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  • 1640 Birth of composer Carlo MANNELLI
  • 1656 Birth of composer Leonard SAILER. Search Amazon.com for Leonard SAILER
  • 1655 FP of Cesti's opera L'Argia in Innsbruck for Archduke Ferdinand Carl. Search Amazon.com for L'Argia
  • 1674 Birth of composer Anton ENGLERT.
  • 1700 FP of COLASSE's "Canente, ou Picus et Canente" Paris.
  • 1702 Death of composer Thomas Eisenhut, at 58.
  • 1707 FP of BONONCINI's A. " La conquista delle Spagne di Scipione Africano il giovane" Vienna.
  • 1708 Birth of composer Robert PRAELSAUER.
  • 1720 FP of FEO's "Siface, re di Numidia" Naples.
  • 1729 FP of HASSE's "Tigrane" Naples.
  • 1732 (JC, GC=15 NOV) FP of G. F. Handel's opera Ottone at the King's Theater in the Haymarket, London. CD-Handel - Ottone / Bowman, McFadden, J. Smith, Denley, Visse, M. George, The King's Consort, King
  • 1737 Opening of the San Carlo Opera House in Naples. The San Carlo opera house reopens and the soul of Naples sings.(NAPLES, ITALY): An article from: The Architectural Review
  • 1740 Birth of English clergyman and composer Augustus TOPLADY. Rock of Ages. d-1778. Search Amazon.com for Augustus TOPLADY
  • 1744 FP of HASSE's "Semitamide reconosciuta" Naples.
  • 1748 FP of JOMMELLI's "Ezio" Naples.
  • 1752 FP of GLUCK: "La clemenza de Tito" Naples.
  • 1754 FP of HOLZBAUER: "L'issopile" Mannheim.
  • 1754 FP of CONFORTO: "Adriano in Siria" Naples.
  • 1757 FP of HOLZBAUER: "La clemenza di Tito" Mannheim.
  • 1759 FP of HOLZBAUER: "Ippolito ed Aricia" Mannheim.
  • 1759 FP of HASSE: "Achille in Sciro" Naples.
  • 1760 FP of JOMMELLI: w/ com. G. Cola: "Cajo Fabrizio" Mannheim.
  • 1761 FP of BACH: J.Christian (John) "Catone in Utica" Naples.
  • 1761 FP of JOMMELLI: "L'isola disabitata" Ludwigsburg ( lost).
  • 1763 FP of JOMMELLi: "La pastorella illustre" Stuttgart ( lost).
  • 1764 FP of JOMMELLI: "Il Re pastore" Ludwigsburg ( lost); rev. by Silva, Salvaterra (1770).
  • 1764 FP of JOMMELLI: "Il re pastore" Ludwigsburg ( lost).
  • 1765 FP of JOMMELLI: "Temistocle" Ludwigsburg.
  • 1765 FP of JOMMELLI: "Imeneo in Atene" pastoral Ludwigsburg, rev. by da Silva, Lisbon, Mar. 19, 1773.
  • 1766 FP of JOMMELLI: "Il matrimonio per conorso" not extant; Ludwigsburg.
  • 1767 FP of JOMMELLI: "Il Cacciatore deluso [ovvero] La semiramide in beresco" Tübingen.
  • 1768 FP of HOLZBAUER: "Adriano in Seria" Mannheim.
  • 1770 FP of JOMMELLI: "Demofoonte" Naples.
  • 1772 FP of BACH: J.Christian (John) "Temistocle" Mannheim.
  • 1774 FP of BACH: J.Christian (John) "Lucio Silla" Mannheim.
  • 1777 FP of GRÉTRY: "Matroco" Paris.
  • 1781 Death of mezzo-soprano Faustina Hasse,  (née Bordoni).  b. c.1700.
  • 1783 FP of BIANCHI: "La Zulima" Naples.
  • 1783 FP of Mozart's Symphony No. 36 Linz. Orchestra of Count Thun in Linz. CD-Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41
  • 1784 Mozart finishes the String Quartet in b-flat, Hunt, K.458. CD-Mozart: String Quartets, Vol. 12
  • 1792 FP of PAISELLO: "Elfrida" Naples.
