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NOVEMBER 3 Today in classical music history

Samuel SCHEIDT

  • 1587 Baptism of German organist and composer Samuel SCHEIDT in Halle. d-Halle, 24 MAR 1654. Search Amazon.com for Samuel SCHEIDT
  • 1623 Death of English composer Thomas Weelkes. b-25 OCT 1576. Search Amazon.com for Thomas Weelkes
  • 1625 Death of German composer, cantor and writer Adam Gumpelzhaimer in Augsburg. b-Trostberg, 1559. Search Amazon.com for Adam Gumpelzhaimer
  • 1656 Birth of Austrian composer Georg REUTTER in Vienna. d-Vienna, 29 AUG 1738.
  • 1662 FP of BONTEMPI's "Il Paride in musica" Dresden.
  • 1689 Birth of Czech composer Johann Joseph Ignaz BRENTNER in Czechoslovakia. d-Chiquitos, Bolivia 1742.
  • 1711 Death of composer Ferdinand Tobias Richter, at 60.
  • Trumpets for the Emperor
  • 1726 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 49 Ich gehe und suche mit Verlangen. The 20th Sunday after Trinity, was part of Bach's third annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig, 1725-27.
  • 1770 FP of Gluck's opera Paris and Helen, in Vienna.
  • 1752 Composer Georg Friedrich Handel undergoes unsuccessful eye operation at Guy's Hospital in London.
  • 1753 Birth of German composer Friedrich Christoph GEBTEWITZ aka Gestewitz.
  • 1770 FP of GLUCK's "Paride ed Elena" Vienna.
  • 1780 Birth of French composer Victor-Charles-Paul DOURLEN in Dunkerque. d- Nr Paris, 8 JAN 1864. Search Amazon.com for Victor-Charles-Paul DOURLEN
  • 1781 Birth of German composer Johann Ernst Friedrich WOLLANK in Berlin. d-Berlin, 6 SEP 1831.
  • 1783 Mozart completes his Linz Symphony the day before it's FP in Linz. Search Amazon.com for Linz Symphony
  • 1801 Birth of Italian composer Vincenzo BELLINI in Catania, Sicily. d-nr. Paris, 23 SEP 1835. Search Amazon.com for Vincenzo BELLINI
  • 1801 FP of Spontini: "Gli amanti in cimento, o sia Il Geloso audace" Rome (1801).
  • 1803 Death of French composer Henri Moreau, at age 75.
  • 1810 FP of ROSSINI's "La cambiale de matrimonio" Venice.
  • 1815 Birth of French composer Adrien Louis Victor BOIELDIEU in Paris. d-Quincy, 9 JUL 1883. Son of Francois-Adrien BOIELDIEUSearch Amazon.com for Adrien Louis Victor BOIELDIEU
  • 1832 Death of Italian composer Pietro Generali Mercadante, at age 59 in Novara. b-Masserano, 12 OCT 1732.
  • 1841 FP of Graffigna's "Ildegonda e Rizzardo" La Scala.
  • 1844 FP of G. Verdi's opera I due Foscari 'The Two Foscari', at the Teatro Argentina, in Rome. Search Amazon.com for I due Foscari
  • 1863 Birth of composer Eugene Samuel HOLMAN.
  • 1867 Birth of German composer Siegfried Garibaldi KALLENBERG nr Lindau. d- Munich, 9 FEB 1944.
  • 1875 Birth of Latvian composer Emils DARZINS. d-Riga, 31 AUG 1910 Train accident. 
  • Emils Darzins: 120th Anniversary Album
  • 1875 FP of Offenbach's "Le Créole" Paris.
  • 1876 FP of Offenbach's "La Boîte au lait" Paris.
  • 1810 FP of Rossini's La Cambiale di Matrimonio, in Venice. Search Amazon.com for La Cambiale di Matrimonio
  • 1814 FP of CATEL's "Le Premier en date" Paris.
  • 1844 FP of Verdi's opera I due Foscari 'The Two Foscari', at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. CD-I Due Foscari
  • 1867 Birth of American baritone William Wade HINSHAW in Union IO. d-Washington, D.C., 27 NOV 1947. Founded Hinshaw School of Opera in Chicago, which later incorporated into the Chicago Cons. as president 1903-7. Founded the International Grand Opera Co. of Chicago, 1909. MET Opera 1910-13, début 16 NOV 1910 as Biterolf min TannhäuserSearch Amazon.com for William Wade HINSHAW
  • 1880 Birth of Italian composer Raffaele Casimiro CASIMIRI in Gualdo Tadino. Search Amazon.com for Raffaele Casimiro CASIMIRI
  • 1881 Birth of Italian tenor Bernardo de Muro, in Tempio Pausanio, Sardinia. d. Rome, Oct. 27, 1955. Search Amazon.com for Bernardo de Muro
  • Lebendige Vergangenheit - Bernardo de Muro
  • 1888 (GC, JC=22 OCT) FP of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite Scheherazade, in St. Petersburg. CD-Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade; Tchaikovsky / Karajan
  • 1888 Birth of composer William Charles Denis BROWNE.
  • 1890 Birth of Brazilian composer Octavio PINTO in Sao Paulo. d-Sau Paulo, 31 OCT 1950. Search Amazon.com for Octavio PINTO
  • 1893 Birth of German tenor Karl Joken, in Krefeld. d. Apr. 7, 1972: Début: [Manrico] Il Trovatore (1918).
