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OCTOBER 24 Today in classical music history

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
  • 1633 Death of French composer Jehan Titelouze in Rouen. b-Saint Omar, 1563.
  • 1697 FP of Andre Campra's first opera L'Europe Galante in Paris.CD-Lully: Bourgeois gentilhomme, comédie-ballet, LWV 43 LWV43; Campra: L'Europe galante
  • 1725 Funeral service of Italian composer Alessandro Scarlatti in Naples. b-1660.
  • 173 7 FP of Rameau's opera Castor et Pollux at Academie de Musique in Paris. CD-Rameau: Castor & Pollux
  • 1789 Birth of Spanish opera composer and conductor Ramon CARNICER in Tarrega. d-Madrid, 1855. Search Amazon.com for Ramon CARNICER
  • 1799 Death of Austrian violinist and composer Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf at age 59, at Castle Rothlottia, near Neuhaus, Bohemia. b-Vienna, 2 NOV 1739. Search Amazon.com for Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
  • 1811 Birth of German composer, conductor and pianist Ferdinand HILLER in Frankfurt am Main. In 1827 he saw Beethoven on his death bed. d-Cologne, 10 MAY 1885. Search Amazon.com for Ferdinand HILLER
  • 1818 At the age of nine years, Felix Mendelssohn plays his first public concert, in Berlin. Search Amazon.com for Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1848 Birth of music critic and Boston Symphony program annotator W. F. APTHORP. Search Amazon.com for W. F. APTHORP
  • 1864 Birth of English musicologist and author of books on Bach, Charles Sanford TERRY. Search Amazon.com for Charles Sanford TERRY
  • 1882 Birth of Hungarian Operetta composer Emmerich KALMAN in Slokok. d-Paris, 30 OCT 1953. Search Amazon.com for Emmerich KALMAN
  • 1885 FP of Johann Strauss, Jr's Gypsy Baron in Vienna. CD-Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron
  • 1890 Birth of American composer Kathleen Lockhart MANNING. d-20 MAR 1954. Search Amazon.com for Kathleen Lockhart MANNING
  • 1892 Death of German composer Robert FRANZ in Halle. b-Halle, 28 JUN 1815.
  • 1892 Birth of French violinist Marius CASADESUS in Paris. d-Suresnes, Paris 13 OCT 1981. Uncle of Robert.
  • 1897 Birth of American composer Lazar WEINER. d-10 JAN 1982. Search Amazon.com for Lazar WEINER
  • 1910 FP of Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta in Syracuse, NY. CD-Herbert: Naughty Marietta / Byess, Ohio Light Opera, et al
  • 1913 Birth of Italian baritone Tito GOBBI in Bassano del Grappa. d-Rome, 5 MAR 1984. Search Amazon.com for Tito GOBBI.
  • The Very Best of Tito Gobbi
  • 1914 Birth of Latvian conductor Arvid YANSONS (Jansons) in Leipaja. d-Manchester, England 21 NOV 1984. Father of conductor Mariss JansonsSearch Amazon.com for Arvid YANSONS
  • 1918 Death of French composer Charles Lecocq. b-Paris, 3 JUN 1832. Search Amazon.com for Charles Lecocq
  • 1919 FP by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Walter Rothwell conducting. Search Amazon.com for Los Angeles Philharmonic.
  • 1921 Birth of Yugoslavian soprano Sena JURINAC in Travnik, Bosnia. Search Amazon.com for Sena JURINAC.
  • 1925 Birth of Italian composer Luciano BERIO in Oneglia. d-Rome, 27 MAY 2003. Search Amazon.com for Luciano BERIO
  • 1929 Birth of American composer George CRUMB in Charleston, West VA. Search Amazon.com for George CRUMB
  • 1930 FP of Albert Roussel's Third Symphony in Boston. Koussevitsky conducting BSO. CD-Roussel: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Bacchus & Ariane Suite; Sinfonietta
  • 1931 Birth of Russian composer Sofia GUBAIDULINA in Tchistpol, Tatarstan, East European Russia, on the Kuybyshev Reservoir. Search Amazon.com for Sofia GUBAIDULINA
  • 1931 FP of Robert Russell Bennett's Abraham Lincoln Symphony. Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting. CD-Bennett: Lincoln: Likeness in Symphony
  • 1932 Birth of composer Eric KNIGHT. 
  • 1935 Birth of American harpsichordist and pianist Malcolm BILSON in Los Angeles, CA. Vita Search Amazon.com for Malcolm BILSON
  • 1936 FP of Nikolai Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 16, in Moscow.
  • 1940 FP of John Alden Carpenter's Symphony No. 1, revision. Chicago Symphony, Frederick Stock conducting. CD-Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator / Symphonies 1 & 2
  • 1946 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Facsimile at the Broadway Ballet Theater, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with composer conducting in NYC. CD-Bernstein Century - Bernstein: Trouble In Tahiti, Facsimile / Bernstein, New York Philharmonic
  • 1946 FP of Henry Cowell's Fourth Symphony, Richard Burgin conducting the Boston Symphony in Boston. Search Amazon.com for Henry Cowell
  • 1948 Death of Hungarian composer Franz Lehar in Bad Ischl, Austria, at age 78. b-Komárom, 30 APR 1870. The Merry Widow. Search Amazon.com for Franz Lehar
  • 1948 FP of Poulenc's Sinfonietta. By BBC Orchestra in London. CD-Poulenc: Aubade & Sinfonietta; Hahn: Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este
  • 1949 Death of Cuban composer and violinist Joaquin Nin y Castellanos in Havana. b-Havana, 29 SEP 1879. Search Amazon.com for Joaquin Nin y Castellanos
  • 1951 Birth of American composer George TSONTAKIS in Astoria, NY. Search Amazon.com for George TSONTAKIS
  • 1953 Birth of American composer and organist James GUTHRIE in Portsmouth, VA. 
  • 1954 Birth of American composer and pianist Eric MOE. Search Amazon.com for Eric MOE
  • 1955 Birth of American soprano Cheryl STUDER in Midland, MI. Search Amazon.com for Cheryl STUDER
  • Coluratura Arias
  • 1955 Birth of American composer Steve BUTLER.
  • 1963 Birth of American composer John REAGER in Claremont, CA.
  • 1970 FP of Krystof Penderecki's Kosmogonia at UN headquarters in NYC. Search Amazon.com for Penderecki's Kosmogonia
  • 1971 Death of American composer Carl Ruggles in Bennington, VT at age 95. b-Marion, MA 11 MAR 1876. Search Amazon.com for Carl Ruggles
  • 1992 FP of Libby Larsen's After Hampton marimba concerto. Long Beach Symphony, with William Moersch and JoAnn Falleta conducting. CD-Larsen: Solo Symphony; Marimba Concerto: After Hampton
  • 1994 FP of Harrison Birtwistle's opera The Second Mrs. Kong at GlyndebourneSearch Amazon.com for The Second Mrs. Kong
  • 1997 FP of Geoffrey Burgon's Piano Concerto. Joanna MacGregor and the Singapore Symphony.
  • 1997 FP of John Corigliano's DC Fanfare. National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting.
  • 2001 FP of Steve Reich's Different Trains for orchestra. Philadelphia Orchestra, David Robertson, conducting. CD-Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint / Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny
  • 2004 FP of John Harbison's Songs America Loves to Sing/Variations on Common Tunes by The Atlanta Chamber Players, Atlanta, GA. Search Amazon.com for Harbison's Songs America Loves to Sing/
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