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Gene De Lisa
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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Born May 7, 1833 in Hamburg Germany. Died April 3, 1897 in Vienna Austria. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68. Composed ~1855 – September, 1876. First Performance: November 4, 1876 at Karlsruhe with Otto Dessoff conducting. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets,…
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On November 1, 2009 there will be a concert by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra at the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online. They will play Brahms Symphony No.1 in C minor, along with John Harbison’s Canonical American Songbook and Concerto for Flute.…
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Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791) Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Austria. Overture to Die Zauberflöte K. 620 Composed 1791. First Performance: September 30, 1791 at the Theater auf der Wieden (Freihaustheater), Vienna conducted by Mozart. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3…
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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Born May 7, 1840 in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia. Died November 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 Pathétique Composed February 16 to August 31, 1893. First Performance: October 28, 1893 in the Hall of Nobles, St. Petersburg with the composer conducting the Russian Musical Society Orchestra.…
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Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Born March 25, 1881 in Nagyszentmiklós. Died September 26, 1945 in New York City. Concerto for Piano No. 3, Sz. 119 Composed in the summer of 1945. First Performance: February 8, 1946, in Philadelphia, with György Sándor as soloist, and Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music. Instrumentation:…
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On April 26, 2009 I will be giving a pre-concert talk onstage in the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online. The concert is at 4PM and I will start talking at 3PM. This is not a lecture! I wish to be your…
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Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Born March 25, 1881 in Nagyszentmiklós. Died September 26, 1945 in New York City. Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek) Sz. 97. Composed in August 1931 in Mondsee. First performance (No. 4 not performed) January 24, 1932 with Massimo Freccia conducting the Budapest Concert Orchestra. First complete performance: November 26, 1934 in Budapest with…
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Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) Born March 2, 1824 in Litomyšl, Bohemia (Austrian Empire). Died May 12, 1884 in Prague. Selections from Má vlast Composed 1872-1879. First complete performance: November 5, 1882 in Prague under Adolf Cech. Vltava (Die Moldau) was composed in three weeks during November 1874 (November 20 to December 8, 1874) and premiered in…
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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Born May 7, 1840 in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia. Died November 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Violin Concerto, Op.35 in D Major Composed March 17-April 11 1878. First Performance: December 4, 1881 with Adolf Brodsky as soloist Hans Richter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,…
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On March 15, 2009 I will be giving a pre-concert talk onstage in the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online. The concert is at 4PM and I will start talking at 3PM. This is not a lecture! I wish to be your…
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