Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today's Birthdays

Leopold Auer (1845-1930)
George Szell (1897-1970)
Ilse Wolf (1921-1999)
Philippe Entremont (1934)
Neeme Järvi 1937)
Sir Tom Jones (1940)
Jaime Laredo (1941)
Prince (1958)
Roberto Alagna (1963)
Olli Mustonen (1967)


Paul Gaugin (1848-1903)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
Nikki Giovanni (1943)
Orham Pamuk (1952)
Louise Erdrich (1954)

and from the New Music Box:
On June 7, 1984, Arthur Weisberg conducted the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere performance of George Crumb's A Haunted Landscape. The performance was part of the Horizons Festival organized by Jacob Druckman. The festival, which featured music ranging from Charles Wuorinen to Diamanda Galas, posited that since 1968 there has been a new romanticism in music.

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