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Saturday, April 19
Webern conducts Berg ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Alban Berg (1885 – 1935):
Louis Krasner, violin;
Anton Webern, cond.
On Berg's Violin Concerto
On Louis Krasner
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1868German composer Max von Schillings, in Duren;
1892French composer Germaine Tailleferre, in Pau-St.-Maur;
1799Dutch composer, violinist and organist Pieter Hellendaal, age 78, in Cambridge (England);
1986Swedish composer Dag Wiren, age 80, in Stockholm;
1774 Gluck: opera "Iphigenia in Aulis," in Paris at the Palais Royale Opéra;
1899 Franck: String Quartet, in Paris;
1936 Berg: Violin Concerto, in Barcelona at the Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, by the Pablo Casals Orchestra conducted by Hermann Scherchen with Louis Krasner (who had commissioned the work) as the soloist;
1964 Stravinsky: "Fanfare for a New Theater," at the Inauguration of the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center;
1975 Rameau: unfinished opera "Les Boréades," in London; This was Rameau's last opera, composed in 1764 and left unfinished at the time of the composer's death; For the 1975 premiére in London, conductor John Eliot Gardiner prepared a performing edition of the score;
2000 Kernis: "Valentines" for soprano and orchestra, in Minneapolis, with Renée Fleming and the Minnesota Orchestra, Eiji Oue conducting;
2001 Michael Daugherty: "UFO" for solo percussion and winds, in Denton, Texas, by Evelyn Glennie and the North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon conducting;
2001 Poul Ruders: "Paganini Variations" for guitar and orchestra, with soloist David Starobin and the Odense Symphony of Denmark;
1787Mozart finishes his String Quintet in C (K. 515) in Vienna; Mozart had offered this work on a subscription basis via announcements in the Wiener Zeitung on April 2,5, and 9 of that year; due to the poor response, Mozart extended the offer June 25 through Jan. 1, 1789.
1851 First documented American performance of Beethoven's "Coriolanus"Overture, at the Melodeon in Boston, during a "Grand Symphony Concert"conducted by C.C. Perkins.
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