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Friday, March 7
Daniel Pinkham ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Daniel Pinkham (1923 - 2006):
Maurice Murphy, trumpet;
James Sedares, cond.
Koch International 7179
On Daniel Pinkham
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1574Baptism of English madrigalist John Wilbye, in Diss (Norfolk);
1875French composer Maurice Ravel, in Ciboure;
1887Estonian composer Heino Eller, in Tartu;
1786Bohemian-born composer and violinist Franz [Frantiek] Benda, age c. 77, in Nowawes, near Potsdam; He was active at the court of King Frederich II of Prussia;
1809Austrian composer and organist Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, age 73, in Vienna;
1979Norwegian composer Klaus Egge, age 72, in Oslo;
1711 Handel: opera, "Rinaldo," in London (Julian date: Feb. 24);
1730 Handel: opera "Partenope," in London (Julian date: Feb. 24);
1819 Rossini: opera "Mosè in Egitto" (Moses in Egypt) (2nd version in Italian), in Naples at the Teatro San Carlo;
1867 Brahms: Scherzo in eb, Op. 4, for piano, in Vienna;
1883 Balakirev: symphonic poem "Tamara" (Gregorian date: Mar. 19);
1884 Chadwick: "Scherzo" in F (from Chadwick's Symphony No. 2, a work in progress), by the Boston Symphony, George Henschel conducting; The entire symphony was premiered by the same orchestra on Dec. 10, 1886, with the composer conducting;
1892 Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker" Suite, in St. Petersburg (Gregorian date: Mar. 19);
1896 Gilbert & Sullivan: operetta "The Grand Duke" at the Savoy Theatre in London;
1899 d'Indy: "Chansons et danses" for winds, in Paris;
1953 Persichetti: "Pageant" for band, in Miami;
1958 Piston: Viola Concerto, by the Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting;
1965 Easley Blackwood: Symphony No. 3, in Chicago;
1971 Menotti: opera "The Most Important Man," at the New York City Opera;
1980 Daniel Pinkham: "Serenades" for trumpet and winds, at Harvard University's Sanders Theater in Cambridge, Mass., by trumpeter Rolf Smedvig and the Harvard Wind Ensemble conducted by Thomas Everett;
2001 Harbison: "Partita (Concerto for Orchestra)," in Minneapolis, by the Minnesota Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier conducting;
2002 Colgrass: "Crossworlds" (Concerto for Flute, Piano and Orchestra), commissioned by the Boston Symphony for flutist Marina Piccinini and pianist Andreas Haefliger, with Hans Graf conducting;
1897Johannes Brahms attends his last concerts and hears his Symphony No. 4 conducted by Hans Richter.
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