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OCTOBER 26 Today in classical music history

Philipp Nicolai


  • 1483 Birth of German composer Hans BUCHNER.  d. March 1538, probably in Konstanz.
  • 1607 Death of German Lutherian theologist, poet and composer Philipp Nicolai, at 52, in Hamburg, Germany. b-Mengeringhausen, Hessen, Germany, 10 AUG 1556.
  • 1678 Death of English composer John Jenkins. Was born 1592 in Maidstone, Kent, and died at Kimberley, Norfolk. Little is known of his early life.
  • 1685 Birth of Italian composer and harpsichordist Domenico SCARLATTI in Naples. Son of Alessandro. d-Madrid, 23 JUL 1757. Search Amazon.com for Domenico SCARLATTI
  • 1694 Birth of Finnish-Swedish violinist, conductor and composer Johan Helmich ROMAN in Stockholm. d- 20 NOV 1758. Search Amazon.com for Johan Helmich ROMAN
  • 1706 Death of German organist, composer and theorist Andreas Werkmeister, at 60. b-1645. Edited The True Meaning of Well-Tempered Tuning by Professor Owen Jorgensen.  Search Amazon.com for Andreas Werkmeister
  • 1719 Birth of Spanish composer Joaquin de OXINAGA in Bilbao. d-Madrid, 1789. Search Amazon.com for Joaquin de OXINAGA
  • 1733 (24th?) Death of Italian composer Antonio Veracini, at 74. He was an important violinist of the Baroque era. Born in Florence, Italy January 1659.
  • 1740 Birth of German composer Ernest Louis MULLER.
  • 1749 Death of French composer and organist Louis-Nicholas Clerambault in Paris, at 72. b-Paris, 19 DEC 1676. Search Amazon.com for Louis-Nicholas Clerambault
  • 1756 Death of German composer Johann Theodor Romhild, at 72. b-1684. Search Amazon.com for Johann Theodor Romhild
  • 1758 Birth of French composer Louis-Charles-Joseph REY. d-1814.
  • 1771 FP of GRÉTRY's "L'Ami de la maison" Fontainebleau.
  • 1783 FP of Mozart's Mass in C minor, K.427, composer conducting and wife, Constanze, soprano soloist, in St. Peter's Church, Salzburg. CD-Mozart - Mass in C minor / Te Kanawa · von Otter · Rolfe Johnson · R. Lloyd · Marriner
  • 1789 Birth of Austrian composer and violinist Joseph MAYSEDER in Vienna. Member of the Schuppanzigh Quartet. d-Vienna, 21 NOV 1863. Search Amazon.com for Joseph MAYSEDER
  • 1795 Birth of Greek composer Nicolaos MANTZAROS. Composed Greek Anthem. He founded the Philharmonic Society of Corfu and established the Ionian School of Composition. Combined the folk musical tradition with Byzantine music. Search Amazon.com for Nicolaos MANTZAROS
  • 1811 FP of ROSSINI's "L'equivoco straavagante" Bologna.
  • 1813 Birth of English composer Henry Thomas SMART.  He was the son of Henry Smart, a music publisher, orchestra director and violinist. d-July 6, 1879, in London. Search Amazon.com for Henry Thomas SMART
  • 1815 Birth of Austrian composer Philipp FAHRBACH, Sr. in Vienna. d-Vienna, (?) Search Amazon.com for Philipp FAHRBACH
  • 1818 Birth of Italian composer Stefano GOLINELLI. d-3 JUL 1891. Search Amazon.com for Stefano GOLINELLI
  • 1822 FP of DONIZETTI's "Chiara e Serafina" ossia "I Pirati" Milan.
  • 1823 Death of composer Josef Preindl, at 67. b-30 JAN 1756.
  • 1830 Birth of composer Polibo FUMAGALLI. d-21 JUN 1900.
  • 1841 FP of ADAM's "La Main de fer" Paris.
  • 1845 Birth of Flemish composer and conductor Hendrick WAELPUT. d-8 JUL 1885.
  • 1855 Birth of Danish pianist and composer Cornelius RUBNER. In 1904 succeeded MacDowell as head of Columbia University music dept.
  • 1858 Death of American composer Isaac Baker Woodbury, at 39. Search Amazon.com for Isaac Baker Woodbury
  • 1859 Birth of German pianist, conductor and composer Arthur FRIEDHEIM in St. Petersburg. d-NYC, 19 OCT 1932. Also see Peabody Music Library Search Amazon.com for Arthur FRIEDHEIM
  • 1864 Birth of American composer Joseph MOORAT. Search Amazon.com for Joseph MOORAT
  • 1865 FP of SCARLATTI's (Giuseppe) Domenico (Son of Alessando) (com/opera) (1685-1757) It. b. Naples, Oct. 26, 1685; d. Madrid, July 23, 1757
  • 1867 Death of English composer John Fawcett, at 77. b-Bolton, 1789. (not to be confused with John Fawcett of Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England 1740-1817.
  • 1871 Birth of English composer Hermann Frederic LOHR in Plymouth. d-Tunbridge Wells, 6 DEC 1943. The son of composer Frederic Nicholls.
  • 1873 FP of Bruckner's Second Symphony. Composer conducting, in Vienna. CD-Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies (00-9)
  • 1874 Death of German composer Peter Cornelius in Copenhagen, at 49. b-Mainz, 24 DEC 1824. Search Amazon.com for Peter Cornelius
  • 1877 FP of PLANQUETTE's "The Old Guard" [rev. Les voltigeurs de la 32e] London.
  • 1886 Birth of composer Gustav Hermann UNGER. d-1956.
