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NOVEMBER 8 Today in classical music history

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  • 1590 Birth of Italian composer Francesco GONZAGA.
  • 1592 Birth of Roman lawyer and music publisher Domenico MAZZOCHI. d-1665.
  • 1599 Death of madrigal composer Francisco Guerrero in Seville. b-c.1528. GMN Biography | Search Amazon.com for Francisco Guerrero
  • 1657 Birth of composer Thomas BULLIS. d-24 AUG 1712.
  • 1693 Birth of composer Leonhard TRAUTSCH. d-13 JAN 1762.
  • 1720 Handel's second set of organ concertos is published. From op 6 concertos. Search Amazon.com for HANDEL organ concertos
  • 1725 Birth of German composer Johann George TROMLITZ in Reinsdorf. d-Leipzig, 4 FEB 1805. Search Amazon.com for Johann George TROMLITZ
  • 1757 Death of composer Pierre Prowo, at 60. b-8 APR April 1697. Search Amazon.com for Pierre Prowo
  • 1770 Birth of German composer Friedrich WITT in Niederstetten, Württemberg. d-3 JAN 1836. Search Amazon.com for Friedrich WITT
  • 1785 Birth of composer Friedrich Wilhelm Michael KALKBRENNER nr. Kassel. d-Enghien-les-Bains, France 10 JUN 1849. Search Amazon.com for Friedrich Wilhelm Michael KALKBRENNER
  • 1799 FP of DELLA MARIA's "La maison du Marais" Paris.
  • 1799 FP of GUGLIELMI's "La Villanella ingentilita" Naples.
  • 1827 FP of Halévy & Rifaut's "Le Roi et le batelier" Paris.
  • 1830 Eleven year old pianist Clara Wieck gives her first performance, at Leipzig GewandhausSearch Amazon.com for Clara Wieck
  • 1833 Death of Austrian priest, organist, pianist and composer Maximilian Stadler (Johann Karl Dominek), at 85 in Vienna. b-Melk, 4 AUG 1748.
  • 1849 Birth of composer Edward Julius BIEDERMANN. d-26 NOV 1933. Search Amazon.com for Edward Julius BIEDERMANN
  • 1850 Birth of Czech composer Karel KOMSAK in Prague. d-Baden, Austria 23 APR 1905. 
  • 1867 Birth of Finnish musicologist and composer Ilmari Henrik Reinhold KROHN. d-25 APR 1960. 
  • Suomen Kansan Sävelmiä: 2. Jakso. Laulusävelmia ... (Finnish Edition)
  • 1872 Birth of Finnish conductor Georg SCHNEEVOIGT. Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1927–29. Search Amazon.com for Georg SCHNEEVOIGT
  • 1873 Birth of  English mezzo-soprano Louise Kirk*by-Lynn, [*The second k is silent] in Manchester. d. London, Feb. 17, 1930.
  • 1878 Birth of Italian soprano Linda Cannetti, in Legnano. d. Verona, Mar. 14, 1960.
  • 1879 FP of Johannes Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78. Joseph Joachim, violin and the composer at the piano, in Bonn. CD-Brahms:The Violin and Viola Sonatas
  • 1880 Death of Swedish composer Jacob Edvard Gille, at 66. b-1814.
  • 1882 Birth of Russian-American composer and conductor Lazare SAMINSKY, in Vale-Hotzulovo, Ukraine. d-Port Chester, NY, 30 JUN 1959. Search Amazon.com for Lazare SAMINSKY
  • 1883 Birth of English composer Sir Arnold Edward Trevor BAX in Streatham, London. d-Cork, Ireland 3 OCT 1953. GMN Biography | Search Amazon.com for Sir Arnold Edward Trevor BAX
  • 1887 Birth of Russian composer Yury Alexandrovich SHAPORIN.
  • 1888 Birth of Norwegian composer David Monrad JOHANSEN in Vefsn. d-Baerum, 20 FEB 1974. Search Amazon.com for David Monrad JOHANSEN
  • 1889 FP of REZNICEK's "Emmerich Fortunat" Prague.
