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Friday, August 22
Dali and Bejart and Alessandro Scarlatti in Venice ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Alessandro Scarlatti (arr. Confalonieri):
Complesso Strumentale Italiano;
Giulio Confalonieri, cond.
London LP (out-of-print)
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ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1827Austrian composer Josef Strauss, in Vienna; He was the son of Johann Strauss I and the younger brother of Johann Strauss, II.;
1862French composer Claude Debussy, in St.Germain-en-Laye;
1928German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, in Mödrath (near Cologne);
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;
1741Handel 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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