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
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
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.
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.