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JANUARY 11

 Giovanni Benedetto Platti
  • 1642 Birth of German organist and composer Johann Friedrich ALBERTI in Tönning, Thuningen. d-14 JUN 1710.

  • 1650 Death of composer Paul Hallman, at 49.

  • 1703 Birth of composer Columban PRAELISAUER.

  • 1727 Birth of composer Franz Sebastian HAINDL.

  • 1746 Birth of Czech composer Frantisek Adam MICA. d-1845. Search Frantisek Adam MICA.

  • 1750 Birth of composer Johann Jakob WALDER. d-1817.

  • 1754 FP of second version Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Castor and Pollux in Paris at the Palais Royal Opéra. CD-Rameau: Castor & Pollux.

  • 1763 Death of Italian composer Giovanni Benedetto Platti in Würzburg, Germany. b-Padua, 9 JUL 1697. Search Giovanni Benedetto Platti.

  • 1784 Death of composer Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, at age 59. b-1748.

  • 1800 Birth of soprano Claudine Ronzi de Begnis in Paris.  Died 7 Jun 1853, Debut 1816 Teacher :- Pierre-Jean Garat Created Elizabeth I in Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) Fausta in Fausta (Donizetti) Sancia in Sancia di Castiglia (Donizetti) Gemma in Gemma di Vergy (Donizetti) Idalide in Elvelzi (Pacini) Imelda in Fernando Duca di Valenzo (Pacini) Marsa in Marsa (Coccia) Bianca in Buondelmonte (Donizetti) Elena in Elena da Feltre (Mercadante) Zaira in Zaira (Mercadante).

  • 1801 Death of Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa, in Venice at age 51. b-Aversa, 17 DEC 1749. Search  Domenico Cimarosa.

  • 1801 Birth of composer John Lodge ELLERTON. d-1873.

  • 1813 Death of castrato Giuseppe Aprile. Born 28 Dec 1732 in Bisceglia, Apulia. Debut in Barone Deluso (Sciroli) 1752 Teachers, Girolamo Abos, Gregorio Sciroli Pupils, Gaetano Crivelli, Francesca Festa, Michael Kelly, Andrea Nozzari Created Rinaldo in Armida Abbandonata (Jommelli) Sang in premiere of Ezio.(Traetta) Caio Mario (Cimarosa) Tito Nelle Gallie (Anfossi) Cresco (Sacchini) Armida (Jommelli) Ifigenia (Bertoni) Montezuma (Maio) Tamas Kouli Kan (Pugnani).

  • 1820 Birth of Russian composer Aleksandr Nikolayevitch SEROV in St. Petersburg. d-St. Petersburg, 20 JAN 1871.

  • 1837 Death of Irish pianist and composer John Field in Moscow, on tour. b-Dublin, 1782. Search John Field.

  • 1843 Death of Francis Scott Key, composer of Star Spangled Banner, at age 63. Search Francis Scott Key.

  • 1856 Birth of Norwegian composer Christian SINDING in Kongsberg, Norway. d-Oslo, 3 DEC 1941. Search  Christian SINDING.

  • 1859 Birth of baritone Francisco D'Andrade in Lisbon. Died 8 Feb 1921, Debut as Amonasro in Aida (Verdi) 1882 Teachers, Corrado Miraglia, Sebastiano Ronconi Pupils, Carl Clewing, Alexander Haydtner.

  • 1868 Birth of soprano Charlotte Wyns in France. Teachers, Crosti, Archard, Alfred Auguste Giraudet Created Divonne in Sapho (Massenet).

  • 1869 Birth of soprano Berta Foerstrova-Lauterova in Prague. Died 9 Apr 1936. Debut as Agatha in Freischutz (Weber) 12 Aug 1887 Teachers, Tauwitz, Antonia Plodkova-Panachova.

  • 1870 Death of composer Adolf Ganz, at 73.

  • 1872 Birth of composer Paul GRAENERSearch Paul GRAENER.

  • 1875 Birth of Russian composer Reinhold GLIERE in Kiev, Ukraine. d-1956. BBC Profile. Search Reinhold GLIERE.

  • 1877 Death of composer Pietro Romani, at age 85.

  • 1880 Birth of pianist and composer Rudolf T. PALM in Curacao.

  • 1882 Birth of soprano Xenia Dorliak in St Petersburg. Died 8 Mar 1945, Teachers, Natalia Iretskaya, Sofia Gladkaya Pupil, Nina Dorliak.

  • 1883 Birth of baritone Giuseppe Danise in Naples. Died 4 Jan 1963, Debut as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1906 Teachers, Luigi Colonnese, Abramo Petillo Pupil, Mario Bertolino, Barry Morell, Regina Resnik, Maria Cleva. Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giuseppe Danise

  • 1885 Birth of German composer and teacher Heinrich STHAMER in Hamburg.

