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Premieres today

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1842) 179 years ago
Premiere of Symphony in a minor no. 3 op. 56 “Scottish”, in Leipzig, Germany, with Mendelssohn conducting.
Robert Schumann (1853) 168 years ago
Premiere of Symphony no. 4 in d minor op. 120 (second version), in Düsseldorf, Germany, with Schumann conducting.
Johannes Brahms (1870) 151 years ago
Premiere of the Alt Rhapsodie op. 53, in Jena, Germany.
Georges Bizet (1875) 146 years ago
Premiere of Carmen, in Paris, France.
Richard Strauss (1899) 122 years ago
Premiere of Ein Heldenleben, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with Strauss conducting.
Anton Webern (1943) 78 years ago
Premiere of Variations for Orchestra op. 30, in Wintherthur, Austria.
Alice Shields (2004) 17 years ago
Mioritiza - Requiem for Rachel Corrie