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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?
Classical music never stops, even on Christmas Day! There's understandably a lot of music written for this important day in the Christian calendar, including Bach's Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, first performed in Leipzig in 1723 and 1734 respectively. Mozart, too, spent the day working, finishing work on his Flute Quartet in D on Christmas Day 1777.
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