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The Big Book of Classical Music: 1000 years of music in 366 days
12. December 25th
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.