  • 1890 Birth of Norwegian tenor Bjorn Talen, in Oslo. d. July 12, 1947. Search Amazon.com for Bjorn Talen
  • 1890 Death of French composer Cesar Franck in Paris at age 67. b-Liège, 10 DEC 1822. Search Amazon.com for Cesar Franck
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  • 1890 FP of LECOCQ's "L'Égyptienne" Paris.
  • 1891 FP of FIBICH's "Smrt Hippodamie" Prague.
  • 1892 Birth of French bass-baritone Jean Claverie, in Lourdes. d. Nov. 4, 1963. Search Amazon.com for Jean Claverie
  • 1894 (JC, GC=20 NOV)Death of Russian composer Anton Rubinstein, age 64, near St. Petersburg. b-28 NOV 1829. Bio | Search Amazon.com for Anton Rubinstein
  • 1895 Birth of American soprano Eufemia Giannini,  [Gregory] in Philadelphia. d. Jan. 15, 1979.
  • 1895 Birth of Dutch bass-baritone Hermann Schey, in Bunzlau. d. Aug. 21, 1981.
  • 1895 Death of German composer, harpist and teacher Karl Oberthur in London. b-Munich, 4 MAR 1819. Composer of Le Sylphe for harp.
  • 1896 Birth of German mezzo-soprano Res FISCHER in Berlin. d- Stuttgart, 4 OCT 1974. Début Basel, 1927. For four decades a protean figure on the stages of Central Europe. Début Basel (1927), her home base was Frankfurt (1935-41) and Stuttgart (1941-67). In 1949, at the Saltsburg Festival, she created the title role in Orff's Antigonae. She sang in London in 1955, when the Stuttgart troupe paid a visit to CG. She was heard in Bayreuth, La Scala, Paris O, Hamburg, Munich, and Vienna. Search Amazon.com for Res FISCHER
  • 1898 FP of ALFANO's "La fonte di Enchir" Breslau.
  • 1900 Birth of Belgian composer Georges LONQUE.
  • 1900 Birth of Yugoslavian composer Mihailo VUKDRAGOVIC.
  • 1901 Birth of Polish born, French composer Szymon LAKSSearch Amazon.com for Szymon LAKS
  • 1902 Birth of composer Walerian Josef GNIOT. d-1977.
  • 1905 Birth of English musiclogist Richard NICHOLSON. d-24 FEB 1955.
  • 1906 Birth of American composer, conductor and lutenist Rudolph Arnold DOLMETSCH in Cambridge, MA. d-6 DEC 1942.
  • 1908 Birth of Italian opera composer Alberto Erede, in Genoa. d. Monte Carlo, Apr. 16, 2001. MET Début: Nov. 11, 1950, La Traviata, 6 seasons (1950-55, 74-75) 280 perf. 15-works. Search Amazon.com for Alberto Erede
  • 1908 Death of French opera author Victorien Sardou (Madame Sans-Gene), at 77. b-1831. Search Amazon.com for Victorien Sardou.
  • 1909 Birth of composer Norman LLOYD. d-30 JUL 1980.
  • 1909 Death of French choral conductor, organist and composer Charles Bordes, at 46, in Toulon. b-La Roche-Corbon, 12 MAY 1863. Search Amazon.com for Charles Bordes
  • 1909 Death of Dutch pianist and composer Eduard de Hartog, at 80, at The Hague. b-Amsterdam, 15 AUG 1829. Search Amazon.com for Eduard de Hartog
  • 1909 The opening of the Boston Opera House. Ponchielle's La Gioconda.
  • 1911 Death of French mezzo-soprano Amelia Talexis, in Calais. b- Toulouse, 1875.
  • 1912 Birth of French composer Jean-Louis MARTINET in Ste. Bazeille.
