June 22

Born On This Day
1763 | Étienne Méhul, French pianist and composer (d. 1817)
1830 | Teodor Leszetycki, Polish pianist, composer and pedagogue (d. 1915)
1901 | Luís Armando Rivera, Dominican composer, pianist and violinist (d. 1986)
1915 | Randolph Hokanson, American pianist (d. 2018)
1917 | Jean Hubeau, French composer, pianist and pedagogue (d. 1992)
Died On This Day
1840 | Josef Javůrek, Polish pianist, composer, conductor of Czech origin (b. 1756)
1888 | Edmund Neupert, Norwegian pianist, composer and pedagogue (b. 1842)
2002 | Conrad Hansen, German pianist (b. 1906)

Two concerts for the price of one

In London, the world’s greatest classical music festival, BBC Proms, is held every summer. Many concerts take place at the famous Royal Albert Hall. When the hall dedicated to the husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert was opened in 1871, only 36 events were organized.

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