1906 - Birth of American pianist and composer Oscar Levant in Pittsburgh; played Gershwin's music in movie An American in Paris. d. Beverly Hills, California on August 14, 1972.
1945 - First Premier of Gian Carlo Menotti's Piano Concerto, by the Boston Symphony. Richard Burgin conducted with Rudolf Firkusny as the soloist.
1881 - First Premier of Peter Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2. Madeleine Schiller, soloist with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Theodore Thomas.
1914 - Birth of Cuban-born American pianist and conductor Jorge Bolet. Died in California on Oct. 16, 1990.
1946 - Death of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla at age 69, in Alta Gracia, Argentina. Born in Cádiz, Spain 23 Nov 1876. He wrote Nights in the Gardens of Spain for solo piano and orchestra.
1822, Franz Liszt made his debut as a concert pianist at the age of 11. Vienna, Austria
1950 Death of Romanian pianist and composer Constantin Dinu Lipatti near Geneva, at age 33.
1861 Premiere of Brahms's Handel Variations with pianist, Clara Schumann in Hamburg, Germany.
1949 Premiere of Prokofiev's Cello Sonata, Op. 119, at the Union of Composers in Moscow, by cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and pianist Sviatoslav Richter.
1797 - Birth of English pianist Lucy Anderson who was the first woman to solo with the Royal Philharmonic Society. She was also Queen Victoria's piano teacher. (Died 24 Dec 1878)
1795 Premiere of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Vienna It was dedicated to his pupil Princess Anna Louise Barbara Odescalchi (née Countess von Keglevics).
1941 Premier of Darius Milhaud's Piano Concerto No. 2, with the composer as soloist in Chicago.
1785 - Premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482, in Vienna.