NOVEMBER 7 Today in classical music history


  • 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 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 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 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 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 for Fritz SCHEEL
  • 1859 (JC, GC=19 NOV)1859 Birth of Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, in Gatchina. Search for Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
  • 1866 Birth of German composer Paul LINCKE in Berlin. d-Berlin, 3 SEP 1946. Search 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 for Judith Forst
  • 1944 Birth of Dutch composer Christina Viola OOREBEEK.
  • 1944 Birth of composer James DASHOW. Search for James DASHOW
  • 1949 Birth of American composer Steven STUCKYSearch for Steven STUCKY
  • 1951 FP of Heitor Villa-Lobos' The Origins of the Amazon River, by the Louisville Orchestra. Search 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 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 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 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 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 for Lang LangBest of Lang Lang
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