1995

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Jan

1

  • Ted Hawkins (58) dies in Los Angeles following a stroke
  • Jess Stacy (90) dies in Los Angeles of heart failure

2

  • Ephraim Amu (95) dies in Ghana

4

  • Eduardo Mata (52) dies in Cuernavaca, Mexico when his Piper Aerostar crashed during an attempted emergency landing

7

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Two Elegies Framing a Shout for soprano saxophone and piano premiered in Bristol

8

  • Julian Anderson’s The Colour of Pomegranates for flute and piano premiered in London
  • Kurt Schwertsik’s opera Der ewige Frieden [Eternal Peace], lib. Thomas Körner, premiered in Bonn

16

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s The Cry of Anubis for tuba and orchestra premiered in London

20

  • Thea Musgrave’s opera Simón Bolívar, lib. Musgrave, premiered in Norfolk, VA

21

  • Richard Barrett’s Vanity for orchestra premiered in London

28

  • TLC have the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with Creep

31

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Lamentatio for saxophone quartet premiered in Tallinn

releases

  • Blur – This Is a Low (Food)
  • Massive Attack – Protection (Wild Bunch)
  • Pavement – Range Life (Matador)
  • Tricky – Overcome (4th & Broadway)
  • Black Dog – Spanners (Warp UK)
  • Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – Home (Rough Trade)
  • Khan & Walker – Radiowaves (Rising High UK)
  • M-Age – Under A Cubic Sky (Rising High UK)
  • Roots – Do You Want More?!!!??! (Geffen)
  • Swans – The Great Annihilator (Young God)
  • Throwing Muses – University (4AD UK)
Caspar Brötzmann b.1962

Caspar Brötzmann b.1962

Feb

1

  • Richey James Edwards (27) disappears from home (see 17 Feb)

5

  • Philip Glass’s Symphony no.3 premiered in Künzelsau, Germany

6

  • Art Taylor (65) dies in New York

7

  • Oliver Knussen’s Two Organa for large chamber ensemble premiered in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

11

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Strathclyde Concerto no.9 premiered in Gloucester
  • Van Halen have the Billboard number one album for one week with Balance

17

  • Richey James Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers’ abandoned car is found by the Severn Bridge near Bristol. He was last seen 16 days previously. He was officially pronounced dead in November 2008

18

  • Yank Lawson (83) dies in Indianapolis, IN
  • Bob Stinson (35) dies in Minneapolis of drug and alcohol related causes

19

  • Michael Tippett’s The Rose Lake for orchestra premiered in London

21

  • Willie Lee Johnson (81) dies in Chicago

23

  • Melvin Franklin (52) dies in Los Angeles of a brain seizure

25

  • Madonna has the Billboard number one single for the first of seven weeks with Take a Bow
  • Frank Sinatra sings live for the final time at a private party on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament

28

  • Colin Matthews’s 23 Frames for french horn, viola, cello and piano premiered in Durham

releases

  • Foul Play – Total Control / The Stepper (Moving Shadow UK)
  • PJ Harvey – Down by the Water (Island)
  • Moby – Everytime You Touch Me (Mute)
  • Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song (Geffen)
  • Atari Teenage Riot – 1995 (Digital Hardcore)
  • Band of Susans – Here Comes Success (Restless)
  • Belly – King (4AD UK)
  • Handsome Family – Odessa (Carrot Top)
  • Kronos Quartet – Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass (Nonesuch)
  • Kenny Larkin – Metaphor (R&S Belgium)
  • Leftfield – Leftism (Hard Hands UK)
  • Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor – No Protection (Wild Bunch UK)
  • Omni Trio – Volume 1 – The Deepest Cut (Moving Shadow UK)
  • Royal Trux – Thank You (Drag City)
  • Nitin Sawhney – Migration (Outcaste)
  • Slowdive – Pygmalion (Creation UK)
  • Strange Cargo – Hinterland (N-GRAM UK)
  • Tricky – Maxinquaye (Fourth & Broadway UK)
Richey Edwards 1967-95

Richey Edwards 1967-95

Mar

1

  • The 37th Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles. Sheryl Crow wins record of the year for All I Wanna Do and Tony Bennett wins album of the year for MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett. Other winners include Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Eric Clapton, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bob Dylan, McCoy Tyner, Elton John, Boyz II Men, Salt-n- Pepa, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden and the Rolling Stones

