1746 (or Sep 28)Birth of Bohemian horn player and composer John Vclav STICH, aka Giovanni Punto.Giovanni Punto (born Jan Václav Stich) (September 28, 1746, Žehušice, Bohemia – February 16, 1803, Prague, Bohemia) was a Czech horn player (more correctly, he played the cor basse) and a pioneer of the hand-stopping technique which allows natural horns to play a greater number of notes. He was an international celebrity in the 18th and early 19th centuries, known in London, Paris, and throughout Germany; A Hungarian critic wrote in 1800 after a performance in Pest by Punto and Beethoven of Beethoven's Op. 17 Sonata for Horn and Piano. -wikipedia
1920 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Claramae Turner. She studied at San Francisco, making her debut there [voice of a boy] L'amore dei tre re (1942) In 1946, after further study in New York, she created Baba [Madame Flora] in The Medium at Columbia University. At NYCO, she sang Baba (1952) and took part in the premiere of Copland's The Tender Land (1954). Her roles at Chicago (1955-57) included the Matron from Milwaukee (Banfield's Lord Byron's Love Letter, [Fricka], [Azucena] and [Ulrica]. She sang [Madame de Croissy] Dialogues des Carmelites, San Francisco (1957); and [Baroness Grunwiesel] Der junge Lord, San Diego (1967); both American premieres, and created [Diana Orsini] Bomarzo, Washington, DC (1967). She was Shirley Jones' aunt (Cousin Nettie) in the 1956 film version of `Carousel.' Another interesting tidbit, the popular singer Tony Bennett said his most popular song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", was actually written for Claramae Turner. She confirms that the song was a sure-fire encore she used for years, but never recorded. MET: Début: Nov. 16, 1946 [Marthe] Faust, 4 seasons (1946-50) 105 perf. 14 roles. Search Amazon.com for Claramae Turner
1924 Birth of composer Alfonso Montalvo MONTECINO.
1955 FP of Leonard Bernstein's incidental music for The Lark based on a play by Jean Anoilh adapted by Lillian Hellman. A trial run at the Plymouth Theater in Boston. Opened at the Longacre Theater on 17 NOV 1955 in NYC. Search Amazon.com for The Lark Bernstein