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Tuesday, September 2
E. J. Moeran ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
E. J. Moeran (1894 - 1950):
Serenade in G
Northern Sinfonietta of England;
Richard Hickox, cond.
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ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1661German composer and organist Georg Böhm, in Hohenkirchen (near Ohrdruf), Thuringia;
1862Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock, in Amsterdam;
1917Brazilian composer and guitarist Laurindo Almeida, in São Paulo;
1953 American composer John Zorn, in New York City;
1875Depressed by the failure of his commercial ventures, violinist and conductor Ureli Corelli Hill, age 73, commits suicide by swallowing morphine in Patterson, New Jersey; Hill had played in the pit orchestra for the first performances of Italian opera in New York City staged by Manuel Garcia in 1825; He conducted the first American performance of Handel's "Messiah" with orchestral accompaniment in 1831; In 1842, he was one of the founding members of the New York Philharmonic, served as its first president, conducted portions of its first concert, and performed with the orchestra until 1873, when he retired due to his age;
1996American composer Otto Luening, age 96, in New York;
1924 Rudolf Friml: operetta, "Rose Marie," to rave reviews, in New York;
1960 Walton: Symphony No. 2 at the Edinburgh Festival by the Royal Liverpool Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard;
1966 Nino Rota: ballet, "La Strada" (The Road) (after his score for the Fellini film), at La Scala in Milan;
1972 Penderecki: Cello Concerto, at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland;
1975 Kokkonen: opera "The Last Temptations" in Helsinki;
1980 Peter Maxwell Davies: opera "The Lighthouse," in Edinburgh;
1992 Reimann: opera "Das Schloss" (The Castle), after the novel by Franz Kafka, in Berlin at the Deutsche Oper;
1773The Empress Maria Therese is entertained by Haydn's chamber orchestra at the country estate of Prince Nicholas of Esterhazy. It is possible, but not certain, that Haydn's Symphony No. 48 was performed on this occasion (The symphony known today by the nickname "Maria Therese").
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