Krzysztof Penderecki's Seventh Symphony, subtitled "Seven Gates of Jerusalem", premiered in Jerusalem on this day in 1997. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGqGEr2-dE This piece was commissioned for the celebrations of the third millennium of … Continue reading On This Day (January 9)…Penderecki’s Seventh Premieres
Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto For the Left Hand in D Major premiered on this day in 1932 in Vienna. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU Ravel wrote this concerto on commission for Paul Wittgenstein, a … Continue reading On This Day (January 5)…Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Premieres
Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture premiered on this day in 1881. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1E6FBi-AJw&feature=youtu.be This overture was written as a response to the University of Breslau’s issuance of an honorary degree to … Continue reading On This Day (January 4)…Academic Festival Premiere
The English musician and producer Sir George Martin was born on this day in 1926. Retrieved from here. As a producer, Martin spent the 1950s working to produce comedy records … Continue reading On This Day (January 3)…Happy Birthday, Sir George Martin!
The composer Maurice Ravel died on this day in 1937 due to complications from a head injury he’d previously received. He was sixty-two years old. Maurice Ravel. Retrieved from here. … Continue reading On This Day (December 28)…Rest in Peace, Maurice Ravel
Deep Purple reportedly released Concerto for Group and Orchestra in the United States on this day in 1969. This post has a massive asterisk due to my only source of … Continue reading On This Day (December 20)…Deep Purple go Symphonic
The composer Benjamin Britten passed away of heart failure on this day in 1976. He was sixty-three years old. Retrieved from here Along with Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, … Continue reading On This Day (December 4)…Rest in Peace, Benjamin Britten