NOVEMBER 30 Today in classical music history


  • 1593 Birth of composer Johann DILLIGER in Eisfeld bei Hildburghausen . d-Coburg, 28 AUG 1647. Search for Johann DILLIGER
  • 1623 Death of English madrigal composer Thomas Weelkes in London. b-Elstedt, 25 October 1576. Search for Thomas Weelkes
  • 1634 (1643?) Birth of Spanish composer and organist Andres de SOLA in Tudela. d-Zaragoza, 21 APR 1696.
  • 1645 Birth of German organist and composer Andreas WERKMEISTER in Benneckenstein. d-Halberstadt, 26 OCT 1706.
  • 1663 Birth of castrato Andrea Adami da Bolsena. Died 22 July 1742.
  • 1693 Birth of German composer Christoph FORSTER. d-Bebra-Rudolstadt, 1745. Search for Christoph FORSTER
  • 1703 Death of French organist and composer Nicolas de Grigny, at 31, in Rehims. Bap-Rheims, 8 SEP 1672. Search for Nicolas de Grigny
  • 1719 Handel becomes Orchestra Master to the Royal Academy.
  • 1753 Birth of Dutch composer Johann Baptist SCHENK in Wiener Neustadt. d-Vienna, 29 DEC 1836. Search for Johann Baptist SCHENK
  • 1764 Birth of German bass and composer Franz Xaver GERL in Andorf. d- Mannheim, 9 MAR 1827. Debut 1783 Teacher :- Leopold Mozart Created Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart)
  • 1764 Death of composer Dieudonne Raick, at 61. Bap. Liege, 1703. Search for Dieudonne Raick
  • 1777 Death of French violinist and composer Jean-Marie Leclair, at 74, in Lyons. b-Lyons, 23 SEP 1703. Search for Jean-Marie Leclair
  • 1792 Death of German composer Ernst William Wolf, at 57, in Weimar. bap- Gotha, 25 FEB 1735.
  • 1796 Birth of German composer Carl LOEWE nr Halle. Developed German ballad. d-Kiel, 20 APR 1869. Search for Carl LOEWE
  • 1798 Death of German composer Friedrich Fleischmann, at 32 in Meiningen. b-Marktheidenfeld, 19 JUL 1766.
  • 1809 Birth of English organist and composer Thomas Molleson MUDIE in London. d-London, 24 JUL 1876. Search for Thomas Molleson MUDIE
  • 1813 Birth of French pianist, teacher and composer Charles-Valentin ALKAN in Paris. d-Paris, 29 MAR 1888. Search for Charles-Valentin ALKAN
  • 1813 Death of German conductor and composer Friedrich August Baumbach, at 60, in Leipzig. bap-Gotha, 12 SEP 1753. Search for Friedrich August Baumbach
  • 1824 Death of German cellist and composer Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, at 87, in Edinburgh. b-Darmstadt, 19 AUG 1737. Son George, was Philadelphia music publisher, cellist and teacher. Search for Johann Georg Christoph Schetky
  • 1847 Birth of German conductor and composer August Friedrich Martin KLUGHARDT in Cothen. d-Rosslau, 3 AUG 1902.
  • 1859 Birth of Russian composer Sergei LYAPUNOV in Yaroslav. d-Paris, 8 NOV 1924. Search for Sergei LYAPUNOV
  • 1861 Birth of Austrian composer Ludwig THUILLE in Bozen, Tirol. d-Munich, 5 FEB 1907. Search for Ludwig THUILLE
  • 1863 Birth of Italian pianist and composer Gellio Benevenuto CORONARO in Vicenza. d-Milan, 26 JUL 1916.
