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Symphony - Notable Historical Events

Ludwig van BeethovenApr 2, 1800

Franz SchubertDec 17, 1865

TchaikovskyNov 17, 1888

Aaron CoplandOct 18, 1946

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Symphony - Historical Events
Date Event
1783-11-04

W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is premiered in Linz, Austria.

1792-02-23

Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G, premieres

1794-02-10

Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres

1794-03-03

1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D

1795-02-02

Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres

1800-04-02

1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C

1803-04-05

1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D

1807-03-05

1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

1813-12-08

Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres

1814-02-27

Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres

1824-05-07

Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna

1830-12-25

Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic" premieres

1841-03-31

1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B

1841-12-06

Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres

1842-03-03

1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony

1846-11-05

Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres

1851-02-06

Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch," premieres in Dusseldorf

1854-02-16

Franz Liszts symphony "Orpheus," premieres

1858-11-09

1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra

1865-12-17

Franz Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" premieres

1868-05-09

Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres

1876-11-04

John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C premieres

1877-10-20

Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

1877-12-16

Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres

1877-12-30

Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna

1878-02-10

Peter Tsjaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres

1881-09-03

Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

1881-10-22

Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert

1883-12-02

John Brahms' 3rd Symphony in F, premieres

1884-12-30

Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig

1885-10-25

John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres

1886-02-23

Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred," premieres

1886-05-19

Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres

1888-11-17

Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

1889-02-12

Caesar Francks Symphony in D, premieres

1889-11-20

Gustav Mahler's 1st Symphony

1892-12-18

Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres

1893-10-28

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

1893-12-16

Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres

1894-04-09

1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz

1895-03-04

Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin

1895-04-14

1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony

1895-12-13

1st complete execution of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony

1897-03-09

Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)

1901-03-14

1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A

1901-11-28

Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres

1902-01-25

Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg

1902-03-08

1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony

1904-01-31

Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth," premieres

1904-02-28

Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

1904-10-18

Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne

1906-05-27

1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen

1907-09-25

Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres

1908-09-19

Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague

1908-12-03

Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A premieres

1910-09-12

Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians

1911-12-29

SF Symphony formed

1912-06-26

Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

1915-12-08

Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E premieres

1916-02-11

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert

1917-05-03

1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"

1922-01-26

Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony," premieres in London

1923-02-19

Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony, premieres

1923-05-30

Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres

1924-12-14

Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris

1926-04-03

1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C

1926-05-12

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad

1927-04-22

1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E

1927-05-05

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin

1927-12-04

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow

1928-11-02

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Phila

1930-10-22

1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

1930-11-28

Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

1932-01-10

"Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated

1935-04-10

Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London

1936-04-26

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony

1937-10-21

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres

1937-11-13

NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

1937-11-21

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad

1937-12-25

Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

1938-03-26

NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

1939-02-24

Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony, premieres in Boston

1939-12-03

Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony premieres

1941-02-22

Paul Creston's 1st Symphony, premieres

1941-03-29

1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony"

1941-05-16

1st US/radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"

1941-07-19

BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Beethoven's 5th symphony)

