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Monday, March 10
Rachmaninoff's Vespers ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943):
Vespers (All-Nght Vigil), Op. 37
USSR State Academic Russian Choir;
Alexander Sveshnikov, cond.
Pipeline Music custom CD (from Amazon.com)
On Rachmaninoff's Vespers
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1839American composer and organist Dudley Buck, in Hartford, Conn.;
1844Spanish composer and violinist Pablo de Sarasate, in Pamplona;
1892French composer Arthur Honegger, in Le Harve;
1903American composer and jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, in Davenport, Iowa;
1832Italian-born composer Muzio Clementi, age 80, in Evesham, England;
1870Czech-born composer and pianist Ignaz Moscheles, age 75, in Leipzig;
1910German composer Carl Reinecke, age 85, in Leipzig;
1991American composer Elie Siegmeister, age 82, in Manhasset, N.Y.;
1785 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467, at the Burgtheater in Vienna, with the composer as soloist;
1837 Mercadante: opera "Il Giuramento" (The Oath), in Milan;
1875 Goldmark: opera "Die Königin von Saba" (The Queen of Sheba), in Vienna at the Court Opera (Hofoper);
1877 Borodin: Symphony No. 2, in St. Petersburg, by the Russian Musical Society, Eduard Nápravik conducting (Julian date: Feb. 26);
1880 Paine: Symphony No. 2 ("Spring"), at Sanders Theater in Boston, by the Boston Philharmonic, Bernard Listermann conducting; The following day, the orchestra of the Harvard Musical Association performed the same work downtown at Boston's Musical Hall, with Carl Zerrahn conducting;
1888 Franck: symphonic poem "Pysché," in Paris;
1912 Gliere: Symphony No. 3 ("Ilya Murometz") in Moscow (Gregorian date: Mar. 23);
1916 Granados: "Intermezzo & Epilogue," from "Goyescas," by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting;
1922 Loeffler: "Irish Fantasies" (Nos. 2, 3 & 5 only) for voice and orchestra, by the Boston Symphony, with Pierre Monteux conducting and tenor John McCormack the soloist;
1932 Wallingford Riegger: "Dichotomy" for orchestra, in Berlin;
1952 David Diamond: Quintet for clarinet and strings, at Town Hall in New York City, by clarinetist David Oppenheim, Nathan Gordon and Lillian Fuchs (violins), and Aaron Twerdowsky and Bernard Greenhouse (cellos);
1963 Henze: opera "Il re cervo" (The Stag King), in Kassel at the Staatstheater; This is the 2nd version of Henze's opera "König Hirsch" which was first staged in an abridged version in Berlin on September 24, 1956; The complete original version of the opera was eventually staged in Stuttgart on May 7, 1985;
1964 John Harbison: "Sinfonia," in Cambridge, Mass., with violinist Rose Mary Harbison and the Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard, Gregory Biss conducting;
1977 John Harbison: "Diotima" for orchestra, in Boston, with the Boston Symphony, Joseph Silverstein conducting;
1937Frank Capra's film "The Lost Horizon" opens at the Four Stars Theater in Los Angeles, featuring a classic film score composed by Dmitri Tiomkin (and conducted by Max Steiner).
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