1939 Birth of Czech soprano Lucia POPP in Bratislava. d. Munich, Nov. 16, 1993, (Brain cancer.) After finishing school, she studied medicine for two semesters. Only then did she begin studying music and singing at the Conservatories of Brünn and Prague. Début Bratislava [Queen of Night] Die Zauberflöte (1963). She was engaged by the Vienna Staatsoper and became famous overnight singing the Queen of the Night. Sang [Barbarina] Le nozze di Figaro in Vienna (1963), and was engaged by State Opera, where she then sang regularly. Salzburg Fest. début [First Boy] Die Zauberflöte (1963). CG début [Oscar] Un ballo in maschera (1966). She was a notable singer of Strauss roles; Arabella, Sophie, Marschallin, Christine, and the Countess in Capriccio), and of Mozart and Janácek. Popp also had a successful concert and recital career. MET: Début: Feb. 19, 1967 [Queen] Die Zauberflöte, 3 seasons (1966-67, 69-70, 80-81) 26 perf. 3 roles, 2 works. Search Amazon.com for Lucia POPP
1940 Disney releases the film of classical music favorites, Fantasia with Mickey Mouse and Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. DVD: The Fantasia Anthology
2002 FP of David Del Tredici's Grand Trio. Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.
2010 Death of Polish composer Henryk Gorecki . Górecki's Symphony No. 4 was to be premiered in London in 2010 but the event was cancelled due to the composer's ill health. He died before the work could be formally presented. He had been awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest honour, just a month before his death. b-December 6, 1933 in the village of Czernica (Silesian Voivodeship) in southwest Poland.