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DECEMBER 1 Today in classical music history

Jeremiah Clarke
  • 1605 Birth of Spanish composer Juan de PADILLA.
  • 1635 Death of composer Melchior Teschner, at 51. All Glory, Laud and Honor. For Festival Chorus with Orchestra or Symphonic Band. [Words by] Theodulph of Orleans ... Setting by N. Cain. [For mixed voices and P. F. accompaniment.]
  • 1651 Death of composer Cristobal de Isla Diego, at 65.
  • 1707 (JC, GC=12 DEC)Death of British composer and organist Jeremiah Clarke, age c. 33, suicide, in London. Perhaps unhappy love affair. Search Amazon.com for Jeremiah Clarke
  • 1709 Birth of German teacher, singer and composer Franz Xaver RICHTER in Holleschau, Moravia. d-Strassbourg, France, 12 SEP 1789. Search Amazon.com for Franz Xaver RICHTER
  • 1712 Birth of German organist and composer Bernhard Christian WEBER in Wolferschwenda. d-Tennstedt, 5 FEB 1758.
  • 1716 Bach is passed over for promotion at Weimar. Plans to leave.
  • 1724 Birth of composer Dismas HATAS.
  • 1727 Death of German organist and composer Johann Heinrich Buttstett, at 61 in Erfurt. b-Bindersleben, 25 APR 1666. Johann Heinrich Buttstett: Œuvres d'orgue
  • 1729 Death of German composer Christian Ludwig Boxberg, at 59 in Gorlitz. b-Sondershausen, 24 APR 1670.
  • 1729 Birth of Italian composer, organist and opera conductor Giuseppe SARTI in Faenza. "Il Domenichino" was his popular name. d- Berlin, 28 JUL 1802.  Search Amazon.com for Giuseppe SARTI
  • 1736 J.S. Bach gives an organ recital at the Frauenkirche in Dresden.
  • 1755 Death of English organist and composer Maurice Greene, at 59 in London. b-London, 12 AUG 1696. Music for a Great Cathedral
  • 1772 Death of French tenor Jean-Antoine Berard. Born 1710 in Lunel. Debut in Thetis & Pelee (Collasse) Created Don Quichotte in Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse (Boismortier) Mercury in Platee (Rameau)
  • 1779 Birth of Russian composer Pyotr Ivanovich TURCHANINOV in Kiev. d- St. Petersburg, 28 MAR 1856.
  • 1781 Birth of French violinist and composer Charles Philippe LAFONT in Paris. d-Tarbes, 14 AUG 1839 in carriage accident. Le Plus Amoureux et la Plus Jolie. Romance [begins: " Personne n'aime " ]
  • 1784 Birth of French composer Francois Henri Joseph CASTIL-BLAZE in Cavaillon. d-Paris, 11 DEC 1857. Search Amazon.com for Francois Henri Joseph CASTIL-BLAZE
  • 1787 Birth of composer Pavel Ivanovich DULGORUKOV.
  • 1808 Death of composer Anton Fischer, at 30.
  • 1810 Birth of Hungarian march composer and bandmaster of Austrian army, Joseph GUNGL in Zsambek. d-Weimar, 31 JAN 1889.
  • 1813 Death of Italian organist and composer Ferdinando Bertoni, at 88 in Desenzano. b-Salo, 15 AUG 1725. Search Amazon.com for Ferdinando Bertoni
  • 1814 Birth of composer August ROCKEL. Aus: Neun Klavierstücke (August Röckel)
  • 1817 Death of German organist, conductor and composer Justin Heinrich Knecht, at 65 in Biberach. b-Biberach, 30 SEP 1752. Neue vollständige Sammlung aller Arten von Vor- und Nachspielen, Fantasien, Versetten, Fugetten und Fugen für ... Klavier- und Orgel-Spieler ... Zweite verbesserte Auflage, etc
  • 1822 Debut as concert pianist in Vienna of Franz Liszt at the age of 11. Search Amazon.com for Franz Liszt
  • 1823 Birth of French composer Ernest REYERSearch Amazon.com for Ernest REYER
  • 1832 FP of Felix Mendelssohn's Overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage in Berlin. CD-Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies; 7 Overtures
  • 1834 Birth of Belgian soprano Pauline Gueymard-Lauters in Brussels. Debut 1854 Created Eboli in Don Carlos (Verdi) Gertrude in Hamlet (Thomas) Bakis in Reone de Saba (Gounod) Alda in Roland a Roncevaux (Mermet).
  • 1844 Birth of English conductor and composer Alfred CELLIER in London. d-London, 28 DEC 1891. Picture. The Lyrics Of Dorothy: A Comedy Opera, In Three Acts (1887)
  • 1847 Birth of Norwegian composer Agathe Backer GRONDAHL in Holmestrand. d-Oslo, 4 JUN 1907.
