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NOVEMBER 27 Today in classical music history

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  • 1474 Death of Belgian composer Guillaume DuFAY, in Cambrai. b-Bersele, 5 AUG 1397. Search Amazon.com for Guillaume DuFAY

  • 1731 Birth of Italian violinist Gaetano PUGNANI in Turin. Learned from Tartini and taught Viotti. d-Turin, 15 JUL 1798. Search Amazon.com for Gaetano PUGNANI

  • 1743 FP of G. F. Handel's Dettingen Te Deum and Anthem at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, in London. Composed to celebrate the safe return of George II to England following victory over the French in Bavaria. CD-Handel: Dettingen Te Deum

  • 1745 FP of Rameau's opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire composed to a text by Voltaire, for the victory of Fontennoy at Versailles. CD-Rameau - Orchestral Suites from Naïs & Le Temple de la Gloire / PBO · McGegan

  • 1748 FP of Rameau's opera-ballet Les surprises de l'Amour at Versailles. CD-Rameau: Surprises de l'amour, divertissement

  • 1849 Death of German composer Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel in Gotha. b-Grünstädtel, 13 JAN 1690. Search Amazon.com for Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel

  • 1750 Birth of Austrian composer, violinist and violist Anton Thadäus Johann Nepomuk STAMITZ in Nemecky Brod. Son of Johann Stamitz. d-27 OCT 1796.

  • 1759 Birth of Moravian composer Franz KROMMER in Kamenice. d-Vienna, 8 JAN 1831. Search Amazon.com for Franz KROMMER

  • 1804 Birth of German-born English composer and conductor Sir Julius BENEDICT. d-1885. Search Amazon.com for Sir Julius BENEDICT

  • 1821 Schubert's song Death and the Maiden published. Later expanded to chamber piece. CD-Schubert: Quartets Nos. 13 and 8/Der Tod Und Das Madchen

  • 1827 Birth of composer Joseph KAULICH.

  • 1830 Birth of American composer Harrison MILLARD in Boston, MA. d-1895.

  • 1843 FP of Balfe's opera The Bohemian Girl in London. CD-Victorian Parlour Evening

  • 1855 FP, in USAmerica, of Johaness Brahms' orginal Piano Trio No. 1 in B with violinist Theodore Thomas, cellist Carl Bergmann, and pianist William Mason, at Dodworth's Hall in NYC. European premiere on 13 OCT 1855, in Danzig. CD-Johannes Brahms: Complete Trios

  • 1860 Birth of Russian composer Viktor EWALD, in St. Petersburg. d-Leningrad, 26 APR 1935.

  • 1867 Birth of American composer Margaret Ruthven LANG in Boston, MA. d-1972. Search Amazon.com for Margaret Ruthven LANG

  • 1867 Birth of French composer Charles KOECHLIN (pr: Scharyl kersh lan) in Paris. d-Le Canadel, 31 DEC 1950. Search Amazon.com for Charles KOECHLIN

  • 1876 Death of Irish bass Henry Robinson Allen. Born 1809 Cork, Created Basilius in Adventures of Don Quixote (Macfarren).

  • 1879 Birth of American composer Mabel DANIELS. New England composer, bio/photo. d-1971.

  • 1883 Death of Hungarian composer Johann Gung'l.

  • 1887 Death of Italian soprano Marianna Barbieri-Nini. Born 18 Feb 1818. Debut in Belisario (Donizetti) 1840 Teachers:- Luigi Barbieri, Giuditta Pasta, Nicolai Vaccai Created Lucrezia Contarini in Due Foscari (Verdi) Gulnara in Corsaro (Verdi) Luisa Strozzi in Lorenzino de Medeci (Pacini) Merope in Merope (Pacini) Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Verdi) Leila in Ebreo (Apollini). 

  • 1891 Birth of Italian tenor Giovanni Brevario in Bergamo. Died 8 Oct 1982, Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 25 Oct 1924 Teacher :- Dante Lari.

  • 1896 FP of R. Strauss' Also Spract Zarathustra. The composer conducting in Frankfurt. CD-Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, etc / Herbert von Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 1897 Death of German tenor Bernhard Pollini. Teacher of Singing, Born 16 Dec 1838 in Cologne. Debut as Arturo in Puritani (Bellini) 1858 Pupils :- Georg Maikl, Anna Bahr-Mildenberg, Alberto Caffo Marie Knupfer-Egli, Gaetano Nava.

  • 1899 Death of French soprano Louise Puget Lemoine in Pau. b-Paris, 11 FEB 1810.

  • 1900 Dvorak finishes opera RusalkaSearch Amazon.com for Rusalka.

  • 1903 FP of Wolf-Ferrari's opera Le Donne Curiose, 'The Curious Woman', at the Residenztheater in Munich. Search Amazon.com for Wolf-Ferrari's opera Le Donne Curiose

  • 1912 Birth of French mezzo-soprano Solange Michel in Paris. Debut as Charlotte in Werther (Massenet) 1942 Teachers:- Andre Gresse, Thomas Salignac Created Maharini of Rajaputana in Last Savage (Menotti).

