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NOVEMBER 29 Today in classical music history

Jean-Baptiste Lully

  • 1632 Baptism of Italian-French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, in Florence, Italy.
  • 1643 Death of Italian composer Claudio Monteverde in Venice at age 76. Buried at the Frari Church. b-Cremona, 15 MAY 1567.
  • 1733 Birth of Marie Jeanne Le Miere Soprano Born 29 Nov 1733 Died Oct 1786 Created Ernelinde in Ernelinde Princesse De Norvege (Philidor) Eponine in Sabinus (Gossec)
  • 1770 Birth of composer Peter HANSEL. d-18 SEP 1832.
  • 1775 Death of Italian violinist and composer Lorenzo Giovanni Somis, at 87, in Turin. b-Turin, 11 NOV 1688.
  • 1797 Birth of Italian composer Gaetano DONIZETTI in Bergamo. d-Bergamo, 8 APR 1848.
  • 1816 Birth of Austrian composer Carl BINDER in Vienna. d-Vienna, 5 NOV 1860.
  • 1821 Birth of Alsatian-French composer and musicologist J. B. WECKERLIN.
  • 1825 FP of an Italian opera in US, Rossini's Barber of Seville in NYC.
  • 1843 Birth of Elio Sylva Tenor Born 29 Nov 1843 Gramant Belgium Died 7 Sept 1919 Debut 1868 Teachers:- Gilbert Duprez, Cornelis
  • 1843 Death of Italian composer Marco Santucci, at 81, in Lucca. b-Tuscany, 4 JUL 1762.
  • 1850 Birth of Italian contralto Sofia SCALCHI in Turin. Photo. d-22 AUG 1922. London Covent Garden 1868-1890. Toured US with Mapleson company. Debut as Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1866 Teacher :- Virginia Boccabadati Pupil :- Rita Fornia
  • 1852 Birth of French composer Paul Joseph Guillaume HILLEMACHER in Paris. d-Versailles, 13 AUG 1933. Brother of composer Lucien Joseph Edouard.
  • 1860 Birth of German composer and conductor Hans HAYM with Julius Buths was instrumental in popularizing Delius's music.
  • 1862 Birth of Swiss composer Friedrich KLOSE. d-Lugano, 24 DEC 1942.
  • 1862 FP of J. Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 26. Hellmesberger Quartet, with the composer at the piano at the old Gesellschaft for Musikfreunde Vereinsaal in Vienna.
  • 1863 (1861?)Birth of Greek composer Spyridon Filiskos SAMARA in Corfu. d- Athens, 25 MAR 1917.
  • 1866 Birth of German composer Waldemar von BAUSSNERN in Berlin. d-Potsdam, 20 AUG 1931.
  • 1866 Birth of Charles Gilibert Baritone Born 29 Nov 1866 Paris Died 11 Oct 1910 Debut 1889 Created Remigio in Navarraise (Massenet)
  • 1869 Death of Giulia Grisi Soprano Born 22 May 1811 Milan Died 29 Nov 1869 Debut as Emma in Zelmira (Rossini) 1828 Teachers:- Virginia Boccabadati, Filippo Celli, Giacomelli, Giuseppina Grassini, Giuditta Grisi, Marliani, Giuditta Pasta Created Giulietta in Capuletti e I Montecchi (Bellini) Adalgisa in Norma (Bellini) Elvira in Puritani (Bellini) Norina in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) Adelia in Ugo Conte di Parigi (Donizetti) Amelia in Briganti (Mercadante) Elena in Marino Faliero (Donizetti) Evelina in Enrico di Monfort (Coccia) Mistress Ford in Falstaff (Balfe) Queen in Don Carlos (Costa) Matilda in Malek Adhel (Costa) Violetta Tiepolo in Bravo (Marliani)
  • 1872 Birth of Anna Bahr Mildenberg Soprano / Teacher of Singing Born 29 Nov 1872 Vienna Died 27 Jan 1947 Debut Brunnhilde in Walkure (Wagner) 1895 Teachers:- Rosa Papier-Paumgartner, Pollini Pupils :- Lillian Benningson, Josef Greindl, Ira Malaniuk, Lauritz Melchior Ruth Michaelis, Elisabeth Schartel, Adolf Vogel, Eugenia Zareska,Liane Synek, Josef Janko, Uta Graf, Irmgard Gerz Carlos Alexander, Wolfgang Zimmerman Anna Bahr-von MILDENBURG.