  • 1915 Birth of Italian-Swedish conductor Lamberto GARDELLI in Venice, Italy. d-Munich, July, 17, 1998. MET Début: Jan. 30, 1966, Andrea Chénier 3-seasons (1965-68) 28-perf. of 4-works. GMN Biography. | Search Amazon.com for Lamberto GARDELLI
  • 1919 FP of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat 'The Soldier's Tale' Suite for violin, clarinet and piano, in Lausanne. The orchestral staged version of the work was FP at the Théatre Municipal in Lausanne on 28 SEP 1918. CD-Igor Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
  • 1921 Birth of American bass and composer Jerome HINES (Heinz) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. d-NYC, 4 FEB 2003. MET: Début Nov. 21, 1946 [Officer] Boris Godunov, 41 seasons (1946-87) 868 perf. 39 roles. Search Amazon.com for Jerome HINES
  • 1921 Birth of American composer Douglas TOWNSEND in NYC. Editor, Musical Heritage Review, 1977 to 1980. Popular work, Four Fantasies on American Folk Songs.
  • 1924 Death of Russian composer Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov aka Liapunov, at age 64, in Paris. b-Yaroslavl, 30 NOV 1859. Search Amazon.com for Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov
  • 1926 FP of Gershwin's musical Oh, Kay! at the Imperial Theater in NYC. Starred Gertrude Lawrence with songs Clap Yo' Hands; Do, Do, Do; Someone to Watch over Me which became standards. CD-Gershwin - Oh, Kay! / Upshaw · Ollman · P. Cassidy · Stern
  • 1927 Birth of Italian bass Ivo Vinco, in Verona. MET Début: Mar. 19, 1970 [Oroveso] Norma, 6 seasons (1969-73, 76-78) 37 perf., 5 roles. Search Amazon.com for Ivo Vinco
  • 1927 Birth of Norwegian soprano Ingrid Bjoner, in Kraakstad, near Oslo. MET Début: Oct. 28, 1961 [Elsa] Lohengrin, 9 seasons, (1961-68, 71-72, 74-75) 48 perf., 9 roles. Search Amazon.com for Ingrid Bjoner
  • 1933 Birth of Hungarian born, Swiss pianist and conductor Tamàs VASARY. Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, 1993. Search Amazon.com for Tamàs VASARY
  • 1934 FP of Sergei Nikiforovitch Vassilenko's Arctic Symphony, in Moscow.
  • 1936 FP of Jean Françaix's Piano Concerto. Berlin Philharmonic, composer was soloist. Search Amazon.com for Françaix's Piano Concerto
  • 1938 Birth of composer Richard STOCKER.
  • 1941 Birth of American composer Anthony CIRONE. A percussionist with the San Francisco Symphony since 1965. Search Amazon.com for Richard STOCKER
  • 1941 Birth of English violinist Simon STANDAGE. GMN Bio | Search Amazon.com for Simon STANDAGE
  • 1945 Birth of American composer Arnold ROSNER in NYC. Search Amazon.com for Arnold ROSNER
  • 1945 Birth of composer Judith Lang ZAIMONT in Memphis, TN. Search Amazon.com for Judith Lang ZAIMONT
  • 1947 Birth of Japanese conductor Tadaaki OTAKASearch Amazon.com for Tadaaki OTAKA
  • 1948 Birth of English soprano Elizabeth GALE in Sheffield. Sang in San Francisco, Stratford Festival, Glyndebourne Festival, and CG. 
  • Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XI. Lullaby: Sweet Was The Song The Virgin Sang
  • 1949 Maria Callas makes her first commercial recordings in Turin, Italy. Search Amazon.com for Maria Callas
  • 1950 Birth of English composer Christopher BOCHMANN in Chipping Norton. Search Amazon.com for Christopher BOCHMANN
  • 1963 Death of composer Simon Jurovsky, at 51. b-1912.
  • 1984 Death of composer Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, at 81. Search Amazon.com for Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen
  • 1991 Death of musicologist John Kirkpatrick. Author of Charles E. Ives: Memos and cataloger Charles Ives Archives. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Music of Charles Ives by James B. Sinclair Search Amazon.com for John Kirkpatrick
  • 2003 FP of Sydney Hodkinson's Tela Lacerata Stetson Woodwind Quintet, Stetson University . Composer in residence at Stetson University in Deland, FL. Search Amazon.com for Sydney Hodkinson
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