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JANUARY 13

Johann Christoph GRAUPNER

  • 1683 Birth of German composer Johann Christoph GRAUPNER in Kirchberg. d-Darmstadt, 10 MAY 1760. Search  Johann Christoph GRAUPNER.
  • 1690 Birth of German composer Gottfried Heinrich STOLZEL in Grünstadtl. d-Gotha, 27 NOV 1749. Search Gottfried Heinrich STOLZEL.
  • 1726 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 32 Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen on the 1st Sunday following Epiphany in Bach's third annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1725-27.
  • 1727 Birth of German composer Johann Christoph SCHMUGEL in Pritzier.d-Molln, 1798.
  • 1734 Birth of Croatian composer Luka SORKOCEVIC in Dubrovnik. d-Dubrovnik, suicide, 1789. Father of Antun.
  • 1762 Death of composer Leonhard Trautsch, at 68. b-8 NOV 1694.
  • 1775 FP of W. A. Mozart's opera La finta giardiniera 'The Feigned Gardener', at the Opernhaus St. Salvator in Munich. CD-Mozart - La finta giardiniera / Gruberova · T. Moser · Heilmann · Margiono · Bacelli · Upshaw · Scharinger · Harnoncourt.
  • 1778 Birth of composer Anton FISCHER. d- 1 DEC 1808.
  • 1788 Birth of composer Carl Ludwig Cornelius WESTENHOLZ. d-4 FEB 1854.
  • 1795 Death of composer Francois-Joseph Krafft, at 73. Search Francois-Joseph Krafft.
  • 1822 Birth of mezzo-soprano Elise Polko in Leipzig. Died 15 May 1899, Teacher, Manuel Garcia, Jr.
  • 1824 Birth of Polish cellist and composer Ignacy Marceli KOMOROWSKI in Warsaw. d-Warsaw, 1857 of tuberculosis.
  • 1828 Death of English writer and composer Elizabeth Anspach in Naples, Italy. b-London, 17 DEC 1750.
  • 1828 Death of French composer Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, at age 80. d-23 APR 1747.
  • 1838 Death of German composer Ferdinand Reis, at age 53, in Frankfurt. b- Godesberg, 28 NOV 1784. Search Ferdinand Reis.
  • 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.
  • 1864 Death of American composer Stephen Collins Foster in NYC. b-Pittsburgh, 4 July 1826. Search Stephen Collins Foster. | BOOK(For Children)-The Life and Times of Stephen Foster.
  • 1866 Birth of Russian composer and conductor (Basil) Vasily KALINNIKOV in Voin. d-Yalta, Crimea, 11 JAN 1901. Search Vasily KALINNIKOV.
  • 1870 Birth of Polish composer and conductor Henryk OPIENSKISearch Henryk OPIENSKI.
  • 1873 FP of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Ivan The Terrible aka The Maid of PskovCDs-Rimsky-Korsakov: Ivan the Terrible | Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid Of Pskov.
  • 1882 German composer Richard Wagner completes his opera ParsifalCD-Parsifal.
  • 1883 FP of George Chadwick's Thalia Overture. Boston Symphony. CD-Chadwick: Orchestral Works.
  • 1890 FP of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet, in St. Petersburg. CD-Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66.
  • 1892 Death of composer Charles Albert White, at 62. b-1832.
  • 1893 Birth of Czech composer and organist Jan Evangelista ZELINKA in Prague. d Prague, 30 JUN 1969. Studied in Prague.
  • 1893 Death of soprano Melita Otto. Born 16 Dec 1842 in Dresden. Debut 1860 Teacher, Theile.
  • 1895 Birth of Spanish opera singer and film actor Fortunio BONANOVA, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. d-Woodland Hills, CA 2 APR 1969 of cerebral hemorrhage. Film credits. Television credits.
  • 1895 Birth of Austrian composer Abraham Wolfe BINDER. d-1966.
  • 1896 Birth of tenor Nikolay Pechkovsky in Moscow. Died 24 Nov 1966, Debut 1918 Teacher, Donsky.
  • 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 Angelo Gobbato Created Scedeur in Straniero (Pizzetti) Sang in premiere of Fiamma (Respighi) Morte di Frine (Rocca) Guido del Popolo (Robbiani). Search  Carlo TAGLIABUELebendige Vergangenheit - Carlo Tagliabue
  • 1899 Birth of British-American composer and conductor Laurence POWELL.
  • 1900 Birth of composer Yasuji KIYOSESearch Yasuji KIYOSE.
  • 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. Charles KullmanGreat Charles Kullman
  • 1904 Birth of English composer Richard ADDINSELL in Oxford. d-London, 14 NOV 1977. Search  Richard ADDINSELL.
  • 1904 FP of Bela Bartók's tone-poem Kossuth, with parody of the German national hymn causing outrage, in Budapest. CD-Bartok: Concerto for orchestra Sz116; Kossuth.
  • 1906 Birth of composer Maxime JACOB.
  • 1910 First experimental live broadcast of opera. In NYC, from the MET Opera stage, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and part of Pagliacci, with Enrico Caruso and Emmy Destinn. Dr. Lee De Forest sending it to co-workers in New Jersey.
