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Classical Music

– Widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky conducted the premiere of Danses Concertantes in 1942, his first major work composed entirely in the United States.
– Renowned modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg held many new music performances at the Wilshire Ebell in the 1930s & 1940s, including the premiere of his Prelude to Genesis Suite in 1945.
– One of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century, Glenn Gould developed an aversion to performing live and, with little fanfare, brought an unexpected early end to his live performance career on the Wilshire Ebell Theatre stage in 1964 at the age of 32.