  • 1893 Birth of bass Tancredi Pasero in Turin. Died 17 Feb 1983, Debut as King in Aida (Verdi) 1917 Teacher, Arturo Pessina Pupil, Zdenek Kroupa Created Babilio in Nerone (Mascagni) Judge in Margherite da Cortona (Refice) Hassan in Re Hassan (Ghedini) Lawyer in Re (Giordano) Sang in premiere of Orseola (Pizzetti).Lebendige Vergangenheit - Tancredi Pasero

  • 1894 Birth of composer Jaroslav VOGEL. d-1970. Search  Jaroslav VOGEL.

  • 1895 FP of Johannes Brahms's Clarinet Sonata, Op. 120, no. 1. Richard Muhlfeld, clarinet and Brahms at piano, in Vienna. CD-Brahms: Complete String Quartets/Clarinet Sonatas.

  • 1898 Birth of mezzo-soprano Luisa Bertana in Buenos Aires. Died 27 July 1933, Debut as Preziosilla in Forza del Destino (Verdi) 1921 Teacher, Rinaldi Created Rubria in Nerone (Boito) Sang in premiere of Ollantay (Gaito).

  • 1898 Death of Italian composer Gaetano Capocci, at 86. Search  Gaetano Capocci.

  • 1901 Death of Russian composer Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, in Yalta at age 34. b-Voin, Orlovskaya oblast, 13 JAN 1866. Search Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov.

  • 1902 Birth of French organist and composer Maurice DURUFLE in Louviers. d-Paris, 16 JUN 1986. BOOK-Maurice Durufl, 1902-1986: The Last Impressionist.

  • 1905 Birth of soprano Helena Bartosova-Schutzova in Budapest. Sang in premiere of Family (Holoubek).

  • 1906 Birth of Gwendolyn Koldofsky. Died 12 Nov 1998. Pupil , Carl Allen Schultz.

  • 1906 Birth of composer Johannes Paul THILMAN. d-1973.

  • 1906 FP of S. Rachmaninoff's two one-act operas The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini in Moscow. CD-Rachmaninov:Aleko/The Miserly Knight/Le Chevalier Avare/Francesca Da Rimini.

  • 1909 Birth of composer Gunnar Johnsen BERG.

  • 1910 Birth of American conductor Izler SOLOMON in St. Paul, MN. Search Izler SOLOMON.

  • 1918 Birth of American composer Albert WEISSER. d-1982.

  • 1925 FP of Aaron Copland's Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, at Aeolian Hall in NYC. New York Symphony, Walter Damrosch conducting. Nadia Boulanger was the soloist.

  • 1926 Birth of British conductor Alexander GIBSONSearch Alexander GIBSON.

  • 1928 Birth of soprano Andrea Guiot in Nimes. Debut in Faust (Gounod) 1955 Teacher, Janine Micheau.

  • 1929 Birth of Polish violinist Wanda WILKOMIRSKA in Warsaw. Search Wanda WILKOMIRSKA.

  • 1929 Death of Swedish composer Elfrida Andrée in Gothenberg. b-Visby, Gotland 19 FEB 1841. Search Elfrida Andrée.

  • 1930 Death of baritone Francesco Maria Bonini. Born 1865 in Naples. Debut 1896 Teacher, Beniamino Carelli Created Silvestro in Vita Brettona (Mugnone).

  • 1931 Birth of American composer M. L. DANIELS.

  • 1931 Death of composer Oscar Fetras, at age 76. Search  Oscar Fetras.

  • 1934 Debut of German born American soprano Lotte Lehmann, at the MET Opera in NYC. Obit. Lehamann in OperaNever Sang for Hitler: The Life and Times of Lotte Lehmann, 1888-1976

  • 1935 Death of soprano Marcella Sembrich. Born 15 Feb 1858 in Galicia, Poland. Debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 3 Jun 1877 Teachers, Francesco Lamperti, Giovanni Lamperti, Richard Loewy Victor von Rokitansky Pupils, Josephine Antoine, Sophie Braslau, Josephine Forsyth Dusolina Giannini, Alma Gluck, Ethyl Hayden,Louise Jarecki Maria Jeritza, Hulda Lashanska, Queena Mario,Louise Lerch Margaret Halstead, Anne Hamlin, Polyna Stoska.

  • 1938 Birth of tenor Maurice Maievsky in Paris. Debut as Dmitri in Boris Godounov (Moussorgsky) 1962 Sang in premiere of Antoine et Cleopatre (Bondeville).

  • 1940 Birth of American composer Mark DeVOTO. 

  • 1940 FP of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet in Leningrad. CD-Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet.

  • 1943 Birth of American composer William Albert PENN. Big Boy.

