1996

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Jan

10

  • Gerald Barry’s The Conquest of Ireland for orchestra premiered in London

13

  • Harry Robertson (63) dies in London

20

  • Gerry Mulligan (68) dies in Darien, CT of complications following knee surgery

26

  • Henry Lewis (63) dies in Los Angeles following a heart attack

27

  • Babylon Zoo have the UK number one single for the first of five weeks with Spaceman

30

  • Bob Thiele (73) dies in New York

releases

  • Babylon Zoo – Spaceman (EMI)
  • Pavement – Give It A Day EP (Big Cat)
  • Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Parlophone)
  • Tori Amos – Boys for Pele (Atlantic)
  • Balanescu Quartet – Angels & Insects (Mute)
  • Glenn Branca – Symphony No.5 (Describing Planes Of An Expanding Hypersphere) (Atavistic)
  • Lambchop – How I Quit Smoking (Merge)
  • Main – Hz (Beggars Banquet)
  • Noto – Spin (Raster-Noton)
  • Márta Sebestyén – Kismet (Hannibal)
  • Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic (Creation)
Bob Thiele 1922-96

Bob Thiele 1922-96

Feb

2

  • György Ligeti’s Pièce électronique no.3 for tape premiered in The Hague

3

  • André Boucourechliev’s Trois fragments de Michel-Ange op.31 for soprano, flute and piano premiered in Paris
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Welt-Parlament for chorus premiered in Stuttgart

6

  • Richard Danielpour’s Anima Mundi for orchestra premiered in Seattle

7

  • Boris Tchaikovsky (70) dies in Moscow

8

  • Mercer Ellington (76) dies in Copenhagen following a heart attack

10

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

11

  • Unsuk Chin’s Piano Etudes No.3 & No.4 premiered in Topeka, KS

14

  • Henryk Górecki’s Valentine Piece op.70 for flute and bell premiered in New York

16

  • Brownie McGhee (80) dies in Oakland of stomach cancer

17

  • Evelyn Laye (95) dies in London of respiratory failure

20

  • Toru Takemitsu (65) dies in Tokyo of pneumonia

21

  • Morton Gould (82) dies in Orlando, FL

23

  • Henryk Górecki’s Trzy fragmenty do słów Stanisława Wyspiańskiego [Three Fragments to Words by Stanisław Wyspiański] op.69 for voice and piano premiered in Zakopane

24

  • Zygmunt Krauze’s La Terre for soprano, piano and orchestra premiered in Paris
  • Alanis Morissette has the Billboard number one album for the first of ten weeks over four runs with Jagged Little Pill

26

  • Mieczysław Weinberg (76) dies in Moscow

28

  • The 38th Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles. Seal wins record of the year for Kiss from a Rose and Alanis Morissette wins album of the year for Jagged Little Pill. Other winners include Nirvana, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Michael Brecker, McCoy Tyner, Annie Lennox, Stevie Wonder, TLC, Coolio, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and Frank Sinatra

releases

  • Björk – Hyperballad (One Little Indian)
  • Blur – Stereotypes (Food)
  • David Bowie – Hallo Spaceboy (Virgin)
  • Robert Miles – Children (Deconstruction)
  • Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger (Creation)
  • Alter Ego – Decoding the Hacker Myth (Harthouse)
  • Bad Religion – The Gray Race (Atlantic)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads (Mute)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Faustmusik (Mute)
  • Fugees – The Score (Ruffhouse)
  • LFO – Advance (Warp)
  • Saw Doctors – Same Oul’ Town (Shamtown)
  • Nitin Sawhney – Displacing the Priest (Outcaste)
  • Third Eye Foundation – Semtex (Linda’s Strange Vacation)
  • Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die (Thrill Jockey)
  • Neil Young – Deadman OST (Vapor)
Nitin Sawhney b.1964

Nitin Sawhney b.1964

Mar

1

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Koïranoï for orchestra premiered in Hamburg

2

  • Oasis have the UK number one single for one week with Don’t Look Back in Anger

7

  • Krzytsztof Penderecki’s Concerto for clarinet and orchestra premiered in Prague

12

  • David Matthews’s Sinfonia op.67 premiered in London

19

  • Christopher Headington (65) dies in an accident in Switzerland
  • Alan Ridout (61) dies in Caen