  • 1886 FP of Modest Mussorgsky's A Night on Bald Mountain, in Russia. CD-Moussorgky: Night on Bald Mountain/Pictures at an Exhibition
  • 1894 FP of ALBÉNIZ' "San Antonio de la Florida" Madrid.
  • 1896 FP of Dvorak's symphonic poem The Golden Spinning Wheel, in London. CD-Dvorák: Slavonic Dances; Overtures; Symphonic Poems
  • 1897 Birth of German soprano Tiana LEMNITZ in Metz. d. Berlin, Jan. 26, 1994.
  • Lebendige Vergangenheit: Tiana Lemnitz
  • 1898 Birth of American pianist, composer and teacher Beryl RUBINSTEIN in Athens, GA. d-29 DEC 1952. Search Amazon.com for Beryl RUBINSTEIN
  • 1903 Death of English composer Herbert Stanley Oakeley, at 73 in London. b-Ealing, 22 JUL 1830. Search Amazon.com for Herbert Stanley Oakeley
  • 1903 Death of French composer Victorin de Joncieres, at 64 in Paris. b-Paris, 12 APR 1839. Search Amazon.com for Victorin de Joncieres
  • 1904 Birth of Russian conductor Boris KHAIKIN. d-Moscow, 10 MAY 1978. PhotoSearch Amazon.com for Boris KHAIKIN
  • 1906 FP of FARKAS' "The World of Kuruez" Budapest.
  • 1907 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni SALVIUCCI. d Rome, 1937.
  • 1907 FP of BITTNER's "Die rote Gret" Frankfurt.
  • 1908 Birth of Ukranian-American baritone Igor GORIN in Grodek. Studied music and medicine in Vienna. Volksopera debut in 1930. In US from 1933, naturalized in 1939. Recorded for RCA Victor. In addition to concertizing was popular radio singer. MET debut February 10, 1964 in La Traviata. Taught voice at the University of Arizona, Tucson, until his death 24 MAR 1982.  Search Amazon.com for Igor GORIN
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  • 1912 FP of ALLEN's "Il filtro" Genoa.
  • 1913 Birth of American composer Netty SIMONSSearch Amazon.com for Netty SIMONS
  • 1915 Birth of Italian conductor Golfredo CORRADETTI. d-13 OCT 1995.
  • 1917 FP of Mussorgsky's opera The Fair at Sorochinsk as arranged by Cesar Cui, postumously in St. Petersburg. Search Amazon.com for The Fair at Sorochinsk
  • 1919 (27 Oct?)  FP Elgar's Cello Concerto, op 85. Queen's Hall, London. CD-Jacqueline du Pré - Favourite Cello Concertos ~ Boccherini, Dvorák, Elgar, Haydn, Monn, Saint-Saëns, Schumann
  • 1919 FP of D'ALBERT's "Revolutions-hochzeit" Leipzig.
  • 1924 Birth of Hungarian violinist Johanna Martzi. On April 15, 1979 she passed away from cancer in USA.  LINK
  • 1927 Birth of American baritone Julian Patrick, in Meridan, MS. MET Début: Jan. 9, 1988 [Alberich] Das Rheingold, 3 seasons (87-90) 6 perf., 3 works. Search Amazon.com for Julian Patrick
  • 1929 Birth of German composer Hans Peter HALLER in Radolfzell. d- 16 April 2006
  • 1930 FP of Shostakovitch's ballet The Age of Gold in Leningrad. CD-Dmitri Shostakovich: The Golden Age (Complete Ballet) - Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • 1934 Birth of French pianist and composer Jacques LOUSSIER in Angiers. Search Amazon.com for Jacques LOUSSIER
  • 1934 Birth of German bass Jacob Stampfli, in Bern.
  • 1935 Death of composer Akos Buttykai, at 64. b-22 JUL 1871.
  • 1936 Birth of Hungarian born British violinist Gyorgy PAUK in Budapest. Search Amazon.com for Gyorgy PAUK
  • 1942 Birth of composer Dietmar POLACZEK.
  • 1945 FP of Bloch's Suite Symphonique by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Pierre Monteux. CD-Bloch: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra/Poems Of The Sea/Suite Symphonique
  • 1950 Birth of English composer Kieth BARNARD in London.
  • 1954 Birth of Chinese composer Luo Jing Jing.
  • 1955 Death of Norwegian composer Arne Eggen, at 74.
  • 1956 Death of pianist Walter Gieseking in London at the age of 60. b-Lyons, France 5 NOV 1895.
  • 1956 FP of William Schuman's New England Triptych. University of Miami Orchestra, André Kostelanetz conducting in Miami, FL. CD-Herrmann: Symphony No. 1; Schuman: New England Triptych
  • 1961 FP of Robert Ward's Pulitzer Prize (1962) winning opera The Crucible, based on play by Arthur Miller, in NYC. CD-Robert Ward: The Crucible
  • 1961 FP of David Diamond's Symphony No. 8. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting in NYC. CD-Diamond: Symphony No.8/Suite From The Ballet TOM/This Sacred Ground
  • 1962 FP of Gunther Schuller's Piano Concerto, in Cincinnati, OH. CD-Schuller: Three Concertos
  • 1974 Death of English soprano Olive Middleton. b. ? 1881/85.
  • 1976 Death of composer Deryck Victor Cooke, at 57.
  • 1976 FP of Walter Piston's Concerto for string quartet, winds, brass and percussion, in Portland, OR. CD-Piston: The Incredible Flutist; Fantasy for English Horn, Harp & Strings; Suite for Orchestra; Concerto; Psalm & Pray
  • 1984 Death of American composer John Woods Duke, at 85. b-1899.
  • 1988 Death of Dutch composer Herman Strategier in Doorwerth. b-Arnhem, 10 AUG 1912.
  • 2003 Death of Argentinian composer Roberto García Morillo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. b- 1911.
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