3

  • Vivian Stanshall (52) dies in a house fire in London

4

  • eden Ahbez (86) dies in Los Angeles of injuries sustained in a car crash

5

  • Gerald Barry’s opera The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit premiered on Channel 4 TV, UK. Lib. Meredith Oakes

6

  • Delroy Wilson (46) dies in Kingston, Jamaica of cirrhosis
  • David Sawer’s Trumpet Concerto premiered in London

7

  • Steve Reich’s City Life for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two vibraphones, unpitched percussion, two samplers, two pianos, string quartet and double bass premiered in Metz

8

  • Aulis Sallinen’s Flute Concerto premiered in Helsinki

12

  • Luciano Berio’s Compass for piano and orchestra premiered in Zürich
  • John Gardner’s A Burns Sequence op.213 for choir premiered in Glasgow
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Vers une symphonie fleuve I for orchestra premiered in Hamburg

17

  • Sunnyland Slim (88) dies in Chicago

18

  • Heinrich Sutermeister (84) dies in Morges, Switzerland

22

  • Gavin Bryars’s The South Downs for cello and piano premiered in Bath

23

  • Hal Mooney (84) dies in Los Angeles

24

  • David Matthews’s Vespers op.66 for mezzo-soprano, tenor, choir and orchestra premiered in Huddersfield

25

  • Elastica have the UK number one album for one week with Elastica

26

  • Eazy-E (31) dies in Los Angeles of AIDS

27

  • Hans Zimmer’s music for Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s film The Lion King wins the best original score Oscar at the 67th Academy Awards

28

  • James MacMillan’s Adam’s Rib for brass quintet premiered in Edinburgh
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Crystallisatio for 3 flutes, glockenspiel and strings premiered in Tallinn

30

  • Paul A. Rothchild (59) dies in Los Angeles of lung cancer
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Hoquetus Petrus for two flutes and piccolo trumpet premiered in Chicago

31

  • Elliott Carter’s Esprit rude/esprit doux II for flute, clarinet and marimba premiered in Chicago

releases

  • Autechre – Garbage EP (Warp)
  • BT – Embracing The Sunshine (Warner Bros)
  • Gescom – C & D EP (Skam)
  • Grace – Not Over Yet (Perfecto)
  • Massive Attack – Karmacoma (Wild Bunch)
  • Pavement – Rattled by la Rush (Matador)
  • Plaid – Android EP (Clear)
  • Prodigy – Poison (XL)
  • Radiohead – High & Dry / Planet Telex (Parlophone)
  • Take That – Back for Good (BMG)
  • Tindersticks – No More Affairs (This Way Up)
  • A Guy Called Gerald – Black Secret Technology (Juice Box)
  • The World Of Bleep & Booster (London)
  • Fall – Cerebral Caustic (Permanent)
  • PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love (Island)
  • Laika – Silver Apples of the Moon (Too Pure)
  • Moby – Everything Is Wrong (Mute)
  • Orb – Orbus Terrarum (Island)
  • John Oswald – Grayfolded (Artifact)
  • Radiohead – The Bends (Parlophone)
  • Red House Painters – Ocean Beach (4AD)
  • Scanner – Spore (New Electronica)
  • Scenic – Incident At Cima (Independent Projects)
  • Seefeel – Succour (Warp)
  • Smog – Wild Love (Drag City)
  • Spiritualized – Pure Phase (Arista)
  • Wagon Christ – Throbbing Pouch (Rising High)
John Oswald b.1953

John Oswald b.1953

Apr

2

  • Julius Hemphill (57) dies in New York

3

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Beltane Fire for orchestra premiered in Boston

4

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Weisen von Liebe, Leben und Tod [Ways of love, life and death] for voice and piano premiered in Berlin

8

  • The Boo Radleys have the UK number one album for one week with Wake Up!
  • Take That have the UK number one single for the first of four weeks with Back for Good

10

  • Annie Fischer (80) dies in Budapest
  • György Ligeti’s Summer for voice and piano premiered in Eugene, OR

