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What happened on this day in music history? Which composers were born on this day, who died, what music was written, and what was performed? Introducing our brand new book The Big Book of Classical Music by Darren Henley, Sam Jackson and Tim Lihoreau, jam-packed with quotes, facts and juicy info about the world of classical music - for all 366 days of the year! We've picked a selection of important dates and facts to whet your appetite, so what are you waiting for?
It might be New Year's Day, but there's a lot going on in the classical world on January 1st. Seven-year-old Mozart gives a concert for King Louis XV of France in 1764, Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto is first performed in 1846, and Mahler conducts in the USA for the first time in 1908.
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