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NOVEMBER 24 Today in classical music history

Fritz SPINDLER
  • 1722 Death of German composer Jan Adams Reinken in Hamburg. b-Wilshausen, 27 APR 1623. Search Amazon.com for Jan Adams Reinken
  • 1726 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 52 Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht performed on the 23rd Sunday following Trinity. Was part of Bach's third annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig, 1725-27. Search Amazon.com for Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 52 Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht
  • 1757 Birth of American composer Jacob ECKHARD. d-10 NOV 1833. Search Amazon.com for Jacob ECKHARD
  • 1803 Birth of German pianist Henriette VOIGHT. Friend of Mendelssohn and Schumann, who dedicated his Piano Sonata in g-minor to her.
  • 1817 Birth of German pianist and teacher Fritz SPINDLER in Worzbach. d-Lossnitz, 26 DEC 1903. Search Amazon.com for Fritz SPINDLER
  • 1839 FP of Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet. Presented at The Paris Conservatory. CD-Berlioz: Romeo & Juliet
  • 1848 Birth of German soprano and harpist Lilli LEHMANN, popular Brunhilde and Isolde d-1929. Photo and MET Biog. Born Wurzburg Died 17 May 1929 Debut as 1st Boy in Zauberflote (Mozart) 20 Oct 1865 Teacher :- Marie Loewe Pupils :- Herman Brag, Lucia Chagnon, Leonora Corona Franz Egenieff, Geraldine Farrar, Res Fischer Erna Gerstmann, Poul Hansen, Hedwig Helbig Kathleen Howard, Paul Kalisch, Walter Kirchoff Emmy Kruger, Melanie Kurt, Rudolf Laubenthal Marie Lehmann, Germaine Lubin. Lula Mysz-Gmeiner Edith Nicholls, Sigrid Onegin, Gerhard Stehmann Marian Telva, Viorica Ursuleac, Erika Wedekind Matje Von Niessen-Stone, Marian Weed, Olive Fremstad Alma Wertheim, Florence Wickham, Elsie Houston Darrell Fancourt, Edytha Fleischer Created Cristina in Goldene Kreuz (Brull) Naomi in Maccabees (Rubinstein) Viviane in Merlin (Goldmark) Woglinde in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) Forest Bird in Siegfried (Wagner). Search Amazon.com for Lilli LEHMANN
  • 1859 Debut of Adelina Patti at MET Opera. 16 years old, in Lucia di Lammermoor in NYC.
  • Adelina Patti: Queen of Hearts (Opera Biography)
  • 1862 Birth of German pianist and conductor Bernhard STAVENHAGEN in Greiz. d-Geneva, 25 DEC 1914. Search Amazon.com for Bernhard STAVENHAGEN
  • 1868 Birth of American composer and pianist Scott JOPLIN near Marshall, Texas. d-NYC, 1 APR 1917. He was best known for his ragtime pieces Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer. He also composed the opera TreemonishaCD-Treemonisha
  • 1874 FP of A. Dvorák's opera King and Collier in Prague.
  • 1876 (JC, GC=6 DEC)FP of Tchaikovsky's opera Vakula the Blacksmith in St. Petersburg.
  • 1879 Birth of Bohemian guitarist Josef ZUTH. Also popular Viennese lutenist. Search Amazon.com for Josef ZUTH
  • 1886 FP of Brahms's Cello Sonata No. 2 in F, Op. 99, in Vienna. CD-Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano
  • 1888 Birth of Polish soprano Hedwig von Debicka in Warsaw. Died 3 Dec 1970, Debut 1910 Teacher :- Pietro Sternich De Valcrociata. Search Amazon.com for Hedwig von Debicka
  • 1888 (GC, JC=12 NOV) FP of Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Fantasy Overture, in St. Petersburg at a Russian Musical Society Concert with Tchaikovsky conducting. CD-Tchaikovsky: Tone Poems
  • 1892 Birth of American composer Isidor ACHRON. d-12 MAY 1948. Search Amazon.com for Isidor ACHRON
  • 1895 Birth of Belgian tenor Rene Maison in Frameries. Died 11 July 1962, Debut as Rodolfo in Boheme (Puccini) 1920 Pupil :- Ramon Vinay. Bizet's Agnus Dei
  • 1895 Death of Austrian composer Josef Schrammel. b-Vienna, 3 MAR 1852.
