|Today in Music History
A Daily Look at Music History For Violin Students
A Look at What Happened on Today's Date
Long, Long Ago . . . Or Maybe Just Last Year
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|1785 - Mozart dedicated 6 quartets (Opus 10) to Haydn.
1816 - First performance of L. Spohr's opera Faust. It was sung in German with spoken dialogue.
1854 - Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer, was born. He composed Hansel und Gretel.
1880 - Founding of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
1935 - Seiji Ozawa , Japanese conductor, was born in Manchuria, China.
1931 - Boxcar Willie (Lecil Travis Martin), was born. Perhaps the most successful invented character in the history of country music. See his music.
1947 - Young Uck Kim, Korean violinist, was born in Seoul
1947 - Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) was born.
1979 - U2 release their first record, an EP entitled, U2-3.
|Leonard Slatkin was born September 1, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA. His father was the violinist, conductor and founder of the Hollywood String Quartet, Felix Slatkin, and his mother was the cellist with that quartet, Eleanor Aller.
He studied at Indiana University and Los Angeles City College before attending the Juilliard School where he studied conducting under Jean Paul Morel.
|Slatkin has made regular appearances over the last two decades with virtually every major international orchestra and opera company. These have included the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Vienna Staatsoper.
Slatkin has made more than 100 recordings. He has recieved more than 50 Grammy nominations, and has received 5 Grammy Awards.
Slatkin is extremely active in musical education, whether it be on his own radio or television program, as a guest commentator on National Public Radio or on international broadcasts over the BBC. He has been active with student orchestras nationwide through conservatories.
Mr. Slatkin is also the founder and director of the National Conducting Institute. Through this program, conductors of academic orchestras, or leading part-time orchestras a groundbreaking program that assists conductors in making the transition from leading part-time or academic orchestras to working with full-time major symphony orchestras.
|His conducting debut came in 1966, and in 1968 he was made an assistant at the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. He stayed there until 1977, when he was made conductor of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, returning to St Louis in 1979 as music director. He remained there until 1996 when he took over the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. In 2000 he was appointed principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.|
|Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb made up the group, The Bee Gees. Can You Guess how the group chose the name Bee Gees?
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|Bee Gees stood for
Brothers Gibb. After the death of Maurice, Robin and Barry decided to drop the name as a memorial to their brother.
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