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 not the primary draw for the concertgoers attending his debut at Carnegie Hall. The headliner that night was Sir Thomas Beecham, acting as guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic. … the young Russian pianist playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 who clearly stole the show. TheTimes‘ Olin Downes was reserved in his assessment of Horowitz’s artistic promise: “Very possibly Mr. Horowitz is a great musician as well as virtuoso….But he has that to prove.” But the critic left little doubt about the impact on the audience of the young man who “caused most of the intermission to be occupied in applauding and cheering him and calling him back to the stage. It has been years since a pianist created such a furor with an audience in this city.” Read more…
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