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Today in classical music history SEPTEMBER 16

Jacques Mauduit
  • 1557 Birth of composer Jacques Mauduit
  • 1685 Birth of English librettist John GAY who wrote the Beggar's Opera.
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  • 1770 FP of HAYDN: "Le Pescatrici" Esterháza (1770).
    Haydn: Le Pescatrici
  • 1782 Death of Italian castrato Farinelli in Bologna at age 77, after being terminated at the Spanish court.
  • 1800 Birth of composer Jozef Nowakowski
  • 1800 FP of Francoise Boieldieu's opera The Caliph of Bagdad in Paris.
  • 1803 Death in Vienna of composer F. X. Sussmayer. Friend of Mozart who
    finished the Requium
  • 1810 FP of GENERALI: "Adelina" Venice (1810).
  • 1810 FP of WEBER: "Silvana" Frankfurt (1810); title role sang by: Caroline
    Brandt (s) later Mrs. Weber.
  • 1823 FP of CARAFA: "Le Valet de chambre" Paris, 1823.
  • 1844 Birth of French flutist and conductor Claude Paul TAFFANEL in Bordeaux. Founded the Society of Wind Instruments. d-Paris, 22 NOV 1908.
  • 1847 Birth of composer Albert Ross Parsons
  • 1849 Birth of German violist and composer Hermann RITTER in Wismar. d-Wurzburg, 22 JAN 1926.
  • 1878 FP of Smetana: Tajemství" (The Secret) Prague (1878)
  • 1880 FP of HERVÉ: "Le voyage en Amérique" Paris (1880).
  • 1882 Birth of composer Mart Saar
  • 1887 Birth of French music composition teacher Nadia BOULANGER in Paris. In USA from 1940. She studied at the Paris Conservatory, in 1945 she became professor there. Boulanger taught at the École normale de Musique, Paris, and in 1921, at the American Conservatory, Fontainebleau, as director in 1950. Teacher of American composers Walter Piston, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Marc Blitzstein and many others. Her sister Lily (1893–1918) was a distinguished composer. See Remembrance. d-Paris, 22 OCT 1979.Search Amazon.com for Nadia BOULANGER
  • 1891 Birth of Polish composer Czeslaw MAREK in Przemysl. d-Zürich, 17 JUN 1985.
  • 1895 Birth of Polish-German composer
    Karol RATHAUS
    in Tarnopol. d-NYC, 21 NOV 1954.
  • 1896 Birth of Brazilian composer Hekel TAVARES in Rio de Janeiro. d-Rio de Janeiro. 8 AUG 1969.
  • 1896 Death of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Gomes in Belém. b-Campinas, 11 JUL 1836.
  • 1899 Birth of Hungarian conductor Hans SWAROWSKY in Budapest. d-Salzburg, 10 SEP 1975. He studied composition in Vienna with
    Schoenberg and Weber and conducting with Richard Strauss, Felix
    Weingartner and Clemens Krauss. He held positions in Stuttgart,
    Gera, Hamburg (1932), Berlin (1934), Zürich (1937-1940), Krakow
    (1944-1946), Graz (1947-1950) and at the Vienna State Opera (1957).
    Was chief conductor of the Royal Scottish National
    Orchestra, from 1957- 1959. Then conductor of
    Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and appeared as guest conductor of
    the Vienna State Opera.
  • 1903 Birth of composer Richard Hall
  • 1904 Birth of Laczo, Istvan (t) (1904-1965) Hun. b. Szombathely, Sep. 16, 1904; d. 27 SEP 1965.
  • 1908 Birth of Austrian-American Soprano Hertha GLAZ [Herta Glatz] in Vienna. Début with Breslau Opera (1931. She attended
    the music academy at Breslau. In 1933, she concert toured in Austria and Scandinavia. She traveled to the U.S. and took part in the American tour of the Salzburg Opera Guild
    (1936), Chicago Opera (1940-42). In 1959, she married and a Viennese psychiatrist, who taught at Yale. Glaz taught voice at the Manhattan School of Music, and at the University of Southern
    California, retiring in 1977. MET début on 25 DEC 1942 as
    [Amneris] Aida, 14 seasons (1942-56) 333 perf., 27 roles, 25 works.
  • 1912 FP of LEONCAVALLO: "Gli Zingari" London (1912).Gli Zingari In Ispagna: Dai Viaggi Del Borrow (1878) (Italian Edition)
  • 1916 Birth of American composer Robert KELLY in Clarksburg, WV.
  • 1918 Birth of Bader, Helena (s) Ger. b. Munich, Sep. 16, 1918;
  • 1918 Music patron Elizabeth Sprague Cooledge establishes a Temple of Music on her estate in Pittsfield MA for classical and contemporary serious music concerts.
  • 1919 Birth of composer Milan Harasta
  • 1919 Birth of composer Sven-Erik B„ck, Swedish violinist and conductor
  • 1920 Enrico Caruso made his last recording for Victor Records in Camden, NJ.
  • 1921 Birth of composer Fritz Geissler
  • 1931 Birth of composer Jan Johansson,
  • 1925 Birth of American Classical and Jazz guitarist
    Charlie BYRD. d-Annapolis, 3 DEC 1999. Discography and Obit.
  • 1925 Death of Austrian composer Leo Fall. b-Olmütz, Mähren, 2 FEB 1873.
  • 1925 FP of Vincent Youmans musical comedy No No Nanette, in NYC. Youmans' songs.
    No, No, Nanette - The New 1925 Musical (1971 Broadway Revival Cast)Search Amazon.com for No No Nanette
  • 1936 Birth of Italian conductor Piero GAMBA in Rome.
  • 1938 Birth of Valjakka, Taru (s/m/s) Finn. b. Helsinki, Sep. 16, 1938
  • 1941 Birth of English educator Ian HORSBURGH, Principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
  • 1942 Birth of American electroacoustic composer Canary BURTON (female) in Moscow, Idaho.
  • 1945 Birth of Japanese composer Nagako KONISH in Agematsu.
  • 1949 Birth of American composer Wayne PEPPERCORN in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 1952 Birth of American composer Joseph WATERS in Jackson, MI.
  • 1955 Birth of Joselson, Rachel (s) U.S. b. Sep. 16, 1955
  • 1958 Birth of American composer Gregg WAGER in Adrian, MI.
  • 1959 FP of Rota: "Lo scoiattolo in gamba" Venice (1959).
  • 1965 FP of sacred music composed by Duke Ellington at
    Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1966 Opening of new MET Opera House with FP of Samuel Barber's Anthony and Cleopatra with Leontyne Price in NYC.
  • 1976 Birth of Elīna Garanča a Latvian operatic mezzo-soprano. Habanera
  • 1977 Opera diva Maria Callas dies of a heart attack in Paris, age 53. Biography b-NYC, 3 DEC 1923. Obituary.
  • 1980 Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall officially opened in San Francisco.
  • 1995 FP of Harrison Birtwistle's Panic for alto sax, drummer, and orchestra, at the final concert of the Centenary Proms with the BBC Symphony conducted by Andrew Davis, with John Harle,sax and Oauk Clarvis, drums; at Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • 1999 FP of Libby Larsen's Solo Symphony by the Colorado Symphony, Marin Alsop conducting.
  • 2002 Greece honours the memory of the New York-born opera diva Maria Callas with a series of concerts and exhibitions marking the 25th anniversary of her death.
  • 2003 Death of British clarinetist Jack Brymer at age 88.
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    The Mozart specialist began his career as a schoolmaster in Croydon receiving popularity as one of the woodwind players recruited by Sir Thomas Beecham for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra following the Second World War. b-27 JAN 1915.
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