  • 1866 Birth of German tenor and opera manager Andreas DIPPEL. d- Los Angeles, 12 MAY 1932. Debut as Lionel in Martha (Flotow) 1887 Teachers:- Julius Hey, Alberto Leoni, Johannes Ress, Nina Zottmayr Pupil :- Hermann Weil Created Asrael in Asrael (Franchetti) Search for Andreas DIPPEL
  • 1870 Birth of English writer and composer Cecil FORSYTH in Greenwich. d- NYC, 7 DEC 1941. Search for Cecil FORSYTH
  • 1876 Birth of French tenor Paul Franz in Paris. Died 20 Apr 1950, Debut as Lohengrin in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1909 Teacher :- Louis Delaquerriere Pupils :- Edouard Kriff, Georges Valliant Created Ratan-Sen in Padmavati (Roussel) Antar in Antar (Dupont)
  • 1877 (GC, JC=18 NOV) FP of P. Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, with Nicolai Rubinstein conducting, and Wilhelm Fitzenhagen as the soloist in Moscow. Search for Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme
  • 1879 Birth of Swedish tenor David Stockman in Goteborg. Died 2 Dec 1951, Debut as Wilhelm Meister in Mignon (Thomas) 1905 Teacher :- H Hoffmann. Search for David Stockman
  • 1884 Birth of Swedish conductor, teacher and composer Ture RANGSTROM in Stockholm. d-Stockholm, 11 MAY 1947. Search for Ture RANGSTROM
  • 1885 FP of Massenet's opera Le Cid, in Paris. Search for Massenet's opera Le Cid
  • 1890 Birth of American pianist Elanor SPENCER in Chicago.
  • 1890 Birth of American writer and composer John Tasker HOWARD in Brooklyn. d-West Orange, NJ, 20 NOV 1964. Search for John Tasker HOWARD
  • 1892 Death of French soprano Anne-Arsene Charlton-Demeur. Born 5 Mar 1824 in Saujon.  Debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1842 Created Beatrice in Beatrice et Benedict (Berlioz) Dido in Troyens (Berlioz)
  • 1895 Birth of Austrian teacher and composer Johann Nepomuk DAVID in Eferding. d-Stuttgart, 22 DEC 1977. Search for Johann Nepomuk DAVID
  • 1897 Birth of composer Andreas NEZERTIS.
  • 1897 Birth of American composer Quinto MAGANINI in Fairfield, CA. d-Greenwich, CT 1977.
  • 1899 Birth of Czech opera composer Hans KRUSA in Prague. d-Aushwitz, 16 OCT 1944.
  • 1903 Birth of French composer and pianist Claude ARRIEU in Paris. d-Paris, 7 MAR 1990. Search for Claude ARRIEU
  • 1903 Original Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) facility burned to the ground at 176-194 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. Reopened 14 NOV 1908.
  • 1904 Death of composer Aldine Sillman Kieffer, at 64. b-1 AUG 1843.
  • 1906 Birth of Russian composer Boris Tikhonovich KOZHEVNIKOV in Novgorod. d-8 APR 1985.
  • 1907 Birth of Hungarian composer Gyorgy RANKI in Budapest. d-Budapest, 1992. Popular works include Don Quixote y DulcineaSearch for Gyorgy RANKI
  • 1910 FP of Bloch's Macbeth a lyric drama. Opera Comique in Paris. CD-Ernest Bloch: Macbeth
  • 1912 Birth of Dutch oboist Constant STOTIJN, with Residente Orchestra.
  • 1913 (JC, GC=13 DEC) FP of S. Rachmaninov's choral symphonic poem, The Bells composer conducting in St. Petersburg. Search for RACHMANINOV The Bells
  • 1918 Birth of German baritone Kurt Hubenthal in Halle. Teachers Karl Marstatt, Hans Oncken, Fritz Polster, Kurt Wichmann Sang in premiere of Till (Wohlgemuth)
  • 1922 Birth of American composer Robert EVETT in Loveland, CO. d-Takoma Park, MD, 3 FEB 1975. Search for Robert EVETT
  • 1924 Birth of Swiss composer Klaus HUBER in Bern. Search for Klaus HUBER
  • 1928 Birth of French harpsichordist Huguette DREYFUSS.
  • 1930 FP of Jacque Ibert's Divertissement in Paris. CD-Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Ibert: Divertissement
  • 1931 Birth of German conductor Gunther HERBIG in Labem, Czechoslovakia.  Search for Gunther HERBIG
  • 1931 His Master's Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI. Search for His Master's Voice
  • 1931 Death of English composer John Hyatt Brewer, at 75. Search for John Hyatt Brewer
  • 1931 Death of French composer Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, at 46, in Paris. B-St. Quentin, 28 MAR 1885.