21

  • John Squire quits the Stone Roses

22

  • Billy Williamson (71) dies in Swarthmore, PA

25

  • Luis Bacalov’s music for Michael Radford’s film Il Postino wins the best dramatic score Oscar at the 68th Academy Awards. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s music for Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg’s film Pocahontas wins the award for best musical score

27

  • Elena Firsova’s Secret Way for voice and orchestra premiered in Vienna

30

  • The Beatles have the UK number one album for one week with Anthology 2
  • The Prodigy have the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Firestarter

31

  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce (37) dies in Salt Lake City following a brain haemorrhage

releases

  • Garbage – Stupid Girl (Mushroom)
  • Madonna – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (Maverick)
  • Mogwai – Tuner / Lower (Rock Action)
  • Prodigy – Firestarter (XL)
  • Pulp – Something Changed (Island)
  • Spooky – Shunt EP (Generic)
  • Afghan Whigs – Black Love (Elektra)
  • B12 – Time Tourist (Warp)
  • Cat Power – Myra Lee (Smells Like)
  • Mark Eitzel – 60 Watt Silver Lining (Warner Bros)
  • For Carnation – Marshmallows (Matador)
  • Guided by Voices – Under the Bushes Under the Stars (Matador)
  • Thomas Köner – Aubrite (Barooni)
  • Lush – Lovelife (4AD)
  • Neutral Milk Hotel – On Avery Island (Merge)
  • Rachel’s – Music for Egon Schiele (Quarterstick)
  • Sleater-Kinney – Call the Doctor (Chainsaw)
  • Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Duophonic)
  • Mark Stewart – Control Data (Mute)
  • Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants (JBO)
Stereolab

Stereolab

Apr

6

  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one album for one week with Anthology 2

8

  • Donald Adams (67) dies in Norwich of a brain tumour

9

  • John Casken’s Sortilège for orchestra premiered in London

13

  • John Adams’s Scratchband for amplified ensemble premiered in Philadelphia
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Gejagte Form for orchestra premiered in Philadelphia

18

  • Bernard Edwards (43) dies in Tokyo of pneumonia

25

  • Steve Reich’s Duet for two violins and string orchestra premiered in Bochum

26

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Slow Frieze for piano and ensemble premiered in London

27

  • Luciano Berio’s Kol-Od for trumpet and chamber orchestra premiered in Basel
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s An Eye, open premiered in Basel
  • Pierre Boulez’s sur Incises for 6 keyboards and percussion premiered in Basel
  • Elliott Carter’s A 6 Letter Letter for english horn premiered in Basel

28

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Shadows for soprano, string quartet and ensemble premiered in Witten
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Reliqui Domum meum for organ premiered in Kirkwall

releases

  • Blur – Charmless Man (Food)
  • Everything But The Girl – Walking Wounded (Virgin)
  • Manic Street Preachers – A Design for Life (Columbia)
  • Orbital – The Box (Internal)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Before (Parlophone)
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight Tonight (Hut)
  • Source Direct – The Crane / Artificial Barriers (Source Direct)
  • T Power – Police State (SOUR)
  • Bardo Pond – Amanita (Matador)
  • Disjecta – Clean Pit & Lid (Warp)
  • David Gray – Sell, Sell, Sell (EMI)
  • Herbert – 100 Lbs (Phono)
  • Suzanne Langille & Loren Mazzacane Connors – Crucible (Black Label)
  • Lionrock – An Instinct for Detection (Deconstruction)
  • Neurosis – Through Silver in Blood (Relapse)
  • Polvo – Exploded Drawing (Touch and Go)
  • Rage Against the Machine – Evil Empire (Epic)
  • 16 Horsepower – Sackcloth ‘n’ Ashes (A&M)
  • DJ Spooky – Songs of a Dead Dreamer (Asphodel)
  • Richard Thompson – You? Me? Us? (Capitol)
  • Walkabouts – Devil’s Road (Virgin)
Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood (Alternative Tentacles)

Neurosis – Through Silver in Blood (Relapse)

May

4

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Bach Measures for chamber orchestra premiered in London
  • Alanis Morissette has the UK number one album for the first of eleven weeks over three runs with Jagged Little Pill
  • Rage Against the Machine have the Billboard number one album for one week with Evil Empire

