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1822 César Franck (Belgian-French Romantic Composer) French Composers Belgian Composers Composers
1910 John Hammond (New York City-born Music Producer) John Hammond Popular Music
1913 Morton Gould (New York-born Composer Awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Music) Morton Gould Composers 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1854 Hector Berlioz' Oratorio, "L'Enfance du Christ," Is First Performed in Paris, France Hector Berlioz Composer Historic Firsts American Public Radio
1895 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Opera, "Christmas Eve," Is First Performed in St. Petersburg, Russia Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Composer Opera Christmas Historic Firsts American Public Radio
1896 Modest Mussorgsky's Opera, "Boris Godunov," Is First Performed at the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg, Russia Conservatory Mussorgsky Composer Opera Historic Firsts American Public Radio
1910 Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" Is First Performed at New York City's Metropolitan Opera, with Tenor Enrico Caruso and Arturo Toscanini Conducting Puccini New York City Metropolitan Opera Composer Opera Historic Firsts American Public Radio
1937 William Grant Still's "Symphony in g" Is First Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra Philadelphia Orchestra William Grant Still Composer Historic Firsts African-American Composers American Public Radio
1963 Leonard Bernstein Conducts Israel Philharmonic and Choirs in the Premiere of His Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish") in Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, Israel Leonard Bernstein Composer Historic Firsts American Public Radio
1965 The "Grateful Dead" Play Their First Concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco San Francisco Popular Musicians Historic Firsts New York Times
1967 A Plane Crash Near Madison, Wisconsin, Kills Soul Singer Otis Redding and Members of the Bar-Kays Band Madison, Wisconsin Otis Redding Popular Musicians Air Disasters African-American Performing Artists Death History Channel University of  Georgia

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