  • 1793 FP of ANDREOZZI: "Giasone e Medea" Naples.
  • 1797 FP of PAISELLO: "Andromaca" Naples.
  • 1800 Birth of Swedish composer Eduard BRENDLER.
  • 1811 FP of ISOUARD: "Le magiciein sans magie" Paris.
  • 1811 FP of WEBER: U.S. Premier: "Abu Hassan" Park Theater, New York.
  • 1823 98th?) Birth of Bohemian composer Karel KOMZAKSearch Amazon.com for Karel KOMZAK
  • 1824 FP of AUBER: "Le concert à la cour, ou La débutante" Paris. 
  • 1824 FB AUBER: "Léocadie" Paris.
  • 1830 Debut of famous bass singer Luigi LABLACHE in Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto. Portrait.
  • 1832 FP of DONIZETTI: "Sancia di Castiglia" Opera seria, Naples.
  • 1841 Birth of Polish composer and pianist Karl TAUSIG in Warsaw. d-Leipzig, 17 JUL 1871. Search Amazon.com for Karl TAUSIG
  • 1844 Birth of Alsatian pianist and writer Edward G. DANNREUTHER in Strasbourg. Founded Wagner Society in England. d-1904.
  • 1846 Birth of French composer Gaston Henri Charles Antoine SERPETTE in Nantes. d-Paris, 3 NOV 1904. Search Amazon.com for Gaston Henri Charles Antoine SERPETTE
  • 1847 Death of German composer Felix Mendelssohn in Leipzig. Schumann composes Erinnerung in album of music entitled Die Jugend in Mendelssohn's memory. b-Hamburg, 3 FEB 1809. Search Amazon.com for Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1853 Death of composer Alexander Stadtfeld, at 27.
  • 1859 Birth of Polish composer Stanislaw NIEWIADOMSKI in Saposzyn. d-Lwow (Lviv) 1936. Search Amazon.com for Stanislaw NIEWIADOMSKI
  • 1863 FP Berlioz' Les Troyens in Paris. 1st perf. of both parts in French, with major cuts, Brussels Dec. 26-27, 1906; 1st complete perf., sans cuts, alterations, etc., in English, CG. Sep. 17, 1969. CD-Berlioz: Les Troyens
  • 1869 Birth of Swiss soprano Lucienne Bréval,  [Bertha Agnes Lisette Schilling] in Mannedorf. d. Neuilly-sut-Seine, Aug. 15, 1935: MET: Début: Jan. 16, 1901 [Chimène] Le Cid, 2 seasons (1900-02) 26 perf., 5 works.
  • 1872 Birth of composer Herman FINCKSearch Amazon.com for Herman FINCK
  • 1876 FP Brahm's Symphony No. 1 Dessoff conducting at Carlsruhe. CD-Brahms: Symphony no. 1; Song of the Fates
  • 1878 Birth of Hungarian-American composer Jean SCHWARTZ in Budapest. d-LA, CA 30 NOV 1956.
  • 1881 Birth of Canadian composer Gena BRANSCOMBE in Picton, Ontario. d-26 JUL 1977.
  • Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe
  • 1882 FP of Bedrich Smetana's Ma VlastCD-My Country
  • 1883 FP of Emanuel Chabrier's Espana. Charles Lamoureux conducting in Paris. CD-España--Chabrier, Granados / Argenta, London Symphony Orchestra
  • 1886 FP of Edward MacDowell's OpheliaCD-MacDowell: Suites Nos. 1 & 2, Hamlet & Ophelia / Ulster Orchestra, Yuasa
  • 1887 Birth of Swedish conductor and composer Knut Algot HAKANSON in Kinna, Sweden. d-Helsingborg, 1929.
