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Premieres today

Claude Debussy (1905) 113 years ago
Premiere of La Mer, in Paris, France.
Johann Adam Hiller, Max Reger (1907) 111 years ago
Premiere of Max Reger's "Hiller Variations" op. 100, in Cologne, Germany.
Paul Hindemith (1923) 95 years ago
Premiere of Das Marienleben op. 27, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Richard Strauss (1938) 80 years ago
Premiere of Daphne, in Dresden, Germany.
Benjamin Britten (1946) 72 years ago
Premiere of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, in Liverpool, England.
Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (1953) 65 years ago
Premiere of piano concerto no. 1, in Moscow, Russia.