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Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych, London

Owen Wingrave is an opera originally written for a televised performance. The opera has two acts with music by Benjamin Britten. The libretto is by Myfanwy Piper, based on a short story by Henry James. The premiere was recorded at Snape Maltings in November 1970 and first broadcast on BBC2.

Pianist Liberace is born

Władziu Valentino Liberace was born in West Allis, Wisconsin. He began playing the piano at age four and his prodigious talent was evident from early on. By age seven, he was capable of memorizing difficult pieces. He studied the technique of the Polish pianist Ignacy Paderewski.

Antonín Dvořák's "Slavonic Dances" premieres

The Slavonic Dances are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Op. 46 and Op. 72 respectively. Originally written for piano four hands, the Slavonic Dances were inspired by Johannes Brahms's own Hungarian Dances and were orchestrated at the request of Dvořák's publisher soon after composition. The pieces, lively and full of national character, were well received at the time and today are considered among the composer's most memorable works.

Bedřich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres in Prague

Dalibor is a Czech opera in three acts. The libretto was written in German by Josef Wenzig, and translated into Czech by Ervin Špindler. It was first performed at the New Town Theatre in Prague. At the time, the opera was criticized for being overly influenced by German opera, including that of Richard Wagner.

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