1726 Birth of Austrian violinist and composer Josef STARZER in Vienna. d- Vienna, 22 APR 1787. A violinist in the Viennese court chapel, he also served as a composer for the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg.
1949 Death of Hungarian soprano Margit Bokor, in NYC. b-Losoncz. nr Budapest in 1905. d. New York, Nov. 9, 1949. MET Début: Jan. 14, 1941 [Octavian] Der Rosenkavalier, season (1940-41) 1 work, this was the only appearance by this performer. Bokor's range was such that it allowed her to sing roles from Amor in “Orpheo” to Octavian in “Der Rosenkavalier.” She was highly successful in Vienna. Search Amazon.com for Margit Bokor.
1974 New York City Opera concert where tenor Michele Molese, irate over an unfavorable review in the New York Times, stepped out of character and announced that "The last high C has been dedicated to Harold C. Schonberg." Schoenberg's review of his "pinched" high C during Un ballo in maschera performance of November 1, 1974 with Marisa Galvany as Amelia. He was fired the next day.