  • 1944 Birth of German composer York HOLLER in Leverkusen. Search York HOLLER.

  • 1946 USAmerican citizenship granted to German composer Paul Hindemith.

  • 1952 Death of tenor Aureliano Pertile. Born 3 Nov 1885 in Montagnana. Debut as Lionel in Martha (Flotow) 1911 Teachers, Gaetano Bavagnoli, Vittorio Orefice, Giovanni Binetti Pupil, Eugenio Fornandi, Pier Miranda Ferraro, Jerzy Garda Angelo La Forese, Mario Ortica, Virginia Zeani Disma De Cecco, Giuseppe Zecchillo, Primo Zambruno Created Nerone in Nerone (Boito) Nerone in Nerone (Mascagni) Christopher Sly in Sly (Wolf-Ferrari) Mazuree in Jacquerine (Marinuzzi) Ollantay in Ollantay (Gaito).

  • 1954 Death of Austrian composer Oscar Straus, in Bad Ischl at 83. b-Vienna, 1870. Search Oscar Straus.


  • 1955 Death of tenor Leon-Pierre Campagnola. Born 8 Feb 1875 in Marseilles. Debut as Gerald in Lakme (Delibes) 1909 Teacher, Manoury.

  • 1956 Death of baritone Percy Heming. Born 6 Sep 1883 in Bristol. Debut as Paris in Romeo & Juliette (Gounod) 1918 Teachers, Frederick King, Frau Grosse, George Henschel Pupil, Harold Blackburn Created Leper in Leper's Flute (Bryson) Sang in premiere in Critic (Stanford).

  • 1958 Death of mezzo-soprano Emmi Leisner. Born 8 Aug 1885 in Flensburg. Debut as Amneris in Aida (Verdi) 1913 Teacher, Helene Breest.

  • 1958 Death of composer Alec Rowley, at age 65. Search Alec Rowley.

  • 1959 Birth of American composer Tom DAVIS.

  • 1961 Death of mezzo-soprano Elena Gerhardt. Born 11 Nov 1883 in Leipzig. Debut as Mignon in Mignon (Thomas) 8 July 1905 Teacher, Marie Hedmont Pupils, Michelle Bonhomme, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Peter Pears Flora Nielsen, Winifred Cecil, Joyce Mary Gow, Helga Mott Cynthia Laurie, Joan Seymour.

  • 1962 Birth of American composer Alex SHAPIRO in NYC.

  • 1968 Death of baritone Mariano Stabile. Born 12 May 1888 in Palermo. Debut as Marcello in Boheme (Puccini) 1909 Teacher, Antonio Cotogni Pupil, Eduardo Cittanti Created Belfagor in Belfagor (Respighi).

  • 1968 FP of Rodeon Shchedrin's Chimes, by the New York Philharmonic. CD-Rodion Shchedrin: Carmen Suite/Concertos for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2.

  • 1973 Death of composer Rudolf Kubin, a day after his 64th birthday.

  • 1973 Death of Dutch composer Emmy Frensel Wegener in Laren. b-Amsterdam, 14 JUN 1901.

  • 1976 FP of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures in NYC. CD-Pacific Overtures (1976 Original Broadway Cast).

  • 1984 Death of composer Fritz Geissler, at 62. Search Fritz Geissler.

  • 1989 Death of tenor Einar Andersson. Born 13 July 1909 in Vasteras, Sweden. Debut as Fenton in Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai) 1938 Teachers:- Joseph Hislop,Torsten Lennartsson,Clary Morales, Set Svanholm Sang in premiere of Aladdin (Atterberg).

  • 1992 FP of John Harbison's song The Flute of Interior Time with text by Kabir, as translated by Robert Bly. William Parker, baritone and Allan Marks, piano at the Schauspielhaus in Berlin . The song became part of The Aids-Quilt Songbook of William Parker. CD-Heartbeats: New Songs from Minnesota for the AIDS Quilt Songbook.

  • 1997 FP of Hans Werner Henze's opera Venus and Adonis by the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich.

  • 1998 Death of conductor Klaus Tennstedt, at 71. Search Klaus Tennstedt.
    Born June 6, 1926 in Merseburg, Germany.

  • 2000 Death of American composer Barney Childs in Redlands, CA. b- Spokane, WA 13 FEB 1926.

  • 2001 FP in USAmerica of John Adams' oratorio El Niño with Kent Nagano conducting the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, the Piedmont Children's Choir. FP at Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris on 15 DEC 2000. CD-John Adams - El niño / Hunt-Lieberson, Upshaw, W. White, Nagano.

  • 2005 Death of Australian composer Miriam Hyde in Sydney. b-Adelaide, 15 FEB 1913. Search A Miriam Hyde.

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