1969

Premiere of Exsultate jubilate by sixteen-year-old Mozart

17 January 1969

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's motet Exsultate jubilate was premiered in Milan. Scored for soprano, organ and orchestra, it was written specially for the castrato singer Venanzio Rauzzi.

    Kyrie

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    Gloria

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    Church Sonata No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 67

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1892

First British performance of Jules Massenet's opera Manon

17 January 1892

Manon, the five-act comic opera by Jules Massenet was given its British premiere by the Carl Rosa Opera Company in Liverpool. A quintessential Belle Époque masterpiece, the opera is based on the novel L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lascaut by the Abbé Prévost.

    I. Overture

    Avedis Kez Mariyam (Good Tidings to You, Mary) (arr. S. Kradjian for voice, choir and percussion)

    Piece in the Shape of a Square

    Aghers ar Diramayr (Plea to Mother of God) (arr. S. Kradjian for 3 voices, cello and percussion)

    Torso of a Bodhisattva

    Diramayrn (Mother of the Lord) (arr. S. Kradjian for voice and choir)

 

1745

Handel offered partial refunds to his subscribers

17 January 1745

George Frideric Handel wrote to the people who subscribed to his concerts, offering them three-quarters of their money back due to what he perceived as an ability of please them: "...I have the Mortification now to find, that my Labours to please are become ineffectual, when my Expenses are considerably greater...." His actions led to renewed support and he was back in favour within a few weeks.

    Opern für den Gänsemarkt (1685-1706)

    Time stands still (arr. W. Brückner for vocal ensemble)

    George Frideric Handel (1706-1710)

    Time stands still (arr. W. Brückner for vocal ensemble)

    Musik für eine Metropole (1710-1717)

    Time stands still (arr. W. Brückner for vocal ensemble)

 

1738

Death of Jean-Francois Dandrieu

17 January 1738

    Tous les bourgeois de châtre (arr. F. Lazarevitch for choir and chamber ensemble)

    VII. Gently rocking

    Jesous ahatonhia (arr. F. Lazarevitch for choir and chamber ensemble)

    VIII. Passacaglia

    Noël Poitevin "Au saint Nau" (arr. F. Lazarevitch for choir and chamber ensemble)

    IX. Slow and quiet

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