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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2006 with 91 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2005 with 91 to follow.
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Peter Gelb named to head Met

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- New York's Metropolitan Opera has named Peter Gelb, a record company executive who managed the career of Vladimir Horowitz, as its next impresario. Gelb is scheduled to join the Met next August and work for a year alongside the outgoing general manager

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Today is Friday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2004 with 91 to follow.
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Marsalis and Crumb lead musical honors

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Jazz and classical trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was named Musician of the Year this week by the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2003 with 91 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include concert pianist Vladimir Horowitz, born in 1904: singer/actress Julie Andrews, who was born in 1935 (age 67); Sly and the Family Stone's Jerry Martini in 1943 (age 59); Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad of the Persuasions and Scott McKenzie,
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2002 with 91 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
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Vladimir Horowitz
President Reagan jokes with his wife, Nancy (R) and famed pianist Vladimir Horowitz (2nd R) after Nancy fell off stage following a performance by Horowitz in the East Room of the White House. Horowitz's wife, Wanda (2nd L). Nancy was unhurt in the incident. (UPI PHOTOS/L. Mark/FILES)
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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (Russian: Владимир Самойлович Горовиц, Vladimir Samojlovich Gorovitz; Ukrainian: Володимир Самійлович Горовiць, Volodymyr Samiylovych Horovitz)  (October 1, 1903 – November 5, 1989) was a Russian-American classical virtuoso pianist and minor composer. His technique and use of tone color and the excitement of his playing were and remain legendary. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

Vladimir Horowitz was born in Kiev in the Russian Empire (now the capital of Ukraine) into the assimilated Jewish family of Samuil Horowitz and Sophia Bodik, the youngest of four children. Samuil Horowitz was a well-to-do electrical engineer and the distributor of electric motors for several German manufacturers. Horowitz's grandfather Joachim was a merchant (and an arts-supporter), belonging to the 1st Guild. This status gave exemption from having to reside in the Pale of Settlement. Horowitz was born in 1903, but in order to make him appear too young for military service so as not to risk damaging his hands, his father took a year off his son's age by claiming he was born in 1904. The 1904 date appeared in many reference works during the pianist's lifetime.

Horowitz received piano instruction from an early age, initially from his mother, who was herself a pianist. In 1912 he entered the Kiev Conservatory, where he was taught by Vladimir Puchalsky, Sergei Tarnowsky, and Felix Blumenfeld. He performed Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor at his graduation in 1919. His first solo recital was performed in Kharkiv in 1920.

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