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NOVEMBER 25

1785 Franz Gruber (Austrian Composer of the Christmas Carol "Silent Night") Austrian Composers Composers Christmas Music
1896 Virgil Thomson (Missouri-born Composer, Critic) Missouri Composers American Composers Biography,com
1897 Willie "The Lion" Smith (New York City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) New York Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1924 Paul Desmond (San Francisco-born Saxophonist; co-Author of the Jazz Classic "Take Five") San Francisco Performing Artists Jazz Internet Movie Database
1928 Etta James (South Carolina-born African-American Vocalist) South Carolina Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1931 Nat Adderley (Florida-born African-American Trumpet Player) Florida Performing Artists Popular Musicans African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1960 Amy Grant (Georgia-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Musicians Official Web Site Biography,com Internet Movie Database
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1731 Johann Sebastian Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 140, Is First Performed in Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1865 Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Paganini," Op. 35, for Piano Is First Performed in Zürich, Switzerland Johannes Brahms Zurich, Switzerland Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1898 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Opera "Mozart and Salieri" Is First Performed in Moscow Moscow, Russia Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1901 Gustav Mahler Conducts the World Premiere of His "Fourth Symphony" in Munich, Germany Gustav Mahler Germany Composers American Public Media
1960 Modest Mussorgsky's Opera "Khovanscchina" Is First Performed in Leningrad at the Kirov Theater Modest Mussorgsky Composers Opera American Public Media
1984 Band Aid Rock Stars Gather at Sarm Studios in London to Record "Do They Know It's Christmas" with All Proceeds to Ethiopian Famine Relief London, England Ethiopia Popular Musicians Food Historic UK

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