May 8

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1927 - Birth of American pianist and writer Charles Rosen. Died 9 Dec 2012. He was a long-time professor at Florida State University and one of our editors enjoyed taking his piano lit course there. He offered concerts of all of the Beethoven sonatas, with audience members voting on their choices of four before heading into the auditorium.&nbs...
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November 2

1785 Birth of German pianist and composer Frederic Kalkbrenner in Kassel. He died in Deuil, on June 10, 1849.
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December 30

1904 - Birth of Russian composer and pianist Dimitri Kabalevsky in St. Petersburg. d. Moscow, Feb. 16, 1987.
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May 29

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1910 - Death of Russian composer Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev at age 73 in Petersburg. In the late-1850s and early 1860s Balakirev brought together the composers known as The Russian Five (or the Mighty Handful) that included Alexander Borodin, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Balakirev was...
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February 27

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2013 - Death of pianist Van Cliburn. Born 12 July 1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a child was taught by his mother, in 1958 was the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Prize in Moscow and became an American hero. See our January/February 2018 review of the book, When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn's Cold War Triumph, and Its...
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July 12

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1934 Birth of American pianist Van Cliburn in Shreveport Louisiana. As a child was taught by his mother, in 1958 was the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Prize in Moscow.
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January 28

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1915 - Premiere of Maurice Ravel's Piano Trio in a minor. Gabriel Wilaume, violin; Louis Feuillard, cello and Alfredo Casella, piano; in Paris.  For a wonderful recording of the Beaux Arts Trio playing this marvelous work, click on the link below.
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January 28

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  1927 Premiere of Aaron Copland's Piano Concerto with the Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevitzky with Copland as soloist.
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February 17

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1855 - Premiere of Liszt's First Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, in Weimar, German.  Liszt was the soloist with Hector Berlioz conducting.  
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March 17

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1830 Premiere of Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, with Chopin as soloist, in Warsaw.  
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April 22

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1961-premiere of Albert Ginastera Piano Concerto No. 1, in Washington D.C. It was first performed by the pianist João Carlos Martins and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Howard Mitchell in Washington D.C.  and the concerto was Ginastera's first composition for piano since his Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22...
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May 22

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1924 - Premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds  at the Paris Opéra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, with the composer at the piano. It was written specifically for the Koussevitzky Concert series. Strains of Petroushka can be heard in the first movements. There is a magnificent recording of this piece on YouTube pl...
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March 26

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1874 - Premiere of Johannes Brahms's Variations on a Hungarian Song, Op. 21 no. 2 for piano, in London.
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December 9

1949  Premiere of Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata by Vladimir Horowitz, in Havana, Cuba.  
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April 20

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1986 - Vladimir Horowitz returned to his homeland at age 82, after 60 years to give piano recital at Moscow Conservatory. Click here to view a moving article in the New York Times about that special day.
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May 10

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1965 - Pianist Vladimir Horowitz returns to the concert stage in New York City after a twelve-year performing break, at Carnegie Hall. The audience applauded with a standing ovation that lasted for 30 minutes.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQqLRmxzr5g
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January 20

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1876 - Birth of Polish pianist and composer Josef Hofmann. Died in 1957.  
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May 14

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Death of composer and pianist Fanny Mendelssohn from complications of a stroke. Many of her compositions were published under her brother's name, Felix Mendelssohn. 
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February 8

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1946 - Premiere of Bela Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3, finished by Tibor Serly. Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy conducting and György Sándor as the pianist. Bartók died in 1945.
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March 13

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1915 - Debut of pianist Percy Grainger with New York Philharmonic, playing Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16. Here's a recording of our March/April 2018 cover, Benjamin Grosvenor, playing the concerto. Click here.
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