13

  • Conlon Nancarrow’s Study for Orchestra premiered in New York

14

  • Burl Ives (85) dies in Anacortes, WA of mouth cancer

21

  • Michael Nyman’s String Quartet No 4 premiered in London

22

  • Don Pullen (53) dies in Los Angeles of lymphoma
  • Julian Anderson’s Diptych for orchestra premiered in London

23

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Symphony No. 7 (Angel of Light) premiered in Bloomington, IN

25

  • Ginger Rogers (83) dies in Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Arthur Rollini (83) dies in Ocala, FL

29

  • Michael Nyman’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings premiered in London

releases

  • Aphex Twin – Ventolin (Warp)
  • Björk – Army of Me EP (One Little Indian)
  • Cornershop – 6AM Jullander Shere (Wiiija)
  • Flying Saucer Attack – Beach Red Lullaby (Planet)
  • For Carnation – Fight Songs EP (Matador)
  • Hole – Doll Parts (Geffen)
  • Oasis – Some Might Say (Creation)
  • Yo La Tengo – Tom Courtenay (Matador)
  • Aphex Twin – I Care Because You Do (Warp)
  • Bardo Pond – Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15 (Drunken Fish)
  • Bomb the Bass – Clear (4th & Broadway)
  • Dirty Three – Sad and Dangerous (Poon Village)
  • Earth – Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions (Sub Pop)
  • Flying Saucer Attack – Further (Domino)
  • Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes (Matador)
  • Mobb Deep – The Infamous (Loud)
  • Pavement – Wowee Zowee (Matador)
  • Speedy J – G Spot (Warp)
  • Tindersticks [II] (This Way Up)
  • Towering Inferno – Kaddish (Island)
  • Wilco – A.M. (Sire)
  • Yo La Tengo – Electr-o-Pura (Matador)
  • Hector Zazou – Chansons des mers froides [Songs from the cold seas] (Columbia)
Towering Inferno - Kaddish (Island)

Towering Inferno – Kaddish (Island)

May

5

  • Marshall Royal (82) dies in Los Angeles
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Carolísima for chamber orchestra premiered in Gloucester

6

  • Patrick Nunn’s Man Made for amplified ensemble premiered in Belfast
  • Oasis have the UK number one single for one week with Some Might Say

8

  • Teresa Teng (42) dies in Chiang Mai, Thailand following an asthma attack
  • Elliott Carter’s Figment for cello premiered in New York

10

  • Jimmy Raney (67) dies in Louisville, KY of heart failure

12

  • David Matthews’s A Song and Dance Sketchbook op.65 for violin, viola, cello and piano premiered in Newbury, Berkshire

13

  • John Adams’ ‘song play’ I Was Looking At the Ceiling And Then I Saw the Sky, lib. June Jordan, premiered in Berkeley, CA

14

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Vers une symphonie fleuve II for orchestra premiered in Karlsruhe

15

  • David Matthews’s Skies now are Skies (String Quartet No.7) op.64 premiered in Warwick

16

  • Detlev Glanert’s opera trilogy Drei Wasserspiele, lib. Thornton Wilder, premiered in Bremen

18

  • Nancy Van de Vate’s Chernobyl for orchestra premiered in Vienna

19

  • James MacMillan’s Màiri for choir premiered in London

20

  • Ulysses Kay (78) dies in Englewood, NJ of Parkinson’s Disease

27

  • André Boucourechliev’s Quatuor III (for string quartet) op.30 premiered in Evian, France
  • Paul Weller has the UK number one album for one week with Stanley Road

28

  • Henryk Górecki’s Male requiem dla pewnej polki [Little Requiem for a Certain Polka] op.66 for orchestra premiered in New York

31

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Lintukoto [Isle of Bliss] for orchestra premiered in Lohja, Finland

releases

  • Daft Punk – Da Funk / Rollin’ & Scratchin’ (Soma)
  • Future Sound of London – Far-Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman EP (Virgin)
  • Pulp – Common People (Island)
  • Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees (Parlophone)
  • TLC – Waterfalls (LaFace)
  • Underworld – Born Slippy (JBO)
  • Banco de Gaia – Last Train to Lhasa (Planet Dog)
  • Carl Craig – Landcruising (Blanco y Negro)
  • Deep Forest – Boheme (Columbia)
  • Foetus – Gash (Big Cat)
  • Fugazi – Red Medicine (Dischord)
  • Grid – Evolver (Deconstruction)
  • Ken Ishii – Jelly Tones (R&S)
  • Labradford – A Stable Reference (Kranky)
  • Thurston Moore – Psychic Hearts (DGC)
  • Oval – 94 Diskont (Mille Plateaux)
  • Rachel’s – Handwriting (Quarterstick)
  • Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts (Pure)
  • Scott Walker – Tilt (Fontana)
  • Paul Weller – Stanley Road (Go Discs)
  • Various – Macro Dub Infection (Virgin)
Nancy Van de Vate b.1930