1941-11-17

Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres

1941-12-21

David Diamond's 1st Symphony premieres

1941-12-27

Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony

1942-03-05

Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in Siberia

1942-06-29

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony premieres

1942-07-19

Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in USA

1942-08-09

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad

1943-11-03

Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow

1943-12-03

Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony premieres

1944-03-03

1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony

1944-03-05

1st performance of Walter Piston's 2nd Symphony

1944-04-02

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in NY

1945-01-13

Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow

1945-08-30

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th Symphony

1945-11-20

Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres

1946-04-05

1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony

1946-08-17

Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres

1946-10-18

Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

1946-12-20

Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres

1947-01-09

Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in SF

1947-01-21

Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel

1947-02-16

Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres

1947-10-30

Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

1948-01-09

Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston

1949-07-09

Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres

1950-10-27

Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres

1950-10-30

David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

1950-11-23

Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres

1952-01-30

Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres

1953-10-25

Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony

1953-11-06

Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres

1953-12-17

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad

1955-01-14

Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Phila

1955-11-25

Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres

1957-03-08

1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston

1957-03-30

1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony

1957-04-04

Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris

1957-10-30

Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow

1957-12-26

Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London

1959-01-30

Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh," premieres

1960-01-02

Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres

1960-03-29

Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres

1960-09-02

William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres

1961-02-10

Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres

1961-10-01

Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 12nd Symphony

1961-12-30

Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)

1962-01-17

Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF

1962-01-26

David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia

1962-02-16

Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony, premieres

1962-07-20

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony

1962-12-18

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony premieres in Moscow

1964-02-07

Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres

1965-03-05

1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony

1965-04-26

Ives' 4th Symphony premieres

1965-10-06

Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"

1966-06-25

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

1968-02-29

Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

1968-05-02

1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony

1969-03-02

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 14th Symphony

1969-06-21

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow

1972-01-08

Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th Symphony, premieres in Moscow

1972-06-01

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

1982-10-17

1st live orch on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)

1994-12-01

Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

1997-11-24

"Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 perfs

1998-02-01

"Street Corner Symphony," closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 perf

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Symphony - Notable Birthdays

Ludwig van BeethovenDec 16, 1770

Franz Peter SchubertJan 31, 1797

Franz LisztOct 22, 1811

Symphony - Birthdays
Date Event
1770-12-16

Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)

1797-01-31

Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony)

1811-10-22

Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)

1841-09-08

Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904

1868-08-07

Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)

1869-11-22

André Gide, Pastoral Symphony

1869-9-29

Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, Symphony of Life

1876-01-01

George Graves, The Robber Symphony

1880-09-09

Viking Eggeling, Sweden, artist/film maker (Diagonal Symphony)

1882-04-18

Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)

1882-07-10

Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony

1885-05-19

Henri Valbel, The Robber Symphony

1886-05-23

Magda Sonja, The Robber Symphony

1887-09-16

Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)

1887-12-28

Walter Ruttmann, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

1888-12-19

Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)

1890-03-20

Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (Natl Symphony)

1890-07-12

Anton Kuhl, The Robber Symphony

1890-08-05

Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46)

1893-07-19

László Schäffer, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

1900-05-01

Robert Baberske, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

1901-12-14

Homero Dornellas, Brazil Symphony

1903-04-30

Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve)

1903-07-04

Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer (Lied Symphony)

1904-02-06

Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

1906-9-09

Mark Pertsovsky, Leningrad Symphony

1907-08-18

Irwin Dillon, Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

1908-04-05

George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)

1912-07-06

Zakhar Agranenko, Leningrad Symphony

1916-02-27

Gladys Forrester, Symphony of Movement: Moods and Variations

1918-03-17

Jane Hobson, Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

1919-06-12

Beryl Laverick, Unfinished Symphony

1921-05-19

Rosine Luguet, Pastoral Symphony

1922-08-15

Lukas Foss, Chichester Psalms/Symphony #1 'Jeremiah'/Symphony #2 'The Age of Anxiety'

1927-08-11

Raymond Leppard, London England, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch)

1928-03-24

Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)

1929-04-06

Andre Previn, Berlin Germany, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist

1930-03-06

Lorin Maazel, Neuilly France, conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941)

1930-07-25

Maureen Forrester, Montreal Canada, contralto (Ressurection Symphony)

1932-03-21

Joseph Silverstein, Detroit Mich, violinist (Denver Symphony Orch)

1934-03-16

Roger Norrington, Prom 14: Mahler's Ninth Symphony

1934-03-27

Peter Schamoni, Spring Symphony

1935-09-01

Seiji Ozawa, Hoten Manchuria, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

1936-07-09

David Joel Zinman, NYC, composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983)

