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today in classical music
from CLASSICalmanac.com
on June 25 in...

  • -930 Death of Hucbald, a Benedictine monk. He invented the music staff note.
  • 1708 Bach takes position of at Weimar.
  • 1840 For the 400th anniversary of the Gutenberg Printing Press, Mendelssohn presents his Symphony No. 2, Lobegesang (Song of Praise) at Thomaskirche in Leipzig.
  • 1850 FP of Schumann's opera Genoveva in Leipzig..
  • 1855 Birth of Hungarian soprano Etelka GERSTER.
  • 1860 Birth of French composer Gustave CHARPENTIER d- 1956.
  • 1886 Chief of Rio de Janeiro Opera resigns. 19 year old cellist Arturo Toscanini conducts with acclaim.
  • 1897 Birth of German pianist and composer Hans BARTH in Leipzig. Inventor of quarter-tone piano.
  • 1910 In Paris, FP of Stavinsky's Firebird. Performed by Diaghilev's Ballet Russe.
  • 1935 Birth of Austrian composer Kurt SCHWERTSIK.

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