1725 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 28 Gottlob, nun geht das Jahr zu Ende on the Sunday after Christmas as part of Bach's third annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig, 1725-27.
1731 First promoted public concert in America, in Boston. Merchant Peter Pelham sponsors a concert "of music on sundry instruments" at the Great
Room near the tavern at 6pm. Admission is five cents per ticket.
1752 Birth of Bohemian cellist Anton KRAFT. In service of Prince Esterhazy
at encouragement of Haydn who wrote concerto for him.
(20th?) 1879 Birth of German soprano Margarethe Siems in Breslau. Died 13 April 1952, Debut as Margherite in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 1902
Teachers:- Mattia Battistini, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Aglaia von Orgeni
Pupil :- Sigrid Onegin
Created Chrysothemis in Elektra (Strauss)
Marshallin in Rosenkavalier (Strauss)
Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss).
1894 Birth of Russian soprano Nina KOSHETZ in Kiev. d-15 MAY 1965
Debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 9 Sep 1913
Teachers:- Felia Litvinne, Umberto Mazetti, Sergei Taneyev, Igumnoff
Created Fata Morgana in Love of 3 Oranges (Prokofiev)
Nastya in Kudeyar (Olenine)
Son's beloved in Song of the Earth (Kankarovich). Search Nina KOSHETZ.
1922 Death of German-American pianist and organist Richard Zeckwer in Philadelphia, PA. b-Stendal, Germany 30 APR 1850. Director of Philadelphia Musical Academy, 1876 to 1917, Academy merged with Hahn Conservatory.
1934 Death of Danish tenor Peter Cornelius. Born 20 Jan 1865 in Jutland. Died 30 Dec 1934, Debut as Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet) 1892
Teachers:- Julius Lieban, Nyrop, Hermann Spiro
Created Jonathan in Saul og David (Nielson).
1948 Death of New Zealand soprano Rosina Buckman. b-Blenheim, New Zealand, 16 MAR 1881, the second
child of Henrietta Matilda Chuck, a singer and organist.
Debut as Zara in Moorish Maid (Hill) 1905
Teacher :- George Arnold Breeden
Pupil :- Tom Williams
Created Mrs Walters in Boatswain's Mate (Smyth)
Nail in Nail (De Lara). Search Rosina Buckman.
1949 Death of German baritone Heinrich Rehkemper. Born 24 May 1894 in Schwerte. Died 30 Dec 1949, Debut as Reich in Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai) 19 Mar 1919
Created Mr Heedless in Torneo Notturno (Malipiero)
Sang in premiere of Herz (Pfitzner). Search Heinrich Rehkemper.
1950 ('52?) Birth of American soprano June Anderson in Boston. Debut as Queen of the Night in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1978
Teacher :- Robert Leonard. June ANDERSON.
1954 Birth of Scottish soprano Janis Kelly in Glasgow. Debut as Yum Yum in Mikado (Sullivan) 1979
Teachers:- Janice Chapman, Elisabeth Grummer, David Keren
Created Kitty in Anna Karenina (Hamilton)
Sang in premiere of Hell's Angels (Osborne).
1955 Death of German tenor Heinrich Bensing. Born 26 July 1911 in Metz. Debut 1938
Teachers:- H Ditt, O Waldner
Created Telemachus in Odysseus (Reutter).
1958 Birth of English baritone Geoffrey Dolton in Shrewsbury. Debut as Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte (Mozart) 1983
Created Lazar in Family Affair (Grant).