  • 1900 Birth of Dutch composer Cor KEE in Zaandam. d-Zaandam, 3 JAN 1997.
  • 1907 Birth of English bass Norman WALKER. d-1963. Wien bleibt Wien
  • 1907 Death of German baritone Theodor Bertram. Born 12 Feb 1869 in Stuttgart. Debut as Hermit in Freischutz (Weber) 1889 Teachers:- Heinrich Bertram (father), Selma Vom Scheidt. Search Amazon.com for Theodor Bertram
  • 1910 Birth of Icelandic tenor Einer Kristiansson in Rekyavik. Died 24 Apr 1966. Debut Elemer in Arabella (Strauss) Teacher :- Waldemar Staegemann. 
  • 1911 Birth of Finnish composer Erik BERGMAN in Uusikaarlepyy.
  • 1912 Birth of New Zealand soprano Joan HAMMOND. d- 1996. Search Amazon.com for Joan HAMMOND.
  • Dame Joan Hammond: Love and Music
  • 1914 Birth of American composer Ralph R. GUENTHER. Search Amazon.com for Ralph R. GUENTHER
  • 1927 Birth of American composer Emma Lou DIEMER in Kansas City, MO.
  • 1927 Birth of German tenor Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Died 10 Sep 1999. Debut as Duke in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1956 Teachers:- Francisco Andres, Merceds Llopart, Gali Markoff Pupils :- Jason Howard, Manuel Beltran Gil, Gregory Kunde, Dominic Natoli Sang in premiere of Sguardo dal Ponte (Rossellini). Search Amazon.com for Alfredo Kraus
  • 1927 Birth of German tenor Horst Wilhelm in Berlin. Sang in premiere of Kommt Davon (Krenek) Prometheus (Wagner-Regency). Search Amazon.com for Horst Wilhelm
  • 1931 Death of French soprano Marcelle Demougeot. Born 18 June 1876 in Dijon. Debut Donna Elvira as Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1902 Teachers:- Charles Laurent, Hettich Sang in premiere of Dejanire (Saint-Saens)
  • 1932 FP of Hilding Rosenberg's opera Voyage to America in Stockholm.
  • 1934 Birth of Russian composer Alfred SCHNITTKE in Engels, Russia. d-Hamburg, Germany 3 AUG 1998. Search Amazon.com for Alfred SCHNITTKE
  • 1937 Birth of Algerian tenor Bernard Muracciole in Bizerte, Algeria.   Debut as Tybald in Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) Teachers:- Solange Delmas, Jean Giraudeau. Leo Taxil: Vrai fumiste et faux frere (French Edition)
  • 1938 Debut at the MET Opera NYC of Jussi Bjoerling in La BohemeSearch Amazon.com for Jussi Bjoerling
  • 1939 Birth of Italian soprano Maria CHIARASearch Amazon.com for Maria CHIARA
  • 1940 Birth of American composer Wendell LOGANSearch Amazon.com for Wendell LOGAN
  • 1942 Birth of American composer Chinary Ung in Takeo, Cambodia. Search Amazon.com for Chinary Ung
  • 1944 FP of David Diamond's Rounds for string orchestra, by the Minneapolis Symphony, Dimtri Mitropoulos conducting. CD-Entre Amis: Canadian and American Music for Chamber Orchestra
  • 1945 FP of Elie Siegmeister's Western Suite by the NBC Symphony, Arturo Toscanini conducting. CD-Americana
  • 1948 Birth of English soprano Elizabeth Ritchie in London. Debut as Diana in Fedelta Premiata (Haydn) 1979 Teachers:- May Blyth, Audrey Langford, Joy Mammen Created Miss Wordsmith in Albert Herring (Britten) Lucia in Rape of Lucretia (Britten) Tormentilla in Poisoned Kiss (Vaughan-Williams). Silent Noon
  • 1949 FP of Carl Ruggles' Organum for large orchestra, by the New York Philharmonic, Leopold Stokowski conducting. CD-Harrison: Symphony on G/Ruggles: Organum/Men & Mountains
  • 1953 Birth of American cellist, conductor and composer Tod MACHOVER in NYC. Search Amazon.com for Tod MACHOVER
  • 1953 Birth of American composer Jeff MANOOKIANSearch Amazon.com for Jeff MANOOKIAN
  • 1956 Death of English tenor Frank Titterton. Born 31 Dec 1892, Handsworth. Teachers:- William Bennett, Ernesto Beraldi, Jean De Reszke Charles Victor, Mary Ann Wooley Pupils :- John Fryatt, Eric Shilling
  • 1958 Birth of Italian composer Luigi VERDI in Rome.
