A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Jacob Druckman

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June 26, 1928: Jacob Raphael Druckman is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the only child of Samuel Druckman, a garment manufacturer, and Miriam Golder.
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June 5, 1954: Jacob Druckman marries Muriel Helen Topaz, a dance student at Juilliard.
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March 6, 1959: Four Madrigals for chorus by Jacob Druckman (30) to words of Beaumont, Jonson, Donne, and Herrick, is performed for the first time, at the Juilliard School, New York.
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April 14, 1961: Performance, a ballet created by José Limón, is performed for the first time, at the Juilliard School, New York. It is a theme and variations composed by members of the school’s faculty. President William Schuman (60) composed the theme, with variations written by Hugh Aitken, William Bergsma (40), Jacob Druckman (32), Vittorio Giannini, Norman Lloyd, Vincent Persichetti (45), Robert Starer, and Hugo Weisgall (48).
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February 28, 1964: The first two of Antiphonies I, II, and III for two choruses by Jacob Druckman (35) to words of Gerard Manley Hopkins are performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York. See 30 July 1971.
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December 3, 1964: The Sound of Time for soprano and piano by Jacob Druckman (36) to words of Mailer, is performed for the first time, in Town Hall, New York.
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July 25, 1965: The Sound of Time for soprano and orchestra by Jacob Druckman (37) to words of Mailer is performed for the first time, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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May 23, 1966: Animus I for trombone and tape by Jacob Druckman (37) is performed for the first time, at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
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December 13, 1966: String Quartet no.2 by Jacob Druckman (38) is performed for the first time, at Hunter College, New York.
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April 21, 1967: Sabbath Eve Service for tenor, chorus, and organ by Jacob Druckman (38) is performed for the first time, in the Park Avenue Synagogue, New York.
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May 7, 1968: Incenters for 13 instruments by Jacob Druckman (39) is performed for the first time, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. See 23 November 1973.
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October 23, 1969: Animus III for clarinet and tape by Jacob Druckman (41) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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November 19, 1969: Valentine for double bass by Jacob Druckman (41) is performed for the first time, in Composer’s Theatre, New York.
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January 19, 1970: Orison for organ and tape by Jacob Druckman (41) is performed for the first time, at the Juilliard School, New York.
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February 2, 1970: Animus II for soprano, two percussionists, and tape by Jacob Druckman (41) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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July 30, 1971: Antiphonies I, II, and III for two choruses by Jacob Druckman (43) to words of Mailer, is performed for the first time. See 28 February 1964.
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March 16, 1972: Windows for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (43) is performed for the first time, in Chicago, conducted by Bruno Maderna (51). The work will win the Pulitzer Prize. See 1 May 1972.
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May 1, 1972: Jacob Druckman (43) wins the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Windows. See 16 March 1972.
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November 23, 1973: Incenters for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (45) is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis. See 7 May 1968.
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December 13, 1973: Delizie Contente che L’Alme Beate for woodwind quintet and tape by Jacob Druckman (45) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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April 20, 1974: Lamia for soprano and orchestra by Jacob Druckman (45) to words of Ovid, Wagner, and elsewhere is performed for the first time, in Albany, New York.
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October 17, 1975: An expanded version of Lamia for soprano and orchestra by Jacob Druckman (47) to words of Ovid, Wagner, and elsewhere is performed for the first time, in New York. Pierre Boulez (50) is one of the conductors.
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March 4, 1976: Mirage for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (47) is performed for the first time, in St. Louis.
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July 20, 1976: Other Voices for brass quintet by Jacob Druckman (48) is performed for the first time, in Aspen, Colorado.
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March 14, 1977: Chiaroscuro for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (48) is performed for the first time, in Cleveland.
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September 29, 1977: Animus IV for tenor, violin, trombone, piano/electric piano, electric organ, percussion, and tape by Jacob Druckman (49) is performed for the first time, in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, conducted by the composer.
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February 7, 1978: George Perle (62) and Jacob Druckman (49) are elected to the American Institute of Arts and Letters.
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November 2, 1978: Concerto for viola and orchestra by Jacob Druckman (50) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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June 9, 1979: Aureole for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (50) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York conducted by the commissioner and dedicatee, Leonard Bernstein (60).
