Premiere of one of Mozart‘s most joyous (depending on the conductor) works, his 1782 Symphony No. 35, ‘Haffner’ in the Burgtheater in Vienna.
It begins life as a rush job on a commission that he probably was too busy to finish on time (what with a move, an opera, wedding plans and all). So, he recycles it as a symphony — also not finished on time.
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Premiere of Russian composer Reinhold Gliere‘s long, dark, magical third symphony Ilya Murometz in Moscow, Emil Cooper conducting.
Gliere, the second son of a wind instrument maker, enters the Moscow Conservatory in 1894. The 90+ minute symphony (in B minor, Op.42), written in 1911, depicts the adventures of Kievan Rus’ folk hero Ilya Muromets. Downes:1-8
Gliere becomes and remains a Professor of Composition until his retirement in 1941. Two students: Prokofiev and Khachaturian. 1927 ballet The Red Poppy remains popular. Russian Sailor’s Dance
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King Crimson releases 5th, prog rock studio album Larks’ Tongues in Aspic.
Besides Fripp, drummer Bill Bruford is heard on the first of his 7 albums, as is David Cross on violin and mellotron for his first of two.
Release of US R&B singer Usher‘s fourth studio hip hop and crunk album Confessions.
The second best-selling album of the 2000s (an international top-10, 8M copies), it scores 4 US#1 singles — Yeah! and Burn combined hold US#1 for 20 weeks — a record for a solo artist. The album wins Usher a 2005 R&B Grammy.
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