  • 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) Visitation (Schuller) Jacobowsky und der Oberst (Klebe) Das Lacheln am Fust der Leiter (Bibalo).
  • 1933 Birth of soprano Christiane Sorell in Vienna. Debut 1955 Teacher,Ferdinand Grossmann.
  • 1935 FP of Roy Harris's overture When Johnny Comes Marching Home the final version, by the Minneapolis Symphony and chorus under Eugene Ormandy. CD-I Hear America Singing! Choral Music of Roy Harris.
  • 1936 Birth of Italian baritone Renato BRUSON near Padua. Debut as Di Luna in Trovatore (Verdi) 1961 Teacher, Elena Fava Ceriata. Renato Bruson Gala BOOK-Ticket to the Opera: Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Recommended Recordings. | Search  Renato BRUSON.
  • 1936 Birth of composer Ami MAAYANI.
  • 1938 Birth of Finnish Paavo HEININEN in Helsinki. Search Paavo HEININEN.
  • 1938 American debut of pianist Rudolf Firkusny. Obit. Search  Rudolf Firkusny.
  • 1943 Birth of composer William DUCKWORTHSearch Amazon.com for William DUCKWORTH | BOOK-A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals.
  • 1944 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Circus Polka for orchestra and Four Norwegian Moods at the Garden Theatre. Boston Symphony conducted by the composer in Cambridge, MA. CD-The Music of Stravinsky.
  • 1945 Death of baritone Alfred Kase. Born 28 Oct 1877 in Stettin, Poland. Debut 1902 Teacher, Emanuel Kroupa
  • 1945 FP of Sergei Prokofiev's 5th Symphony. Moscow State Philharmonic, with the composer conducting in Moscow. CD-Prokofiev: 7 Symphonies / Lieutenant Kijé.
  • 1951 Birth of English composer Gary CARPENTER in Hackney, London. 
  • 1951 Death of Russian composer Nikolai Karlovich Medtner in London. b-Moscow, 5 JAN 1880. b Moscow, 5 JAN 1880. aka Nikolay Karlovich MedtnerSearch Nikolai Karlovich Medtner.
  • 1954 Birth of English composer Richard BLACKFORD in London. Richard Blackford: Mirror of Perfection.
  • 1954 Death of composer Roland Diggle, at 69. Search  for Roland Diggle.
  • 1961 Birth of English organist, pianist and conductor Wayne MARSHALLSearch  conductor Wayne MARSHALL.
  • 1971 Birth of tenor Domonic Natoli. Teachers, Marlena Malas, Waldemar Kmentt, Afro Poli, David Harper Carol Blaikner-Mayo, Milla Andrew, Alfredo Krauss, Luigi Alva, Joan Sutherland.
  • 1971 Death of French composer Henri Tomasi, at age 69, in Paris. b-Marseille, 17 August 1901. Search  Henri Tomasi,.
  • 1971 Death of English composer Robert Still, at age 60, in Bucklebury, Berkshire. b-London, 10 June 1910.
  • 1973 Birth of tenor Juan Diego Flores in Lima,Peru. Debut as Corradino in Matilde de Shabran (Rossini) 1996 Teachers, Marilyn Horne, Ernesto Palacio.Juan Diego Florez ~ Rossini AriasSanto
  • 1974 Death of Canadian tenor Raoul Jobin in Quebec, age 67. b- 8 APR 1906. Search  Raoul Jobin.
  • 1976 Death of soprano Lily Pons. Born 12 Apr 1898 in Cannes. Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes) 1928 Teachers, Alberto De Gorostiaga, Giovanni Zenatello, Maria Gay. Lily Pons-Opera Arias
  • 1976 American conductor Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NY's Metropolitan Opera. She led the MET orchestra and singers in a performance of La TraviataSearch Sarah Caldwell. | BOOK-Uncommon Women: Gwendolyn Brooks, Sarah Caldwell, Julie Harris, Mary McCarthy, Alice Neel, Roberta Peters, Maria Tallchief, Mary Lou Williams, Eugenia Zukerman.
  • 1980 Birth of England based, Polish conductor and organist Krzysztof CZERWINSKISearch Krzysztof CZERWINSKI.
  • 1980 Death of conductor Andre Kostelanetz, at 78 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. b-St. Petersburg, Russia, 23 DEC 1901. m/d-soprano Lily Pons. Search Andre Kostelanetz.
  • 1992 Death of soprano Rachaeli Mori. Born 15 Jun 1894 Pavio. Pupil, Joseph Rouleau.
  • 1993 Death of Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri in São Paulo. b-São Paulo, 1 FEB 1907. Search  Camargo Guarnieri .
  • 1994 Death of English musicologist Frederick William Sternfeld, at 79. Exeter Fellow, 1956. b-25 SEP 1914.
  • 2000 FP of Richard Danielpour's Voices of Remembrance for string quartet and orchestra. Guarneri String Quartet and the National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting in Washington, D.C.
  • 2002 FP of Robert Kapilow's Louisiana Purchase by Louisiana Philharmonic, Baton Rouge, LA.
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