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Wednesday, December 11
Bizet and Menotti on TV in the 1950s ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Georges Bizet (1838-1875):
Carmen Suite No. 1
Orchestre National de France;
Seiji Ozawa, cond.
Giancarlo Menotti (b. 1911):
March, from Amahl and the Night Visitors
New Zealand Symphony;
Andrew Schenck, cond.
More on the Metropolitan Opera
On "The Met at the Movies" in HD during 2013-14
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1803French composer Hector Berlioz, in Côte-St.-André, near Grenoble;
1876Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, in Wiszniew (Swiecany district), Lithuania;
1908American composer Elliott Carter, in New York;
1726 Bach: Secular Cantata No. 207 ("Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten") for the installation of philologist and jurist Gottleib Kortte as Professor of Law at the University of Leipzig;
1873 Brahms: String Quartet in c, Op. 51, no. 1, in Vienna by the Hellmesberger Quartet;
1908 Delius: "In a Summer Garden," by the London Philharmonic;
1925 Nielsen: Symphony No. 6 ("Sinfonia semplice"), by Royal Orchestra in Copenhagen, with the composer conducting;
1935 Cowell: "Mosaic Quartet" (String Quartet No. 3), by the Modern Art Quartet at the 7th of the WPA Composers' Forum-Laboratories, at the Midtown Community Center in New York;
1950 Hindemith: Clarinet Concerto, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting, with Benny Goodman the soloist;
1959 Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2, by the Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting;
1981 David Diamond: Violin Sonata No. 2, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Robert McDuffie (violin) and William Black (piano);
1985 Philip Glass & Robert Moran: opera "The Juniper Tree," at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.;
1721J.S. Bach's employer, Prince Leopold of Cöthen (age 27) marries Frederica Henrietta von Anhalt-Berngurg (19) at Bernburg; The new Princess of Cöthen does not share her husband's passion for music, and one year later, Bach applies for a new job in Leipzig;
1918Russian-born conductor Nikolai Sokoloff leads the first concert of the Cleveland Orchestra at Gray's Armory, presented as a benefit for St. Ann's Church; His program included Victor Herbert's "American Fantasy," Bizet's "Carmen" Suite, two movements of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, Liadov's "Enchanted Lake," and Liszt's "Les Préludes";
1928The Society of Friends of Music organized by The Library of Congress;
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