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Friday, May 24
Carter and Copland in dancing shoes ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Elliot Carter (1908 - 2012):
American Composers Orchestra;
Paul Dunkel, cond.
Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990):
Billy the Kid Ballet
St. Louis Symphony;
Leonard Slatkin, cond.
On Copland's "Billy the Kid" ballet
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1886French conductor and composer conductor Paul Paray, in Le Tréport;
1903Soviet-Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian (Gregorian date: June 6);
1936American composer Harold Budd, in Los Angeles;
1941American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman), in Duluth, Minn.;
1968American composer Bernard Rogers, age 75, in Rochester, N.Y.;
1974American composer Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, age 75, in New York City;
1996American composer Jacob Druckman, age 67, in New Haven, Conn.;
1803 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 ("Kreutzer Sonata"), in Vienna, with violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven at the piano;
1810 Beethoven: incidental music for Goethe's play "Egmont," in Vienna at the Hofburg Theater;
1833 Marschner: opera "Hans Heiling," in Berlin at the Königliches Opernhaus;
1899 Massenet: "Cendrillon," in Paris;
1906 Delius: "Sea Drift" (to a text by Walt Whitman, in Essen, Germany;
1911 Elgar: Symphony No. 2, at the London Festival with the Queen's Hall Orchestra conducted by the composer;
1918 Bartók: opera "Bluebeard's Castle," at the Budapest Opera;
1939 Elliott Carter: "Pocahontas" Ballet, at the Martin Beck Theater in New York City , with an orchestra conducted by Fritz Kitzinger; Following Carter's ballet, the New York premiere of Copland's ballet "Billy the Kid" was presented (Copland's ballet had been premiered in Chicago on October 16, 1938);
1948 John Gay: "The Beggar's Opera" arranged by Benjamin Britten, in Cambridge;
1970 Panufnik: "Universal Prayer," at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City, Leopold Stokowski conducting.
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