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JANUARY 18

Eduard Mantius

  • 1685 FP of Lully's opera Roland at Versailles.


  • 1729 Handel and John James Heidegger are permitted to produce operas at the King's Theater by The Royal Academy in London.


  • 1746 Death of castrato Valeriano Pellegrini. Born 1663 ? Verona. Created Myrtillus in Pastor Fido (Handel) Thesius in Teseo (Handel) Nerone in Agrippina (Handel) Gheroldo in Tassilone (Steffani) Lepido in Silla (Handel) Sang in premiere of Fede Publica (Bononcini).


  • 1765 Mozart dedicates his six sonatas for harpsichord and violin, op. 3, to Queen Charlotte.


  • 1805 Birth of American composer Thomas COMMUCK. d-1855. Search Thomas COMMUCK.


  • 1806 Birth of tenor Eduard Mantius in Schwerin.  Died 4 July 1874, Debut as Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1830 Pupils, Theodor Reichmann, Benno Stolzenberg, Antoine Mielke Created Slender in Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai). Juchhe. Terzett [begins: " Wie ist doch die Erde so schön " ] für 3 Frauenstimmen, etc.


  • 1835 Birth of Russian composer Cesar CUI. d-26 MAR 1918. Search Cesar CUI.


  • 1841 Birth of French composer Emmanuel CHABRIER in Ambert, Puy-de-Domes. d- Paris, 13 SEP 1894. Biography | Search Emmanuel CHABRIER.


  • 1856 Birth of American composer John Hyatt BREWER. d-1931.


  • 1861 Birth of American composer Huntington WOODMAN. d-1943. Search Huntington WOODMAN.


  • 1863 Birth of mezzo-soprano Marie Renard in Graz. Died 19 Oct 1939, Teachers, Louise Weinlich-Tipka, Rosa de Ruda Debut as Azucena in Trovatore (Verdi) 1882 Created Charlotte in Werther (Massenet) Frau Dot in Heimlich am Herd (Goldmark).


  • 1871 FP of Giovanni Bottesini's opera Ali Baba in London.


  • 1873 Birth of tenor Alfred von Bary in Valetta, Malta. Died 13 Sep 1926, Debut as Lohengrin in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1903 Teacher Richard Muller.


  • 1886 Death of tenor Joseph Tichatschek. Born 11 July 1807 in Teplice, Czech. Died 18 Jan 1886, Teacher, Giuseppe Ciccimarra Created Cola Rienzi in Rienzi (Wagner) Tannhauser in Tannhauser (Wagner).


  • 1887 Birth of American composer William Franke HARLING. d-1958. Film Scores | Duty, Honor, Country.


  • 1893 Birth of American composer John Laurence SEYMOUR. d-1986. The Seymour room: An interview with John Laurence Seymour.


  • 1902 Death of Italian composer Filippo Marchetti in Rome. b-Bologna, 26 FEB 1831. Director Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome. Search Filippo Marchetti.


  • 1903 Birth of German born English composer and conductor Berthold GOLDSCHMIDT in Hamburg. d-London, 17 OCT 1996. Search Berthold GOLDSCHMIDT.


  • 1904 Birth of American composer Anthony GALLA-RINI in Manchester, CT. Search Anthony GALLA-RINI.


  • 1908 FP of Frederick Delius' Brigg Fair in Liverpool. CD-Delius: Orchestral Works.


  • 1911 Birth of Hungarian composer Gábor DARVAS in Szatmárnémeti. d-Budapest, 18 FEB 1985. Search Gábor DARVAS.


  • 1912 Death of tenor Hermann Winkelmann. Born 8 Mar 1849 in Brunswick. Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1875 Teacher, Koch Created Parsifal in Parsifal (Wagner) Nero Claudius in Nero (Rubinstein).


  • 1914 Birth of soprano Marianne Schech in Germany. Died 22 July 1999, Debut as Marta in Tiefland (D'Albert) 1937 Pupils, Carole Farley, Felicity Palmer, Doris Soffel Created Esprit du Ciel in Don Juan de Manera (Tomasi).


