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Thursday, June 20
Anderson and Golijov for the record ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975):
Decca studio orchestra;
Leroy Anderson, cond.
Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960):
David Krakauer, clarinet; ensemble
On Leroy Anderson
On Osvaldo Golijov
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1756German-Swedish composer Joseph Martin Kraus, in Miltenberg, near Mainz;
1819German-born French cellist and operetta composer Jacques Offenbach, in Cologne;
1931Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim, in Larvik;
1787German-born, London-based composer, gamba virtuoso and concert impresario Carl Friedrich Abel, age 63, in London; He was a friend and associate of Johann Christian Bach (the "London" Bach);
1940French organ composer Jehan Alain, age 29, killed in action at Petits-Puis, near Saumur;
1716 Handel: Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 3, no. 4a, at the King's Theater in London, performed between the acts of Handel's opera "Amadigi di Gaula" (Gregorian date: July 1);
1901 Elgar: "Cockaigne Overture: In London Town," at a London Philharmonic concert;
1938 Jerome Moross: ballet, "Frankie and Johnny," by the Page-Stone Ballet at the Great Northern Theater in Chicago; This production was part of the Federal Theater Project;
1947 Britten: opera "Albert Herring," at the Glyndebourne Opera;
1952 Hindemith: opera "Cardillac" (2nd version) in Zürich at the Stadttheater;
1961 Paul Creston: "Dance Variations" for soprano and orchestra, at Lewisohn Stadium by the Stadium Symphony (New York Philharmonic), Pierre Monteux conducting and Roberta Peters the vocal soloist;
1962 Leroy Anderson: "Clarinet Candy" at a Decca recording session in New York City, with the composer conducting; The four clarinet soloist for this classic recording were Vincent Abato, Herbert Blayman, Roger Hiller and Bernard Portnoy;
1969 Penderecki: opera "The Devils of Loudun," in Hamburg at the Staatsoper;
1948At the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, Edward Wallerstein conducts the first public demonstration of the revolutionary Columbia Records 33-rpm "Long Playing" (LP) discs for fifty-odd members of the press.
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