  • 1889 Birth of composer Alton Augustus ADAMS. d-1987. Search Amazon.com for Alton Augustus ADAMS
  • 1889 Birth of American tenor Charles Hackett, in Worcester, MA. d. New York, Jan. 1, 1942. On the recommendation of Lillian Nordica, he studied at the New England Conservatory, and Florence Italy. After a few lessons, at the age of twenty-three, He took the title-role in a concert version of Faust, in Boston. After singing as a concert singer and in church, he decided to travel to Europe to study the Italian opera repertory. His début came in Pavia, Boito's Mefistofele [Faust] (1915). In 1916, he sang at La Scala Mignon. He sang in France, Italy, and Spain. He performed in the major houses in Europe, including CG, as [Roméo] in Melba's farewell performance. Hacket was principal singer with the Chicago Opera Company (1922-1935). In the later part of his career he was chiefly a concert and song singer. According to some writers, Hackett's recordings "document a secure technique and a certain elegance, though there is also a sense of routine about them. MET: Début: Jan. 31, 1919 [Almaviva] Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 9 seasons (1918-21, 33-39) 95 perf. 15 works.
  • 1890 FP of BORODIN: w/ Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov. "Knyaz Igor" St. Petersburg. 
  • 1890 FP of Aleksander Borodin's opera Prince Igor in St. Petersburg. CD-Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor
  • 1890 Death of Polish composer Kazimierz Julian Kratzer, at 46.
  • 1891 Birth of Czech composer Miroslav KREJCI.
  • 1892 Death of composer Florimon Ronger Herve.
  • 1897 Birth of Brazilian composer and conductor Oscar Lorenzo FERNANDEZ in Rio de Janeiro. d-Rio de Janeiro, 27 AUG 1948. Opera: "Malazarte" (Rio de Janeiro, 1941). Search Amazon.com for Oscar Lorenzo FERNANDEZ
  • 1898 Death of American composer Jerome Hopkins, at 62.
  • 1899 FP of Sibelius' Finlandia, sung in Swedish in Stockholm. CD-Sibelius: Finlandia/Karelia Suite/The Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 4
  • 1899 Birth of Russian violinist Toscha SEIDEL in Odessa. Search Amazon.com for Toscha SEIDEL
  • 1903 Birth of Romanian composer Ion VASILESCU.
  • 1904 FP of ALFANO's "Resurrezione" Turin.
  • 1906 Birth of composer Arnold Atkinson COOKESearch Amazon.com for Arnold Atkinson COOKE
  • 1906 Birth of composer Siegfried BORRISSearch Amazon.com for Siegfried BORRIS
  • 1908 FP of BLECH's "Versiegelt" Hamburg.
  • 1908 Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC. Search Amazon.com for Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • 1909 First American piano recital by S. Rachmaninoff at Smith College, MA. Search Amazon.com for S. Rachmaninoff
  • 1910 FP of FALL's "Das Puppenmädel" Vienna.
  • 1911 Birth of composer Ssamu SHIMIZU.
  • 1912 Birth of Russian composer Vadim Nikolayevich SALMANOV in Leningrad. d-Leningrad, 27 FEB 1978.
  • 1914 Birth of Argentinian tenor Carlos Maria Guichandut, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 4, 1914; d. Sep. 27, 1990:
  • 1920 Birth of mezzo-soprano Florence Barbieri, in Trieste.
  • 1921 Birth of Spanish dancer Antonio Ruiz SOLER in Seville. Search Amazon.com for Antonio Ruiz SOLER
  • 1922 Birth of Danish composer Paul Rovsing OLSEN. d-1982.