  • 1915 Birth of mezzo-soprano Ruth Lange in Rabenau Debut 1938. Teachers, Waldemar Staegemann, Doris Winkler.


  • 1918 Death of soprano Amalie Materna. Born 10 July 1844 in St Georges, Styria. Debut in Leichte Kavallerie (Von Suppe) 1865 Teacher, Heinrich Proch Pupils, Alexander Kirhner, Hermine Kittel, Oskar Lassner Created Kundry in Parsifal (Wagner) Brunnhilde in Siegfried (Wagner) Brunnhilde in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) Queen of Sheba in Queen of Sheba (Goldmark).


  • 1919 Birth of Chilian composer Juan ORREGO-SALAS in Santiago. Search Juan ORREGO-SALAS.



  • 1930 FP of D. Shostakovich's opera The Nose from Nikolai Gogo's work, at the Maliiy Opera Theater in Leningrad. CD-Shostakovich: Das Lied con den Wäldern; Die Nase.


  • 1933 Birth of tenor Cornelius Fanatzeanu in Cluj. Debut 1945 Teacher, Giorgio Favaretto.


  • 1942 FP of Jacque Ibert's Ouverture de fête in Paris.


  • 1943 Death of soprano Maria Michailova. Born 3 Jun 1866. in Kharkov, Ukraine. Debut as Queen in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 20 Apr 1892 Teachers, Saint-Yves Bax, Selma Grening-Vilde, Sebastiano Ronconi Venanzio Rauzzini.



  • 1947 Birth of Irish pianist John O'CONOR. Telarc Artist | Search John O'CONORIrish Classics


  • 1947 FP of Elie Siegmeister's Prairie Legend. New York Philharmonic, Leopold Stokowski conducting.


  • 1952 Birth of tenor Paul Arden-Griffith in Stockport. Debut as Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) 1973 Sang in premiere of We came to the River (Henze).


  • 1953 Death of tenor Mirko Stork. Born 2 July 1880 in Prague. Debut as Grenicheux in Cloches de Cornville(Planquette) 22 Jun 1904 Sang in premiere of Adventures of Mr Broucek (Janacek) Jessica (Foerster J B) Karlstein (Novak).


  • 1956 Birth of French composer and organist Thierry PALLESCO in Paris. Le Salut Messianique - Thierry Pallesco.


  • 1956 Birth of German tenor Christoph PREGARDIEN in Limburg Debut as Wenzel in Bartered Bride (Smetana) 1984 Teachers, Carla Castellanim, Martin Grubdler, Karlheinz Jarius. Search  Christoph PREGARDIEN.


  • 1957 Death of tenor Fritz Wolff. Born 28 Oct 1894 in Munich. Died 18 Jan 1957. Debut as Loge in Rheingold (Wagner) 1925 Teacher, Heinrich Konig Sang in premiere in Singing Devil (Schreker).


  • 1958 First broadcast of a TV series titled What Does Music Mean? with The New York Philharmonic, as part of their "Young People's Concerts", on CBS-TV. Each of the 53 programs was hosted by Leonard Bernstein, concluding in 1972. Leonard Bernstein - Young People's Concerts / New York Philharmonic


  • 1960 Birth of Russian composer Alla PENKINA in Pavlovo.


  • 1962 A dinner at the White House honors Igor Stravinsky. Was hosted by President and Mrs. Kennedy.


  • 1963 Birth of American composer Kenneth P. HOWARD.


  • 1963 FP of Roy Harris' Symphony No. 9. Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting.


  • 1968 FP of Richard Rodney Bennett's Symphony No. 2 in NYC.


  • 1974 FP of Alberto Ginestera's Serenata for cello, bass and chamber orchestra in NYC, at Alice Tully Hall.


  • 1996 Death of Dutch composer Jos Kunst. b-Roermond, 3 JAN 1936. Search Jos Kunst.


  • 2003 FP of Robert Kapilow's This New, Immense, Unbounded World. Louisiana Philharmonic, Kapilow, cond. in Baton Rouge, LA.


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