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.

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Florence Price and Marion Anderson


Today in 1887, in Little Rock, Arkansas, a baby girl named Florence Beatrice Smith was born. She would grow up to be the first African-American woman to win widespread recognition as a symphonic co...


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Bach and Mozart in New York


It's usually NEW music that gets terrible reviews in the press, but scanning old newspapers, you'll find that occasionally OLD music gets panned with equal venom. On today's date in 1865, a concer...


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A Corigliano father and son act?


From 1951 to the time of his death in 1976, the Texas-born conductor Victor Alesandro led the San Antonio Symphony. In addition to being a fine conductor, Alessandro had a very clever system for ...


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Salzedo and the Harp


Carlos Salzedo, the most influential harpist of the 20th century, was born in Arcachon, France, on today’s date in 1885. Salzedo transformed the harp into a virtuoso instrument, developing new tech...


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Strauss goes batty?


Johann Strauss, Jr. dominated the dance hall scene in Vienna in the first quarter century of his musical career, but the "waltz king" was 45 years old before he tried his hand at writing an operett...


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The Gong Show


Today we offer a special "Gong Show" edition of The Composer's Datebook. On today's date in 1791, at the height of the French Revolution, the Panthéon in Paris was converted into a mausoleum for n...


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Offenbach, Wagner and Satsuma in New York


In the 19th century, same as today, New Yorkers looking for fun had a lot to choose from. Can you blame them for being a little jaded, when, for example, on today's date in 1871, the options includ...


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Wallingford Riegger


Today in 1961, the American composer Wallingford Riegger died in New York City, about a month shy of what would have been his 76th birthday. Riegger was born in Albany, Georgia, in 1885. Like many...


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Variations on a tune by Handel


On this date in 1747, a crowd of London concert-goers gathered in response to a newspaper announcement, which read, "At the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden tomorrow will be perform'd a new oratorio,...


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Liszt vs. Thalberg


On today's date in 1837, the Princess Cristina Belgiojoso-Trivulzio scored the social coup of the season at her Parisian salon. Ostensibly, it was the culmination of a three-day charity fundraiser ...


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