Nancy Van de Vate b.1930

Jun

6

  • Rudi Spring’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 premiered in Berlin

9

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Horn Concerto premiered in Dresden

10

  • Pink Floyd have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Pulse

12

  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (75) dies in Lugano, Switzerland
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ Symphony no.6: Time and the Raven premiered in Nottingham

14

  • Rory Gallagher (47) dies in London of complications following a liver transplant

15

  • Luciano Berio’s Re-call for 23 instruments premiered in Paris
  • Unsuk Chin’s Piano Etude No.2 premiered in Berlin

17

  • Luciano Berio’s Vor, während, nach Zaide [Before, during, after Zaide] – (Prelude, interlude and ending for an opera fragment by Mozart) premiered in Florence
  • Thea Musgrave’s Helios for oboe and orchestra premiered in Kirkwall

19

  • Elliott Carter’s Of Challenge and of Love for soprano and piano premiered in Aldeburgh, Suffolk

20

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Thaw for ensemble premiered in Kirkwall

22

  • Alfred Schnittke’s opera Historia von D. Johann Fausten, lib. Jorg Morgener and Schnittke, premiered in Hamburg

23

  • Marvin Camras (79) dies in Evanston, IL of kidney failure
  • Elliott Carter’s Of Challenge and of Love for soprano and piano premiered in Aldeburgh
  • (to 25 June) The 1995 Glastonbury Festival is held at Worthy Farm, Somerset featuring Oasis, Pulp, Orbital, PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, Page and Plant, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Portishead and Transglobal Underground

24

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Violin Concerto no.2 “Metmorphoses” premiered in Leipzig
  • Pink Floyd have the Billboard number one album for one week with Pulse

25

  • Thomas Adès’s Cardiac Arrest for septet premiered in London (based on the song by Madness)

26

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Helikopter-Streichquartett [Helicopter string quartet] premiered in Amsterdam

27

  • Efrem Kurtz (94) dies in London

30

  • Jorge Peixinho (55) dies in Lisbon

releases

  • Chemical Brothers – Leave Home (Virgin)
  • Jesus and Mary Chain – I Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll (Blanco Y Negro)
  • Pavement – Father to a Sister of Thought (Matador)
  • Björk – Post (One Little Indian)
  • Glenn Branca – Symphony No.9 (Point)
  • June of 44 – Engine Takes to the Water (Quarterstick)
  • Natalie Merchant – Tigerlily (Elektra)
  • Model 500 – Deep Space (R&S)
  • St Germain – Boulevard (F-Communications)
  • Stars of the Lid – Music for Nitrous Oxide (Sedimental)
  • Techno Animal – Re-Entry (Virgin)
  • Young Gods – Only Heaven (PIAS)
  • Neil Young – Mirror Ball (Reprise)
Ludovic Navarre aka St Germain b.1973

Ludovic Navarre aka St Germain b.1973

Jul

1

  • Wolfman Jack (57) dies in Belvedere, NC following a heart attack
  • Thomas Adès’s opera Powder Her Face premiered in Cheltenham. Lib. Philip Hensher
  • Bon Jovi have the UK number one album for the first of four weeks with These Days

7

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s In-Schrift for orchestra premiered in Venedig, Germany

8

  • Günter Bialas (87) dies in Glonn, Germany
  • TLC have the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with Waterfalls

9

  • Jerry Garcia plays his final show with the Grateful Dead in Chicago

13

  • Julian Anderson’s I’m nobody who are you? for voice, violin and piano, text Emily Dickinson, premiered in Cheltenham

14

  • Giacomo Manzoni’s opera Musica per Inferno di Dante, lib. Dante Alligheri, premiered in Ravenna

