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JANUARY 14

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  • 1451 Birth of Italian composer and priest Franchinus GAFFURIUS. Conductor of the Milan Cathedral, was considered the authority on musical theory. d-1522. Search  Franchinus GAFFURIUS.
  • 1566 Birth of composer Angelo NOTARIPrime Musiche Nuoue ... 
  • 1655 Birth of Italian composer Angelo PREDIERI. d-1733.
  • 1676 Death of Italian composer Pietro Francesco Cavalli in Venice. Known for his sacred music and his operas, including Calisto. b-Crema, 14 FEB 1602.
  • 1690 Announcement of the invention of the clarinet.
  • 1704 Death of countertenor John Pate. Debut as Mopsa in the premiere of Fairy Queen (Purcell H) Sang in premiere of Island Princess (Purcell D) Grove (Purcell D).
  • 1722 Birth of German composer Friedrich Gottlob FLEISCHER. d-1806. Search Friedrich Gottlob FLEISCHER.
  • 1725 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 3 Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid on the 2nd Sunday following Epiphany, was part of Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1724-25.
  • 1738 FP of G. F. Handel's opera FaramondoCD-Handel - Faramondo / Baird · Minter · Fortunato · Lane · Callahan · Castaldi · Brewer CO · Palmer.
  • 1751 Birth of German composer and singer Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine SCHROTER in Guben. d-Ilmenau, 23 AUG 1802.
  • 1761 Death of tenor Denis-Francois Tribou. Born 1695. Debut as Soleil in Phaeton (Lully) Created Castor in Castor et Pollux (Rameau) Renaud in Renaud (Rameau) Ammon in Jepthe (Desmarets) Sang in premiere of Les Fetes Grecques et Romains (De Blamont) Tarsis et Zelie (Francoeur / Rebel) Achile et Deidamie (Campra) Zaide reine de Grenade (Royer JNP) Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau) Les Indes Galantes (Rameau).
  • 1777 Birth of German composer and poet Annette Droste HULSHOFF in Munich. d-Westphalia, 14 JAN 1797.
  • 1780 Birth of Belgian composer Francois-Joseph DIZI in Namur. d-Paris, France, c1840.
  • 1785 Mozart completes Dissonantenkwartet, opus 10.
  • 1800 Birth of Austrian musicographer Ludwig KOCHEL, compiler of the Mozart catalog. d- 3 JUN 1877.  Search Ludwig KOCHEL.
  • 1802 Death of French ballerina Marie Allard, at 59.
  • 1804 Birth of composer John PARK.
  • 1812 Birth of German conductor, cellist and composer Carl GRADENER in Rostock. d-Hamburg, 10 JUN 1893.
  • 1814 Birth of composer Johannes Josephus VIOTTA. d-6 FEB 1865.
  • 1817 Death of French composer Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, at age 87 in Paris. b-Fauquembergues, 17 OCT 1729. Search  Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny.
  • 1819 Birth of composer Fabio CAMPANA. d-1882.
  • 1830 Death of German instrument craftsman Johann G Repsold, at 59. b-1770.
  • 1822 Birth of composer Nicholas MORI.
  • 1834 Birth of Australian composer William Cleaver Francis ROBINSON. Daytime jobs-Governor of Western Australia, Governor of South Australia and acting Governor of Victoria. d-1897. Search William Cleaver Francis ROBINSON.
  • 1839 Birth of composer Emil BOHN.
  • 1844 Birth of American composer, singer, and teacher of English origin Clara Kathleen Barnett ROGERS in Cheltenham Died 8 Mar 1931 Teachers, Auguste Gotze, Antonio Sangiovanni.
  • 1850 Birth of Polish tenor Jean De RESZKEPortrait of Polish Opera Singer Jean de Reszke by Spy from English Periodical Vanity Fair Photographic Poster Print, 24x32Jean De Reszke And The Great Days Of Opera in Warsaw.  Died 3 Apr 1925, Debut as Alfonso in Favorita (Donizetti) Jan 1874 Teachers, Ciaffei, Antonio Cotogni, Giovanni Sbriglia. Pupils, Joseph Bentonelli, Richard Bonelli, Dudley Buck Jnr, Clive Carey Mme Charles Cahier, Eleanore De Cisneros, Edouard de Reszke Louise Edvina, Arthur Endreze, Rita Fornia, Tenna Fredericksen Rachel Frease-Green, Alma Gluck, Kathleen Howard, Mischa Leon Maria Janowska, Tadeusz Leliva, Felice Kaschowska,Mary Lewis Miriam Licette, Albert Lindquest, Felice Lyne, Lucille Marcel Riccardo Martin, Carmen Melis, Luella Melius, Lucina Messal Rachel Morton, Marguerita Namara, May Peterson, Bidu Sayao Vladimir Rosing, Matthaus Roemer, Minnie Saltzman-Stevens Mafalda Salvatini, Oscar Seagle, Johannes Sembach, Leo Slezak May Stone, Maggie Teyte, Frank Titterton, Marcia van Dresser Ellison van Hoose, Steuart Wilson, Maria Alexandrovicz Leila Megane, Olga Lynn, Sonia Sharnova, Edna di Lima Edith de Lys, Frantz Proschowski, Cuthbert Smith, Niels Hansen Florence Stevens, Vicente Ballester, Sydney Russell Hardesty Johnson, Sarah Jane Walker Created Faust in Damnation of Faust (Berlioz) Rodrigo in Cid (Massenet) Lancelot in Elaine (Bemberg).
