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August 2

1774 premiere of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Orphée in Paris at the Academie Royale; this is the French version of his Italian opera Orfeo ed Euridice, which had premiered in Vienna in 1762.

1891 Sir Arthur Bliss – English composer and conductor (d.1975); composed extensively not only for the concert hall, but also for films and ballet; in 1953, appointed Master of the Queen's Music.

1905 Karl Amadeus Hartmann – German composer (d.1963); though praised as the greatest German symphonist of the 20th century, he is now largely overlooked, particularly in English-speaking countries.

1936 Anthony Payne – English composer and writer (died April 30, 2021); famous for ‘elaborating’ on the sketches of Sir Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 3 to create a performing edition of the work.