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NOVEMBER 26 Today in classical music history

Celeste Coltellini
  • 1724 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 116, Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ on the 25th Sunday following Trinity as part of his second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1724-1725.
  • 1760 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Celeste Coltellini in Livorno. Died 28 July 1829, Debut 1780 Teachers:- G B Mancini, G Manzuoli Created Dori in Grotta di Trofonio (Salieri) Nina in Nina (Paisiello).
  • 1760 Marriage of 28 year old Franz Joseph Haydn to 31 year old Maria Anna Keller in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. She was the daughter of wigmaker Johann Peter Keller, who helped Haydn in his years of poverty employing him as a music teacher. Search Amazon.com for Franz Joseph Haydn
  • 1762 Death of French composer Jacques-Christophe Naudot in Paris. b-1690. Search Amazon.com for Jacques-Christophe Naudot
  • 1809 Death of French composer Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac in Paris. b-Muret, 18 JUN 1753. Search Amazon.com for Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac
  • 1823 Birth of Norwegian pianist and composer Thomas Dyke Acland TELLEFSEN in Trondheim. d-Paris, 6 OCT 1874. Search Amazon.com for Thomas Dyke Acland TELLEFSEN
  • 1865 Birth of American composer Earl Ross DRAKE. d-1916.
  • 1866 Death of Belgian composer and cellist Adrien Francois Servais in Hal, Belgium. b-Hal, 6 JUN 1807. Search Amazon.com for Adrien Francois Servais  
  • 1870 Birth of German tenor Heinrich Knote in Munich. d- 15 Jan 1953, Debut as Georg in Waffenschmied (Lortzing) 1892 Teacher :- Emanuel Kirschner Pupils :- Paul Kuen, Karl Mikorey. Search Amazon.com for Heinrich Knote
  • 1872 Birth of Danish soprano Luise Ulrich in Freslev, Denmark. d-31 Jan 1952, Debut 1894 Teachers:- Frau Gotze, Sophie Keller.
  • 1876 Birth of German soprano Aline Sanden in Berlin. d- 8 May 1955. Teachers:- Frau Albrecht-Fraude, Valeska Von Facius. Search Amazon.com for Aline Sanden.
  • Lebendige Vergangenheit - Aline Sanden
  • 1887 FP of Tchaikovsky's Mozartiana on an all Tchaikovsky program in Moscow conducted by the composer. CD-Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Complete Suites For Orchestra
  • 1894 Birth of American composer Charles WILCOXON. d-1978.
  • 1898 Birth of Alessandro Granda Tenor Born Peru Died 5 Sep 1962 Debut in Iris (Mascagni) 1926 Teacher :- Alfredo Cecchi
  • 1904 Death of Augusto Rotoli Teacher of Singing Born 17 Jan 1847 Rome. Pupil :- Mattia Battistini
  • 1908 MET Opera debut of bass Herbert Witherspoon. Titurel in Parsifal.
  • 1915 Birth of American pianist Earl WILD in Pittsburgh, PA. d-Jan 23, 2010.
  • 1916 Birth of Petre Munteanu Tenor Born 26 Nov 1916 Campina Rumania Died 18 July 1988 Debut 1940 Teacher :- Hermann Weissborn Created Emigrant in Intolleranza 1960 (Nono)
  • 1916 Birth of Gerhard Unger Tenor Born 26 Nov 1916 Salzungen Debut as Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1947 Sansin premiere of Hamlet (Reutter)
  • 1916 Death of Albert Saleza Tenor Born 28 Oct 1867 Bruges France 26 Nov 1916 Debut as Mylio in Roi D'Ys 1888 Teachers:- Saint-Yves Bax, Louis-Henri Obin Pupils :- Louise Cazette, Mireille Berthon Created Eiolf in Hulda (Franck) Frederic in Nais Micoulin (Bruneau)
  • 1920 Birth of Hungarian composer Istvan SARKOZY.
  • 1924 Birth of Naomi Ornest Soprano in Utica NY Sang in premiere of Satan's Trap (Piket)
  • 1925 Birth of American pianist Eugene ISTOMIN in NYC. d-10 OCT 2003.
  • 1925 Death of Norwegian composer Johanness Haarklou in Oslo. b-Førde, 13 MAY 1847.
  • 1927 Birth of Hildegard Hillebrecht Soprano in Hanover. Debut as Leonore in Trovatore (Verdi) 1951 Teacher :- Franzisca Martiennson-Lohmann
  • 1930 Birth of Austrian composer Michael GRAUBART in Vienna.
  • 1932 Birth of American composer Alan STOUT in Baltimore. Wrote 4 Symphonies and many choral works.
  • 1937 Birth of Cecilia Albanese Soprano Born 26 in Venezuela. Teachers:- Ettore Campogalliani, Magda Piccarolo
  • 1937 Birth of American composer Richard ENGLEFIELD in Springfield, OH.
