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This Day in the Arts: April 5


Maurice Ravel’s Pavane Pour une Infante Défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) premieres. (A pavane is a slow processional dance that was popular in European courts during the 16th and 17th centuries.)


Herbert von Karajan, one of the world’s most-recorded conductors, is born in Salzburg, Austria. He conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for 35 years.

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