21

  • Erik Bergman’s Una Fantasia op.130 for string quartet and piano premiered in Kuhmo, Finland
  • Philip Glass’s Concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra premiered in Hasselburg, Germany

24

  • Charlie Rich (62) dies in Hammond, LA from a blood clot in his lung

25

  • Osvaldo Pugliese (89) dies in Buenos Aires

26

  • Doris Akers (72) dies in Minneapolis, MN of spinal cancer
  • Laurindo Almeida (77) dies in Los Angeles of cancer
  • John Casken’s Violin Concerto premiered in London
  • Aulis Sallinen’s opera The Palace, lib. Hans-Magnus Enzensberger and Irene Dische, premiered in Savonlinna, Finland

27

  • Miklós Rózsa (88) dies in Los Angeles
  • George Benjamin’s Three Inventions for Chamber Orchestra premiered in Salzburg

28

  • Eddie Hinton (51) dies in Birmingham, AL following a heart attack

29

  • David Lang’s opera The Modern Painters, lib. Manuela Hoelterhoff, premiered in Santa Fe, NM
  • Supergrass have the UK number one album for the first of three weeks with I Should Coco

31

  • Richard Barrett’s What Remains for flute, bass clarinet and piano premiered in London

releases

  • LTJ Bukem – Horizon / Rain Fall (Looking Good)
  • Faithless – Salva Mea (Cheeky)
  • PJ Harvey – C’Mon Billy (Island)
  • Hole – Violet (Geffen)
  • Moby – Into the Blue (Mute)
  • Spooky – Clank EP (Generic)
  • Tindersticks – Travelling Light (This Way Up)
  • Natacha Atlas – Diaspora (Nation)
  • Buffalo Tom – Sleepy Eyed (Beggars Banquet)
  • John Came – Rhythmicon (Mute)
  • Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust (Freestyle Dust)
  • Cornershop – Woman’s Gotta Have It (Wiiija)
  • Foo Fighters (Capitol)
  • Lisa Gerrard – The Mirror Pool (4AD)
  • Michael Gira – Drainland (Alternative Tentacles)
  • David Holmes – This Film’s Crap, Let’s Slash the Seats (Go Discs)
  • Kyuss – …And the Circus Leaves Town (Elektra)
  • Mouse on Mars – Iaora Tahiti (Too Pure)
  • Pere Ubu – Raygun Suitcase (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Red Snapper – Reeled and Skinned (Warp)
  • Sabres of Paradise – Sabresonic II (Warp)
  • 69 – The Sound Of Music (R&S) Carl Craig
  • Sleater-Kinney (Chainsaw)
  • Verve – A Northern Soul (Hut)
Natacha Atlas b.1964

Natacha Atlas b.1964

Aug

2

  • Irwin Bazelon (73) dies in New York following heart surgery

3

  • Kansas Fields (79) dies in Chicago

8

  • Steve Reich’s Duet for two violins and string ensemble premiered in Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Arvo Pärt’s Darf ich… for solo violin, bell and strings premiered in Gstaad, Switzerland

9

  • Jerry Garcia (53) dies in Forest Knolls, CA from complications of diabetes

11

  • Karel Berman (76) dies in Prague
  • Damon Edge (45) dies in Los Angeles of heart failure
  • Phil Harris (91) dies in Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Herbert Sumsion (96) dies in Gloucester

13

  • Biggie Tembo (36) commits suicide by hanging in a mental hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe

15

  • Luciano Berio’s Hör for choir and orchestra premiered in Stuttgart

16

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Agnus Dei for Requiem of Reconciliation for four soloists, chorus and orchestra premiered in Stuttgart

17

  • Wild Bill Davis (76) dies in Moorestown, NJ

19

  • John Gilmore (63) dies in Philadelphia  from emphysema
  • Pierre Schaeffer (85) dies in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Black Grape have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah

21

  • Julian Anderson’s Tye’s Cry for string orchestra premiered in Great Barn, Michelham Priory, Sussex

22

  • Erik Bergman’s Attention! op.124 for five percussionists premiered in Helsinki

23

  • Dwayne Goettel (31) dies in Edmonton, Alberta following a heroin overdose
  • Frederick Delius’s Idylle de Printemps; Scherzo & La Quadroone for orchestra premiered in Leeds

