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Death of Anton Webern

15 September 1945

While enjoying an evening cigar on the veranda of his daughter's house, 60-year-old Anton Webern died after being mistakenly shot by an American soldier, allegedly in a confrontation during an investigation into his son-in-law’s black market activities. The irony was that Webern and his wife had survived the bombing in Vienna, travelling by foot to their daughter's house in Mittersill near Salzburg. This unfortunate death took place only four months after the end of the war.

    No. 1. Vorfruhling


    No. 2. Nachtgebet der Braut


    No. 3. Fromm




Dvorak departed for New York

15 September 1891

Antonin Dvorak, his wife and two of their six children left their house in Prague and set off for New York. He had been offered a job as director of the National Conservatory of New York on a salary 25 times greater than his Prague salary, along with four months' summer leave – an offer he couldn't refuse!

    I. Adagio - Allegro molto

    Mazurka No. 4 in G-Flat Major

    II. Largo

    Mazurka No. 4 in G-Flat Major

    III. Molto vivace

    Mazurka No. 4 in G-Flat Major



Holst conducted a recording of Jupiter from The Planets

15 September 1922

Gustav Holst conducted the first ever recording of one of his own works. Columbia Gramophone Company recorded the London Symphony Orchestra playing Jupiter from The Planets with Holst conducting.

    I. Mars, the Bringer of War


    II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace


    III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger




Death of Sulkhan Tsintsadze

15 September 1991

Sulkhan Tsintsadze, one of Georgia's foremost composers of the 20th century, died in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    Allerseelen Jodler (Arr. for Violin, Cello & Accordion)

    Feuer (Fire)

    Turceasca (Arr. for Violin, Cello & Accordion)

    Die Hinrichtung (The Execution)

    Aria di chiesa (Arr. M. Well)

    Couplet der Trunkenen (Couplet of the drunks)