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OCTOBER 1

1832 Henry Clay Work (Connecticut-born Composer) Connecticut Composers Classical Composers
1854 Engelbert Humperdinck (German Composer) Engelbert Humperdinck Classical Composers
1865 Paul Abraham Dukas (French Composer) French Composers Classical Composers
1903 Vladimir Horowitz (Ukrainian Classical Pianist) Vladimir Horowitz Classical Musicians
1945 Donny Hathaway (Chicago-born African-American Popular Singer) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1946 Barry Gibb Barry Gibb Popular Musicians
1964 Ernst Toch (Austrian-American Composer Awarded the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 3) Austrian Composers Composers 1956 Pulitzer Prize for Music
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1880 25-year-old John Philip Sousa Is Appointed as the 17th Leader of the U.S. Marine Band John Philip Sousa American Composers Marine Corp Band American Public Media
1913 Elgar Conducts the First Public Performance of His Symphonic Poem, "Falstaff," at the Leeds Festival English Composers Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1924 The Curtis Institute of Music Opens in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Education Music The Curtis Institute of Music American Public Media
1961 Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12 ("The Year 1917") Is First Performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1975 Dmitri Shostakovich's Viola Sonata Is First Performed in Leningrad Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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