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NOVEMBER 19 Today in classical music history


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  • 1595 Death of Flemish composer Hubert Waelrant. [also Waelrand, first name occasionally HubertusSearch Amazon.com for Hubert Waelrant
  • 1630 Death of German composer Johann Hermann Schein, Opella Nova, from the plague at age 44 in Leipzig. b-Grünhain, 20 JAN 1586.
  • 1663 Birth of German church organist Friedrich ZACHAU at Halle. Taught Handel. Search Amazon.com for Friedrich ZACHAU
  • 1709 Birth of composer Pierre LECLAIR.
  • 1720 FP of Bononcini's opera Asarto in London.
  • 1724 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 26 Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig performed on the 24th Sunday following Trinity. A portion of Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig, 1724-25. Search Amazon.com for Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 26
  • 1736 J. S. Bach named court composer by Poland's King Agustus III.
  • 1739 FP of Rameau's opera Dardanus in Paris. CD-Rameau - Dardanus / Ainsley, Gens, Naouri, Delunsch, Courtis, Kozená, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski
  • 1753 Birth of French composer Stanislas CHAMPEIN in Marseilles. d-Paris, 19 SEP 1830. Search Amazon.com for Stanislas CHAMPEIN
  • 1761 Birth of composer Joseph SUPRIES.
  • 1785 Death of French composer Bernard de Bury, at 65 in Versailles. b-Versailles, 1720. Search Amazon.com for Bernard de Bury
  • 1795 Death of English composer Thomas Linley, at age 62. b-1733. Search Amazon.com for Thomas Linley
  • 1796 Birth of German composer Johann Wilhelm MANGOLD.
  • 1804 Death of Italian opera composer Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, at 75, in Rome. b-Massa, 9 DEC 1728 . Search Amazon.com for Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi
  • 1822 Death of Belgian bass Martin Joseph Adrien. born 26 May 1767 Liege. Created Rosmar in Ossian (Lesueur) L'ombre d'Arthenes in Tarare (Salieri) Grand-Pretre in Les Horaces (Salieri) Ulysse in Astyanax (Kreutzer) Phorbas in Oedipe a Thebes (Mereaux) Un Vieillard in Le triomphe de la Republique (Gossec) L'Officier municipal in La rosiere republicaine (Gretry) Polycrate in Anacreon chez Polycrate (Gretry) Le Vieil Horace in Les Horaces (Porta) Sang in premiere of Demophoon (Vogel) Les Pretendues (LeMoyne) Nephte (LeMoyne) Oedipe a Colonne (Sacchini) Les pommiers et le moulin (LeMoyne) Le siege de Thionville (Jadin) Toulon Soumis (Rochefort) Apelle et Campaspe (Eler)
  • 1825 Death of Czech composer Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek in Vienna, at 34. b-Bohemia, Vamberk 1791. Search Amazon.com for Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek
  • 1826 FP of Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, in Berlin, an original piano version for himself and sister Fanny. CD-A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
  • 1828 Death of Austrian composer Franz Schubert in Vienna, at the age of 31 from typhus. Buried near Beethoven. b-Lichtenthal district of Vienna, 31 JAN 1797. Search Amazon.com for Franz Schubert
  • 1840 Death of German baritone Johann Michael Vogl. Born 10 Aug 1768 in Ennsdorf. Teacher :- Girolamo Crescentini Pupil :- Caroline Unger Created Jardo Friberg in Schweizenfamilie (Weigl) Herr Rund in Der Dorfbarbier (Schenk) Sang in premiere of Zwillingsbruder (Schubert) Kaiser Hadrian (Weigl) Der Bergsturz (Weigl) Baals Sturz (Weigl) Search Amazon.com for Johann Michael Vogl
  • 1854 Death of German composer Alberich Zwyssig, at 46. Search Amazon.com for Alberich Zwyssig
  • 1859 (GC, JC=7 NOV) Birth of Russian composer Mikhail IPPOLITOV-IVANOV in Gatchina. d-Moscow, 28 JAN 1935.
  • 1870 Birth of Spanish composer Vicente LLEO in Valencia.
  • 1874 Birth of composer Karl Adrian Wohlfahrt.
  • 1875 (GC, JC=7 NOV)FP Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony, in Moscow. CD-Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-3
  • 1881 Birth of Russian composer and musicologist Leonid SABANEEV. d-1986.
  • 1882 Birth of Russian tenor Dmitri Smirnov in Moscow Died 27 April 1944. Debut as Gigi in Camorra (Esposito) 1904 Teachers:- Emiliya Pavlovskaya, A M Dodonov, Khrhizhonovsky Mieczyslaw Horbowski, Vittorio Vanza. Search Amazon.com for Dmitri Smirnov
  • 1884 Birth of English bass Norman Allin in Ashton-under-Lyne. Died 27 Oct 1973. Debut as Hebrew in Samson et Delilah (Saint-Saens) 15 Oct 1916 Teachers:- John Acton, Francis Harford Pupils :- Pamela Bowden, Richard Lewis, Ian Wallace, Derick Davies Norman Lumsden, Jean Allister, Edgar Fleet, Edna Hobson Geoffrey Walls Created Sir John Falstaff in At the Boar's Head (Holst) Dom Mortes in Don Juan de Manera (Goossens).
