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Premieres today

Richard Strauss (1898) 123 years ago
Premiere of Don Quixote op. 35, in Cologne, Germany.
Jean Sibelius (1902) 119 years ago
Premiere of Symphony no. 2 in D major op. 43, in Helsinki, Finland, with Sibelius conducting.
George Enescu (1903) 118 years ago
Premiere of Romanian Rhapsodies in A major and D major op. 11, Bucarest, Romania.
Edward Elgar (1905) 116 years ago
Premiere of Introduction and Allegro for strings, in London, England.
Wolfgang Rihm (1979) 42 years ago
Premiere of Jacob Lenz, in Hamburg, Germany.
Toru Takemitsu (1990) 31 years ago
Premiere of Visions, in Chicago, USA.