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  • Franz Schubert / Carol Channing

    Rick Rogers | Updated: Tue, May 28, 2013

    On this day in classical music: Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born near Vienna in 1797.

  • Johannes Brahms / Wonderful Town

    Rick Rogers | Published: Wed, Jan 30, 2013

    On this day in classical music: Johannes Brahms’ “Three Intermezzi, Op.

  • Sergei Prokofiev / Sweet Charity

    Rick Rogers | Published: Tue, Jan 29, 2013

    On this day in classical music: Sergei Prokofiev’s “Scythian Suite” was given its premiere at the Mariinsky Theater in St.

  • Aaron Copland / Miss Saigon

    Rick Rogers | Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2013

    On this day in classical music: Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” was given its premiere by the Little Symphony at New York City’s Town Hall in 1941.

  • Witold Lutoslawski / Rent

    Rick Rogers | Published: Fri, Jan 25, 2013

      On this day in classical music: Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski was born in Warsaw in 1913.

  • Dimitri Shostakovich / Parade

    Rick Rogers | Published: Mon, Dec 17, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Dimitri Shostakovich’s “Symphony No.

  • Sergei Prokofiev / Wildcat

    Rick Rogers | Published: Sun, Dec 16, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No.

  • Silvestre Revueltas / Mary Poppins

    Rick Rogers | Published: Sat, Dec 15, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Silvestre Revueltas’ “Sensemayá” was given its premiere in Mexico City in 1938.

  • Ottorino Respighi / Shrek

    Rick Rogers | Updated: Tue, May 28, 2013

    On this day in classical music: Ottorino Respighi’s tone poem “The Pines of Rome” was given its premiere in Rome in 1924.

  • Camille Saint-Saens / A Little Night Music

    Rick Rogers | Published: Thu, Dec 13, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Piano Concerto No.

  • Johannes Brahms / Nunsense

    Rick Rogers | Published: Wed, Dec 12, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Johannes Brahms’ “Clarinet Trio in A Minor” and “Clarinet Quintet in B Minor” were given their premieres in Berlin in 1891.

  • Hector Berlioz / City of Angels

    Rick Rogers | Published: Tue, Dec 11, 2012

    On this day in classical music: French composer Hector Berlioz was born near Grenoble in 1803.

  • Morton Gould / Spring Awakening

    Rick Rogers | Published: Mon, Dec 10, 2012

    On this day in classical music: American composer and conductor Morton Gould was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y.

  • Claude Debussy / Swing

    Rick Rogers | Published: Sun, Dec 9, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Claude Debussy’s “Nuages” and “Fêtes” (two of the three “Nocturnes” for orchestra) were given their premiere in Paris at a Lamoureux concert conducted by Camille Chevillard in 1900.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven / Nick & Nora

    Rick Rogers | Published: Sat, Dec 8, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Ludwig van Beethoven conducted the premiere of his “Symphony No.

  • Carl Ruggles / How Now, Dow Jones

    Rick Rogers | Published: Fri, Dec 7, 2012

    On this day in classical music: Carl Ruggles’ “Men and Mountains” received its premiere in New York City in 1924.

  • John Corigliano / Happy Hunting

    Rick Rogers | Published: Thu, Dec 6, 2012

    On this day in classical music: John Corigliano’s “Clarinet Concerto” was given its premiere in New York in 1977.

  • Vitezslav Novak / I Do! I Do!

    Rick Rogers | Updated: Tue, May 28, 2013

    On this day in classical music: Czech composer Vitezslav Novak was born in 1870.

  • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari / Baby

    Rick Rogers | Updated: Tue, May 28, 2013

    On this day in classical music: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s one-act opera “The Secret of Susanna” received its premiere in Munich in 1909.

  • George Gershwin / Camelot

    Rick Rogers | Published: Mon, Dec 3, 2012

    On this day in classical music: George Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F” received its premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1925.



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Rick Rogers has written about the fine arts at The Oklahoman since 1988 and was named Fine Arts Editor in 2005. Rogers was the recipient of a 2010 Governor's Arts Award in the Media in the Arts category.