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1935 Lou Rawls (Chicago-born African-American Popular Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Attists Internet Movie Database
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1736 Johann Sebastian Bach Gives an Organ Recital at the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Pipe Organ Composers American Public Media
1822 11 year-old Pianist Franz Liszt Performs for the First Time in Vienna, Austria's Town Hall Vienna, Austria Franz Liszt Classical Music Composers American Public Media
1832 Felix Mendelssohn's Overture, "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage," Is First Performed in Berlin, Germany Felix Mendelssohn Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1886 Richard Wagner's Opera "Tristan und Isolde" Receives Its American Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in New York Richard Wagner Metropolitan Opera Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1924 George Gershwin's Musical, "Lady, Be Good," Is First Performed at the Liberty Theater in New York City George Gershwin Composers American Musicals Historic Firsts American Public Media
1934 Benny Goodman Debuts As a Regular on Radio Variety Show Let's Dance Benny Goodman Radio Dance History Channel
Maurice Ravel's Last Work, "Don Quichotte ŕ Dulcinée," Is First Performed in Paris, France Maurice Ravel Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1937 Vaughan Williams' One-act Opera, "Riders to the Sea," Is First Performed in London, England Vaughan Williams Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1944 Bela Bartók's "Concerto for Orchestra" Is First Performed by the Boston Symphony Boston Symphony Bela Bartók Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1951 Benjamin Britten Conducts the First Performance of His Opera, "Billy Budd, " in London, at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden London, England Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1956 Leonard Bernstein's Musical, "Candide," Is First Performed at the Martin Beck Theater in New York City New York City Leonard Bernstein Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1957 New York City Ballet Debuts Agon, a Stravinsky/Balanchine Collaboration George Balanchine New York City Igor Stravinsky Ballet Library of Congress

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