  • 1872 Death of Italian composer Giovanni Tadolini, at 83. in Bologna. b-Bologna, 18 OCT 1785. m-Italian soprano Eugenia Savonari.
  • 1877 Thomas A. Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph.
  • 1879 FP of J. Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, in Vienna.
  • 1887 Debut of 11 year old pianist Josef Hoffman in NYC at the Metropolitan.
  • 1891 Birth of American organist, conductor and composer Richard Frank DONOVAN in New Haven, CT. d-Middletown, CT, 22 AUG 1970.
  • 1892 Birth of Erich Zimmermann Tenor Born 29 Nov 1892 Dresden Died 24 Feb 1968 Debut 1918 Created 1st Shopper in Peer Gynt (Egk) Jan Lievens in Rembrandt van Rijn (Klenau)
  • 1893 Debut at the MET Opera in NYC of Emma Calve as Santuzza in Cavaleria Rusticana.
  • 1894 Birth of American composer Frank J. BLACK. d-29 JAN 1968.
  • 1895 Birth of Italian opera composer Ludovico ROCCA in Turin.
  • 1899 Birth of American musicologist and composer Gustave REESE in NYC. d-Berkeley, CA, 7 SEP 1977.
  • 1904 Birth of Dutch pianist, composer and conductor Piet KETTING in Haarlem. d-Rotterdam, 25 MAY 1984.
  • 1909 Birth of Luigi Marchio Baritone Born 29 Nov 1909 Venice Debut as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) Pupil :- Don Golberg Created Simon Legree in Uncle Tom's Cabin (Ferrari-Trecato)
  • 1909 Death of Anton Moser Baritone Born 13 Aug 1872 Vienna Died 29 Nov 1909 Debut as Hans Heiling in Hans Heiling (Marschner) Teacher :- Wilhelm von Willen
  • 1910 Birth of music publisher Louis LEVY Jr.
  • 1911 Birth of Camille Maurane Baritone Born 29 Nov 1911 Rouen Debut 1940 Teacher :- Claire Croiza Pupil :- Nadine Denize
  • 1914 Birth of American composer Edith GUTIERREZ.
  • 1915 Birth of American music critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Harold Charles SCHONBERG in NYC. d-NYC, 26 JUL 2003
  • 1916 Birth of Italian composer Valentino BUCCHI in Florence. d-Rome, 9 MAY 1976.
  • 1924 Death of Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini in Brussels. b-Lucca, 22 DEC 1858.
  • 1924 FP of Eric Satie's ballet Relâche in Paris.
  • 1927 Death of American impresario "Colonel" Henry Wilson Savage in Boston. b-New Durham, NH, 21 MAR 1859.
  • 1930 FP at the MET Opera in NYC of Tcherepnin's version of The Fair at Sorotchinz by Mussorgsky.
  • 1932 Birth of composer Antoine TISNE.
  • 1934 Death of Werner Alberti Tenor Born 21 Jan 1860 Gnesen Died 29 Nov 1934 Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1888 Teachers:- Martin Roder, Angelo Neumann
  • 1936 Birth of Italian composer Davide ANZAGAI in Milan.
  • 1937 Birth of English tenor John BRECKNOCK in Derby Debut as Alfred in Fledermaus (Strauss J) 1966 Teachers:- Denis Dowling, Frederic Sharp, Charles Amer Created Vasco in Story of Vasco (Crosse)
  • 1941 MET Opera debut of American tenor Jan Peerce, as Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata.
