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OCTOBER 23 Today in classical music history

Gustav Albert LORTZING


  • 1619 Death of English music editor and singer Nicholas Younge of St. Paul's. In 1588 published Musica Transalpina madrigals.
  • 1754 FP of Rameau's opera-ballet Anacreon, at FontainebleauCD-Rameau: Orchestral Suites, Vol.2
  • 1762 Birth of Italian composer Pietro Generali aka MERCANDETTI in Masserano. d-Novara, 3 NOV 1832.
  • 1801 Birth of German composer Gustav Albert LORTZING in Berlin. d-Berlin, 21 JAN 1851. Search Amazon.com for Gustav Albert LORTZING
  • 1801 Death of German composer Johann Gottlieb Naumann in Dresden. b-Blasewitz, 17 APR 1741. Search Amazon.com for Johann Gottlieb Naumann
  • 1806 Death of German conductor Franz Seydelmann in Dresden. b-Dresden, 8 OCT 1748. Search Amazon.com for Franz Seydelmann
  • 1819 Birth of American composer Isaac Baker WOODBURY in Beverly, MA. d-Columbia, SC 26 OCT 1858. Search Amazon.com for Isaac Baker WOODBURY
  • 1846 Birth of Russian conductor, composer and choral director Alexander Andreyevich ARCHANGELSKY nr. Penza. d-Prague, 16 NOV 1924.
  • 1851 Birth of Canadian composer, singer and teacher Guillaume COUTURE in Montreal. d-Montreal, 15 JAN 1915. Search Amazon.com for Guillaume COUTURE
  • 1859 FP of Flowtow's music for The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, in Weimar.
  • 1866 Death of Russian cellist Prince Nicolas Galitzin, murdered by his freed serfs. He founded the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society. Friend of Beethoven who dedicated Quartets to him. Op 127, 130 & 132. b-1794.
  • 1881 First of the Lamoureux Concerts in Paris, founded by Charles Lamoureux.
  • 1890 FP of Borodin's opera Prince Igor at the Imperial Opera House in St. Petersburg, Russia. Completed by Glazunov and Rimsky-Korsakov. CD-The Power & The Majesty: Essential Choral Classics
  • 1893 Birth of Belgian composer Jean ABSIL in Bon-Secours. d-Uccle, Brussels, 2 FEB 1974. Was composer of 4 symphonies, a Divertimento for 4 saxophones and chamber orchestra, 2 piano concertos and ballets. Search Amazon.com for Jean ABSIL
  • 1897 FP of Alexander Scriabin's piano concerto. Scriabin was soloist, in Odessa. CD-Scriabin: Poeme De L'extase / Piano Concerto / Promethee
  • 1903 FP of Edward MacDowell's symphonic poem Lamia based on Keats poem. Boston Symphony, Max Fiedler conducting. CD-MacDowell: The Symphonic Poems
  • 1906 Birth of American composer Miriam GIDEON in Greeley, CO. d-18 JUN 1996. Search Amazon.com for Miriam GIDEON
  • 1913 FP of Frederick Delius' On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Artur Nikisch conducting. CD-Delius: Orchestral Works
  • 1921 Birth of French soprano Denise DUVAL in Paris. Search Amazon.com for Denise DUVAL
  • 1923 Birth of American composer and writer Ned ROREM in Richmond, IN.  Search Amazon.com for Ned ROREM
  • 1925 Birth of Greek composer Manos HADZIDAKISSearch Amazon.com for Manos HADZIDAKIS
  • 1928 Birth of American composer P. Peter SACCO. d-Ashland, OR 12 AUG 2000.
  • 1931 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Violin Concerto. Samuel Dushkin was soloist. Stravinsky conducting. CD-Hilary Hahn ~ Brahms · Stravinsky - Violin Concertos
  • 1933 Birth of America composer Jerome David GOODMAN in Chester, PA. Search Amazon.com for Jerome David GOODMAN
  • 1938 Birth of French composer Isabelle ABOULKER in Boulogne Billancourt. Search Amazon.com for Isabelle ABOULKER
  • 1941 Birth of American conductor Lawrence FOSTER in Los Angeles. Search Amazon.com for Lawrence FOSTER
  • 1941 FP of William Grant Still's Plain Chant for America. New York Philharmonic, John Barbirolli conducting. Search Amazon.com for Still's Plain Chant for America
  • 1943 Birth of Australian composer Ross EDWARDS in Sydney. Search Amazon.com for Ross EDWARDS
  • 1947 Birth of American composer Neil ROLNICKSearch Amazon.com for Neil ROLNICK
  • 1955 Birth of Japanese composer Toshio HOSAKAWA. Profile data.
  • 1957 Birth of American composer Michael Glenn WILLIAMS in CA.
  • 1959 FP of Ned Rorem's Eagles by The Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy. CD-Rorem: Eagles/Piano Concerto/Air Music
  • 1959 FP of Walter Piston's Three New England Sketches for orchestra. Detroit Symphony, Paul Paray conducting in Worcester, MA. CD-Walter Piston: Symphony No. 4; Three New England Sketches; Capriccio for Harp and String Orchestra
  • 1963 FP of Alan Hovhaness' Symphony No. 17 Symphony for Metal Orchestra in Cleveland. CD-Hovhaness: Holy City Op218; Symphony No17
  • 1970 FP of George Crumb's Black Angels '13 Images from the Dark Lord' for string quartet, in Ann Arbor, MI. CD-Black Angels
  • 1971 Birth of Italian composer Carlo FORLIVESI in Faenza, Ravenna. Search Amazon.com for Carlo FORLIVESI
  • 1981 FP of Roger Sessions' Concerto for Orchestra. Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pulitzer Prize for Music (1982). CD-Andrzej Panufnik: Sinfonia Votiva (Symphony No. 8) / Roger Sessions: Concerto for Orchestra - Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • 1987 Birth of American composer Nathan TOWNS in Lawrence, KS.
  • 1975 FP of Harry Somer's Louis riel in Washington, DC.
  • 1997 FP of Richard Danielpour's Celestial Night New Jersey Symphony, Zdenek Macal conducting. CD-Richard Danielpour: Celestial Night
  • 2003 FP of John Corigliano's Mr. Tamborine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, for orchestra and amplified soloist. Soprano Hila Pittman with Robert Spano conducting The Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, MN.
  • 1917 2004 Death of MET Opera baritone Robert MERRILL (aka Morris Miller) in NYC, watching baseball game at his home. b-Brooklyn, NY 4 JUN 1917. Search Amazon.com for Robert MERRILL
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  • 2004 FP of Andre Previn's Four Songs with texts by William Carlos and Phillip Larkin. Baritone Anthony Dean Griffey with composer, piano at Zankel Hall, NYC. 
  • Previn: From Ordinary Things: Cello Sonata, Four Songs, Two Remembrances, Vocalise
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