  • 1960 Birth of American composer and double-bassist Edgar MEYERSearch Amazon.com for Edgar MEYER
  • 1960 Birth of American composer Christopher KAUFMAN.
  • 1963 Death of Russian tenor Vladimir Rosing. Born 23 Jan 1890, St Petersburg. Debut as Lensky in Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky) 1912 Teachers:- Jean De Reszke, George Power, Marie Rosing, Giovanni Sbriglia Joachim Tartakov Pupils :- Helen Olheim, Jerome Hines. Search Amazon.com for Vladimir Rosing
  • 1963 CBS Television network presents a Memorial concert to slain president John F. Kennedy. Leonard Bernstein conducts New York Philharmonic performing Mahler's Symphony No. 2. Search Amazon.com for Mahler's Symphony No. 2
  • 1966 Death of Russian tenor Nikolay Pechkovsky. Born 13 Jan 1896, Moscow. Debut 1918 Teacher :- Donsky
  • 1968 Death of Swiss violinist Alberto Bachmann in Neuilly-Sur-Seine. b-Geneva, 20 MAR 1875. Author of 'An Encyclopedia of the violin', [1975]. BOOK-An Encyclopedia of the Violin (Da Capo Press Paperback)
  • 1969 Death of English bass Howell Glynne. Born 1906 in Swansea. Debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto (Verdi) Sept 1931 Teachers:- Ben Davies, Reinhold von Warlich Pupil :- Stafford Dean Created Ford in Sir John in Love (Vaughan-Williams) Joseph Lavatte in Olympians (Bliss) Hon William McDougall in Louis Riel (Somers). Search Amazon.com for Howell Glynne
  • 1971 Birth of American composer Seth BOUSTEAD in Jefferson City, MO.
  • 1982 Death of soprano Erzsebet Hazy. Born 1930, Bratislava. Debut 1951. Search Amazon.com for Erzsebet Hazy
  • 1984 FP of Christopher Rouse's The Surma Ritornelli for chamber ensemble. Society for New Music, Syracuse, NY. Search Amazon.com for Rouse's The Surma Ritornelli
  • 1987 FP of Michael Torke's Adjustable Wrench chamber ensemble, at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival by the Lontano ensemble, Odaline de la Martinez conducting. Search Amazon.com for Torke's Adjustable Wrench
  • 1988 Death of soprano Irmgard Seefried. Born 9 Oct 1919 in Kongetried. Debut as Priestess in Aida (Verdi) 1940 Teachers:- Albert Mayer, Paola Novikova, Theodore Bernhard Rehmann Herbert von Karajan Pupil :- Christine Bunning. Search Amazon.com for Irmgard Seefried.
  • Irmgard Seefried - Lieder
  • 2001 Death of American composer and pianist Robert Helps in Tampa, FL. b-NJ, 23 SEP 1928.
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