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DECEMBER 4

1861 Lillian Russell (Iowa-born Singer, Comic Opera Prima Donna) Lillian Russell American Performing Artists Actors
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1976 Benjamin Britten (English Composer) English Composers BBC
1993 Frank Zappa (Maryland-born Popular Musician) Frank Zappa Popular Musicians
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1816 Gioacchino Rossini's Opera, "Otello," Is First Performed in Naples at the Teatro del Fondo Gioacchino Rossini Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Pulbic Media
1819 Residents of Corydon, Indiana Form a Singing Society Corydon, Indiana Music Indiana Historical Society
1881 Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto Is First Performed in Vienna by the Vienna Philharmonic Vienna Philharmonic Tchaikovsky Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Pulbic Media
1895 Sergei Rachmaninoff Conducts the Premiere of His "Caprice bohémien" (Capriccio on Gypsy Themes) in Moscow Sergei Rachmaninoff Composers Historic Firsts American Pulbic Media
1898 Antonin Dvorák's Symphonic Poem, "Hero's Song," Op. 111, Is First Performed in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Antonin Dvorák Composers Historic Firsts American Pulbic Media

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