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

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

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May 15, 1974: Three works by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (35) are performed for the first time: Sonata in Three Movements for violin and piano, Einsame Nacht, a cycle for baritone and piano, and Im Nebel for alto and piano.
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January 31, 1975: Symposium for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (35) is performed for the first time, in New York conducted by Pierre Boulez (49).
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November 30, 1979: Chamber Symphony by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (40) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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May 5, 1982: Symphony no.1 (Three Movements for Orchestra) by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (43) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York, conducted by Gunther Schuller (56). The work will win the Pulitzer Prize. See 18 April 1983.
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January 15, 1983: Trio for violin, viola, and cello by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (43) is performed for the first time.
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April 18, 1983: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (43) is awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Symphony no.1, the first woman to win the honor. See 5 May 1982.
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April 10, 1984: Prologue and Variations for string orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (44) is performed for the first time, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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October 12, 1984: Celebration for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (45) is performed for the first time, in Indianapolis.
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October 21, 1984: Double Quartet for strings by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (45) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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May 6, 1985: Concerto for trumpet and five players by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (46) is performed for the first time, in Pittsburgh.
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November 13, 1985: Symphony no.2 by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (46) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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June 26, 1986: Concerto for piano and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (47) is performed for the first time, in Detroit.
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March 28, 1987: Images for two pianos and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (47) is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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April 15, 1988: Trio for piano, violin, and cello by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (48) is performed for the first time.
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April 27, 1988: Tanzspiel, a ballet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (48) to a choreography by Martins, is performed for the first time, in New York.
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June 1, 1988: Symbolon for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (49) is performed for the first time, in St. Petersburg.
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February 2, 1989: Concerto for trombone and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (49) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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March 3, 1989: Ceremonies for band by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (49) is performed for the first time, at Florida State University.
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April 26, 1990: Concerto for flute and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (50) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Boston.
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January 17, 1991: Concerto for oboe and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (51) is performed for the first time, in Cleveland.
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April 30, 1991: Concerto for bass trombone, strings, timpani, and cymbals by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is performed for the first time, in Chicago on the composer’s 52nd birthday.
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December 5, 1991: Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (52) is performed for the first time, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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February 25, 1993: Symphony no.3 by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (53) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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May 13, 1993: Concerto for bassoon and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (54) is performed for the first time, in Pittsburgh.
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August 1, 1993: Concerto for horn and string orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (54) is performed for the first time, in Vail, Colorado.
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January 14, 1994: Fantasy for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (54) is performed for the first time, in Long Beach, California.
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September 24, 1994: American Concerto for trumpet and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (55) is performed for the first time, in Escondido, California.
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December 6, 1994: A Simple Magnificat for chorus and organ by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (55) is performed for the first time, at Yale University.
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February 7, 1996: Triple Concerto for piano, violin, cello and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (56) is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis.
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April 14, 1996: Jubilation for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (56) is performed for the first time, in Athens, Georgia.
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March 22, 1997: Peanuts® Gallery for piano and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (57) is performed completely for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York. The performance marks the premiere of two sections: Lullaby for Linus and Snoopy Does the Samba .
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March 6, 1998: Romance for violin and piano by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (58) is performed for the first time.
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March 26, 1998: Concerto for violin and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (58) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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December 2, 1998: String Quartet no.2 by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (59) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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September 5, 1999: Upbeat! for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (60) is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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February 5, 2000: Symphony no.4 “The Gardens” by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (60) is performed for the first time, at Michigan State University.
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September 22, 2000: Millennium Fantasy for piano and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (61) is performed for the first time, in Cincinnati.
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September 23, 2000: Today is proclaimed Ellen Taafe Zwilich (61) Day in Cincinnati. The mayor presents Ms. Zwilich with the keys to the city.
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November 17, 2000: Intrada for cello and piano by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (61) is performed for the first time, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Also premiered is Zwilich’s Lament for cello and piano.
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June 16, 2001: Partita for violin and strings by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (62) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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September 14, 2002: Openings for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (63) is performed for the first time.
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October 20, 2002: Concerto for clarinet and chamber orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (63) is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York. See 22 November 2002.
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November 2, 2002: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (63) is performed for the first time, in Buffalo. See 20 October 2002.
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February 21, 2004: Episodes for violin and piano by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (64) is performed for the first time, in Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida.
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March 6, 2004: Rituals for five percussionists and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (64) is performed for the first time, in Germantown, Tennessee.
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August 22, 2004: Quartet for oboe and strings by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (65) is performed for the first time, at Saratoga, New York.
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February 16, 2006: LUVN BLM for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (66) is performed for the first time, in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.
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January 16, 2008: Saxophone Quintet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (68) is performed for the first time, in Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson, Arizona.
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October 27, 2008: Symphony no.5 (Concerto for Orchestra) by Ellen Taafe Zwilich (69) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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April 28, 2009: Septet for piano trio and string quartet by Ellen Taafe Zwilich (69) is performed for the first time, in the Tisch Center for the Arts, 92nd Street Y, New York.
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October 8, 2010: Fanfare, Reminiscence, and Celebration for brass by Ellen Taafe Zwilich (71) is performed for the first time, at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
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February 3, 2011: Avanti! Fanfare for Jerry for orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (71) is performed for the first time, in Seattle, conducted by the dedicatee, Gerard Schwarz.
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August 7, 2011: Quintet for strings and piano by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (72) is performed for the first time, in La Jolla, California.
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October 28, 2011: Shadows for piano and orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (72) is performed for the first time, in Talbot Hall of Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana.
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May 10, 2012: Commedia dell’Arte for violin and string orchestra by Ellen Taafe Zwilich (73) is performed for the first time, in the First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California.
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October 7, 2012: Voyage for string quartet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (73) is performed for the first time, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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June 7, 2017: Excursion for double bass and piano by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (78) is performed for the first time, at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.