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NOVEMBER 25 Today in classical music history

 Johann Friedrich REICHARDT


  • 1640 Burial of English Renaissance composer Giles Farnaby, in London. b-1653. Father of Richard FarnabySearch Amazon.com for Giles Farnaby



  • 1666 Birth of Giuseppe GUARNERI in Cremona Italy. Italian violin craftsman of famous family of stringed instrument makers. d-1740. Search Amazon.com for Giuseppe GUARNERI



  • 1720 (GC, JC=14 NOV) Publication of G. F. Handel's first collection of Keyboard Suites, in London.



  • 1731 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme in Leipzig on the 27th Sunday following Trinity. Search Amazon.com for Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme



  • 1752 Birth of German composer Johann Friedrich REICHARDT in Königsberg. d-Giebichenstein, 27 JUN 1814. Search Amazon.com for Johann Friedrich REICHARDT



  • 1755 Death of German violinist and composer Johann Georg Pisendel at age 67, in Dresden. b-Karlsburg, 26 DEC 1687. Search Amazon.com for Johann Georg Pisendel



  • 1785 Birth of German composer Franz GRUBER born near Hochburg. Composer of Christmas classic, Silent Night. d-Salzburg, 7 JUN 1863. Search Amazon.com for Franz GRUBER



  • 1800 Birth of Czech composer Johann Alois DRAHANER.



  • 1815 Death of German violinist Johann Peter Salomon in London. b-Bonn, 20 FEB 1745. Search Amazon.com for Johann Peter Salomon



  • 1830 Death of French composer Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode in Château de Bourbon. b-Bordeaux, 16 FEB 1774. Search Amazon.com for Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode



  • 1835 Birth of Andrew CARNEGIE Scottish-born American steel industrialist and builder of NYC concert hall in his name. Search Amazon.com for Andrew CARNEGIE



  • 1847 FP of Flowtow's only remaining opera Martha in Vienna. CD-Friedrich von Flowtow: Marta



  • 1856 (GC, JC=13 NOV) Birth of Russian composer Sergei TANEYEV in Vladimir. d-Moscow, 19 JUN 1915. Nephew of Alexander Taneyev.  Search Amazon.com for Sergei TANEYEV



  • 1862 Birth of American composer and pianist Ethelbert NEVIN in Edgeworth, PA. d-New Haven, CT 17 FEB 1901. See The Nevin Collection biography. Search Amazon.com for Ethelbert NEVIN



  • 1865 FP of Johaness Brahms' piano work Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op. 35, in Zürich, Switzerland. CD-Brahms: Works for Solo Piano



  • 1866 Birth of tenor Giuseppe Cremonini in Cremona. Died 9 May 1903, Debut as Carlo in Linda di Chamounix in 1889 Created Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut (Puccini) Paolo in Fior D'Alpe (Franchetti)



  • 1867 Birth of Austrian-American harpist Heinrich SCHUECKER in Vienna. With Boston Sym. Brother Edmund a composer.



  • 1882 FP of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe. Savoy Theater, London and NYC. CD-Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe



  • 1885 Lilli Lehmann and Max Avery make their debuts at the MET Opera in NYC. In Carmen.



  • 1895 Birth of Argentinian soprano Adelaide Saraceni in Rosario, Argentina.  d-25 May 1995, Debut as Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1920 Teacher :- Edwige Ghibaudo Pupil :- Belen Amparan, Umberto Grilli, Valerie Masterson, Emilia Ravaglia Sang in premiere of Vedova Scaltra (Wolf-Ferrari) Maristella (Pietra) Campana Sommersa (Respighi). Search Amazon.com for Adelaide Saraceni



  • Lebendige Vergangenheit - Adelaide Saraceni

  • 1895 Birth of German pianist Wilhelm KEMPFF in Juterberg Germany. d-Positano, IT 23 MAY 1991. Obit. Search Amazon.com for Wilhelm KEMPFF



  • 1896 Birth of American composer and NY Herald Tribune critic from 1940 to 1954, Virgil THOMSON in Kansas City, MO. d-NYC, 30 SEP 1989. See Thomson Collection. Search Amazon.com for Virgil THOMSON



  • 1898 JC, GC=7 DEC)FP of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Mozart and Salieri in Moscow. Search Amazon.com for Mozart and Salieri



  • 1901 FP of Mahler's 4th Sym. in Munich under Felix Weingartner. Some sources say Mahler conducted his work.    CD-Mahler: The Complete Symphonies



  • 1901 Birth of German soprano Adele Kern in Munich. Died 6 May 1980, Debut as Olympia in Contes D'Hoffmann 1923 Teacher :- Hermine Bosetti. Search Amazon.com for Adele Kern .


