn Academy of Music, now also known as BAM. Performance of Gounod's opera Faust by Metropolitan Opera conducted by Francesco Spetrino with Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Farrar. The original Brooklyn Academy of Music was founded in 1861 and was destroyed by a fire on 10 NOV 1903. Search Amazon.com for Brooklyn Academy of Music
1908 FP of Oscar Straus' operetta Der tapfere Soldat, based on George Bernard Shaw's play Arms and Man, in Vienna. Opened in New York in 1909, and in London in 1910 as The Chocolate Soldier. CD-Strauss: The Chocolate Soldier
1930 FP of Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 4. Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting. The first public performance of the revised version was on 5 JAN 1957, by the USSR State Symphony conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky. CD-Prokofiev: 7 Symphonies / Lieutenant Kijé
1935 FP of Paul Hindemith's Der Schwanendreher Concerto on Old Folk Songs for Viola and Small Orchestra. Hindemith was soloist with Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Willem Mengelberg. CD-Hindemith: Viola Concertos
1937 Leonard Bernstein meets his composition instructor Aaron Copland for the first time in NYC, Copland's 37th birthday.
1943 Debut of conductor Leonard Bernstein conducts NY Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time for ailing conductor Bruno Walter. A sudden conducting debut at Carnegie Hall. A program of works by Robert Schumann, Miklós Rósza, Richard Strauss, and Richard Wagner. [Bill Fodor notes: Concerning the Bernstein Debut performance entry, Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Bernstein) gives the debut date as 11/14/43 (scroll down to 1940-1950), as does the Carnegie Hall website in its performance history (http://www.carnegiehall.org/PerformanceHistorySearch/#!start=11/13/1943&end=11/14/1943) [select the NY Philharmonic 11/14/43 result and the program for that date pops up. FWIW, Wikipedia notes that Rodzinski was the NY Phil MD & Bruno Walter was slated that date as a guest conductor. In any event, Lenny subbed for Bruno, who was ill.]
1944 FP of Dimitri Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2, with the composer as soloist with the Beethoven Quartet. Also FP of Piano Trio No. 2. Dimitri Tsiiganov, violin and Sergei Shirinsky, cello with composer at the piano, on the same program as the premiere of Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2, by the Beethoven Quartet, in Leningrad. CD-Dvorak: Trio No4; Shostakovich: Trio No2, Op67
2002 FP of Variations on Thelonious Monk’s 'Round Midnight'. The variations by Roberto Andreoni, Milton Babbitt, Alberto Barbero, Carlo Boccadoro, William Bolcom, Uri Caine, Filippo Del Corno, David Crumb, George Crumb, Michael Daugherty, John Harbison, Fred Hersch, Joel Hoffman, Aaron Jay Kernis, Gerald Levinson, Matthew Quayle, Eric Reed, Frederic Rzewski, Augusta Reed Thomas, and Michael Torke. Performed by Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli at Columbia University’s Miller Theater in NYC.