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Tuesday, May 21
Brubeck's "Pange Lingua Variations" ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Dave Brubeck (1920 - 2012):
"Pange Lingua" Variations
Brubeck Quartet; London Voices;
Russell Gloyd, cond.
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ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1904American composer and jazz pianist Thomas "Fats" Waller, in New York City;
1895Austrian composer Franz von Suppé, age 76, in Vienna;
1739 Rameau: opera-ballet "Les Fêtes d'Hébé," in Paris;
1892 Leoncavallo: opera "Pagliacci," in Milan at Teatro dal Verme, with Arturo Toscanini conducting;
1925 Busoni: "Doctor Faust," posthumously, in Dresden (completed by Philip Jarnach);
1956 Perischetti: Piano Sonata No. 7, at the Philadelphia Conservatory, by pianist Robert Smith;
1962 Stockhausen: "Momente" for soprano, choruses, and instruments, in Cologne;
1980 Jacob Druckman: "Prism" for orchestra, by the Baltimore Symphony, Sergiu Commissiona conducting;
1983 Dave Brubeck: "Pange Lingua" Variations for chorus, jazz quartet, and orchestra, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, Calif., with Russell Gloyd conducting;
1987 Harrison Birtwistle: opera "The Mask of Orpheus," at the London Coliseum by the English National Opera, Elgar Howarth and Paul Daniel conducting;
2000 Bruce Adolphe: "Tyrannosaurus Sue (A Cretaceous Concerto)", at the Field Museum in Chicago, by the Chicago Chamber Players.
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