5

  • Per Nørgård’s Piano Concerto No.1 – In due Tempi premiered in Copenhagen

7

  • Tan Dun’s opera Marco Polo, lib. Paul Griffiths, premiered in Munich
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symbiosis for violin and bass premiered in Berlin

8

  • Celedonio Romero (83) dies in San Diego of lung cancer

17

  • Johnny Guitar Watson (61) dies in Yokohama following a heart attack

18

  • Mario Braggiotti (90) dies in West Palm Beach, FL
  • Philip Glass’s opera Les Enfants terribles premiered in Zug, Switzerland

24

  • Jacob Druckman (67) dies in Milford, CT of lung cancer

25

  • Barney Wilen (59) dies in Paris of cancer
  • The Fugees have the Billboard number one album for the first of four weeks with The Score

28

  • Jimmy Rowles (77) dies in Los Angeles from cardiovascular disease

30

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor for four jazz soloists and large ensemble premiered in London

31

  • Ton de Leeuw (69) dies in Paris
  • Unsuk Chin’s ParaMetaString for string quartet and tape premiered in Seoul by the Kronos Quartet

releases

  • Fugees – Killing Me Softly (Columbia)
  • Robert Miles – Fable (Deconstruction)
  • Underworld – Pearl’s Girl (JBO)
  • Come – Near Life Experience (Matador)
  • Elvis Costello – All This Useless Beauty (Warner Bros)
  • Cul De Sac – China Gate (Thirsty Ear)
  • Dr. Octagon – Ecologyst (Mo Wax)
  • Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded (Virgin)
  • John Fahey – Morning Evening not Night (Perfect)
  • Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go (Columbia)
  • Orbital – In Sides (FFRR)
  • Ian Pooley – The Times (Force Inc)
  • Salt Tank – ST 7: Science & Nature (Internal)
  • Slam – Headstates (Soma)
  • Soundgarden – Down on the Upside (A&M)
  • Transglobal Underground – Psychic Karaoke (Nation)
  • Gillian Welch – Revival (Acony)
  • Paul Westerberg – Eventually (Reprise)
Gillian Welch b.1967

Gillian Welch b.1967

Jun

1

  • Don Grolnick (47) dies in New York of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Thea Musgrave’s Songs for a Winter’s Evening for soprano and orchestra premiered in Dumfries

4

  • María Luisa Anido (89) dies in Tarragona, Spain

8

  • The Fugees have the UK number one single for the first of five weeks over two runs with Killing Me Softly

10

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Kuïlenn for wind and brass premiered in Amsterdam

12

  • Kurt Schwertsik’s Sinfonia-Sinfonietta premiered in Vienna

13

  • Pandit Pran Nath (77) dies in Berkeley, CA of Parkinson’s Disease

15

  • Ella Fitzgerald (79) dies in Los Angeles of diabetes
  • Metallica have the UK number one album for one week with Load

16

  • (& 17 Jun) The Tibetan Freedom Concert takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Acts appearing include Rage Against The Machine, The Beastie Boys, The Fugees, Beck, Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono and De La Soul

19

  • Vivian Ellis (92) dies in London

20

  • Roger Smalley’s Figures in a landscape for bassoon and thirteen strings premiered in Sydney

21

  • Nancy Van de Vate’s Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra premiered in Vienna

22

  • Julian Anderson’s Two Etudes for Piano premiered in Aldeburgh
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony no.6 premiered in Kirkwall
  • Metallica have the Billboard number one album for the first of four weeks with Load
  • Arvo Pärt’s I am the True Vine for chorus premiered in Norwich

24

  • Mikael Tariverdiev (65) dies in Sochi, Russia

26

  • Moritz Eggert’s Adagio – An Answered Question for string orchestra premiered in Bad Kissingen, Germany

