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

Shulamit Ran

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October 21, 1949: Shulamit Ran is born in Tel Aviv, State of Israel, the only child of Zvi Ran, an immigrant from Germany who owns a jewelry and dental supply business, and Berta Ran, a Lithuanian immigrant who works in public relations.
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December 23, 1963: Shulamit Ran (14) performs the world premiere of her Capriccio for piano and orchestra, directed by Leonard Bernstein (45) on one of Bernstein’s televised Young People’s Concerts.
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October 17, 1967: Concerto for piano and orchestra by Shulamit Ran (17) is performed for the first time, in Jerusalem, the composer at the keyboard.
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May 18, 1968: Seven Japanese Love Poems for voice and piano by Shulamit Ran (18) to traditional words, is performed for the first time, in Judson Hall, New York.
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January 19, 1970: O the Chimneys, a cycle for mezzo-soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, piano, percussion, and tape by Shulamit Ran (20) to words of Nelly Sachs, is performed for the first time, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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July 12, 1971: Concert Piece for piano and orchestra by Shulamit Ran (21) is performed for the first time, in Tel Aviv, the composer at the keyboard.
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April 22, 1975: Ensembles for 17 for soprano and instrumental ensemble by Shulamit Ran (25) to words of Shakespeare is performed for the first time, at the University of Chicago conducted by Ralph Shapey (54).
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January 21, 1977: Double Vision for woodwind quintet, brass quintet, and piano by Shulamit Ran (27) is performed for the first time, at the University of Chicago.
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May 10, 1978: For an Actor for clarinet by Shulamit Ran (28) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Recital Hall, New York.
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June 20, 1979: Apprehensions for voice, clarinet, and piano by Shulamit Ran (29) to words of Plath is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of WFMT radio, Chicago.
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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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November 24, 1980: Fantasy Variations for cello by Shulamit Ran (31) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Recital Hall, New York.
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January 22, 1982: A Prayer for horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and timpani by Shulamit Ran (32) is performed for the first time, at the University of Chicago.
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March 2, 1983: Verticals for piano by Shulamit Ran (33) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York.
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April 24, 1983: Excursions for violin, cello, and piano by Shulamit Ran (33) is performed for the first time, at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
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December 5, 1983: Sonata Waltzer for piano by Shulamit Ran (34) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Recital Hall, New York to celebrate the 75th birthday of Elliott Carter.
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July 31, 1985: String Quartet no.1 by Shulamit Ran (35) is performed for the first time, in San Luis Obispo, California.
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November 1, 1985: Amichai Songs for mezzo-soprano, oboe/english horn, bass viola da gamba, and harpsichord by Shulamit Ran (36) to words of Yehudi Amichai, is performed for the first time, in Rochester, New York.
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November 5, 1985: Adonai Malach for cantor, horn, piccolo, oboe, and clarinet by Shulamit Ran (36) to words of the Psalms is performed for the first time.
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February 1, 1986: Concerto for orchestra by Shulamit Ran (36) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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February 25, 1986: Concerto da Camera for woodwind quintet by Shulamit Ran (36) is performed for the first time, in Cooper Union Hall, New York.
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October 20, 1987: On the eve of her 38th birthday, Shulamit Ran undergoes surgery to remove a brain tumor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The operation is successful but full recovery will take a year.
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August 19, 1988: East Wind for flute by Shulamit Ran (38) is performed for the first time, by six semifinalists at the National Flute Association convention in San Diego.
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November 17, 1989: String Quartet no.2 “Vistas” by Shulamit Ran (40) is performed for the first time, in Mandel Hall of the University of Chicago.
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October 19, 1990: Symphony by Shulamit Ran (40) is performed for the first time, in Philadelphia. It will win the Pulitzer Prize. See 9 April 1991.
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March 7, 1991: Mirage for flute/amplified alto flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano by Shulamit Ran (41) is performed for the first time, at the 92nd Street Y, New York.
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April 9, 1991: Shulamit Ran (41) is awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for her Symphony. See 19 October 1990.
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June 9, 1991: Inscriptions for violin by Shulamit Ran (41) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall, Chicago.
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December 12, 1991: Chicago Skyline for brass and percussion by Shulamit Ran (42) is performed for the first time, in Chicago conducted by Pierre Boulez (66).
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October 2, 1993: Three Fantasy Movements for cello and orchestra by Shulamit Ran (43) is performed for the first time, in Berkeley, California.
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October 7, 1993: Legends for orchestra by Shulamit Ran (43) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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February 15, 1995: Invocation for horn, timpani, and chimes by Shulamit Ran (45) is performed for the first time, in Los Angeles to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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June 20, 1997: Between Two Worlds, an opera by Shulamit Ran (47) to words of Kondek after Ansky, is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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February 27, 1998: Soliloquy for violin, cello, and piano by Shulamit Ran (48) is performed for the first time, at Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts.
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May 21, 1998: Vessels of Courage and Hope for orchestra by Shulamit Ran (48) is performed for the first time, in Baltimore. It was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel.
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August 19, 2000: Voices for a flautist and orchestra by Shulamit Ran (50) is performed for the first time, in Columbus, Ohio.
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November 12, 2000: Three Scenes for clarinet by Shulamit Ran (51) is performed for the first time, in Loosemore Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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June 13, 2003: Violin Concerto by Shulamit Ran (53) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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April 25, 2005: Concerto da Camera III (Under the Sun's Gaze) by Shulamit Ran (55) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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May 8, 2006: Fault Line for optional soprano and chamber orchestra by Shulamit Ran (56) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Center, Chicago.
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July 2, 2006: Ha’llel for organ by Shulamit Ran (56) is performed for the first time, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, Chicago.
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April 26, 2007: Credo/Ani Ma'amin for voices by Shulamit Ran (57) is performed for the first time, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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July 28, 2007: Soliloquy II for violin and strings by Shulamit Ran (57) is performed for the first time, in Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts.
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April 24, 2008: Song and Dance for saxophones and percussion by Shulamit Ran (58) is performed for the first time, in Philadelphia.
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March 14, 2009: Lyre of Orpheus for string sextet by Shulamit Ran (59) is performed for the first time, Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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June 5, 2010: Tzadik ka Tamar for cantor and piano by Shulamit Ran (60) to words of Psalm 92 is performed for the first time, in Temple Beth El, Evanston, Illinois.
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June 6, 2010: das was geschah for chorus and saxophone quartet by Shulamit Ran (60) is performed for the first time, in Nuremberg.
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October 25, 2010: Perfect Storm for viola by Shulamit Ran (61) is performed for the first time, in Meany Hall of the University of Washington in Seattle.
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April 9, 2011: Silent Voices for 14 players and speaker ad.lib. by Shulamit Ran (61) is performed for the first time, in Tel Aviv Museum.
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July 24, 2015: Seven Poems of Lorine Niedecker for voice and piano by John Harbison (76) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts. Also premiered is Birkat Haderekh for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano by Shulamit Ran (65), conducted by John Harbison.