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Wednesday, June 19
A Monster Concert for Peace ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 -1864):
from Le Prophète
New York Philharmonic;
Leonard Bernstein, cond.
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901):
Anvil Chorus, from Il Trovatore
Chicago Symphony and Chorus;
Sir Georg Solti, cond.
London 466 075
On "Dwight's Journal"
On Mr. Dwight himself
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1717Baptismal date of Bohemian violinist and composer Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, in Nemecký Brod (Deutsch-Brod, now Havlíckuv Brod);
1842Austrian operetta composer Carl Zeller, in St. Peter in der Au;
1854Italian opera composer Alfredo Catalani, in Lucca;
1915Russian composer Sergei Taneyev, age 58, in Dyud'kovo, near Zvenigorod (Julian date: June 6);
1899 Elgar: "Enigma Variations," in London, Queen's Hall, Hallé Orchestra conducted by Hans Richter;
1915 Saint-Saëns: choral work, "Hail California," in San Francisco, composer conducting;
1926 Antheil: "Ballet Mécanique," in Paris;
1984 Bernstein: opera "A Quiet Place" (revised version), by La Scala Opera, John Mauceri conducting; The first version of this opera premiered at Houston Grand Opera on June 17, 1983, conducted by John DeMain.
1869final concert of a five-day "Great National Peace Jubilee" involving an orchestra of 1000 and a chorus of 10,000 organized by bandmaster Patrick Gilmore performing in a specially-constructed hall in Boston’s Back Bay;
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