29

  • Dmitri Pokrovsky (52) dies in Moscow of an aortic rupture

30

  • Jef Maes (91) dies in Antwerp

releases

  • Air – Casanova 70 EP (Source)
  • Beck – Where It’s At (Geffen)
  • Photek – The Hidden Camera EP (Science)
  • Aloof – Sinking (East West)
  • Beck – Odelay (Geffen)
  • Belle and Sebastian – Tigermilk (Jeepster)
  • Blue Nile – Peace at Last (Warner Bros)
  • R.L. Burnside – A Ass Pocket of Whiskey (Matador)
  • Sheila Chandra – ABoneCroneDrone (Realworld)
  • Dead Can Dance – Spiritchaser (4AD)
  • Fall – The Light User Syndrome (Jet)
  • Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt (Roc-a-Fella)
  • Kronos Quartet – Howl USA (Nonesuch)
  • Metallica – Load (Elektra)
  • Mike & Rich – Expert Knob Twiddlers (Rephlex)
  • Robert Miles – Dreamland (Deconstruction)
  • Opeth – Morningrise (Candlelight)
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – 1996 (For Life)
  • Patti Smith – Gone Again (Arista)
  • Spring Heel Jack – 68 Million Shades (Trade 2)
  • Squarepusher – Feed Me Weird Things (Rephlex)
Jay-Z b.1969

Jay-Z b.1969

Jul

1

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Phantom und Eskapade for violin and piano premiered in Johannisberg

4

  • James MacMillan’s A Child’s Prayer for choir premiered in London

5

  • Roger Smalley’s Oboe Concerto premiered in Perth, Australia

9

  • Sergey Kuryokhin (42) dies in St Petersburg of cardiac sarcoma.

10

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s opera The Doctor of Myddfai premiered in Llandudno

11

  • James MacMillan’s The World’s Ransoming for cor anglais and orchestra premiered in Glasgow

12

  • Gottfried von Einem (78) dies in Oberdürnbach, Austria
  • Patrick Nunn’s Screw premiered in London

13

  • Käte van Tricht (86) dies in Bremen

17

  • Chas Chandler (57) dies in Newcastle-upon-Tyne following a heart attack
  • Amancio D’Silva (60) dies in Brighton following a series of strokes

19

  • Philip Glass, Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain’s Call to the Nations for percussion premiered in Atlanta, GA

20

  • Thomas Adès’s Traced Overhead for piano premiered in Cheltenham
  • Gavin Bryars’s The Adnan Songbook for soprano, clarinet, guitar, two violas, cello and basspremiered in London
  • David Matthews’s Two Housman Songs op.69 for soprano and string quartet premiered in London
  • Nas has the Billboard number one album for the first of four weeks with It Was Written

21

  • Rafael Cepeda (86) dies in Carolina, Puerto Rico following a heart attack

27

  • The Spice Girls have the UK number one single for the first of seven weeks with Wannabe

29

  • James Clarke’s Delirium for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello premiered in Darmstadt

releases

  • Tori Amos – Professional Widow (EastWest)
  • Arcon 2 – Liquid Earth (Reinforced)
  • Omni Trio – Trippin’ On Broken Beats / Soul Of Darkness (Moving Shadow)
  • Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows (Ram)
  • Photek – UFO / Rings Around Saturn (Photek)
  • Throwing Muses – Shark (4AD)
  • A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes and Life (Jive)
  • Black Dog – Music For Adverts (And Short Films) (Warp)
  • Cathal Coughlan – Grand Necropolitan (Kitchenware)
  • De La Soul – Stakes Is High (Tommy Boy)
  • Disco Inferno – Technicolour (Rough Trade)
  • Earth – Pentastar: In the Style of Demons (Sub Pop)
  • June of 44 – Tropics and Meridians (Quarterstick)
  • Alan Licht & Loren Mazzacane Connors – Two Nights (Road Cone)
  • Melvins – Stag (Atlantic)
  • Motorbass – Pansoul (Motorbass)
  • Nas – It Was Written (Columbia)
  • Spooky – Found Sound (Generic)
  • Neil Young – Broken Arrow (Reprise)
James Clarke b.1957

James Clarke b.1957

Aug

9

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Hunem-Iduhey for violin and cello premiered in New York

11

  • Rafael Kubelík (82) dies in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • David Del Tredici’s Cabbages and Kings for soprano, chorus, clarinet, four solo violins and orchestra premiered in New York

13

  • Louise Talma (89) dies in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • David Tudor (70) dies in Tomkins Cove, NY

14

  • Sergiu Celibidache (84) dies in La Neuville-sur-Essonne, France

17

  • A Tribe Called Quest have the Billboard number one album for one week with Beats, Rhymes and Life

