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Premieres today

Gaetano Donizetti (1840) 180 years ago
Premiere of La Favorite, in Paris, France.
Franz Berwald (1843) 177 years ago
Premiere of Symphony Sérieuse, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Camille Saint-Saëns (1877) 143 years ago
Premiere of Samson et Dalila, in Weimar, Germany.
Johannes Brahms (1883) 137 years ago
Premiere of Symphony no. 3 in F major op. 90, in Vienna, Austria.
Béla Bartók (1949) 71 years ago
Premiere of the viola concerto, in Minneapolis, USA.
Leonard Bernstein, Olivier Messiaen (1949) 71 years ago
Premiere of Messiaen's Turangalîlâ Symphony, in Boston, USA, with Leonard Bernstein conducting.
Michael Tippett (1970) 50 years ago
Premiere of The Knot Garden, in London, England.
Peter Wallin (1998) 22 years ago
First performance of "Chorale 2", in Folding, Denmark.