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

Samuel Adler

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March 4, 1928: Samuel Hans Adler is born Hedwigs Clinic in Mannheim, Germany, the first of two children born to Hugo Chaim Adler, a cantor and composer of music for Jewish liturgy, and Selma Rothschild, a singer and pianist. The clinic stands on the site of the Weber house, the home of Constanza Weber, where Mozart (†136) stayed while visiting the family in 1778.
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March 4, 1935: On his seventh birthday, Samuel Adler receives a violin. He will begin studies with Albert Levy in his home of Mannheim.
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June 22, 1972: Samuel Adler’s (44) sacred opera The Wrestler to words of Stampfer is performed for the first time, in Dallas.
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March 4, 2012: Choral Trilogy for chorus and organ by Samuel Adler is performed for the first time, on the composer’s 84th birthday.