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DECEMBER 6

1896 Ira Gershwin (New York City-born Composer, Songwriter) Ira Gershwin
1920 Dave Brubeck (California-born Jazz Musician) Dave Brubeck Jazz
1933 Henryk Gorecki (Polish Composer) Henryk Gorecki Composers
1955 Bright Sheng (Chinese-American Composer) Chinese Composers Composers Asian-American Composers
1956 Peter Buck (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
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1949 Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1988 Roy Orbison (Texas-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Roy Orbison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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1786 Wolfgang Mozart Finishes His Symphony No. 38 in D Wolfgang Mozart Composers American Public Media
1846 Hector Berlioz Conducts the Initial Performance of His Dramatic Legend, "The Damnation of Faust," at the Paris Opéra-Comique Hector Berlioz Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1876 Tchaikovsky's Opera, "Vakula the Blacksmith," Premieres at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia Tchaikovsky Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1877 Thomas Edison Makes First Sound Recording "Mary Had a Little Lamb" Thomas Edison The Phonograph Historic Firsts American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1919 Igor Stravinsky's, Symphonic suite, "Le chant du rossignol," Premieres in Geneva, Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Igor Stravinsky Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1929 Igor Stravinsky's "Capriccio" for Piano and Orchestra, Is First Performed at the Salle Pleyel in Paris Paris, France Igor Stravinsky Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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