Composers Datebook

Composers Datebook is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present—with appropriate and accessible music related to each.

http://www.yourclassical.org/programs/composers-datebook/episodes

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Mendelssohn at Starbucks?


On this date in 1831, the 21-year old Felix Mendelssohn conducted a concert in Munich consisting entirely of his own works – a concert that included the premiere of his Piano Concerto in G Minor, w...


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Eduardo Martin


Today’s date in 1956 marks the birthday of the Cuban composer Eduardo Martin, a name that might not be all that familiar to you – unless you play guitar, that is. Martin has written music for orch...


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Claude Debussy out to sea?


On today’s date in 1905, Claude Debussy’s orchestral suite “La Mer” or “The Sea” was performed for the first time in Paris. Today this music is regarded as an impressionistic masterpiece, but early...


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Lully and Moliere send in the clowns


To most music lovers, the name Jean-Baptise Lully calls to mind pompous and courtly music for Louis XIV, the French “Sun King” who was his great patron. The Italian-born Lully is credited with “cre...


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A Diamond premiere


Today we have a “Tale of THREE Cities” to tell: Boston, Minneapolis, and Seattle — and the coast-to-coast saga of a symphony by the American composer David Diamond. On today’s date in 1944, Diamon...


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Columbus Day music


Today’s date marks the original Columbus Day, honoring the Spanish explorer who for decades was unquestioningly described as the man who “discovered America.” In recent years Native American leader...


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Concertos by Nielsen and Adams


On today’s date in 1928, the Danish composer Carl Nielsen conducted the first public performance of his new Clarinet Concerto in Copenhagen. “The clarinet,” said Nielsen, “can, at one and the sam...


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Berio's "Sinfonia" in New York


In James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses,” the thoughts of its major characters keep shifting from the sights and sounds they encounter in and around Dublin to their private, non-stop interior monologues. T...


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A birthday Beatle


John Lennon was born on today’s date in the year 1940, in Liverpool, England — during a German air raid on that city, as it happened. With three other young lads from Liverpool, Lennon would eventu...


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Sharon Isbin and John Corigliano


1991 was a big year for American composer John Corigliano. The Metropolitan Opera premiered his opera “The Ghosts of Versailles” and the 53-year old composer won two Grammys and the Grawemeyer Awar...


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