  • 1857 Birth of American organist and critic Edgar Stillman KELLY in Sparta WI. d-NYC, 12 NOV 1944.
  • 1868 Death of Austrian musicologist Heinrich Schenker, Ursatz, at 66. Search  Heinrich Schenker.
  • 1875 Birth of French-Alsatian organist, physician, Bach scholar and humanitarian Albert SCHWEITZER, in Kaysenberg, France. d- 4 SEP 1965. Nobel Peace Prize winner 1952. Search Albert SCHWEITZER |  BOOK-Albert Schweitzer: A Biography (The Albert Schweitzer Library).
  • 1882 Death of soprano and composer Caroline Richings . Born 1827 England. Debut as Marie in Fille du Regiment (Donizetti) 9 Feb 1852 Sang in premiere of Duchess (Richings C).
  • 1888 Death of Hungarian composer Stephen Heller, at age 74, in Paris. b-Budapest, 15 MAY 1813. Search Stephen Heller.
  • 1889 Birth of composer Vincenzo DAVICOSearch Vincenzo DAVICO.
  • 1889 Death of soprano Ilma Di Murska. Born 4 Jan 1836 in Croatia. Debut in Harriet in Martha (Flotow) 1862 Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi, V Lichtenegger, J Netzer.
  • 1890 Death of Italian composer Francesco D'Arcais, at age 59 in Rome. b-Caligari, 15 DEC 1830.
  • 1895 Birth of Ludwig Hofmann Bass-Baritone Born 14 Jan 1895 Frankfurt Died 28 Dec 1963 Teachers:- Ricutini, Ernst Grenzebach Created Overseer/Peasant/Clergyman/Manufacturer in Prozess (von Einem). Search Francesco D'Arcais.
  • 1896 Birth of baritone Mostyn Thomas in Blaina, Wales. Died 17 Aug 1984, Debut as Tonio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1929 Teachers, Marie Rosing, Binetti.
  • 1896 Birth of Austrian composer Hans SALTER. d-1994.
  • 1900 FP of Puccini's opera Tosca at the Teatro Constanzi, in Rome. CD-Giacomo Puccini: Tosca - Mirella Freni / Plácido Domingo / Samuel Ramey / Philharmonia Orchestra / Giuseppe Sinopoli.
  • 1906 Birth of German composer Walter KNAPE.
  • 1906 Death of Elizabeth Poole Mezzo-Soprano Born 5 Apr 1820 London Died 14 Jan 1906 Debut 1834 Created Lazarillo in Maritana (Wallace) Ninka in Maid of Artois (Balfe) Sang in premiere of Bohemian Girl (Balfe)
  • 1907 Death of German composer Karl von Perfall, at 82. Search  Karl von Perfall.
  • 1910 Birth of Belgian composer Renier van der VELDEN.
  • 1911 Birth of Canadian-American composer George Amadee TREMBLAY. d-1982.
  • 1911 Birth of composer Helmut DEGENKleines Konzert.
  • 1914 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Three Japanese Lyrics at the Salle Erard in Paris.
  • 1924 Death of Hungarian pianist and composer Geza Zichy in Budapest. b-Sztara Castle, 22 JUL 1849. Search Geza Zichy.
  • 1925 Birth of American contralto Grace HOFFMAN
  • 1925 ('29? Birth of baritone Louis Quilico in Montreal.  Died 15 July 2000. Debut as Germont in Traviata (Verdi) 1953 Teachers, Walter Brunelli, Lina Pizzolongo, Martial Singher Pupils, Roelof Oostwoud, Gino Quilico (son), Paul Frey Sang in premiere of Couers de Matiere (Jolivet) Mere Coupable (Milhaud).
  • 1925 FP of Alban Berg's atonale opera Wozzeck, in Berlin. CD-Alban Berg: Wozzeck (Opera in 3 Acts) - Franz Grundheber / Hildegard Behrens / Weiner Philharmoniker / Claudio Abbado.
  • 1930 Birth of composer Edgar Sergeyi HOVHANESYAN.
  • 1931 Birth of composer Juraj POSPISIL.
  • 1932 FP of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, Ravel conducting and Marguerite Long soloist, in Paris. CD-Ravel: Piano Concertos.
  • 1934 FP of George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm Variations for piano and orchestra. Leo Reisman Orchestra conducted by Charles Previn, with the Gershwin, pianist at Boston's Symphony Hall. CD-Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Earl Wild ~ The Art of the Transcription.
  • 1940 Birth of German bass-baritone Siegmund NIMSGERN in St Wendel Germany Debut as Lionel in Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky) 1967 Teachers, Sybille Fuchs, Paul Lohmann, Jakob Stampfli.