  • Where Be You Going?
  • 1888 Birth of American soprano Marguerite Namara in Cleveland. Debut as Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1908 Teacher :- Jean De Reszke
  • 1888 Pianistic Debut in Boston of composer Edward MacDowell. With the Kneisel Quartet. Search Amazon.com for Edward MacDowell
  • 1897 Birth of French tenor Henri Fabert in Sarasse. Died 22 Feb 1941. Created Poet in Nariste (Bellenot) Sang in premiere of Renard (Stravinsky) L'Arlequin (D'Olonne) La Naissance de la Lyre (Roussel) Le Miracle (Hue) L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Ravel)
  • 1906 Birth of Scottish composer Henri TEMIANKASearch Amazon.com for Henri TEMIANKA
  • 1906 Birth of French composer Jacques LEGUERNEY. d-10 SEP 1997. Search Amazon.com for Jacques LEGUERNEY
  • 1907 Birth of Dutch painter and composer Christian J. H. ENGLISH.
  • 1908 Death of German composer Albert Dietrich, at 79. Search Amazon.com for Albert Dietrich
  • 1908 Birth of Russian composer Mikhail Ivanovich CHULAKI.
  • 1908 Birth of French composer Jean Yves Daniel LESUR in Paris. d-Paris, 2 JUL 2002. Search Amazon.com for Daniel LESUR
  • 1916 Birth of Yugoslavian tenor Ratko Delorko. Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere of Siviglia (Rossini) Teachers:- Paul Marion, Law Urbancic. 
  • Ratko Delorko - Porträt eines Tenors
  • 1919 Death of Spanish tenor Florencio Constantino. Born 9 Apr 1868 Bilbao. Debut as Fernando in Favorita (Donizetti) 1889 Teacher :- Leopold Stiatesi Created Bernal in The Sacrifice (Converse). Search Amazon.com for Florencio Constantino
  • 1921 Birth of Hungarian-born, Swiss pianist Geza ANDA in Budapest. d- Zurich, 13 JUN 1976. Search Amazon.com for Geza ANDA
  • 1923 FP of Bartok's Five Dances and FP of Kodaly's Psalums Hungaricus in Budapest, marking the 50th anniversary of the union of cities Buda and Pest.
  • 1924 FP of Alfredo Casella's La Giara ballet in Paris. Search Amazon.com for Casella's La Giara
  • 1928 Death of Italian born, English composer Achille Simonetti, at 71. b-1857. Search Amazon.com for Achille Simonetti
  • 1929 Death of English composer Arthur H. Mann, Church of England Hymnal. b-1850.
  • 1929 Death of Italian composer Michele Esposito in Firenze. b-Castellammare di Stabia, 29 SEP 1855. Search Amazon.com for Michele Esposito
  • 1929 Death of  tenor Tadeusz Leliva. Born 19 Jul 1875 Ukraine. Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi) 1902 Teachers:- Frau Massini, Jean De Reszke, A Broggi Pupil :- Jan Kiepura, Lucyna Messal, Alexander Michalowski.
  • "Notte ha steso il gran vel"
  • 1931 Death of English composer Frederic Cliffe, in London, at 74. b-2 May 1857, near Bradford.
  • 1933 Birth of German guitarist Siegfried BEHREND in Berlin. d-Hausham, 20 SEP 1990. Search Amazon.com for Siegfried BEHREND
  • 1934 Birth of English conductor David LLOYD-JONESSearch Amazon.com for David LLOYD-JONES
  • 1934 Death of Yugoslavian soprano Luisa Szabo. Born 1904 in Belgrade. Sang in premiere of Die maske (Hubay)
  • 1936 Birth of composer Emin ARISTAKESIAN.
  • 1936 Birth of classical music commentator (Detroit Symphony broadcasts) Dick CAVETT, in Kearney, Nebraska. ABC-TV talk show host (Dick Cavett Show). Search Amazon.com for Dick CAVETT
  • 1936 Birth of French composer Michel DECOUST. Studied from 1956 to 1965 with Jean Rivier and Darius Milhaud.  Search Amazon.com for Michel DECOUST
  • 1936 Death of composer Karl Wetaschek.
  • 1936 First concert recorded on magnetic tape with the London Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham at BASF's own concert hall in Ludwigshaven, Germany. See: History of tape recording.
  • 1940 Birth of Brazilian composer Alberto VILLALPANDOSearch Amazon.com for Alberto VILLALPANDO
  • 1940 Birth of Polish soprano Bozena Betley in Dabrowa. Debut as Aida in Aida (Verdi) 1970 Teacher :- Maria Boyar-Przemieniecka. Search Amazon.com for Bozena Betley
  • 1942 Death of composer Edouard Combe, at 76.
