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Wednesday, September 17
Hildegard von Bingen, 12th century "New Ager" ...
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Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179):
BMG/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77353
Benedicamus Domino :
Harmonia Mundi 907200
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ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1795Baptismal date of Italian opera composer Saverio Mercadante, in Altamura, near Bari;
1884American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes, in Elmira, New York;
1917Korean-born German composer Isang Yun, in Tong Young (now Chung Mu);
1179German mystic, writer and composer Hildegard von Bingen, age c. 81, in Rupertsburg (near Bingen);
1762Italian violinist and composer Francesco Geminiani, age 74, in Dublin;
1803Austrian composer Franz Xaver Sussmayr, who studied with Salieri and Mozart; Sussmayr completed Mozart's unfinished "Requiem";
1872 American premiere of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" at a Central Park concert given by the Theodore Thomas orchestra;
1931 Delius: "A Song of Summer," in London;
1957 Cowell: "Persian Set," at the Gulestan Palace in Tehran, Iran, by the Minneapolis Symphony, Antal Dorati conducting;
1982 Steve Reich: "Tehillim" (orchestral version), by New York Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta;
1966German tenor Fritz Wunderlich dies, age 35, from a fall in his home in Heidelberg.
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