19

  • Jurriaan Andriessen (70) dies in Den Haag

releases

  • Olive – You’re Not Alone (BMG)
  • Source Direct – Stonekiller / Web of Sin (Metalheadz)
  • Aaliyah – One in a Million (Blackground)
  • Barry Adamson – Oedipus Schmoedipus (Mute)
  • Deathprod – Imaginary Songs from Tristan Da Cunha (dBut)
  • Eels – Beautiful Freak (Dreamworks)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Ende Neu (Mute)
  • E-Z Rollers – Dimensions Of Sound (Moving Shadow)
  • Godflesh – Songs of Love and Hate (Earache)
  • Lambchop – Hank (Merge)
  • Omni Trio – Haunted Science (Moving Shadow)
  • OutKast – ATLiens (La Face)
  • Arvo Pärt – Litany (ECM)
  • Pearl Jam – No Code (Epic)
  • Plug – Drum ‘n’ Bass For Papa (Blue Angel)
  • Scenic – Acquatica (World Domination)
  • Sebadoh – Harmacy (Sub Pop)
  • Throwing Muses – Limbo (4AD)
  • John Zorn – Bar Kokhba (Tzadik)
Aaliyah 1979-2001

Aaliyah 1979-2001

Sep

1

  • Vagn Holmboe (86) dies in Ramløse, Denmark

2

  • Otto Luening (96) dies in New York

3

  • Veniamin Basner (71) dies in St Petersburg

6

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Das Land Phantásien for narrator and orchestra premiered in Frankfurt-am-Oder

7

  • Niccolò Castiglioni (64) dies in Milan
  • Rapper Tupac Shakur shot four times in Las Vegas in an apparent drive-by shooting

9

  • Bill Monroe (84) dies in Nashville

10

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Midhouse Air for violin and viola premiered in Hoy, Orkney
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Transmission for 6 pianos premiered in Cardiff

11

  • George Benjamin’s Sometime Voices for baritone, chorus and orchestra premiered in Manchester

12

  • John Adams’s Slonimsky’s Earbox for orchestra premiered in Manchester
  • Thomas Adès’s These Premises are Alarmed for orchestra premiered in Manchester

13

  • Tupac Shakur (25) dies in Las Vegas from gunshot wounds received six days earlier

14

  • Pearl Jam have the Billboard number one album for the first of two weeks with No Code
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s opera Freitag aus Licht premiered in Leipzig
  • Suede have the UK number one album for one week with Coming Up

17

  • Colin Matthews’s Concerto for Cello No.2 premiered in London

20

  • Paul Weston (84) dies in Santa Monica, CA

21

  • The Fugees have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Ready or Not
  • REM have the UK number one album for one week with New Adventures in Hi-Fi
  • Meg White marries Jack Gillis (White) In Royal Oak, MI

27

  • Kalevi Aho’s opera Hyönteiselämää [Insect Life] premiered in Helsinki

28

  • Bob Gibson (64) dies in Portland, OR of progressive supranuclear palsy

29

  • Colin Matthews’s Renewal for chorus and orchestra; Metamorphosis for chorus and orchestra; Threnody for piano, harp and strings & Intrada for wind, brass and percussion premiered in London

releases

  • Arab Strap – The First Big Weekend (Chemikal Underground)
  • BBE – Seven Days & One Week (Independance)
  • Blur – Death of a Party (Food)
  • Fugees – Ready or Not (Columbia)
  • Innerzone Orchestra – Bug In The Bassbin (Mo Wax)
  • Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter (Columbia)
  • DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World (Mo Wax)
  • Slam – Dark Forces (Soma)
  • Way Out West – The Gift (Deconstruction)
  • Billy Bragg – William Bloke (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Gavin Bryars – Farewell to Philosophy (Point)
  • Harold Budd – Luxa (All Saints)
  • Burger/Ink – Las Vegas (Matador)
  • Cat Power – What Would the Community Think (Matador)
  • dEUS – In a Bar Under the Sea (Island)
  • Dirty Three – Horse Stories (Touch and Go)
  • Fatboy Slim – Better Living Through Chemistry (Skint)
  • Fila Brazillia – Black Market Gardening (Pork)
  • Handsome Family – Milk and Scissors (Carrot Top)
  • Higher Intelligence Agency & Biosphere – Polar Sequences (Beyond)
  • Lamb (Fontana)
  • Moby – Animal Rights (Mute)
  • Neotropic – 15 Levels of Magnification (Ntone)
  • John Parish & PJ Harvey – Dance Hall at Louse Point (Island)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Bilingual (Parlophone)
  • Red Snapper – Prince Blimey (Warp)
  • REM – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (Warner Bros)
  • Roots – Illadelph Halflife (Geffen)
  • Márta Sebestyén – Loverecord (Hungaroton)
  • DJ Shadow – Endtroducing….. (Mo Wax)
  • Suede – Coming Up (Nude)
  • Tarwater – 11/6 12/10 (Kitty-Yo)
  • Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire (A&M)
Tupac Shakur 1971-96