  • 1944 Birth of Greek mezzo-soprano Agnes BALTSA in Lefkas. Debut as Cherubino in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1968 Teachers:- Herbert Champion, Nunuka Fragia-Spioliopoulos, Henny Schoner. Search Amazon.com for Agnes BALTSA
  • 1944 Death of Austrian composer Carl LaFite.
  • 1945 Birth of English bass-baritone Simon Masterson-Smith in Middlesex. Debut as 1st Soldier in Salome (Strauss) 1974 Teachers:- Arthur Reckless, Gustav Sacher, Pieter Van der Stolk Josephine Veasey
  • 1950 Birth of American composer James R. ADLER.
  • 1950 Death of English composer Thomas Wood, at 57.
  • 1950 (17th?) Birth of English wind player and conductor Philip PICKETTSearch Amazon.com for Philip PICKETT
  • 1951 Birth of American composer Ross BAUER. 
  • 1951 Death of Australian soprano Amy Castles in Melbourne. Debut in Hamlet (Thomas) 1907 Teachers:- Alan Bindley, Jacques Bouhy, Minna Fischer, Mathilde Marchesi Charles Santley
  • 1953 FP of Elliott Carter's Sonata for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord, in NYC. CD-Carter:Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord/Sonata for Cello & Piano/Double Concerto for Harpsichord & Piano
  • 1955 Death of German baritone Josef Herrmann. Born 20 Apr 1903 in Darmstadt.  Died 19 Nov 1955 Debut 1925 Teacher :- Carl Beines Sang in premiere of Zauberinsel (Sutermeister) Circe (Egk). Search Amazon.com for Josef Herrmann
  • 1957 American conductor Leonard Bernstein named Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. First American-born and educated conductor named to head an important American Orchestra. Search Amazon.com for Leonard Bernstein
  • 1966 Death of Ukrainian soprano Elena Katulskaya. Born 2 Jun 1888 Odessa. Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes) 1909 Teachers:- Natalia Iretskaya, Ippolit Pryanishnikov Pupils :- Alexei Maslennikov, Tamara Milashkina. Search Amazon.com for Elena Katulskaya
  • 1968 Death of Norwegian soprano Eide Norena. Born 26 April 1884 Horten Norway. Debut as Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) 1907 Teachers:- Ellen Gulbranson, Raimund Von Zur Muhlen Created Claris Willoughby in Witch of Salem (Cadman). Search Amazon.com for Eide Norena
  • 1971 Birth of Austrian composer Bernhard GAL in Vienna. Search Amazon.com for Bernhard GAL
  • 1979 Death of German bass Max Proebstl. Born 24 Sep 1913 in Munich. Teacher :- Paul Bender Created Lame Citizen in Versuchung (Tal) Denis in Play of Love & Death (Cikker) Don Fernand in Don Juan de Manara (Tomasi)
  • 1984 FP of Christopher Rouse's Gorgon for orchestra. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman, conducting. CD-Christopher Rouse
  • 1987 Death of Italian soprano Clara Petrella. Born 28 Mar 1914 in Milan. Debut as Liu in Turandot (Puccini) 1939 Teachers:- Micaela Petrella, Giannina Russ, Alessandro Bavastro Ersilde Cervi Caroli Created Catherine in Uragano (Rocca) Mila in Figlia di Jorio (Pizzetti) Serafina in Cagliostro (Pizzetti) Clitennestra in Clitinnestra (Pizzetti) Madame Bovary in Madame Bovary (Pannain) Anna in Vortice (Rossellini) Beatrice in Sguardo dal Ponte (Rossellini) La Figlia in Gli incatenati (Bianchi) Caterina in L'Uragano (Rocca). Search Amazon.com for Clara Petrella
  • 1994 FP of John Adams's John's Book of Alleged Dances for string quartet and foot-controlled sampler, by the Kronos Quartet. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA. CD-The John Adams Earbox (Box Set)
  • 1998 Death of Korean-American composer Earl Kim, age 78, in Cambridge, MA. b-Dinuba, CA. Search Amazon.com for Earl Kim
  • 1999 Death of Australian tenor Max Worthley. Born 19 Feb 1913 Adelaide. Teacher :- Mrs Kugelberg Created Clem in Little Sweep (Britten) Astronomer in Galileo Galilei (Hoiby). Search Amazon.com for Max Worthley
  • 2000 FP of Philip Glass' Double Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra, by the American Composers Orchestra. Lincoln Center in New York.
  • 2004 FP of Henry Brant's Wind, Water, Clouds and Fire for six spatial groups and choirs. Present Music Ensemble, Bucks American Indian Drumming and Singing Group, and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony, at the Cathredral of St. John the Evagelist in Milwaukee, WI. Search Amazon.com for Brant's Wind, Water, Clouds and Fire
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