On this day: Feb 29

In 1596: Philippe Rogier died. One of the last Franco-Flemish composers; active at the Habsburg court of Philip II in Spain. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Feb 21

In 1911: Mahler, already ill, preformed his last concert in 40°C (104°F) at Carnegie Hall, barely making it through the concert. The New York Philharmonic has an excellent search of their history, which unfortunately doesn’t have permalinks, so below is…

 
On this day: Feb 20

In 1626: John Dowland was buried. An English Renaissance singer, lutenist & composer; melancholy songs such as “Come, heavy sleep” (the basis for Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal), “Come again”, “Flow my tears”, “I saw my Lady weepe” and “In darkness let…

 
On this day: Feb 17

In 1943: Rachmaninoff gave his last recital at the Alumni Gymnasium, Uni of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 1652: Gregorio Allegri died in Rome having been a composer of the Roman School, a priest & a singer. Do you have a…

 
On this day: Feb 15

In 1947: Composer John Coolidge Adams was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Won 2003 Pulitzer Prize for music On the Transmigration of Souls. More at Wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to…

 
On this day: Feb 14

In 1602: Francesco Cavalli was born at Crema, Lombardy & named Pietro Francesco Caletti-Bruni. More at Wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Feb 11

In 1939: Franz Schmidt died. An Austrian composer, cellist & pianist of Hungarian descent & origin. More at Wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Feb 07

In 1871: Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar, a Swedish composer, conductor & pianist, was born. More at Wikipedia. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Feb 06

In 1497: Johannes Ockeghem died. The most famous composer of the Franco-Flemish School. In 1914: Ken Tribe AC was born. One of our founders grandpa and had an important role in the arts in Australia. Sections of his biography are available online.…

 
On this day: Feb 02

In 1594: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina died. An Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music & part of the Roman School of musical composition. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Feb 01

In 1943 Rachmaninoff & his wife became American citizens. More on Wikipedia. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 31

In 1797 Franz Peter Schubert was born. An Austrian composer who is now seen a leader of the early Romantic era in music. More on Wikipedia. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it…

 
On this day: Jan 27

In 1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold & Anna Maria Pertl Mozart at 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg. More on Wikipedia. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 22

In 1916 the composer Henri Dutilleux was born. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 21

In 1725 there was the first performance of J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantata No. 111. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 20

In 1899 composer Alexander Tcherepnin was born. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 19

In 1853 there was the first performanace Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” was in Rome. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 18

In 1835 composer Cesar Cui was born. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 17

In 1773 there was the first performance of Mozart’s motet Exsultate Jubilate in Milan. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 16

In 1905 composer Ernesto Halffter was born. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 15

In 1812 there was the first performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, in Vienna. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 14

In 1676: Francesco Cavalli died in Venice at the age of 73 the most influential composer in the rising genre of public opera in mid C17 Venice. More on Wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On…

 
On this day: Jan 13

In 1854 Birth of composer Peter Gast. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 12

In 1674: Giacomo Carissimi, an Italian composer & part of the Roman School of music, died. Read more on Wikipedia In 1928: Vladimir Horowitz made his American debut at Carnegie Hall & Rachmaninoff was present. According to www.history.com: Horowitz was…

 
On this day: Jan 11

In 1875: Reinhold Moritzevich Glière, a Russian & Soviet composer of German–Polish descent was born. More on Wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 10

In 1933 Japanese composer Akira Miyoshi was born. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 09

In 1948 Latvian cellist Mischa Maisky was born in Riga. This video is him performing Manuel de Falla’s Fire Dance Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 08

In 1573 the composer Giulio Cesare Monteverdi was born. He was Claudio’s younger brother who is also a composer. More about Giulio on wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:…

 
On this day: Jan 07

In 1857 there was the first performance of Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A. The concert was in Weimar and the composer conducted. More on Wikipedia. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day?…

 
On this day: Jan 06

In 1872: Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, a Russian composer & pianist was born. More on Wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 05

In 1649 there was of Francesco Cavalli’s Opera Il Giasone at Teatro Cassiano in Venice. More about the work on Wikipedia. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Jan 04

In 1881 there was the first performance of Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture with the composer conducting, in Breslau. More about the work on Wikipedia Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:…

 
On this day: Jan 03

In 1878 there was the first performance in the United States Johannes Brahms’ First Symphony, in Boston. More about him on Wikipedia This video is Sir Simon Rattle, conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker / Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 1 November…

 
On this day: Jan 02

In 1732 Bohemian composer of church music and organist Franz Xaver BRIXI was born in Prague. The video is his Missa Pastoralis for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, choir, two trumpets, timpani, strings and basso continuo in D major Movements [list…

 
On this day: Jan 01

In 1782 German composer Johann Christian Bach died in London at age 47. More about him on Wikipedia The video is Thomas Fritzsch and Shalev Ad-El performing his Sonatas for viola da gamba Do you have a classical music event…

 
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