26

  • Ronald White (56) dies in Detroit of leukaemia
  • Luciano Berio’s Notturno for string quartet premiered in Lucerne
  • Blur have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Country House
  • Seal has the Billboard number one single for one week with Kiss from a Rose

27

  • Philip Glass’s Persephone for chorus and orchestra premiered in Delphi, Greece

28

  • Sarah Records officially ceases operations

30

  • Sterling Morrison (53) dies in Poughkeepsie, NY of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

releases

  • Aphex Twin – Donkey Rhubarb EP (Warp)
  • Björk – Isobel EP (One Little Indian)
  • Blur – Country House (Food)
  • Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise (MCA)
  • Oasis – Roll With It (Creation)
  • Omni Trio – Volume 6: Nu Birth Of Cool (Moving Shadow)
  • Orbital – Times Fly EP (Internal)
  • Radiohead – Just (Parlophone)
  • Source Direct – A Made Up Sound / The Cult (Metalheadz)
  • Boards Of Canada – Twoism (Music 70)
  • Bowery Electric (Kranky)
  • Garbage (Mushroom)
  • Goldie – Timeless (FFRR)
  • DJ Krush – Meiso (Mo Wax)
  • Levellers – Zeitgeist (China)
  • Palace Music – Viva Last Blues (Domino)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Alternative (Parlophone)
  • Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (Loud)
  • Sparklehorse – Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot (Capitol)
  • Spring Heel Jack – There Are Strings (Rough Trade)
Raekwon b.1970

Raekwon b.1970

Sep

1

  • Philip Glass’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra premiered in Stockholm

2

  • Michael Jackson has the Billboard number one single for one week with You Are Not Alone
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opens in Cleveland, OH

3

  • Erik Bergman’s opera Det sjungande trädet [The Singing Tree] premiered in Helsinki. Lib. Bo Carpelan

7

  • Steve Reich’s Proverb for three sopranos, two tenors, two vibraphones and two electric organs premiered in London

9

  • The Charlatans have the UK number one album for one week with The Charlatans
  • Coolio has the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with Gangsta’s Paradise
  • Michael Jackson has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with You Are Not Alone

13

  • Herbie Phillips (60) dies in Las Vegas of an aneurysm
  • Elliott Carter’s Adagio tenebroso for orchestra premiered in London

15

  • Luciano Berio’s Shofar for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

16

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Panic for saxophone, drums and orchestra premiered in London
  • The Levellers have the UK number one album for one week with Zeitgeist

19

  • Elliott Carter’s String Quartet no.5 premiered in Antwerp

21

  • Arthur Butterworth’s Mancunians op.96 for orchestra and brass band premiered in Manchester

23

  • Blur have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with The Great Escape

26

  • Lenny Hambro (71) dies in Somers Point, NJ of a blood clot following open heart surgery

releases

  • Chemical Brothers – Life Is Sweet (Freestyle Dust)
  • Rob Dougan – Clubbed to Death (Mo Wax)
  • Pulp – Mis-Shapes / Sorted for E’s & Wizz (Island)
  • Alex Reece – Pulp Fiction / Chill Pill (Metalheads)
  • Spooky – Stereo EP (Generic)
  • T Power – Mutant Jazz / Liberation (SOUR)
  • Air Liquide – Sonic Weather Machine (Rising High)
  • Bang Bang Machine – Amphibian (Ultimate)
  • David Bowie – 1.Outside (Virgin)
  • Flaming Lips – Clouds Taste Metallic (Warner Bros)
  • Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball (Elektra)
  • Herbaliser – Remedies (Ninja Tune)
  • Higher Intelligence Agency – Freefloater (Beyond)
  • Mercury Rev – See You on the Other Side (Beggars Banquet)
  • Roy Montgomery – Scenes From the South Island (Drunken Fish)
  • Nightmares on Wax – Smoker’s Delight (Warp)
  • Node (Deviant)
  • NoMeansNo – The Worldhood of the World (As Such) (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Oyster Band – The Shouting End of Life (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Prince – The Gold Experience (Warner Bros)
  • Superchunk – Here’s Where the Strings Come In (Merge)
  • Tarnation – Gentle Creatures (4AD)
  • 2 Bad Mice – Kaotic Chemistry (Sm:le)
Nightmares on Wax - Smoker's Delight (Warp)