  • Lebendige Vergangenheit - Adele Kern

  • 1901 Birth of Hungarian born American composer, violist, conductor and teacher, Tibor SERLY in Losonc. d-London, 8 OCT 1978. Search Amazon.com for Tibor SERLY



  • 1901 Death of German composer and organist Josef Rheinberger at age 62, in Munich. b-Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 17 MAR 1839. Search Amazon.com for Josef Rheinberger



  • 1903 Debut of Olive Fremstad at the MET Opera in NYC as Sieglinde in Die WalkureSearch Amazon.com for Olive Fremstad



  • 1904 Birth of American composer Herbert Reynolds INCH. d-14 APR 1988. A bibliography of Glinka,



  • 1912 Birth of American multi-media composer Alwin NIKOLAIS. d-1993. Search Amazon.com for Alwin NIKOLAIS



  • 1917 Birth of French bass Armand Selikson  in Paris. Debut as Doctor in Traviata (Verdi) 1942 Teacher :- Ernest Dupre.



  • 1921 Death of French pianist Theodore Lack in Paris. b-Quimper, Finistere 3 SEP 1846. Search Amazon.com for Theodore Lack



  • 1924 Birth of American composer and recorder soloist Tui St. George TUCKER. d-21 APR 2004. CD-Tui St. George Tucker



  • 1925 Birth of Finnish mezzo-soprano Maiju Kuusoja in Tampere, Finland. Debut as Marzelline in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1949 Teachers:- Maria Gerhardt, Elsa Larcen, Aulikki Rautvaara



  • 1925 Birth of Finnish soprano Regina Marheinke in Tampere, Finland. Debut 1956 Teacher :- Paul Lohmann Created Louise in English Cat (Henze).



  • 1927 Solo debut of violinist Yehudi Menuhin at the age of 11. Performs Beethoven VC with NY Sym Society Orch. Search Amazon.com for Yehudi Menuhin



  • 1929 Birth of Dutch composer Theo BRUINS in Arnhem. Search Amazon.com for Theo BRUINS



  • 1938 Birth of Mexican-American composer Ramiro CORTES in Dallas. d-Salt Lake City, 2 JUL 1984.



  • 1940 Birth of French conductor and oboist Jean-Claude MALGOIRESearch Amazon.com for Jean-Claude MALGOIRE



  • 1940 Death of Norwegian bass Ivar Andresen. Born 27 July 1896 in Oslo. Debut as Re in Aida (Verdi) 1919 Teachers:- Gillis Bratt, Hjaldis Ingebjart Pupil :- Sven Nilsson. Search Amazon.com for Ivar Andresen



  • 1945 Birth of Swedish baritone Haken Hagegard in Karlstad, Sweden. Debut as Papagena in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1968 Teachers:- Tito Gobbi, Helga Gorlin, Max Lorenz, Gerald Moore, Erik Werba Created Beaumarchais in Ghost of Versailles (Corigliano) Sang in premiere of Dream Play (Lidholm). Search Amazon.com for Haken Hagegard



  • 1950 Birth of Australian soprano Yvonne KENNY in Sydney. Debut as Rosmonda in Rosmonde D'Inghilterra (Donizetti) Teachers:- Yvonne Kenny's first singing teacher was Myra Lambert, David Harper, Erich Vietheer Sang in premiere of We came to the River (Henze). Search Amazon.com for Yvonne KENNY



  • 1951 Birth of Swiss bass-baritone Gilles CACHEMAILLESearch Amazon.com for Gilles CACHEMAILLE



  • 1951 FP of Lou Harrison's Seven Pastorales. Collegium Musicum, Fritz Rikko conducting in NYC. CD-Riley: June Buddhas; Harrison: Seven Pastorales



  • 1954 FP of Serge Prokofiev's opera The Fiery Angel in French, in Paris. Search Amazon.com for The Fiery Angel



  • 1955 FP of Walter Piston's Symphony No. 6. Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting. CD-Piston: Symphony Nos.2 & 6/Sinfonietta



  • 1957 Birth of German composer Frank HILL in Rostock.



  • 1958 FP of John La Montaine's Pulitzer prize winning [1959] Piano Concerto No. 1, in Washington, D.C. Search Amazon.com for John La Montaine 



  • 1960 Birth of Belgian composer Guy CUYVERS in Antwerp. Search Amazon.com for Guy CUYVERS



  • 1960 FP of Modest Mussorgsky's opera Khovanschina, as arranged by Shostakovich, at the Kirov Theater in Leningrad. CD-Mussorgsky: Khovanschina (Orig.)




  • 1965 Death of English pianist Dame Myra Hess in London at the age of 75. Search Amazon.com for Dame Myra Hess



  • 1971 Birth of Austrian composer Michael F.P. HUBER in Innsbruck.



  • 1978 FP of H.K. Gruber's Frankenstein! a pan-demonium for baritone and orchestra, by the Liverpool Philharmonic, with Simon Rattle conducting. The composer was the vocal soloist. Chamber version FP 30 SEP 1979, composer conducting in Berlin. CD-H. K. Gruber: Frankenstein



  • 1992 Death of Ukranian bass Mark Reizen. Born 3 July 1895 in Zaytsovo, Kharkov. Debut as Pimen in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1921 Teacher :- Federico Bugamelli Created Molotov in For Beautiful Petrograd (Gladovsky / Prussak). Search Amazon.com for Mark Reizen.


  • Lebendige Vergangenheit - Mark Reizen

  • 1992 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 for double bass and orchestra. Scottish Chamber Orcherstra conducted by the composer, with soloist Duncan McTier, at Glasgow's City Hall. CD-Maximum Max-The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies


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