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NOVEMBER 7 Today in classical music history

Franz ERKEL

  • 1687 FP of COLASSE's w/ Lully: "Achille et Polyxène" Paris. Overture and Act I by Lully.
  • 1702 FP of Campra's "Tancrède" Paris.
  • 1723 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 60 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort on the 24th Sunday following Trinity as part of the first annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1723-24.
  • 1741 FP of MOURET's "Le temple de Guide ou Le prix de la beauté" Paris.
  • 1775 Death of French composer François Rébel in Paris. b-Paris, 19 JUN 1701. Son of Jean-Féry Rébel Search Amazon.com for François Rébel
  • 1786 FP of GRÉTRY's "Les Méprises par ressemblance" Fontainebleau.
  • 1786 Founding of the first musical society in America. At Stoughton, MA. "OLD STOUGHTON MUSICAL SOCIETY". The oldest choral society in the United States.
  • 1801 FP of GRÉTRY's "Le Casque et les colombes" opera-ballet, Paris.
  • 1803 FP of Cavos/Kauer's "Rusalka" St. Petersburg.
  • 1810 Birth of Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer Franz ERKEL in Gyula. Composed Hungarian National Anthem in 1844. Conductor of National Theater Budapest. d-Budapest, 15 JUN 1893. GMN Biography.
  • 1829 FP of HALÉVY's "Le Dilettante d'Avignon" Paris.
  • 1833 FP of CARAFA's "Une Hournée de la Fronde" Paris.
  • 1836 Birth of English composer Steven Austen PIERCE in London. d-Jersey City, NJ 9 APR 1900.
  • 1839 Birth of German composer and conductor Hermann LEVI in Giessen. d-Munich, 13 MAY 1900. Search Amazon.com for Hermann LEVI
  • 1846 Birth of Austrian composer and pianist Ignaz BRULL in Prossnitz, Moravia. d-Vienna, 17 SEP 1907. Popular work was Piano concerto no2 in C. written in 1868. Search Amazon.com for Ignaz BRULL
  • 1847 Birth of American composer Will Lamartine THOMPSON in East Liverpool, OH. d-NYC, 20 SEP 1909. Buried at Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool, OH. Search Amazon.com for Will Lamartine THOMPSON
  • 1852 Birth of German conductor Fritz SCHEEL in Lubeck. First conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. d- Philadelphia, 13 MAR 1907. Search Amazon.com for Fritz SCHEEL
  • 1859 (JC, GC=19 NOV)1859 Birth of Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, in Gatchina. Search Amazon.com for Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
  • 1866 Birth of German composer Paul LINCKE in Berlin. d-Berlin, 3 SEP 1946. Search Amazon.com for Paul LINCKE
  • 1867 FP of Franz Liszt's Dante Symphony, in Dresden. CD-Liszt:Dante Symphony
  • 1872 FP of BARBIERI's "El tributo de las cien doncellas" Madrid.
  • 1876 Death of composer Josef Müller.
  • 1876 FP of SMETANA's "Hubicka" (the Kiss) Prague.
  • 1877 Birth of composer Henry Balfour GARDINER in London. d- 28 JUN 1950. GMN BiographySearch Amazon.com for Henry Balfour GARDINER
  • 1887 FP of DE KOVEN's "The Begum" Operetta, Philadelphia.
  • 1900 Birth of Russian-American ballet conductor Efrem KURTZ, in St. Petersburg. d-27 JUN 1995. Search Amazon.com for Efrem KURTZ
  • 1903 Birth of French mezzo-soprano Noemie Perugia, in Nice. d. Mar. 29, 1992.
  • 1903 FP of BLOCKX;s "De Kapel" Antwerp.
  • 1905 Birth of English composer William ALWYN in Northampton. d-Southwold, 11 SEP 1985. GMN BiographySearch Amazon.com for William ALWYN
  • The Innumerable Dance: The Life and Work of William Alwyn
  • 1910 FP of Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta, in NYC. CD-Herbert: Naughty Marietta / Byess, Ohio Light Opera, et al
  • 1917 FP of FRIML's "Kitty Darlin" New York.
  • 1924 FP in USAmerica of M. Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition. Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky conducting. CD-Moussorgky: Night on Bald Mountain/Pictures at an Exhibition
  • 1925 Birth of tenor Fritz Peter.
  • 1926 Birth of Australian soprano Dame Joan SUTHERLAND in Sydney. m. Richard Bonynge. GMN Biography. MET: Début: Nov. 11, 1961 [Lucia] Lucia di Lammermoor, 21 seasons (1961-65, 66-78, 82-84, 86-89) 223, perf., 14 roles, 11 works. d-10 OCT 2010 at her home near Montreux in Switzerland.  Search Amazon.com for Dame Joan SUTHERLAND
  • The Art Of Dame Joan Sutherland [Australia]
  • 1931 Birth of American composer Gerald HUMEL in Cleveland.
