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Composer: Terence Thomas
Introduction, from the ballet "New England Trilogy"
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Composer: Terence Thomas
Pas De Deux, from the ballet "New England Trilogy"
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Coda, from the ballet "New England Trilogy"
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Composer: Terence Thomas
Familiar Ground, from the ballet "Strange places"
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Composer: Terence Thomas
The Journey Begins, from the ballet "Strange places"
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(1774) Christoph Willibald von Gluck: Premiere of Iphigenie in Aulis, in Paris, France.
(1936) Alban Berg: Premiere of the violin concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”, in Barcelona, Spain.
(1964) Roger Huntington Sessions: Premiere of Montezuma, in Berlin, Germany.
(1967) György Sándor Ligeti: Premiere of the cello concerto, in Berlin, Germany.
(1971) Aribert Reimann: Premiere of Melusine, in Schwetzingen, Germany.

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Max von Schillings: 19 April 1868
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Germaine Tailleferre

Tailleferre
19 April 1892—7 November 1983

Germaine Tailleferre studied at the Conservatory in Paris where she met Louis Durey, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, Georges Au... [→read more]

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