  • 1943 Birth in Latvia of conductor Mariss JANSONSSearch  Mariss JANSONS.
  • 1943 Death of German composer Adolf Sandberger, at 78. Search Adolf Sandberger.
  • 1944 Birth of Canadian composer John REA in Toronto.
  • 1945 Birth of Dutch conductor of Kees BAKELS.
  • 1945 Death of composer Sandor Vandor, at 43. b-1902.
  • 1947 The renovated Covent Garden Opera House opens with Bizet's Carmen.
  • 1949 Death of Spanish composer Joaquin Turina in Madrid at age 66. b-Seville, 9 DEC 1882. Search  Joaquin Turina.
  • 1949 American debut of conductor Guido Cantelli. NBC Orchestra in NYC. Search Guido Cantelli.
  • 1950 Birth of English flutist and conductor Nicholas McGEGANSearch  Nicholas McGEGAN.
  • 1953 FP of Ralph Vaughan William's Sinfonia Antartica, in Manchester, England. CD-Ralph Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No. 7) / Toward the Unknown Region - Bryden Thomson.
  • 1955 FP of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, and Harp Concerto, soloist Nicanor Zabaleta. Philadelphia Orchestra, composer conducting, in Philadelphia. CD-Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8.
  • 1956 Birth of Canadian tenor Ben HEPPNER in Murrayville Teachers, Bill Neill, Dixie Ross Neill Created McTeague in McTeague (Bolcom). Search Ben HEPPNER.
  • 1960 FP of Paul Creston's Violin Concerto No. 1, in Detroit.
  • 1961 Death of composer Henry Geehl, at 79. Search Amazon.com for Henry Geehl
  • 1961 Death of bass-baritone Max Roth. Born 16 Feb 1886. Debut 1915 Pupil, Alfred Pfeifle.
  • 1963 Death of bass Louis Azema. Born 24 May 1876. Agde Heraut. Debut in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 1901 Teacher, Jacques Isnardon.
  • 1964 FP of Quincy Porter's Symphony No. 2, in Louisville, KY.
  • 1965 Death of American movie soprano Jeanette MacDonald, at 63, in Houston, TX. b-Philadelphia, PA 18 JUN 1903. Debut as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) 1943 See Links pageHollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald
  • 1965 FP of Henri Dutilleux's Cinq métaboles in Cleveland. CD-Dutilleux: Complete Orchestral Works.
  • 1967 Birth of American composer Mikel KUEHN in Eau Claire, WI.
  • 1967 Death of Italian composer Renato Lunelli, at age 71. Search  Renato Lunelli.
  • 1971 Death of composer Ethel Glenn Hier, at 82. Search Ethel Glenn Hier.
  • 1976 American debut of pianist Lazar BermanSearch  Lazar Berman.
  • 1978 Death of German conductor Robert Heger, at age 91. b-Strasburg, 1886. Photo. Richard Strauss.
  • 1979 Death of soprano Marjorie Lawrence. Born 17 Feb 1909 in Geelong, Victoria. Debut as Elizabeth in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1932 Teachers, Ivor Bousted, Cecile Gilly Pupil, Louise Ann Wohlafka Sang in premiere of Vercingetorix (Canteloube).
  • 1984 Death of Israeli composer Paul Ben Haim, at 86. Search Paul Ben Haim.
  • 1985 Death of baritone Karl Schmitt-Walter. Born 23 Dec 1900 in Germersheim. Teachers, Gustav Landauer, Hans Reinmar, Richard Trunk Pupils, Rudolf Hartmann, Tonny Landi, Norup Bent, Wolfgang Annheisser. Opera Arias (Baritone): Schmitt-Walter, Karl - Mozart, W.A. / Donizetti, G. / Lortzing, A. / Leoncavallo, R. / Verdi, G. / Wagner, R. (1943-1956)
  • 1994 FP of Michael Torke's Piano Concerto, composer was soloist and Saxophone Concerto John Harle, soloist. Albany Symphony at the Music hall in Troy, NY.
  • 1995 Death of British conductor Alexander Gibson, at 68. Founded Scottish Opera. Search Alexander Gibson.
  • 1998 FP of Michael Torke's Brick Symphony. San Francisco Symphony, Alasdair Neale conducting.
  • 2000 Death of soprano Lina Aimaro. Born 6 Feb 1914 in Turin. Debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1934 Sang in premiere of Trionfo di Afrodite (Orff).
  • 2004 Death of Spanish composer Joaquín Nin-Culmell at age 95, in Oakland, CA. Was composer of Spanish-style piano pieces. He was the son of Cuban-Spanish composer Joaquín Nin y Castellanos and Danish-French-Cuban singer Rosa Culmell. b-Berlin, 5 SEP 1908. Andante, obituary | Search  Joaquín Nin-CulmellJoaquin Nin-Culmell: The Complete Tonadas and Other Works for PianoJoaquin Nin-Culmell; Tonadas
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