1842 Birth of German pianist and composer Heinrich HOFFMAN in
Berlin. d-Gross-Tabarz, 16 JUL 1902.
1850 Birth of Australian musical director and composer Leon Francis Victor CARON. d-1905. Conductor of the Melbourne Opera House and the Lyster Grand Italian Opera Company. Organised the Caron Opera Company. Composed original cantata for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880.
1854 Philadelphia Inventor Anthony Foss patents his accordion.
1896 Birth of tenor Nikolay Pechkovsky in Moscow. Died 24 Nov 1966, Debut 1918
1898 Birth of Italian baritone Carlo TAGLIABUE in Mariano Comense. d-5 APR
1978 in Monza. Debut as Amonasro in Aida (Verdi) 1922
Teachers:- Gennai, Guidotti
Pupils :- Raffeale Arie, Giuseppe Zecchillo, Vasile Martinoiu
Created Scedeur in Straniero (Pizzetti)
Sang in premiere of Fiamma (Respighi)
Morte di Frine (Rocca)
Guido del Popolo (Robbiani). Search Carlo TAGLIABUE.
1899 Birth of British-American composer and conductor Laurence POWELL.
1901 Death of composer and harmonic theory and vocal writing teacher, Carlo Angeloni, at 66. Was director of the
Istituto Musicale Pacini. b-1835.
1903 Birth of American tenor Charles KULLMAN in New Haven Connecticut. Died 8 Feb 1983.
Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1920
Teachers, Harold Huni, Jiacinto Marcosano, Francis Rogers
Thomas Salignac, Anna Schoen-Rene
Pupils, William Brown, Felicia Weathers, Elliot Palay.
1914 Death of Spanish composer Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, at age 76, in Madrid. b-13 FEB 1838.
1917 Birth of Mexican composer Felix Guerrero DIAZ.
1917 Death of tenor Albert Niemann. Born 15 Jan 1831 in Magdeburg, Germany. Debut 1849
Teachers, Louis-Gilbert Duprez, Albert Nusch, Friedrich Schneider.
1923 Birth of Russian cellist Daniel SHIFRIN. d-1997.
1931 Birth of tenor Erwin Wohlfahrt in Nurnberg. Died 29 Nov 1968, Debut as Adam in Vogelhandler (Zeller) 1955
Teacher, Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender, Foesel, Gebhard
Sang in premiere of Incidents at Emergency Landing (Blacher)
Jacobowsky und der Oberst (Klebe)
Das Lacheln am Fust der Leiter (Bibalo).
1933 Birth of soprano Christiane Sorell in Vienna. Debut 1955