Tupac Shakur 1971-96

Oct

2

  • Joonas Kokkonen (74) dies in Järvenpää, Finland

4

  • Masaki Kobayashi (80) dies in Tokyo
  • Iannis Xenakis’s Ittidra for string sextet premiered in Frankfurt

12

  • Luciano Berio’s Récit for alto saxophone, ensemble of twelve saxophones and percussion premiered in Milan
  • The Chemical Brothers have the UK number one single for one week with Setting Sun

15

  • Gordon Friesen (87) dies in New York

17

  • Chris Acland (30) commits suicide by hanging in Burneside, Cumbria
  • Berthold Goldschmidt (93) dies in London

19

  • John Adams’s Gnarly Buttons for clarinet and ensemble premiered in London
  • Richard Mills’s opera Summer of the Seventeenth Doll premiered in Melbourne. Lib. Peter Goldsworthy
  • Nirvana have the Billboard number one album for one week with From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Burleske Suite aus Ubu Rex for orchestra premiered in Merano, Austria

20

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Ioolkos for orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen

25

  • Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round for string orchestra premiered in Birmingham

26

  • Dominick Argento’s song cycle Walden Pond for chorus, three cellos and harp premiered in Minneapolis, MN

29

  • Eugen Kapp (88) dies in Tallinn, Estonia
  • The Stone Roses announce that they have split

30

  • Robert Levin (84) dies in Oslo
  • Zygmunt Krauze’s Piano Concerto No. 2 premiered in Tokyo
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Strathclyde Concerto no.10: Concerto for Orchestra premiered in Glasgow

releases

  • Aphex Twin – Girl/Boy EP (Warp)
  • Björk – Possibly Maybe (One Little Indian)
  • CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Internal)
  • Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun (Freestyle Dust)
  • Future Sound of London – My Kingdom EP (Virgin)
  • Chuck D – Autobiography of Mistachuck (Mercury)
  • Ghostface Killah – Ironman (Razor Sharp)
  • Laibach – Jesus Christ Superstars (Mute)
  • Curtis Mayfield – New World Order (Warner Bros)
  • Ø – Olento (Sähkö)
  • Beth Orton – Trailer Park (Heavenly)
  • Rachel’s – The Sea and the Bells (Quarterstick)
  • Steve Reich – City Life (Nonesuch)
  • Silver Jews – The Natural Bridge (Drag City)
  • Swans – Soundtracks for the Blind (Atavistic)
  • Telstar Ponies – Voices from the New Music (Fire)
  • Tool – Aenima (Volcano)
Beth Orton - Trailer Park (Heavenly)

Beth Orton – Trailer Park (Heavenly)

Nov

2

  • Eva Cassidy (33) dies in Bowie, MD of melanoma
  • Luciano Berio’s opera Outis premiered in Milan, lib. D. Del Corno and Berio

3

  • James MacMillan’s Cello Concerto premiered in London

5

  • Eddie Harris (62) dies in Los Angeles of bone cancer

12

  • Eleazar de Carvalho (84) dies in São Paulo

13

  • Bill Doggett (80) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Pol – Kolchis – Nucleus for ensemble premiered in Badenweiler, Germany

16

  • Véra Korène (95) dies in Paris
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one album for one week with Anthology 3
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Throstle’s Nest Junction for tenor saxophone and orchestra premiered in Manchester
  • The Spice Girls have the UK number one album for the first of fifteen weeks over five runs with Spice