  • 1942 Birth of Philippe Huttenlocher Baritone Born 29 Nov 1942 Neuchatel Switzerland Debut as Orfeo in Orfeo (Monteverdi) Teacher :- Juliette Bise Sang in premiere of Confession Impudique (Cavanna)
  • 1945 Birth of Marga Schiml Mezzo-Soprano Born 29 Nov 1945 Weiden Debut as Policare in Tigrane (Handel) 1967 Teachers:- Hanno Blaschke, Frau Hartmann-Dressler
  • 1946 Birth of Carole Farley Soprano Born 29 Nov 1946 Le Mars Iowa Debut 1969 Teachers:- Marianne Schech, William Shriner Created Jeanne D'Arc in Passion de Gilles (Boesman) Unnamed Composer in Marie de Montpellier (Koering) Sang in premiere of Noces de Sang (Chaynes)
  • 1948 First opera to be televised, Othello, broadcast from the Met, NYC.
  • 1952 Birth of Linda McLeod Soprano Born 29 Nov 1952 Indiana USA Debut as Flora in Traviata (Verdi) 1978 Teachers:- Mary Makower, Rudolf Pierney Created Fairy in Bella e la Bestia (Oliver S) Ann in Inquest of Love (Harvey)
  • 1957 Death of Austrian-American composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold in Los Angeles, CA at 60. b-Brünn, 29 MAY 1897.
  • 1959 Birth of Louise Winter Mezzo-Soprano Born 29 Nov 1959 Lancashire Debut as Tisbe in Cenerentola (Rossini) 1983 Teacher :- Frederic Cox
  • 1959 Death of Swiss conductor and composer Fritz Brun, at 81, in Switzerland. b-Lucerne, 18 AUG 1878.
  • 1963 Death of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona at 67 in Canary Islands. Hit song Malaguena. b-Havana, 7 AUG 1896.
  • 1964 FP of H. Cowell's 26 Simultaneous Mosaics"for 5 players. Ensemble from the Music Department of the State University of Buffalo. Directed by Lukas Foss at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in Buffalo, NY.
  • 1968 Death of Erwin Wohlfahrt Tenor Born 13 Jan 1931 Nurnberg Died 29 Nov 1968 Debut as Adam in Vogelhandler (Zeller) 1955 Teacher :- Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender Sang in premiere of Incidents at Emergency Landing (Blacher) Visitation (Schuller)
  • 1969 Birth of Israeli composer Eldad TSABARY in Tikva.
  • 1970 Death of composer Robert Ruthenfranz, at 65. b-1905.
  • 1971 Death of German conductor and composer Heinz Tiessen, at 84 in Berlin. b-Konigsberg, 10 APR 1887.
  • 1978 Death of Scottish composer Alan Richardson, at 74. Born-Edinburgh, 1904.
  • 1979 Death of Giovanni Voyeur Tenor Born 1901 Benincarlo Spain Died 29 Nov 1976 Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1927 Teacher :- Emma Molajoli Created Uberto in Margherita da Cartona (Refice) Hussein in Re Hassan (Ghedini)
  • 1983 FP of O. Messiaen's opera St. Francis of Assisi at the Paris Opéra, Seiji Ozawa, conducting in Paris.
  • 1989 FP of Lukas Foss' American Landscapes for guitar and orchestra. Guitarist Sharon Isbin and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, composer conducting.
  • 1989 FP of Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 2. The Orchestra of St. Luke's, Peter Connelly conducting. Dedicated to Joan Briccetti, general manager of the St. Louis Symphony.
  • 1994 Death of French-American composer and pianist Sviatoslav S. Stravinsky at age 84. Son of composer Igor Stravinsky.
  • 1997 FP of Anthony Davis's opera Amistad. Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dennis Russell Davies conducting.
  • 2010 Death of German tenor Peter Hofmann, who became famous for his performances of Richard Wagner operas. He died at a hospital in Wunsiedel in Bavaria after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Hofmann made his name performing at the annual Bayreuth festival celebrating the music of Richard Wagner. He toured stages across the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Wikipedia Bio | Search Amazon.com for Peter Hofmann
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