Death of Locatelli

30 March 1764

Italian Baroque composer and violinist Pietro Antonio Locatelli died in Amsterdam, his adopted city, where he had lived since 1729. Best remembered for his concertos, Locatelli's compositions can be divided into three groups: work for his own performances as a virtuoso, works for larger ensembles and chamber music.

    I. Adagio

    II. Allegretto

    I. Andante ma non troppo

    III. Largo

    I. La Rameau: Majestueusement

    IV. Allegro non troppo



Premiere of the 2nd version of Bach's St. John Passion

30 March 1725

The second version of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion was premiered on this day in 1725, on which Good Friday fell. The initial version had premiered the previous Good Friday.

    Part I: Chorale: Herr, unser Herrscher (Chorus)


    Part I: Recitative: Jesus ging mit seinen Jungern (Evangelist, Jesus)


    Part I: Chorale: Jesum von Nazareth (Chorus)




Bernstein's piano début

30 March 1932

Thirteen-year-old Leonard Bernstein gave his public début recital at the piano, in Boston. Despite his apparent talent on the piano at a young age, his career-oriented father actively dissuaded him from his musical endeavors, forcing the teenage Bernstein to raise money himself for his music lessons. Eventually his musical prowess became undeniable and his father relented, buying him a baby grand piano for his Bar Mitzvah. This set the stage for Bernstein to go on to study piano at the Boston Latin School and at Harvard University.







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