Nightmares on Wax – Smoker’s Delight (Warp)

Oct

4

  • Gavin Bryars’s After Handel’s “Vesper” for harpsichord premiered in Birmingham

5

  • Lillian Fuchs (93) dies in New York

12

  • Patrick Nunn’s Raw Fuse for amplified chamber ensemble premiered in Southport, Lancashire

14

  • Alan John’s opera The Eighth Wonder premered in Sydney. Lib. Dennis Watkins
  • Oasis have the UK number one album for the first of ten weeks over three runs with (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?

15

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s cantata The Three Kings for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

19

  • Don Cherry (58) dies in Malaga of liver failure

21

  • Maxene Andrews (79) dies in Hyannis, MA following a heart attack
  • Simply Red have the UK number one album for the first of three weeks with Life

23

  • John Adams’s Road Movies for piano and violin premiered in Washington, DC

25

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Vers une symphonie fleuve III for orchestra premiered in Stuttgart

28

  • Coolio has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Gangsta’s Paradise

31

  • Alan Bush (94) dies in Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Erika Morini (91) dies in New York of heart disease

releases

  • AFX – Hangable Autobulb EP (Warp)
  • Autechre – Anvil Vapre EP (Warp)
  • Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue – Where the Wild Roses Grow (Mute)
  • Everything But The Girl – Missing (Blanco Y Negro)
  • Flying Saucer Attack – Outdoor Miner (Domino)
  • PJ Harvey – Send His Love to Me (Island)
  • Madonna – You’ll See (Maverick)
  • Oasis – Wonderwall (Creation)
  • Photek – The Seven Samurai / Complex (Photek)
  • Saint Etienne – He’s on the Phone (Heavenly)
  • Source Direct – Snake Style / Exit – 9 (Metalheadz)
  • Air Liquide – Red (Sm:)e)
  • Asian Dub Foundation – Facts and Fictions (Nation)
  • BT – Ima (Perfecto)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – Long Nights (Table of the Elements)
  • Cypress Hill – III – Temples of Boom (Columbia)
  • Brian Eno & Jah Wobble – Spinner (All Saints)
  • DJ Food – A Recipe for Disaster (Ninja Tune)
  • Green Day – Insomniac (Reprise)
  • Gus Gus (Kjoll & Andersson)
  • Juno Reactor – Beyond The Infinite (Blue Room)
  • Kid Spatula – Spatula Freak (Reflective)
  • Mojave 3 – Ask Me Tomorrow (4AD)
  • Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Creation)
  • Repeat – Repeats (A13)
  • Scanner – Sulphur (Sub Rosa)
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Virgin)
  • Son Volt – Trace (Warner Bros)
  • Sonic Youth – Washing Machine (DGC)
  • T Power – The Self Evident Truth of an Intuitive Mind (SOUR)
  • Telstar Ponies – In the Space of a Few Minutes (Fire)
  • Tindersticks – The Bloomsbury Theatre 12-3-95 (This Way Up) record live in London on 12 Mar 1995
Asian Dub Foundation

Asian Dub Foundation

Nov

1

  • Kalevi Aho’s Symphony no.10: Syvien vesien juhla [The Rejoicing of the Deep Waters] premiered in Lahti, Finland

3

  • Isang Yun (78) dies in Berlin of pneumonia
  • Pierre Boulez’s Dialogue de l’ombre double for clarinet and tape premiered in Paris

7

  • Jerry Daniels (79) dies in Indianapolis, IN
  • Pierre Henry’s Notations sur La Fontaine in 20 episodes begins on France Culture radio, ending on 2 Dec

9

  • Alessandro Cicognini (89) dies in Rome
  • Luciano Berio’s Sequenza XIII for bassoon premiered in Rotterdam
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Musik für Oboe und Orchester premiered in Basel

10

  • John Adams’s Lollapalooza for orchestra premiered in Birmingham

11

  • Pulp have the UK number one album for one week with Different Class

12

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Kaï for 9 instruments premiered in Oldenburg

