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Tuesday, December 10
Morton Gould at 100 ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Morton Gould (1913-1996):
Spirituals for Strings
Kenneth Klein, cond.
On Morton Gould
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1822Belgian composer and organist César Franck, in Liège;
1908French composer and oranist Olivier Messiaen, in Avignon;
1913American composer and conductor Morton Gould, in Richmond Hill, N.Y.;
1965American composer Henry Cowell, age 68, in Shady, N.Y.;
1825 Boieldieu: opera "La dame blanche" (The White Lady), in Paris at the Opéra-Comique;
1854 Berlioz: oratorio "L'Enfance du Christ," in Paris;
1886 Chadwick: Symphony No. 2, by the Boston Symphony, with the composer conducting;
1895 Rimsky-Korsakov: opera "Christmas Eve," in St. Petersburg, Napravnik conducting (Julian date: Nov. 28);
1896 Mussorgsky: opera "Boris Godunov" (Rimsky-Korsakov version), as a concert performance at the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Julian date: Nov. 28);
1910 Puccini: "La Fanciulla del West" (The Girl of the Golden West), in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera, with a cast including soprano Emmy Destinn and tenor Enrico Caruso, with Arturo Toscanini conducting;
1936 David Diamond: "Psalm" for orchestra, in Rochester, N.Y.;
1937 William Grant Still: Symphony in g, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting;
1950 B.A. Zimmermann: Violin Concerto, in Baden-Baden, Germany;
1963 Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish"), at Frederic Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, by Israel Philharmonic and choirs conducted by the composer, with speaker Hannah Rovina and mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel as vocal soloist;
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