  • 1922 Birth of American composer Anthony VAZZANA.  Search Amazon.com for Anthony VAZZANA
  • 1922 FP of P. Hindemith's String Quartet No. 3, by the Amar Quartet with Hindemith, violist in Donauschingen. Search Amazon.com for Hindemith's String Quartet No. 3
  • 1924 Death of French composer Gabriel Faure in Paris. b-Pamiers, France, 12 MAY 1845. Search Amazon.com for Gabriel Faure
  • 1924 FP of Richard Strauss's opera Intermezzo at the Schauspielhaus in Dresden. Search Amazon.com for Strauss's opera Intermezzo
  • 1927 Birth of Italian composer Vittorio FELLEGARA in Milan. Search Amazon.com for Vittorio FELLEGARA
  • 1932 FP of Henry Cowell's Polyphonica for 12 instruments. Pan American Association orchestra, Nicholas Slonimsky conducting at the New School Auditorium in NYC. CD-Cowell: Mosaic
  • 1932 FP of S. Revueltas' Ventanas for orchestra, in Mexico City. CD-Music Of Silvestre Revueltas
  • 1935 Birth of English trumpet virtuoso and conductor Elgar HOWARTHSearch Amazon.com for Elgar HOWARTH
  • 1935 Death of Hungarian composer Miklos Radnai, at 43 in Budapest. b-Budapest, 1 JAN 1892.
  • 1937 Death of Spanish composer Rogelio del Villar, at 61. b-1875.
  • 1939 Death of French composer and organist Charles Arnold Tournemire at age 69, in Arcachon, France. b-Bordeaux, 22 JAN 1871.
  • 1940 Birth of New Zealand composer John CHARLES in Wellington.
  • 1944 Birth of Dutch composer Willem BREUKER in Amsterdam. Search Amazon.com for Willem BREUKER
  • 1948 FP of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw for narrator, chorus and orchestra. Kurt Frederick conducting the Civic Symphony of Albuquerque, NM. CD-Webern, Bach and Schoenberg
  • 1949 Birth of Autralian soprano Glenys Fowles, in Perth.
  • 1951 FP of TAMKIN's "The Dybbuk" New York.
  • 1953 Death of music philanthropist Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, at 89. Search Amazon.com for Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
  • 1954 Birth of Italian-American neo-expresionist composer John CAROLLO in Turin.
  • 1955 FP of William Schuman's Credendum in Cincinnati, OH. CD-Schuman, William: Credendum, Piano Concerto, Fourth Symphony
  • 1956 Birth of English soprano Joan RODGERSSearch Amazon.com for Joan RODGERS.
  • 1957 Birth of Uzbekistan composer Elena KATS-CHERNIN in Tashkent, former USSR. Search Amazon.com for Elena KATS-CHERNIN
  • 1957 Death of Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret at 78. b-Annonay, 21 OCT 1879.  Search Amazon.com for Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret
  • 1957 FP of José Serebrier's Symphony No. 1. Houston Symphony, Leopold Stokowski conducting. Search Amazon.com for Serebrier's Symphony No. 1
  • 1961 Birth of American composer Edward KNIGHT in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • 1961 Birth of American composer Daron HAGEN in Milwaukee, WI. Search Amazon.com for Daron HAGEN
  • 1961 American soprano Phyllis CURTIN makes her MET debut singing in Mozart's Cosi fan tutteSearch Amazon.com for Phyllis CURTIN
  • 1962 Death of French bass Etienne Billot. b-Marseille, 1878.
  • 1965 Death of composer Krsto Odak, at 77. b- 20 MAR 1888.
  • 1969 Death of composer Ferenc Szabo at 66. Director Franz Liszt Academy.
  • 1976 FP of Donald Erb's cello concerto in Rochester, NY. CD-Works By Donald Erb
  • 1976 FP of Ned Rorem's Women’s Voices by mezzo Joyce Mathis and pianist Warren Wilson at Alice Tully Hall in NYC.
  • 1977 FP of BARTHELSON's "The Devil's Disciple" White Plains. Antonio Brico (1902-1989) Dutch-born/U.S., conducting.
  • 1993 FP of David Ward-Steinman's Night Winds for woodwind quintet. Arioso Wind Quintet at the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA.
  • 1993 FP of Bright Sheng's String Quartet No. 3, by the Takacs Quartet in Boulder, CO. Search Amazon.com for Sheng's String Quartet No. 3
  • 2002 FP of Behzad Ranjbaran's Nocturne for solo piano. Soheil Nasseri soloist, at Weill Recital Hall in New York. The work is an evocation of the beauty of a Persian garden at night. Visit Presser Music to learn more about the Seattle premiere and Behzad Ranjbaran's music.
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