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APRIL 13

1816 William Benett (English Pianist, Conductor, Composer) English Composers Classical Composers
1938 Frederic Rzewski (Massachusetts-born Pianist, Composer) Massachusetts Composers Classical Composers
1946 Al Green (Arkansas-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Al Green Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Composers/Songwriters African-American Performing Arts
1951 Peabo Bryson (South Carolina-born African-American Singer) South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Arts Internet Movie Database
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1742 Handel's Messiah Is First Performed Publicly in Dublin, Ireland Ireland Handel's Messiah Historic Firsts Concordia
1823 11-year-old Franz Liszt Performs at the Imperial Redoutensaal in Vienna, Austria Vienna Austria Franz Liszt Classical Musicians American Public Media
1896 The American Guild of Organists Is Founded in New York City New York City Organs Classical Musicians American Guild of Organists American Public Media
1958 Pianist Van Cliburn Is the First American to Win the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow Moscow, Russia Louisiana Performing Artists Classical Musicians Historic Firsts Tchaikovsky Competition American Public Media

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