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1570 and Tallis’ Spem in Alium

3/22/2016
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Ivan the Terrible commits the brutal Novgorod Massacre, the first atlas is published, and Thomas Tallis composes his 40-part motet Spem in Alium.

Duration:00:11:51

1721 and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

3/22/2016
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Rifles are introduced to America by Swiss immigrants, snuff is rife amongst the European elite, and the Brandenburg Concertos are written by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Duration:00:10:51

1837 and Chopin’s Nocturnes

3/21/2016
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The telegraph is patented in the US, Queen Victoria takes the throne of England, and Chopin – living in Paris – writes his Nocturnes Op.32.

Duration:00:08:24

1878 and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

3/21/2016
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The phonograph is patented, Stalin is born, and Tchaikovsky writes his Violin Concerto.

Duration:00:20:50

1913 and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

3/21/2016
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Canberra is officially named the capital of Australia, and Stravinsky causes riots in Paris with the premiere of his The Rite of Spring.

Duration:00:05:22

1976 and Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

3/21/2016
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The Apple Computer Company is formed, Concorde flies for the first time, and Gorecki writes the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

Duration:00:11:00

1988 and Glass’ Metamorphosis

3/21/2016
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Australia celebrates the bicentenary, the Phantom of the Opera opens on Broadway, and Philip Glass is inspired by Kafka to write his his Metamorphosis.

Duration:00:06:48

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