1724 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 115 Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit the 22nd Sunday following Trinity, from Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1724-25. CD-Bach: Complete Cantatas, Vol. 13
1743 Death of composer Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, at 44.
1871 Birth of American baritone Clarence WHITEHILL in Marengo, IO- d-18 DEC 1932. Was discovered by Nellie Melba in 1896 who advised him to study in Paris. Whitehill made his début at the Monnaie in Brussels under the name M. Clarence in 1898. He was Wotan in Richter's English-language Covent Garden Ring of 1908-09. MET Opera career lasted until his retirement in 1932. Search Amazon.com for Clarence WHITEHILL
1933 FP of E. T. A. HOFFMANN's "Aurora" (1811) rev. version by L. Böttcher, Bamberg.
1935 Birth of composer Jerry Amper DADAP.
1935 Birth of English composer clarinetist, pianist and music professor John Nicholas MAW in Lincolnshire. He studied harmony, counterpoint and composition with Paul Steinitz and Lennox Berkeley at the Royal Academy of Music from 1955 to 1958. Search Amazon.com for John Nicholas MAW
1955 Opening of the New Vienna Opera House. Original was damaged by Allied bombs on 12 MAR 1945. This concert celebrated the end of 17 years of foreign occupation. Karl Böhm conducted Beethoven's Fidelio at the gala re-opening.