January 14

Ravel concert poster
1932 - Premiere of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G in Paris, with Marguerite Long as the soloist and Ravel as conductor.
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January 21

Johannes Brahms
 1859 Premiere of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in Hanover, with Brahms as the soloist.
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January 31

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1986 Premiere of Joan Tower's Piano Concerto Homage to Beethoven with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Imre Pallo and Jacquelyn M. Helin as pianist. (photo Noah Sheldon)
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January 27

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1731 - Death of Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori in Florence at age 76. The harpsichord craftsman credited with inventing the piano.  
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June 14

player-Piano Chase & Baker player piano, Buffalo, NY, USA, circa 1885.
1881 - The player piano was patented by John McTammany, Jr. of Cambridge, MA. Shown is a Chase & Baker player piano, Buffalo, NY, USA, circa 1885.
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May 5

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1927-Birth of American pianist and writer Charles Rosen. Died 9 Dec 2012. He wrote the award-winning book, The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven and Sonata Form, must-read textbooks in college courses. http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Author.aspx?id=18231Photo credit: By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipe...
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May 15

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1958 John Cage's Piano Concerto published. The premiere was held at New York's Town Hall. Cage consulted the I Ching while compositing the concerto, which includes catcalls, noise from the piano, and attempts to elicit audience applause early with false endings according to AllMusic.com
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January 5

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1931- Birth of Austrian pianist Alfred Brendel in Wiesenburg, Moravia.
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January 14

George Gershwin
1934 - Premiere of George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm Variations for piano and orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall. Leo Reisman Orchestra conducted by Charles Previn, with the Gershwin as the pianist.  
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April 26

Beethoven
1783 - at 13 years old, Beethoven is appointed keyboard performer at court orchestra in Bonn.
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June 1

Pleyel
It was a great day for the birth of piano makers!1757 - Birth of Austrian piano maker Ignaz Joseph Pleyel near Vienna.1826 - Birth of piano maker - F. W. Bechstein in Gotha.
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March 1

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1810 - Birth of pianist, Frédéric Chopin in Zelazowa Wola, Poland. He died on October 17, 1849, in Paris, France. Some of the world's most beautiful music was composed in between. Here's a favorite recording from pianist Krystian Zimerman.
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June 26

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1986 - Premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's piano Concerto. Marc-André Hamelin, soloist with Detroit Symphony, with Günther Herbig conducting.  Enjoy a recording of this historic performance by clicking here. 
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February 6

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1903 - Birth of Chilean-American pianist Claudio Arrau. Died in Austria on June 9, 1991.  
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June 5

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1941 - Birth of Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich. What is your favorite performance? 
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May 23

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1923 - Birth of Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha in Barcelona.  She died on September 25, 2009 at the age of 86.Our editor's pick? Her recording of the Schubert little A Major Sonata, Op. 120 (D 664).
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October 27

1901 Premier of Serge Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto in Moscow. with the 28-year old  as soloist.
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October 29

1950 First Premier of Aaron Copland's Quartet for Piano and Strings. New York Quartet at a Coolidge Festival concert at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Coolidge Foundation.  
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October 23

1897 First Premier of Alexander Scriabin's piano concerto with the composer as soloist in Odessa.
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October 17

1831 First Premier of Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 with the composer as soloist in Munich.  
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