  • 1937 FP of Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto, Karl Bohm, conducting Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Georg Kulenkamph, soloist. Performance was attended by Adolph Hitler. CD-Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
  • 1940 Death of Alice Guszalewicz Soprano Born 1878 Hungary. Pupil :- Genia Guszalewicz
  • 1943 FP of Garedner Reed's Symphony No. 2, composer conducting in Boston, MA.
  • 1944 Birth of Susan Marsee Mezzo-Soprano in San Diego Debut as Sara in Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) 1970 Teachers:- Nadine Conner, Richard Fredericks Created Dona Manuela in Juana La Loca (Menotti) Shelly Ward in Angle of Repose (Imbrie) Mariana in Student from Salamanca (Jan Bach) Estelle Drummle in Miss Haversham's Dreams (Argento)
  • 1946 Death of Maria Basilides Mezzo-Soprano Born 11 Nov 1886 Hungary. Debut in Quo Vadis (Nougues) 1911 Created Widow in Spinning Room (Kodaly)
  • 1947 Birth of American pianist Craig SHEPPARD.
  • 1948 FP of Virgil Thomson's Louisiana Story Suite. Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. CD-American Orchestral Music
  • 1954 FP of Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra in Warsaw.
  • 1956 Death of Edith Helena Soprano Born 23 Dec 1876 Brooklyn Died 26 Nov 1956 Debut as Violetta in Traviata (Verdi) 1904 Teachers:- Alberto De Bassini, Giovanni Tagliapietra
  • 1957 Birth of English soprano Vivian TIERNEY in London. Debut as Ida in Princess Ida (Sullivan) 1978 Teachers:- Eduardo Asquez, Josephine Veasey Created Clarissa Harlowe in Clarissa (Holloway) Mrs Foran in Silver Tassle (Turnage)
  • 1958 Birth of Spanish composer Martin Zalba IBáñEZ in Pamplona, Navarra.
  • 1959 Death of British light-music composer Albert W. Ketèlbey at age 84, on the Isle of Wight. b-Aston, 9 AUG 1875.
  • 1964 Death of Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano Born 18 Nov 1883 Milan. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1909 Teachers:- Carlo Carignani, Sara Dufes Pupil :- Beverly Sills
  • 1971 Birth of Polish composer Marcel CHYRZYNSKI in Czestochowa.
  • 1973 Death of Simone Mangelsdorff Soprano Born 19 Jan 1931 Bad Durrenburg. Debut 1958 Teachers:- Maria Carpi, Paul Lohmann
  • 1973 Death of Edith Mason Soprano Born 22 Mar 1893 St Louis Missouri Debut as Nedda in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 7 Jan 1912 Teachers:- Enrico Beltran, Edmond Clement, Arnaldo Conti, Victor Maurel Salvatore Cottone, Vittorio Vanza, Dino Bigalli Pupils :- Mary Kime, Carol Fox Sang in premiere of Canterbury Pilgrims (De Koven)
  • 1984 Death of Fernando Corena Bass Born 22 Dec 1916 Geneva. Debut as Varlaam in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1947 Teacher :- Enrico Romani Created Cannizares in Cordovano (Petrassi)
  • 1991 Death of Primo Zambruno Tenor Born 3 Sep 1914 Tortona Debut in Forza Del Destino (Verdi) 1951 Teachers:- Aureliano Pertile, Francesco Merli, Ferdinando Cineselli
  • 1992 Death of Marcel Cordes Baritone Born 11 Mar 1920 Stelzenberg Debut as Canio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1941 Teacher :- Fritz Krauss Created Tansur in Harmonie der Welt (Hindemith)
  • 1993 Death of Gustav Sacher Teacher of Singing Born 1898 Bukovnia. Pupils :- Sylvia Fisher, Adele Leigh, Gwent Lewis, Simon Masterson-Smith Rosina Raisbeck, Amy Shuard
  • 1993 FP of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski's Chamber Concerto Ritornelli poi Ritornelli. Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, with the composer conducting. CD-Stanislaw Skrowaczewski: Works for Orchestra
  • 1996 Death of Joan Hammond Soprano Born 24 May 1912 Christchurch N. Zealand 26 Nov 1996 Debut 1932 as Giovanna in Rigoletto (Verdi) Teacher :- Dino Borgioli Pupil :- Cheryl Barker; Peter Coleman-Wright
  • 1997 FP of John Corigliano's The Red Violin for Violin and Orchestra with Joshua Bell with the San Francisco Symphony, Robert Spano conducting. Scored for film.CD-The Red Violin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | DVD-The Red Violin
  • 2001 Death of Austrian composer Grete von Zieritz in Berlin. b-Vienna, 10 MAR 1899.
  • 2003 Death of American composer Meyer Kupferman in Rhinebeck, NY. b-NYC, 3 JUL 1926.
  • 2003 FP of Peter Liebersons's Piano Concerto. Peter Serkin, Minnesota Orchestra/Knussen, in Minneapolis, MN. Search Amazon.com for Liebersons's Piano Concerto.
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