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Tuesday, September 16
Shostakovich on Broadway? ...
MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Vincent Youmans (1898 - 1946):
No, No Nanette Overture
Broadway cast album
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ALSO ON THIS DATE:
1887French composition teacher Nadia Boulanger, in Paris; Her pupils included a number of famous American composers from Aaron Copland to Philip Glass;
1844French flutist and composer Paul Taffanel, in Bordeaux;
1925 Broadway premiere of Vincent Youmans' musical, "No, No Nanette," which had opened in Detroit on April 21, 1924, and had successful productions in Chicago and London before reaching New York City;
1965 Duke Ellington: First Sacred Concert, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco;
1966 Barber: opera, "Anthony and Cleopatra" at the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center;
1995 Harrison Birtwistle: "Panic" for alto sax, drummer, and orchestra, at the "Last Night" of the Centenary Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London, with the BBC Symphony conducted by Andrew Davis, with John Harle (sax) and Oauk Clarvis (dummer);
1999 Libby Larsen: "Solo Symphony," by the Colorado Symphony, Marin Alsop conducting;
1920Italian tenor Enrico Caruso makes his last records (selections by Meyerbeer, Lully, Bartlett, and Rossini) for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey; He would make his last operatic appearance at the old Metropolitan Opera House on Christmas Eve in 1920 (an evening performance of Halevy's "La Juive"), and die the following summer in Naples;
1977Opera diva Maria Callas dies of a heart attack, age 53, in Paris.
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