1717 Bach goes to jail for three weeks for breaking his contract for his service in Weimar. His employer, Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Weimar, was upset because Bach had taken a post with Prince Leopold of Coethen without getting permission.
1862 Birth of Croatian violinist and violist Louis SVECENSKI. Member of the Kneisel Quartet 1885-1917.
1868 Birth of Swedish baritone [Carl] John FORSELL in Stockholm. d-Stockholm, 30 MAY 1941. Début in Stockholm, as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 1896. Covent Garden, Don Giovanni, 1909. He taught Set Svenholm, and Jussi Björling. From 1923-39, he held an administrative position at the Stockholm Opera. MET Opera début 20 NOV 1909 as Frederic in Lohengrin, 1909-10. Search Amazon.com for John FORSELL
1906 FP of PETRAUSKAS's "Birute" Vilnius, w/ Kipras Petrauskas (t).the brother of the composer.
1907 FP of LEROUX's "Le Chemineau" Paris.
1909 FP of D'ALBERT's "Izeyl" Hamburg.
1909 FP of HERBERT's "Old Dutch" Operetta, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
1910 Birth of American composer, conductor and author Arthur COHEN. The Collector's 20th-Century Music in the Western Hemisphere and 20th-Century Music in Europe. d-1998.
1911 Birth of Amenian baritone Pavel Lisitsian, in Vladikavkaz, Russia. d. Moscow, July 7, 2004. MET Mar. 3, 1960 Verdi [Amonasro] Aida, 1 season (1959-60) 1 perf., 1 work. Search Amazon.com for Pavel Lisitsian
1920 Birth of Italian bass Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, in Istanbul. d. Bloomington, IN, Mar. 12, 1991. MET Début Nov. 16, 1953 [Méphistophélès] Faust, 1 season (1953-54) 12 perf. 3 roles. Search Amazon.com for Nicola Rossi-Lemeni
1923 Birth of Italian baritone Renato Capecchi, in Cauro. d. Milan, Italy, June 30, 1998. MET Début: Nov. 24, 1951 [Germont] La Traviata, 21 seasons (1951-54, 75-86, 87-94) 304 perf. 19 roles, 15 works.