Week of Jan 16 in Classical Music History

Last week was full of surprises! First major snowfall happened in the Chicagoland area, and we missed a week of this playlist! Unfortunately the flu bug seems to be going around the office, but we're back! So, relax and tune into our spotify playlist Ravinia Festival: This Week in Classical Music, and listen to all your favorite works on the anniversaries of their initial premiers. Just click the Spotify logo, or the link above, and add our playlist to your library. We update our playlist every week so there will never be a need to resubscribe! Below is a day-by-day listing of the track selections for this weeks edition of the playlist. We hope you enjoy!

January 16 

  • 1876: Tchaikovsky: "Serenade mélancolique,"in Moscow
  • 1916: Prokofiev: "Scythian" Suite 

January 17

  • 1880: Franck: Piano Quintet in f, in Paris, by the Marsick Quartet, with Camille Saints-Saëns at the piano
  • 1944: Copland: Violin Sonata, at Times Hall in New York, by violinist Ruth Posselt with the composer at the piano

January 18

  • 1908: Delius: "Brigg Fair" in Liverpool
  • 1942: Ibert: "Ouverture de fête" in Paris

January 19

  • 1873: Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, in Paris
  • 1994: John Adams: Violin Concerto, with Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducting and Jorja Fleezanis the soloist

January 20

  • 1880: Brahms: Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79, for piano, in Krefeld
  • 1941: Bartók: String Quartet No. 6, in New York City, by the Kolisch Quartet

January 21

  • 1816: Cherubini: "Requiem," in Paris
  • 1927: Roussel: Suite in F for orchestra, in Boston

January 22

  • 1894: Glazunov: Symphony No. 4, in St.Petersburg
  • 1980: John Williams: "Cowboys Overture," by the Boston Pops, conducted by the composer