17

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Maximum est unum for soloists, choir and orchestra, text Meister Eckhart and Nikolaus von Kues, premiered in Freiburg

21

  • Bernard Rose (80) dies in London

22

  • Joaquin Rodrigo’s Canción y danza for piano premiered in Madrid

23

  • Makaveli has the Billboard number one album for one week with The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
  • The Prodigy have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Breathe

24

  • Edison Denisov (67) dies in Paris

26

  • Joan Hammond (84) dies in Melbourne

27

  • Fernando Lopes Graça (87) dies in Parede, Portugal
  • Aulis Sallinen’s Symphony No. 7 The Dreams of Gandalf premiered in Stockholm

30

  • Snoop Doggy Dogg has the Billboard number one album for one week with Tha Doggfather

releases

  • Aloof – One Night Stand (East West)
  • Arcon 2 – The Beckoning / Skyland (Reinforced)
  • Beck – Devil’s Haircut (Geffen)
  • Garbage – Milk (Mushroom)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Single Bilingual (Parlophone)
  • Prodigy – Breathe (XL)
  • Roni Size / Reprazent – Reasons For Sharing EP (Talkin’ Loud)
  • Aphex Twin – Richard D. James Album (Warp)
  • Arab Strap – The Week Never Starts Round Here (Chemikal Underground)
  • Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister (Jeepster)
  • John Cale – Walking on Locusts (Hannibal)
  • Johnny Cash – Unchained (American)
  • Delgados – Domestiques (Chemikal Underground)
  • Faithless – Reverence (Cheeky)
  • Future Sound of London – Dead Cities (Virgin)
  • Gas (Mille Plateaux)
  • Ghost – Lama Rabi Rabi (Drag City)
  • Ryoji Ikeda – +/- (Touch)
  • Jeru the Damaja – Wrath of the Math (Payday)
  • Khaled – Sahra (Barclay)
  • Labradford (Kranky)
  • Main – Firmament III (Beggars Banquet)
  • Mazzy Star – Among My Swan (Capitol)
  • Midnight Choir – Olsen’s Lot (S2)
  • Mobb Deep – Hell on Earth (Loud)
  • Necks – Silent Night (Fish Of Milk)
  • Seefeel – Ch-Vox (Rephlex)
  • T-Power – Waveform (Anti-Static)
  • Wilco – Being There (Reprise)
  • Yo La Tengo – Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (Matador)
Joan Hammond 1912-96

Joan Hammond 1912-96

Dec

1

  • Chou Wen-Chung’s String Quartet No. 1 “Clouds” premiered in New York

3

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No.13 premiered in Paris by the Brodsky Quartet

4

  • Michael Obst’s opera Solaris, lib. Obst after Stanislaw Lem, premiered in Munich

5

  • Wilf Carter (91) dies in Scottsdale, AZ

6

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Roscobeck for cello and bass premiered in Cologne

10

  • Faron Young (64) dies in Nashville of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

17

  • Wayne Barlow (84) dies in Charlestown, IN
  • Ruby Murray (61) dies in Torquay, Devon of liver cancer

18

  • Irving Caesar (101) dies in New York

20

  • Jan Müller-Wieland’s opera Die Nachtigall und die Rose [the nightingale and the rose], lib. Hannelore Neves after Oscar Wilde, premiered in Darmstadt

21

  • No Doubt have the Billboard number one album for the first of nine weeks over two runs with Tragic Kingdom

23

  • Ronnie Scott (69) dies in London

25

  • Pedro Ipuche Riva (72) dies in Montevideo

29

  • Mireille Hartuch (90) dies in Paris

releases

  • Björk – I Miss You (One Little Indian)
  • Chicane – Offshore (Xtravaganza)
  • Flying Saucer Attack – Sally Free and Easy / Three Seas (Domino)
  • Manic Street Preachers – Australia (Columbia)
  • PFM – The Western (Good Looking)
  • Source Direct – Secret Liaison / Complexities (Good Looking)
  • Boards Of Canada – Hi Scores (Skam)
  • Boris – Absolutego (Fangs Anal Satan)
  • Paperclip People – The Secret Tapes of Dr. Eich (Planet E) Carl Craig
Chou Wen-Chung b.1923

Chou Wen-Chung b.1923

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