  • Agathe Backer Gröndahl
  • 1850 Birth of Danish composer Peter Erasmus LANGE-MULLER in Frederiksberg. d- Copenhagen, 26 FEB 1926.  Search Amazon.com for Peter Erasmus LANGE-MULLER
  • 1854 Birth of French bass Hippolyte Belhomme in Paris. Debut as Baskira in Lalla Roukh (David) 1879 Pupil :- Albert Huberty Sang in premiere of Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach).  Grisélidis: Loin de sa Femme
  • 1859 Opening of The French Opera House in New Orleans with Rossini's William Tell.
    From Bourbon Street to Paradise: The French Opera House of New Orleans and its Singers, 1859 - 1919
  • 1873 Birth of Friedrich Brodersen Baritone Born 1 Dec 1873 Bad Boll Died 19 Mar 1926 Teacher :- Heinrich Bertram. Search Amazon.com for Wagner's Tristan and Isolde
  • 1874 Birth of German music writer and composer Dominicus JOHNER (aka, Franz-Xaver Karl) in Waldsee. d-Beuron, 4 JAN 1955. Search Amazon.com for Dominicus JOHNER
  • 1879 FP of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta H. M. S. Pinafore Sullivan conducted, Gilbert played a sailor in the Queens Navy. CD-Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore
  • 1883 Birth of Armenian composer Romanos Hovakimi MELIK'YAN in Kiziyar. d-Erevan, 30 MAR 1935.
  • 1885 Birth of French composer Guy de LIONCOURT in Caen. d- Paris, 24 DEC 1961. Libera me, Domine. Motet a (Répertoire. Répertoire moderne de musique vocale, etc. No. 60. [1896, etc.]
  • 1886 FP in the USA, at the MET in NYC, of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. Anton Seidl conducting. Search Amazon.com for Wagner's Tristan and Isolde
  • 1887 Death of German composer Anton Fahrbach.
  • 1889 Birth of American tenor Paul Althouse in Reading PA. Died 6 Feb 1954, Debut as Dmitri in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 19 Mar 1919 Teachers:- Perley Dunn Aldrich, Miss Essick, Oscar Saenger, Percy Rector Stevens Pupils :- Michelle Bonhomme, Karl Brock, Irene Dalis, Marie Powers Leopold Simoneau, Eleanor Steber, Randolph Symonette Richard Tucker, Astrid Varnay, Hilda Ohlin, Anne Brown Created Count Strackareff in Legend (Breil) Lionel in Shanewis (Cadman) Francoise in Madeleine (Herbert) Sang in premiere of Madame Sans-Gene (Giordano). Search Amazon.com for Paul Althouse
  • 1889 Birth of German tenor Hans Heinz Bollmann in Hamburg. Debut as Chateauneuf in Zar & Zimmermann (Lortzing) 1914 Teacher :- Enrico Rosario. Gitta Alpar, Fritzi Massary & Hans Heinz Bollmann, Historical Recordings from 1928-1932
  • 1893 Death of German pianist and composer Eduard Franck, at 76 in Berlin. b- Breslau, 5 OCT 1817.
  • 1896 Birth of composer Petko STAYNOVKazanlak: People From Kazanlak, Petko Staynov, Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Hristo Stambolski, Hristo Yanev, Dechko Uzunov
  • 1901 Birth of American composer Dorothy JAMES. d-1982.
  • 1902 FP of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 2 The Four Temperaments in Copenhagen. CD-Nielsen: Symphonies no 1-3 / Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • 1908 Birth of Greek composer Georgios KASASSOGLOU in Athens. d-Athens, 2 JUN 1984. Search Amazon.com for Georgios KASASSOGLOU
  • 1910 Birth of Russian ballerina Dame Alicia Markova aka Lilian Alicia Marks. Founded English National Ballet. Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1925-32. 
  • 1917 Birth of German bass Helmuth Kaphahn in Berlin Teachers:- Peter Lordmann, Waldemar Staegemann Sang in premiere of Hexe von Passau (Gerster).
  • 1925 Birth of composer Jaime MENDOZA-NAVA. Film & Piano Works
  • 1925 Death of Panamanian composer Vicente Arregui Garay, at 54. d-Madrid, 3 JUL 1871.  La sombra del molina: zarzuela en un acto y en prosa (Spanish Edition)
  • 1926 Death of German composer Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, at 83 Salzbrunn. b- Silesia, 23 JAN 1843.
  • 1927 Birth of American composer Grant BEGLARIAN in Tiflish, Persia. Father of composer Eve Beglarian. d-5 JUL 2002. Of Fables, Foibles and Fancies: The Tower (Grant Beglarian)
  • 1929 Birth of German baritone Wolfgang Anheisser in Koln. Died 5 Jan 1974, Debut as Nardo in Finta Giardinieri (Mozart) 1961 Teacher :- Karl Schmitt-Walter. Es stehen drei Birken auf der Heide
  • 1929 Birth of Uraguayan conductor, oboist and composer Leon BIRIOTTI in Montevideo. 
