1922 Death of American soprano Rita Fornia, in Paris. [Orig. Regina Newman] b. San Francisco, 1878. After studies she made her début at the Hamburg Opera as [Eudoxia] in La Juive (1901). She spent fifteen seasons (1907-22) at the Metropolitan Opera, where she sang both soprano and contralto roles. Fornia sang secondary roles in the world premiere of Madame Sans-Gêne (1915) and Suor Angelica (1918). She died in Paris while visiting her sister. MET Début: Dec. 6, 1907 [Geisha] Iris, 15 seasons (1907-22) 448 perf., 38 roles, 33 works. Search Amazon.com for Rita Fornia
1923 FP of Emil Von Reznicek's opera Holofernes in Berlin.
1924 Birth of Argentinian composer Pompeyo CAMPS in Paraná, Province of Entre Rios. d-Buenos Aires, 2 NOV 1997.
1938 Birth of German soprano Edda Moser, in Berlin. MET Début Nov. 22, 1968 [Wellgunde] Das Rheingold:, 9 seasons (1968-71, 72-75, 79-80, 81-82, 83-84) 110 perf., 8 roles. Search Amazon.com for Edda Moser
1961 Birth of Swedish trumpeter and composer Hakan HARDENBERGER. Search Amazon.com for Hakan HARDENBERGERUlf Håkan Hardenberger (born 27 October 1961, Malmö) is a Swedish trumpeter. Taking up the trumpet at the age of eight under the guidance of hometown teacher Bo Nilsson, Hardenberger pursued further studies at the Paris Conservatoire, with Pierre Thibaud, and in Los Angeles with Thomas Stevens. He has quickly established a career as a virtuoso who possesses not only an impressive command of the classical repertoire, but has also commissioned many new works from contemporary composers, including Harrison Birtwistle, Toru Takemitsu, Hans Werner Henze, Rolf Martinsson, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Heinz Karl Gruber, Benjamin Staern, Tobias Broström and Arvo Pärt. Hardenberger has been called "the cleanest, subtlest trumpeter on earth" by The Times.
2003 American composer Samuel Adler is in residence at UT-Austin through 29 OCT as part of a celebration of his 75th birthday, with performances of some of his orchestral and chamber music, including Symphony No. 1, performed by the UT Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Noe; and Piano Quintet and Acrostics (28th) by UT New Music Ensemble, Dan Welcher (Presser composer), Director. Search Amazon.com for Samuel Adler