13

  • Ralph Blane (81) dies in Broken Arrow, OK

16

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Stedman Doubles for clarinet and percussion premiered in Manchester
  • Iannis Xenakis’s Voile for strings premiered in Munich

17

  • Alan Hull (50) dies in Newcastle of thrombosis

21

  • Peter Grant (60) dies in Eastbourne, Sussex following a heart attack
  • Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet in F premiered on BBC radio

22

  • Zygmunt Krauze’s Rhapsod for string orchestra premiered in Warsaw

23

  • Detlev Glanert’s opera Der Spiegel des großen Kaisers [The mirror of the great Kaisers], lib. Glanert and Ulfert Becker, premiered in Mannheim

24

  • Paul Csonka (90) dies in Palm Beach, FL
  • Junior Walker (64) dies in Battle Creek, MI of cancer
  • Gavin Bryars’s Cello Concerto (Farewell to philosophy) premiered in London
  • James MacMillan’s Tuireadh for clarinet and strings premiered in Gdansk

25

  • Alice in Chains have the Billboard number one album for one week with Alice in Chains

releases

  • Björk – It’s Oh So Quiet EP (One Little Indian)
  • Blur – The Universal (Food)
  • Bola – 1 EP (Skam UK)
  • Guided By Voices – Tigerbomb EP (Matador)
  • Passengers – Miss Sarajevo (Island) U2, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Luciano Pavaroti
  • Pulp – Disco 2000 (Island)
  • Alice in Chains (Columbia)
  • As One – Celestial Soul (New Electronica)
  • Autechre – Tri Repetae (Warp)
  • Balanescu Quartet / Gavin Bryars – Last Days (Argo)
  • Bardo Pond – Big Laughing Jym (Compulsiv)
  • Blur – The Great Escape (Food)
  • Death Ambient (Tzadik)
  • Disjecta – Looking For Snags (Warp)
  • Don Caballero 2 (Touch and Go)
  • Flying Saucer Attack – Chorus (Domino)
  • Foul Play – Suspected (Moving Shadow)
  • Genius / GZA – Liquid Swords (DGC)
  • Goodie Mob – Soul Food (LaFace)
  • Ryoji Ikeda – 1000 Fragments (CCI)
  • µ-Ziq – In Pine Effect (Planet Mu)
  • Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia (Delicious Vinyl)
  • Pulp – Different Class (Island)
  • Robert Rich & B. Lustmord – Stalker (Fathom)
  • Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad (Columbia)
  • Ultramarine – Bel Air (Blanco Y Negro)
ryoji ikeda b.1966

Ryoji Ikeda b.1966

Dec

5

  • Reiner Bredemeyer (66) dies in Berlin
  • Benjamin Britten’s Two Portraits for strings premiered on BBC radio

6

  • Julian Anderson’s Three Parts Off the Ground for chamber orchestra premiered in London

8

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony no.3 premiered in Munich

9

  • Vivian Blaine (74) dies in New York of heart failure
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one album for the first of three weeks with Anthology 1
  • Michael Jackson has the UK number one single for the first of six weeks with Earth Song

10

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Todtnauberg for string quartet premiered on BBC Radio 3

14

  • Michael Tippett’s Suite: The Tempest for tenor, baritone and ensemble premiered in London

16

  • Phillip Glass’s ballet Le streghe di Venezia [The witches of Venice] premiered in Milan

24

  • James MacMillan’s Seinte Mari moder milde for choir & organ premiered in Cambridge

25

  • Dean Martin (78) dies in Los Angeles of cancer
  • Nicolas Slonimsky (101) dies in Los Angeles

31

  • Eduardo Hernández Moncada (96) dies in Mexico City

releases

  • AFX – Hangable Autobulb 2 EP (Warp)
  • Adam F – Circles (Section 5)
  • Faithless – Insomnia (Cheeky)
  • Omni Trio – Volume 6: Beyond The Fundamental EP (Moving Shadow)
  • Cul de Sac – Don’t Want To Go To Bed (Flying Nun)
  • Jedi Knights – New School Science (Universal Language)
  • Microstoria – Init Ding (Mille Plateaux)
  • Pan Sonic – Vakio (Blast First)
  • Windy & Carl – Portal (Ba Da Bing!)
Pan Sonic - Vakio (Blast First)

Pan Sonic – Vakio (Blast First)

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