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

George Perle

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May 6, 1915: George Perlman (Perle) is born in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA, the son of Joseph Perlman and Mary Sanders.
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October 22, 1939: Little Suite for piano by George Perle (24) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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January 24, 1947: Hebrew Melodies for cello by George Perle (31) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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February 22, 1949: Sonata for solo cello by George Perle (33) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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May 6, 1949: Two Rilke Songs for voice and piano by George Perle is performed for the first time, in New York the composer at the keyboard on his 34th birthday.
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February 11, 1951: Piano Sonata by George Perle (35) is performed for the first time, in New York, by the composer.
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June 14, 1953: Three Movements for Orchestra by George Perle (38) is performed for the first time, in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
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August 7, 1955: Three Sonatas for solo clarinet by George Perle (40) are performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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August 11, 1958: George Perle (43) marries his second wife, Barbara Phillips.
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April 8, 1959: Wind Quintet no.1 by George Perle (43) is performed for the first time, in Berkeley, California.
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February 19, 1960: String Quintet by George Perle (44) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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March 13, 1960: Sonata no.1 for solo violin by George Perle (44) is performed for the first time, in Davis, California.
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September 28, 1961: Incidental music to Aristophanes’ (tr. Arrowsmith) play The Birds by George Perle (46) is performed for the first time, at the University of California at Berkeley.
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May 6, 1962: Wind Quintet no.2 by George Perle is performed for the first time, in New York on the composer’s 47th birthday.
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May 10, 1962: Serenade no.1 for viola and chamber ensemble by George Perle (47) is performed for the first time, in New York. Also premiered is Perle’s Monody I for flute.
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November 2, 1962: Monody II for double bass by George Perle (47) is performed for the first time, in New Paltz, New York.
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March 26, 1963: Three Inventions for bassoon by George Perle (47) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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June 14, 1963: Three Movements for Orchestra by George Perle (48) is performed for the first time, in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
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April 23, 1965: Solo Partita for violin and viola (one player) by George Perle (49) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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May 5, 1965: Short Sonata for piano by George Perle is performed for the first time, in New York, on the eve of the composer’s 50th birthday.
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February 20, 1966: Sonata no.2 for solo violin by George Perle (50) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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August 13, 1967: String Quartet no.5 by George Perle (52) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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April 5, 1968: Wind Quintet no.3 by George Perle (52) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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February 28, 1969: Serenade no.2 for eleven players by George Perle (53) is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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March 19, 1972: Sonata quasi una fantasia for clarinet and piano by George Perle (56) is performed for the first time, in Buffalo, the composer at the keyboard.
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November 20, 1972: Toccata for piano by George Perle (57) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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March 19, 1974: String Quartet no.7 by George Perle (58) is performed for the first time, in Buffalo.
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February 18, 1975: Songs of Praise and Lamentation for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by George Perle (59) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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October 29, 1976: Six Etudes for piano by George Perle (61) are performed for the first time, in Boston.
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November 18, 1977: Six Bagatelles for orchestra by George Perle (62) is performed for the first time, in Riverhead, New York.
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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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June 19, 1978: Thirteen Dickinson Songs for voice and piano by George Perle (63) is performed for the first time, in Princeton, New Jersey.
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April 20, 1979: Concertino for piano, winds, and timpani by George Perle (63) is performed for the first time, in Chicago, conducted by Ralph Shapey.
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March 23, 1980: Several world premieres take place in Alice Tully Hall, New York to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players, founded by Joan Tower (41): Joan’s for flute, clarinet in A, violin, cello, and piano by Charles Wuorinen (41), Private Game for clarinet and cello by Shulamit Ran (30), Scherzo by George Perle (64), Modern Love Waltz by Philip Glass (43), and Petroushskates by Joan Tower.
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August 16, 1980: A Short Symphony by George Perle (65) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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February 17, 1982: Ballade for piano by George Perle (66) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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February 27, 1982: Pantomime, Interlude, and Fugue for piano by George Perle (66) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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May 17, 1982: Sonata a quattro for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello by George Perle (67) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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June 6, 1982: George Perle (67) marries his third wife, Shirley Gabis Rhoades.
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December 14, 1983: Serenade no.3 for piano and chamber ensemble by George Perle (68) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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May 7, 1984: Six New Etudes for piano by George Perle (69) is performed for the first time, in Beijing.
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April 13, 1985: Sonata for cello and piano by George Perle (69) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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October 2, 1985: Wind Quintet IV by George Perle (70) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York. It will win the Pulitzer Prize. See 17 April 1986.
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April 17, 1986: George Perle (70) is awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Wind Quintet IV . See 2 October 1985.
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November 6, 1986: Two works for piano by George Perle (71) are performed for the first time, in Sacramento, California: Fantasy-Variations and Sonatina.
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February 28, 1987: Sonata a cinque for bass trombone, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano by George Perle (71) is performed for the first time, at the 92nd Street Y, New York.
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April 29, 1987: Suite in C for piano by George Perle (71) is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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May 16, 1987: Dance Fantasy for orchestra by George Perle (72) is performed for the first time, in Houston.
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August 1, 1987: New Fanfares for brass by George Perle (72) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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November 7, 1987: Lyric Intermezzo for piano by George Perle (72) is performed for the first time, in Seattle. See 8 November 1987.
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November 8, 1987: Lyric Intermezzo for 15 players by George Perle (72) is performed for the first time, in Seattle. See 7 November 1987.
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November 14, 1987: Concerto for cello and orchestra by George Perle (72) is performed for the first time, in New York, 21 years after it was composed.
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January 29, 1988: Sinfonietta I for chamber orchestra by George Perle (72) is performed for the first time, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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March 19, 1989: Sextet for piano and winds by George Perle (73) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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April 6, 1989: Windows of Order (String Quartet no.8) by George Perle (73) is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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January 24, 1991: Concerto for piano and orchestra no.1 by George Perle (75) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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February 19, 1991: Sinfonietta II for orchestra by George Perle (75) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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March 7, 1991: Andante tranquillo for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano by George Perle (75) is performed for the first time, in New York. The name will be changed to Night Song.
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January 28, 1993: Concerto for piano and orchestra no.2 by George Perle (77) is performed for the first time, in Columbus, Ohio.
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April 13, 1993: Adagio for orchestra by George Perle (77) is performed for the first time, in Baltimore.
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July 10, 1996: Duos for french horn and string quartet by George Perle (81) is performed for the first time, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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November 21, 1996: Transcendental Modulations for orchestra by George Perle (81) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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January 17, 1997: Six Celebratory Inventions for piano by George Perle (81) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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April 2, 1997: Phantasyplay for piano by George Perle (81) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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April 14, 1997: Critical Moments for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion by George Perle (81) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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December 8, 1997: Chansons cachées for piano by George Perle (82) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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May 14, 1999: Brief Encounters (String Quartet no.9) by George Perle (84) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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December 6, 1999: Musical Offerings for piano left hand by George Perle (84) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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March 2, 2002: Nine Bagatelles for piano by George Perle (86) is performed for the first time, in Rockford, Illinois.
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March 5, 2002: Critical Moments for flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion by George Perle (86) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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January 27, 2003: Triptych for violin and piano by George Perle (87) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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August 11, 2005: Song Without Words for flute and piano by George Perle (90) is performed for the first time, in San Diego.
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January 23, 2009: George Perle dies at his home in New York, USA, aged 93 years, eight years, and 17 days. His mortal remains will be buried in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.