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American composer Cindy McTee
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Cindy McTee's Symphony No. 1 ...

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Cindy McTee (b. 1953):
Symphony No. 1 (Ballet for Orchestra)
Detroit Symphony;
Leonard Slatkin, cond.
Naxos 8.559765

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ALSO ON THIS DATE:
Births:
1811—German composer, conductor and pianist Ferdinand Hiller, in Frankfurt am Main;
1882—Hungarian operetta composer Imre [Emmerich] Kálman, in Siófok;
1925—Italian composer Luciano Berio, in Oneglia, Imperia;
1929—American composer George Crumb, in Charleston, West Virginia;
1931—Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, in Chistopol, Tatar (USSR);

Deaths:
1799—Austrian violinist and composer Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, age 59, at Castle Rothlottia, near Neuhaus (Bohemia);
1948—Austrian composer Franz Lehár, age 78, in Bad Ischl;
1949—Cuban composer and violinist Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, age 70, in Havana;
1971—American composer Carl Ruggles, age 95, in Bennington, Vermont;

Premieres:
1737 — Rameau: opera "Castor et Pollux," in Paris at the Palais Royal Opéra;
1885 — Jhn. Strauss Jr.: operetta, "The Gypsy Baron," in Vienna;
1910 — Victor Herbert: operetta, "Naught Marietta," in Syracuse, N.Y.;
1930 — Roussel: Symphony No. 3, by the Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting;
1931 — Robert Russell Bennett: "Abraham Lincoln" Symphony, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting;
1936 — Miaskovsky: Symphony No. 16, in Moscow;
1940 — John Alden Carpenter: Symphony No. 1 (revised version), by Chicago Symphony, Frederick Stock conducting;
1946 — Bernstein: ballet "Facsimile," at the Broadway Theater in New York City by the Ballet Theater, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with composer conducting;
1946 — Cowell: Symphony No. 4 ("Short Symphony"), by the Boston Symphony, Richard Burgin conducting;
1970 — Penderecki: "Kosmogonia," at the United Nations in New York City;
1992 — Libby Larsen: Marimba Concerto ("After Hampton"), by the Long Beach Symphony, with soloist William Moersch and JoAnn Falleta conducting;
1994 — Harrison Birtwistle: opera "The Second Mrs. Kong," at Glyndeborune;
1997 — Geoffrey Burgon: Piano Concerto, in Singapore, with soloist Joanna MacGregor and the Singapore Symphony;
1997 — Corigliano: "DC Fanfare," in Washington, D.C., by the National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting;
2001 — Steve Reich: orchestral version of "Different Trains," by the Philadelphia Orchestra, David Robertson, conducting;

Other:
1818—Felix Mendelssohn, age 9, plays his first public concert, in Berlin;
1919—First performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Rothwell, conductor.


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