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Monday, December 22
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SYNOPSIS:
Lully and Vivaldi greet the season ...

MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1687):
Isis
Philippe Caillard Chorale and Orchestra
Erato 20983

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741):
Winter, fr The Four Seasons
Enrico Onofrio, violin; Il Giardino Armonico
Teldec 97671

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
On Jean-Baptiste Lully
On Antonio Vivaldi

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
Births:
1723 — German composer and gamba player Carl Friedrich Abel, in Cöthen;
1821 — Italian composer, doublebass player and conductor Giovanni Bottesini, in Crema;
1858 — Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, in Lucca;
1874 — Austrian composer Franz Schmidt, in Pressburg (Bratislava);
1883 — French-born American composer Edgard (or Edgar) Varèse, in Paris;
1885 — American composer and critic Deems Taylor, in New York City;
1900 — British composer Alan Bush, in Dulwich, South London;
1901 — Russian-born American conductor and arranger André Kostelanetz, in St. Petersburg;

Deaths:
1745 — Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, age 66, during the night of December 22-23, age 66, in Dresden;
1950 — American composer and conductor Walter Damrosch, age 88, in New York City;

Premieres:
1808 — Beethoven: Symphonies 5 and 6 along with the Choral Fantasy and the Piano Concerto No. 4, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, with composer as conductor and piano soloist;
1837 — Lortzing: opera "Zar und Zimmermann" (Csar and Carpenter), in Leipzig at the Stadttheater;
1888 — Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in d, Op. 108, in Budapest;
1906 — Glazunov: Symphony No. 8, in St. Petersburg (Julian date: Dec. 9);


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