  • 1932 Birth of mezzo-soprano Heather Begg in New Zealand Debut as Azucena in Trovatore (Verdi) 1954 Teachers:- Joan Cross, Anne Wood, Florence Weise-Norberg, Mary Leo Created Teacher in Eighth Wonder (John) Sang in premiere of Little Mermaid (Boyd). Search Amazon.com for Heather Begg
  • 1932 Death of Spanish composer Amadeo Vives, at 61 in Madrid. b- Collbato, 18 NOV 1871. Search Amazon.com for Amadeo Vives
  • 1933 Birth of American composer and teacher Marianne BAHMANN in Schuykill County PA. Coping With the Limelight: A Manual on Stage Fright
  • 1934 FP of Ravel's last work, Don Quichotte a Dulcinee in Paris at Colonne Concert. CD-The Voice of France
  • 1935 FP of Serge Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2. Madrid Symphony, with Spanish conductor Enrique Fernández Arbós and French violinist Robert Soëtens. CD-Prokofiev and Glazunov Violin Concertos
  • 1935 Death of Austrian operatic bass-baritone Richard Mayr at 58 in Vienna. b-Henndorf, 18 NOV 1877. Debut as Hagen in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) Teacher :- Julius Kniese Created Barak in Frau Ohne Schatten (Strauss).
  •  Lebendige Vergangenheit - Richard Mayr
  • 1937 Birth of English composer Gordon CROSSE in Lancashire.  Search Amazon.com for Gordon CROSSE
  • 1937 FP of Ralph Vaughan Williams' one-act opera Riders to the Sea in London. CD-Vaughan Williams: Riders to the Sea; Epithalamion
  • 1939 Death of German conductor and composer Max Fiedler, at 79 in Stockholm. b- Zittau, 31 DEC 1859.
    Max Fiedler Conducts: Two Romantic Masterpieces
  • 1944 FP of Bela Bartok's Concerto for orchestra. Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting. CD-Bartok: Concerto for orchestra Sz116; Music Sz106
  • 1944 FP of Prokofiev's 8th Piano sonata. CD-Prokofiev: Complete Piano Sonatas
  • 1944 FP of Gruenberg's Violin Concerto, Op. 47. Violinist Jascha Heifetz, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. CD-Prokofiev / Gruenberg: Violin Concertos
  • 1945 MET Opera debut of Dorothy Kirsten, in La BohemeSearch Amazon.com for Dorothy Kirsten
    Merry Widow
  • 1945 Death of composer Harvey Bartlett Gaul, at 64. Search Amazon.com for Harvey Bartlett Gaul
  • 1946 Birth of Austrian pianist Rudolf BUCHBINDER (BOOK BEHN der) in Leitmeritz.  Search Amazon.com for Rudolf BUCHBINDER
  • 1950 Birth of American composer Jeffrey D. BRODY.
  • 1950 Death of British composer Ernest John Moeran, at 55 in Kenmare, County Derry, Ireland. b-Heston, Middlesex, 31 DEC 1894. Search Amazon.com for Ernest John Moeran,
  • 1951 Benjamin Britten conducts the FP of his opera Billy Budd in London.  Search Amazon.com for Britten Billy Budd
  • 1951 Death of Czech composer Felix Petyrek, at 59 in Vienna. b-Brunn, 14 MAY 1892. Search Amazon.com for Felix Petyrek
  • 1956 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Candide at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances. CD-Candide
  • 1957 FP of Igor Stravinsky's ballet Agon by the New York City Ballet, choreographed by Georges Balanchine. The first concert performance of score was on 17 JUN 1957, for the 75th birthday of Stravinsky conducted by Robert Craft in LA, CA. Search Amazon.com for Stravinsky Agon  CD-The Music of Stravinsky
  • 1960 Birth of American composer Alexandra OTTAWAY. Single
  • 1960 Birth of Romanian soprano Leontina VADUVASearch Amazon.com for Leontina VADUVA
  • 1960 Death of composer Ion Vasilescu, at 57.
  • 1965 Death of Italian soprano Ersilde Cervi Caroli. Born 1884 Ferrara. Debut as Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 1904 Pupils :- Renata Tebaldi, Mafalda Favero, Clara Petrella, Lella Gaio Io Son L'Umile Ancella La Figura e L'arte Di Ersilde Cervi Caroli
  • 1968 Death of Rumanian choral director Nicolae Bretan in Cluj. b-Nasaud, 6 APR 1887. Search Amazon.com for Nicolae Bretan
  • 1970 Birth of Belgian composer Stefan MEYLAERS in Neerpelt. Stefan Meylaers Portait of
  • 1977 FP of Lukas Foss' American Cantata in NYC. Search Amazon.com for Foss' American Cantata
  • 1989 Death of American choreographer Alvin Ailey, Blues Suite, Revelations, at 58. Search Amazon.com for Alvin Ailey
  • 1997 Death of French classical and jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, at 89. b-Paris, 26 JAN 1908. Obit. Search Amazon.com for Stephane Grappelli
  • 1998 Death of Dutch composer Albert de Klerk in Haarlem. b-Haarlem, 4 OCT 1917. Search Amazon.com for Albert de Klerk
  • 2001 Death of American composer Robert HELPS in Tampa, FL. b-NJ, 23 SEP 1928.
  • Robert Helps: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 1

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