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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?
Russian composer Rachmaninov, born on this day in 1873, is anything but an April Fool's joke. He's responsible for some of the most intense pieces of music the Romantic era has to offer - one of which, The Rock, was given its first performance on this day in 1894, the composer's 21st birthday.
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