April 24 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1580 - Vincent de Paul, Saint
1815 - Anthony Trollope, Writer
1904 - Willem de Kooning, Painter
1905 - Robert Penn Warren, Poet
1934 - Shirley Maclaine, Actress
1942 - Barbra Streisand, Singer and Actress 
1952 - Jean-Paul Gaultier, Fashion Designer
1960 - Paula Yates, TV Presenter

Fashion Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier
Actress Shirley Maclaine

Featuring Haydn's oratorio The Seasons

♪ Die Jahreszeiten / The Seasons, Hob. XXI:3 (1799-1801) oratorio by Joseph Haydn is in four parts. Text is by Gottfried van Swieten.

Here's a link to a performance in English: Haydn's The Season.  Gabrieli Consort & Players, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, National Forum of Music Choir, Paul McCreesh.  Soloists:  Carolyn Sampson, soprano. Jeremy Ovenden, tenor.  Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone. (YouTube, Uploaded by E.V. Accessed April 24, 2018)

Below's video is performed in German.
Performing Artists: Hanne - Dorothea Röschmann, soprano. Lukas - Michael Schade, tenor.  Simon -  Floriam Boesch, baritone.  Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Ernst Raffelsberger, chorus master. Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Historical Events

1184 B.C.E. - Greeks storm the city of Troy by hiding inside the Trojan Horse.

1801 - Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Seasons is first performed in Vienna.

1953 - UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill receives the knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. He also wins the Nobel Prize for Literature in the same year.

1967 - A Russian space mission ends in tragedy when Soyuz I crashes to Earth upon re-entry. Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in this crash.

1981 - The first IBM personal computer enters the marketplace.

1990 - Space Shuttle Discovery takes off, putting the Hubble telescope into orbit

2005 - Inauguration ceremony takes place for Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as he assumes the name Pope Benedict XVI, thus becoming the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. 

Video Credit:

Joseph Haydn: The Seasons - Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Salzburg 2013, HD 1080p). YouTube, uploaded by Faces of Classical Music - 6. Accessed  April 24, 2017. 


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