  • 1931 FP of Bachelet: "Un jardin sur l'Oronte" Paris (1931).
  • 1933 Birth of Mastilovic, Daniza (m/s) Serbien. b. Negotin, Nov. 7, 1933
  • 1934 FP of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini. Composer was soloist in Baltimore, MD. CD-Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff
  • 1936 (37?) Birth of Welsh soprano Dame Gwyneth JONES in Pontewynydd. GMN Biography. MET: Début: Nov. 24, 1972 [Sieglinde] Die Walküre, 13 seasons (1972-73, 75-76, 77-78, 80-81, 82-83, 85-86, 88-90, 91-96) 95 perf. 10 works, 11 roles. Search Amazon.com for Dame Gwyneth JONES
  • 1937 Birth of American soprano Patricia BROOKS in NYC. d- Mt. Kisco, NY 22 JAN 1993. Studied with Manhattan School of Music, Début NYCO, 1960-77. Central City, Colorado, 1965, Barber of Seville. Appeared with Kansas City, Santa Fe, San Antonio, Cincinnati, Toledo, and the NYCO.
  • 1939 Birth of  soprano Christiane Stutzmann.
  • 1939 Birth of Dutch composer Daan MANNEKE in Kruiningen. Search Amazon.com for Daan MANNEKE
  • 1940 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Symphony in C. Composer conducting the Chicago Symphony. Commission of Mrs. R. Woods Bliss in honor of the Chicago Symphony's 50th Anniversary. CD-Stravinsky: Orchestral Works
  • 1941 Birth of German mezzo-soprano Trudeliese Schmidt,  in Saarbrücken.
  • 1943 Birth of Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith Forst. MET Début: Feb. 17, 1969 [Page] Rigoletto, 11 seasons (1968-74, 76-77, 89-90, 91-92, 93-94, 98-99) 209 perf., 24 roles, 22 works. Search Amazon.com for Judith Forst
  • 1944 Birth of Dutch composer Christina Viola OOREBEEK.
  • 1944 Birth of composer James DASHOW. Search Amazon.com for James DASHOW
  • 1949 Birth of American composer Steven STUCKYSearch Amazon.com for Steven STUCKY
  • 1951 FP of Heitor Villa-Lobos' The Origins of the Amazon River, by the Louisville Orchestra. Search Amazon.com for Villa-Lobos' The Origins of the Amazon River
  • 1953 Birth of American composer Ken HEDGECOCK in Monticello, AR.
  • 1956 FP of GABURO's "Blur" Urbana, IL.
  • 1961 Birth of opera conductor Friedrich HAIDER. Search Amazon.com for Friedrich HAIDER
  • 1973 Birth of American composer Robert GROSS. 
  • 1982 Death of Mexican composer Salvador Contreras-Sánchez in Cuerámaro. b-Cuerámaro, 10 NOV 1912. A member of the Mexican group 'The Four'.
  • 1983 Death of French composer Germaine Tailleferre at age 91, in Paris. b-Parc-St. Maur, 19 APR 1892. The female member of the Group des Six including Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honneger, Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc. Search Amazon.com for Germaine Tailleferre
  • 1987 Death of American tenor Charles Holland in Amsterdam. b. 1909.
  • 1987 FP of Daniel Asia's Scherzo Sonata for piano commissioned and played by pianist Jonathan Shames, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. CD-Daniel Asia: Ivory
  • 1988 FP of Leo Ornstein's Piano Sonata No. 7, by pianist Marvin Tartak at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. CD-Ornstein: Piano Sonatas
  • 1991 FP of Christopher Rouse's Karolju for chorus and orchestra. Baltimore Symphony and Chorus, David Zinman conducting. Search Amazon.com for Rouse's Karolju
  • 1997 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Piano Concerto. Soloist Kathryn Stott and the Royal Philharmonic, conducted by the composer, in Nottingham, England. Search Amazon.com for Davies' Piano Concerto
  • 2003 Observing the 40th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Austin Symphony performs Dan Welcher’s oratorio J.F.K.: The Voice of Peace. Hugh Downs, the narrator; the texts include excerpts from JFK’s speeches and writings, as well as letters from Peace Corps volunteers.
  • 2003 Pianist Lang Lang's Carnegie Hall Recital Debut. Music by Schumann, Haydn, Schubert, Tan Dun, Chopin, and Liszt at Isaac Stern Auditorium, NYC. Search Amazon.com for Lang LangBest of Lang Lang
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