  • 1897 Birth of composer Karel SALMON.
  • 1899 (GC, JC=22 OCT) FP of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Tsar's Bride. "Tsarskaya Nevesta". CD-Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride
  • 1900 (GC, JC=21 OCT) FP of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Legend of Tsar Sultan in Moscow. CD-Rimsky-Korsakov: Coq D'or; Tale of the Tsar Saltan
  • 1904 Birth of South African conductor and composer Gideon FAGAN in Somerset West Cape Province. d-Capetown, 21 MAR 1980.
  • 1904 Birth of Canadian Latvian-born organist and composer Janis KALNINS in Pernu, Estonia. Search Amazon.com for Janis KALNINS
  • 1904 Death of composer Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, at age 57 in Paris. b-Nantes, 4 NOV 1846. Search Amazon.com for Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette
  • 1910 The inaugural performance of the Chicago Grand Opera Company. With bass, Nazzareno de Angelis, as Ramfis in Aida with Karolewicz, Eleonora de Cisneros, Anna Masetti Bassi, Mario Sammarco and Hector Dufranne. Search Amazon.com for Chicago Grand Opera Company
  • 1911 Death of composer Salvador Giner y Vidal, at 79. Search Amazon.com for Salvador Giner y Vidal
  • 1911 Birth of Russian-American composer, teacher and electronic music experimenter Vladimir USSACHEVSKY in Hailar, Manchuria. d-NYC, 4 JAN 1990. Search Amazon.com for Vladimir USSACHEVSKY
  • 1913 (1912?) Death of German composer Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, at 83 in Munich. b-Berlin, 1830.
  • 1913 FP of FRIML's Operetta: "High Jinks" Syracuse.
  • 1914 Birth of composer Hallgrimur HELGASON. d-1994.
  • 1918 Birth of Indian composer and teacher Pandit Pran NATH in Lahore. d-Berkeley, CA 13 JUN 1996. Search Amazon.com for Pandit Pran NATH 
  • 1921 FP of FALL's "Der heilige Ambrosius" Berlin.
  • 1924 Birth of Dutch soprano Gerry de Groot, in Rotterdam, Nov. 3, 1924; d. Jan. 31, 1975
  • 1927 FP of Paul Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 5, Op. 46, no. 2. Hindemith, violist, Otto Klemperer conducting at the Kroll Opera, in Berlin. CD-Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik, Nos. 1, 4 & 5
  • 1936 Death of Romanian composer Filip Lazar, at 42 in Paris. b-Craiova, 1894. Known for his Concerto grosso, Op 17, 1927.
  • 1938 FP in America of Yugoslavian-Hungarian violinist Robert Virovai, student of Hubay, with the Philharmonic Symphony, in NYC.
  • 1939 Death of French composer and organist Charles Tournemire, at age 69, in Arcachon, France. b-Bordeaux, 22 JAN 1870. Search Amazon.com for Charles Tournemire
  • 1940 Birth of German composer Dieter ACKER in Sibiu, Romania. Search Amazon.com for Dieter ACKER
  • 1943 Birth of American composer Jerry Hunt in Waco, TX. d-Canton, TX 27 NOV 1993.
  • 1943 FP of Dmitri Shostakovitch's 8th Symphony, in Moscow.
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 [Australia]
  • 1942 FP of DAMROSCH's "The Opera Cloak" 1-act opera New York Opera Co.
  • 1945 Death of composer Alessandro Longo, at 80.
  • 1945 FP of D. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9. Leningrad Philharmonic, Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. CDs-Shostakovich: Symphonies (Box Set)
  • 1946 FP of S. Prokofiev's opera Betrothal in a Monastery-The Duenna in Leningrad. CD-Prokofiev: Bethrothal In A Monastery
  • 1949 Debut of conductor Otto Klemperer with the BBC Symphony. Search Amazon.com for Otto Klemperer
  • Otto Klemperer: His Life and Times, Vol. 1: 1885-1933
  • 1946 FP of PROKOFIEV's "Betrothal in a Convent" Lenningrad.
  • 1950 FP of David Diamond's Symphony No. 3, by the Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting.
  • 1958 FP of Per Norgaard's Constellations for 12 solo strings, in Copenhagen.
  • 1959 Death of composer Friedrich Niggli, at 83. Search Amazon.com for Friedrich Niggli
  • 1962 FP of Aram Khachaturian's Concerto Rhapsody in Moscow. Search Amazon.com for Khachaturian's Concerto Rhapsody
  • 1974 Death of American composer Harry Partch in San Diego, age 74. b- 24 JUN 1901. Search Amazon.com for Harry Partch
  • 1983 Death of conductor Alfredo Antonini, at 82. Search Amazon.com for Alfredo Antonini
  • 1993 Death of Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor, at 97, in Moscow. Search Amazon.com for Leon Theremin
  • 1995 Death of Korean composer Isang Yun in Berlin. b-Tongyong, now Chungmu, South Korea, 17 SEP 1917. Search Amazon.com for Isang Yun
  • 2002 Death of German composer Werner Wagner in Argentina. b-Germany, 1927. Moved to Argentina in 1937.
  • 2002 FP of Milton Babbitt's From the Psalter. David Lang's how to pray and Shulamit Ran's Supplications by soloists, the New York Virtuoso Singers and the American Composers Orchestra, Steven Sloane conducting at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
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