1943-01-07

Richard Armstrong, Symphony for the Spire

1943-03-21

Hartmut Haenchen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony Nr. 41 'Jupiter' in C major

1944-01-30

Lynn Harrell, Prom 26: French Night with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

1947-06-02

Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor

1948-11-14

Prince Charles, Symphony for the Spire

1958-07-05

Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor

1958-07-19

David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor

1962-9-17

Mark Savage, Defenceless: A Blood Symphony

1965-01-31

Ofra Harnoy, Symphony for the Spire

1966-03-06

Will Owsley, An Evening with Amy Grant, Featuring the Nashville Symphony

1968-03-06

Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)

1970-10-28

Yashoda Wimaladharma, Butterfly Symphony

1970-12-06

Will Lawrence, The June Bug Symphony

1971-07-19

Russell Allen, American musician (Symphony X)

1973-12-04

Keith Caputo, Within Temptation & The Metropole Orchestra: Black Symphony

1974-07-12

Sharon den Adel, Within Temptation & The Metropole Orchestra: Black Symphony

1975-01-02

Robert Westerholt, Within Temptation & The Metropole Orchestra: Black Symphony

1975-05-07

Fernando Lima, Sarah Brightman: Symphony in Vienna

1976-11-13

Sean Foley, Dog Lover's Symphony

1979-01-31

Ryan Stoddard, New World Symphony

1985-08-09

Ricardo Almeida, Mozmad's Symphony

1985-10-29

Ben Whitehair, The Road to Symphony

1987-08-07

Matthew Cressey, London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music

1989-02-24

Jessica Wickliffe, Franklin: A Symphony of Pain

1990-04-18

Caitlyn Wickliffe, Franklin: A Symphony of Pain

1990-05-17

Amethist Young, Franklin: A Symphony of Pain

1992-05-12

Bethany Fisher, Defenceless: A Blood Symphony

1998-12-09

Athena Symphony Gelfand, Brother/Sister Reunion

Symphony - Weddings
Date Event
1996-09-23

Oscar-nominated actor of "The Buddy Holly Story" Gary Busey (52) weds former stuntwoman from Dallas Tiani Warden (29) at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas

Symphony - Deaths
Date Event
1869-03-08

Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65

1896-10-11

Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), dies at 72

1941-01-18

Anton Kuhl, The Robber Symphony

1941-05-25

Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, Symphony of Life

1941-07-15

Walter Ruttmann, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

1949-08-18

Reimar Kuntze, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

1951-02-19

André Gide, Pastoral Symphony

1956-06-05

Henri Valbel, The Robber Symphony

1960-10-24

Zakhar Agranenko, Leningrad Symphony

1962-02-17

Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85

1963-11-15

Fritz Reiner, Hung/US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74

1979-04-29

Julia Perry, American composer (Soul Symphony), dies at 55

1981-04-25

Rosine Luguet, Pastoral Symphony

1984-07-28

Jane Hobson, Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

1984-07-29

Herbert Braggiotti, The Symphony Murder Mystery

1985-03-07

George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76

1985-11-04

Line Noro, Pastoral Symphony

1988-08-17

Beryl Laverick, Unfinished Symphony

1990-12-28

Homero Dornellas, Brazil Symphony

1993-02-26

Mark Pertsovsky, Leningrad Symphony

1998-03-27

Gladys Forrester, Symphony of Movement: Moods and Variations

1998-10-30

Nikolai Rozhkov, Symphony of Life

2003-01-13

Irwin Dillon, Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

2008-02-13

Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)

2009-02-01

Lukas Foss, Chichester Psalms/Symphony #1 'Jeremiah'/Symphony #2 'The Age of Anxiety'

2010-04-30

Will Owsley, An Evening with Amy Grant, Featuring the Nashville Symphony

2011-06-14

Peter Schamoni, Spring Symphony


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