  • 1914 Death of composer Eduard Kremser. Search Amazon.com for Solange Michel

  • 1913 FP of George Tempelton Strong, Jr's orchestral suite Die Nacht 'The Night'. Orchestre du Kursaal, Ernest Ansermet conducting in Montreux, Switzerland. Search Amazon.com for Strong Die Nacht

  • 1915 Birth of American conductor Victor ALESSANDRO, in Waco, TX. d-1976.

  • 1925 Birth of German composer Bertold HUMMEL in Hüfingen. d-Würzburg, 9 AUG 2002. Search Amazon.com for Bertold HUMMEL

  • 1928 Birth of Austrian pianist Walter KLIEN (pr: kleen) in Graz. d- Vienna, 9 FEB 1991. Search Amazon.com for Walter KLIEN

  • 1928 FP of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, Le Baiser de la fée 'The Fairy's Kiss' at the Paris Opéra, by the Ida Rubinstein Company, composer conducting. CD-Stravinsky: Ballets; Stage Works; Orchestral Works.

  • 1935 Birth of German composer Helmut LACHENMANN in Stuttgart.

  • 1936 Birth of Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Alexandrina Milcheva in Shouman, Bulgaria. Debut as Carmen in Carmen (Bizet) 1961 Teacher :- G Cherkin Created Ada in Vera Storia (Berio). Search Amazon.com for Alexandrina Milcheva.

  • 1938 Birth of American composer Tien Cung in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Search Amazon.com for  Tien Cung

  • 1942 Birth of American bass-baritone Michael Devlin in Chicago. Debut as Spalanxani in Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach) Teacher :- Daniel Ferro, Norman Treigle Created Pantalone in Servant of Two Masters (Giannini) Sgt Pete Fisher in Nine Rivers From Jordan (Weisgall) Axel in Axel (De Leeuw / Van Vlijman) Sang in premiere of Ritorno di Casanova (Arrigo). L'infedeltà delusa / Act 1 - "Son disperato"

  • 1947 Birth of American tenor Neil Rosenshein in New York City.  Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1972 Created Husband in Duchess of Malfi (Burton) Sang in premiere of Aspern Papers (Argento) Ghost of Versailles (Corigliano). Five Irish Fantasies: IV. Ballad of the Foxhunter

  • 1947 Death of German bass Paul Bender. Born 28 July 1875 in Dreidorf. Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 26 Sep 1900 Teachers:- Baptist Hoffmann, Louise Reuss-Belce Pupils :- Wilhelm Ernst, Helmut Fehn, Josef Greindl, Hans Hopf Folke Jonssen, Karl Liebl, Max Probstl, Benno Ziegler Created Puis IV in Palestrina (Pfitzner) Sang in premiere of Der Mond (Orff).

  • Lebendige Vergangenheit - Paul Bender
  • 1953 Birth of American composer David FELDERSearch Amazon.com for David FELDER

  • 1955 Death of Portugese composer Luís Freitas Branco in Lisbon. b-Lisbon, 12 OCT 1890. Search Amazon.com for Luís Freitas Branco

  • 1955 Death of Swiss-born French composer Arthur Honegger at age 63, in Paris. b-Le Havre, 10 MAR 1892. Search Amazon.com for Arthur Honegger

  • 1959 Birth of Russian violinist Victoria MULLOVA in Moscow. Winner Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982. Search Amazon.com for Victoria MULLOVA

  • 1960 Birth of American composer Maria SCHNEIDERSearch Amazon.com for Maria SCHNEIDER.

  • 1967 Death of Argentinian composer Héctor Ettore Panizza in Milan. b-Buenos Aires, 12 AUG 1875.

  • 1971 Birth of American composer Edward SCHOCKER in Detroit, MI.

  • 1971 Death of Italian soprano Gianni Maritati. Born 1931 in Alessandria. Debut 1955 Sang in the premiere of Nuova Euridice (Lupi).

  • 1972 FP, posthumous, of E. W. Korngold's Symphony, in Munich. Rudolf Kempe conducting. Search Amazon.com for Korngold's Symphony

  • 1981 Death of Scottish bass Harold Blackburn. Born 25 April 1925 in Hamilton, Scotland. Debut as Ferrando in Trovatore 1947 Teacher :- Percy Hemings Created William Humpage in Penny for a Song (Bennett) M. Corfan in Story of Vasco (Crosse) Sailor in Nelson (Berkeley). Search Amazon.com for Harold Blackburn

  • 1993 Death of American composer Jerry Hunt in Canton, OH. b-Waco, TX 30 NOV 1943. Search Amazon.com for Jerry Hunt

  • 1994 Death of Portugese composer Fernando Lopes Graça in Parede. b-Tomar, 17 DEC 1906. Search Amazon.com for Fernando Lopes Graça
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