  • 1934 FP of Berg's Five Symphonic Pieces from Lulu. Berlin State Opera. Search for BERG Lulu
  • 1939 Birth of Austrian conductor and violinist Walter WELLER in Vienna. Search for Walter WELLER
  • 1940 Death of German musicologist, conductor and composer Fritz Volbach, at 78. Search for Fritz Volbach
  • 1941 Death of American tenor Charles Hackett. Born 4 Nov 1887 in Worcester. Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1910 Teachers:- Arthur Hubbard, Vincenzo Lombardi Created Armand in Camille (Forrest) Arnold Talbot in Witch of Salem (Cadman). 
  • 1943 Birth of American composer Jerry HUNT in Waco, TX. d-Canton, OH 27 NOV 1993. Search for Jerry HUNT
  • 1944 Death of Italian soprano Giuseppina Finzi-Magrini. Born 5 May 1878 in Turin, Debut 1900 Pupil :- Anna Maria Guglielmetti.
  • 1945 Birth of Romanian pianist Radu LUPU in Galati. Debut at twelve years of age. Won the 1969 Leeds Piano Competition. Search for Radu LUPU
  • 1945 FP of Bohuslav Martinu's Symphony No. 4, in Philadelphia. CD-Bohuslav Martin: Symphonies 3 & 4
  • 1948 Death of Italian composer Franco Vittadini, at 64, in Pavia. b-Pavia, 9 APR 1884. Search for Franco Vittadini
  • 1951 Birth of American composer William P. ROWAN in San Diego, CA. Search for William P. ROWAN
  • 1952 Birth of Russian conductor Semyon BYCHKOVSearch for Semyon BYCHKOV
  • 1954 Death of German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler in Ebersteinberg, at 68 years. b-Berlin, 25 JAN 1886. Search for Wilhelm Furtwangler
  • 1955 Death of Yugoslav composer Josip Slavenski (Stolcer), at 59, in Belgrade. b- Cakovec, 11 MAY 1896. Search for Josip Slavenski
  • 1957 Death of Italian operatic tenor Beniamino Gigli, in Rome. b-Recanati, 20 MAR 1890. Debut as Ezio in Gioconda (Ponchielli) 14 Oct 1914 Teachers:- Agnese Bonucci, Antonio Cotogni, Lazzarini, Enrico Rosati Pupils :- Rina Gigli (daughter), Walter Gullino, Mischa Alexandrovitch Istvan Laczo. Search for Beniamino Gigli
  • 1961 Death of Polish composer Stanislaw Kazuro, at 80 in Warsaw. b-Vilnius, 1 AUG 1881.
  • 1963 FP of Shulamit Ran's Capriccio for piano and orchestra. A New York Philharmonic "Young People's Concert" conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Ran as soloist.
  • 1965 ('64?)FP of Roger Matton's Concerto for two pianos in Quebec. CD-20th Century Works for Two Pianos
  • 1967 FP of Thea Musgrave's opera The Decision in London. The decision;: An opera in 3 acts derived from a television play by Ken Taylor, based on a true incident
  • 1968 Birth of American composer Sylvie COURVOISIER.
  • 1972 Death of composer Valentin Ruiz Azner, at 70.
  • 1972 Death of Austrian composer Hans-Erich Apostel, Kubiniana, Requiem, at 71 in Vienna. b-Karlsruhe, 22 JAN 1901. Search for Hans-Erich Apostel
  • 1975 Death of Austrian soprano Maria Gerhardt. Born 10 July 1896 in Vienna. Debut 1918 Teacher :- Irene Schlemmer-Ambros Pupil :- Maiju Kuusova
  • 1989 FP of John Harbison's November 19, 1928. The Atlanta Chamber Players.
  • 2000 FP of John Corigliano's Symphony No. 2, by the Boston Symphony, Seiji Ozawa conducting. Based on his String Quartet of 1995. Received the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2001. Search for Corigliano's Symphony No. 2
  • 2001 FP of Philip Glass' Dancissimo for Violin and Orchestra. The Milwaukee Symphony under Andreas Delfs, with soloist Robert McDuffie.
  • 2001 FP of Tobias Picker's opera Thérèse Raquin. Dallas Opera. Pre-performance interview CD-Picker: Thérèse Raquin
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