This Day in History: 1968-03-17

Pyotr Lyamin, Russian trumpeter and cornetist, studied with Wily Brandt at Moscow Conservatory, premiered the cornet solos in Petrouchka and premiered the Rite of Spring, played in the Ballet Russe, taught at conservatory in Saratov, principal in several orchestras in Moscow, known as a practical joker, died in Moscow.