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March 3, 1980: BO for percussion, harp, bass clarinet, and three female voices by Jacob Druckman (51) is performed for the first time, in the Juilliard Theatre, New York by his son Daniel. It is dedicated to the boat people of Southeast Asia.
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May 21, 1980: Prism for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (51) is performed for the first time, in Baltimore.
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November 17, 1981: String Quartet no.3 by Jacob Druckman (53) is performed for the first time, in Milwaukee.
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December 29, 1981: Tromba Marina for four double basses by Jacob Druckman (53) is performed for the first time.
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October 25, 1983: Vox Humana, an oratorio for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Jacob Druckman (55) to words of the Bible, is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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April 29, 1986: A Birthday Bouquet for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (57) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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May 8, 1986: Athanor for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (57) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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November 7, 1986: Reflections on the Nature of Water for marimba by Jacob Druckman (58) is performed for the first time, in the Kennedy Center, Washington. Also premiered is Autumn Island for marimba by Roger Reynolds (52). Druckman has not yet completed his work. See 17 March 1987.
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January 3, 1987: Paean for winds and percussion by Jacob Druckman (58) is performed for the first time, in Jones Hall, Houston.
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March 17, 1987: Reflections on the Nature of Water for marimba by Jacob Druckman (58) is performed completely for the first time, in Merkin Hall, New York. See 7 November 1986.
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November 13, 1987: Engram for winds by Jacob Druckman (59) is performed for the first time, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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December 6, 1987: In memoriam Vincent Persichetti for winds, brass, and percussion by Jacob Druckman (59) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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July 9, 1988: That Quickening Pulse for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (60) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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August 28, 1988: A Bernstein Birthday Bouquet: Eight Variations on a Theme by Leonard Bernstein for orchestra, variations on New York, New York for the 70th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood. The variations are by Luciano Berio (62), Leon Kirchner (69), Jacob Druckman (60), Lukas Foss (66), John Corigliano (50), John Williams, Toru Takemitsu (57), and William Schuman (78).
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March 23, 1989: Brangle for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (60) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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March 2, 1990: Nor Spell, Nor Charm for chamber orchestra by Jacob Druckman (61) is performed for the first time, in Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, the composer conducting.
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April 16, 1990: Dance With Shadows for brass quintet by Jacob Druckman (61) is performed for the first time, in Toad’s Place, New Haven, Connecticut.
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July 19, 1990: Nor Spell for mezzo-soprano and english horn by Jacob Druckman (62) to words of Shakespeare is performed for the first time, in Aspen.
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February 21, 1991: Shog for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (62) is performed for the first time, in Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris.
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April 29, 1991: The first meeting of the board of the Aaron Copland (†0) Fund for Music takes place in New York. The board members, named by Copland in his will, include Elliott Carter (82), William Schuman (80), Arthur Berger (78), Jacob Druckman (62), and David Del Tredici (54). Jacob Druckman is chosen as president.
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July 19, 1991: Summer Lightning for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (63) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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April 25, 1992: Seraphic Games for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (63) is performed for the first time, in Costa Mesa, California.
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August 16, 1992: Come Round for six instruments by Jacob Druckman (64) is performed for the first time, in Sante Fe, New Mexico, conducted by the composer.
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October 15, 1992: Jacob Druckman (54) puts on a private reading of his cancelled opera Medea at the Juilliard School in New York by the Juilliard Opera Workshop.
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December 31, 1992: Demos for orchestra by Jacob Druckman (64) is performed for the first time, in Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels and simultaneously in Antwerp and Liège.
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March 31, 1994: With Bells On for winds and percussion by Jacob Druckman (65) is performed for the first time, in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.
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April 28, 1994: Counterpoise for soprano and orchestra by Jacob Druckman (65) to words of Dickinson and Apollinaire is performed for the first time, in Philadelphia.
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June 17, 1994: Two works for violin and cello by Jacob Druckman (65) are performed for the first time, in Charonne, France: Dark Wind and Duo for violin and cello .
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October 17, 1995: Glint for flute, violin, and piano by Jacob Druckman (67) is performed for the first time, in Weill Recital Hall, New York.
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May 24, 1996: Jacob Raphael Druckman dies of lung cancer at the Yale Health Service in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, aged 67 years, ten months, and 28 days.