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Friday, August 22
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Surrealist artist Savador Dali
SYNOPSIS:
Dali and Bejart and Alessandro Scarlatti in Venice ...

MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Alessandro Scarlatti (arr. Confalonieri):
Gala ballet
Complesso Strumentale Italiano;
Giulio Confalonieri, cond.
London LP (out-of-print)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
On Bejart
On Dali
More on the perfume involved

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
Births:
1827—Austrian composer Josef Strauss, in Vienna; He was the son of Johann Strauss I and the younger brother of Johann Strauss, II.;
1862—French composer Claude Debussy, in St.Germain-en-Laye;
1928—German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, in Mödrath (near Cologne);

Premieres:
1968 — Birtwistle: opera "Punch and Judy," at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland;
1980 — Tippett: Triple Concerto, for violin, viola, cello and orchestra, in London by the London Symphony, Sir Colin Davis conducting;
1982 — Peter Maxwell Davies: "Image, Reflection, Shadow" at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland;

Other:
1741—Handel begins work on his famous oratorio, "Messiah," which he finished scoring on September 14 (Gregorian dates: Sept. 2 to 25); The entire work was composed in a period of 24 days;
2002 —An opera by the Iranian-Armenian composer Loris Cheknavariyan based on the Persian epic "Rostam and Sohrab" is staged in Teheran to mark the 1000th anniversary of the birth of poet Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi, on whose epic the opera was based; The performance, at Teheran's Milad Hall, featured 125 Austrian musicians and singers; This marked the first occasion that a Western-style opera was staged in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.


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