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JANUARY 19

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  • 1576 Death of German meistersinger and composer Hans Sachs, at age 81, in Nuremberg. Search Hans Sachs.
  • 1613 Birth of composer Jacques HUYN.
  • 1674 FP of Lully's opera Alceste at The Paris Opera.
  • 1676 Birth of composer John WELDON.
  • 1679 Birth of Italian composer Girolamo CHITISub tuum praesidium 4 vocum inaequalium Organo comitante ad libitum, etc. (Edidit E. Beichert.) (Canticum vetus).
  • 1737 Birth of castrato Giuseppe Millico in Terlizzi Bari. Created Orpheus in Feste D'Apollo (Gluck) Paride in Paride ed Elena (Gluck).
  • 1760 Birth of composer Mechor Lopez JIMENEZ.
  • 1787 FP of Mozart's Prague Symphony in Prague. CD-Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41.
  • 1795 Death of Italian harpsichordist and vocalist Maria Teresa d'AGNESI in Milan. b-Milan, 17 OCT 1720.
  • 1797 Birth of baritone Henri-Bernard Dabadie in Pau. Died May 1853, Debut as Cinna in Vestale (Spontini) 1819 Teacher, Louis Ponchard Created Horn in Gustavus III (Auber) Pietro in Masaniello (Auber) Belcore in Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti) Rugierro in Juive (Halevy) William Tell in William Tell (Rossini) Pharaoh in Mose in Egitto (Rossini) Rambaud in Comte Ory (Rossini) Belcore in Philtre (Auber).
  • 1800 Birth of soprano Zofia Brzowska Soprano in Warsaw.  Died 28 Jun 1879, Debut 1814 Sang in premiere of Zamek na Czorstynie (Kurpinski).
  • 1806 Birth of Bohemian composer Wenzel Heinrich (Vaclav Jindrich) VEIT in Repnice. d - 15 FEB 1864.
  • 1827 Birth of Argentine conductor and poet Carlos Guido y SPANO in Buenos Aires. Search Carlos Guido y SPANO.
  • 1832 Birth of Czech violinist and composer Ferdinand LAUB in Prague. d-18 MAR 1875. Search  Ferdinand LAUB.
  • 1832 Birth of Spanish composer Salvador Giner y VIDAL. d- 3 NOV 1911. " Una Nit d'albáes " . Poema sinfónich ... Reducció pera piano, de Fransés Blasco.
  • 1833 Death of French composer Ferdinand Hérold in Paris. b-Paris, 28 JAN 1791. Search  Ferdinand Hérold.
  • 1839 Birth of composer Bohumil PAZDIREK. d-1919.
  • 1846 Birth of tenor Tom Karl in Dubin. Died 1916, Teachers, Henry Phillips, Antonio Sangiovanni, Trivulzi
  • 1853 FP of Verdi's Il Trovatore, in Rome. CD-Verdi: Il Trovatore.
  • 1863 Birth of Swedish composer Lorster PETRE.
  • 1873 FP of C. Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1, in Paris. CD-Jacqueline du Pré - Favourite Cello Concertos ~ Boccherini, Dvorák, Elgar, Haydn, Monn, Saint-Saëns, Schumann.
  • 1878 Birth of tenor Rudolf Ritter in Brux.  Died 3 Jun 1966, Debut 1910 Pupil, Richard Holm Created Guido Barbi in Florentinische Tragodie (Zemlinsky) Primus Thaler in Kuhreigen (Kienzl). Lebendige Vergangenheit - Rudolf Ritter
  • 1883 Birth of German conductor Hermann ABENDROTH. d-1956. Search Hermann ABENDROTH.
  • 1884 Birth of French conductor and composer Albert Louis WOLFF in Paris. d - 20 FEB 1970.
  • 1884 FP of Massenet's opera Manon, in Paris. CD-Massenet: Manon.
  • 1893 Death of German-American violinist, composer and teacher Julius Eichberg in Boston. b-Dusseldorf, 13 JUN 1824.
  • 1895 Birth of Brazilian pianist Magda TAGLIAFERRO. d-1986. ON CDS | Search Magda TAGLIAFERRO.
  • 1895 FP of first mmt of P. I. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 3, posthumously, in St. Petersburg. CD-Tchaikovsky: The Complete Symphonies and Piano Concertos.
  • 1898 Death of tenor Ernest Nicolini. Born 23 Feb 1834 in St Malo.  Died 19 Jan 1898, Debut in Mousquetaires Reine (Halevy) 1857 Created Celio in Velleda (Lenepveu).
  • 1898 FP of A. Glazunov's ballet Raymonda in St. Petersburg. CD-Glazunov: Raymonda.
  • 1899 Birth of English organist and composer Herbert SUMSION. d-1995. Search Herbert SUMSION.
  • 1899 Birth of baritone Luigi Borgonovo in Milan. Died 18 Aug 1975, Debut 1925 Pupil, Don Garrard Created Polinnesso in Ariodante (Rota).
  • 1903 Birth of German composer Boris BLACHER in Newchwang, China. d-Berlin, 30 JAN 1975. BOOKS | Search  Boris BLACHER .
  • 1903 Birth of Hungarian pianist Ervin NYIREGYHAZI (NEAR eh Hah zee) in Budapest. Search Ervin NYIREGYHAZI. d-13 April 1987, Los Angeles.
  • 1909 Birth of bass-baritone Hans Hotter in Offenbach am Main. Debut as Speaker in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1929 Teachers, Rudolf Bockelmann, Matthaus Roemer Pupils, Marco Bakker, Brian Bannatyne-Scott, Noelle Barker, Alan Oke Cynthia Buchan, Thomas Carey, Victoria Godfrey, Brian Hansford Phillip Joll, Margaret Marshall, James Morris, Patricia Payne Cheryl Studer, David Ward, Kimball Wheeler, Robert Christesen Christine Taylor, Graeme Matheson-Bruce, Helen Walker Catherine Dubosc, Raymond Michalski, Laszlo Polgar Created Commandant in Friedenstag (Strauss R) Jupiter in Liebe der Danae (Strauss R) Olivier in Capriccio (Strauss R) Sang in premiere of Besuch der Alten dame (Von Einem).
  • 1917 Birth of Hungarian composer Rudolf MAROS in Stachy. d-Budapest, 2 AUG 1982. Son of composer Miklós Maros Search  Rudolf MAROS.
  • 1918 Birth of baritone Otello Borgonova in Genua. Debut as Germont in Traviata (Verdi) 1953 Teachers,    Tomaso Jappelli, Domenico Malatesta, Riccardo Stracciari Sang in premiere of Smorfia (Bettinelli) Trilogia das Barcas (Braga Santos) Il Barone avaro (Napoli) Elisabetta (Viozzi) Capello di Paglia di Firenze (Rota) Precedura penale (Chailly).
  • 1920 Birth of Italian composer Luciano CHAILLY in Ferrara. d-Milan, 24 DEC 2002. Composer of 13 operas, ballets and other works. Father of famed conductor Riccardo Chailly.
  • 1924 Birth of Dutch composer Gerard SCHURMANN in Java. Search Gerard SCHURMANN.
  • 1924 FP of G. Auric's ballet Les Fâcheux. Diaghilev company in Monte Carlo. CD-Musiciens Francais Des Ballets Russes.
  • 1928 Birth of soprano Miriam Del Pozo in Madrid. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1945 Teacher, Angeles Ottein.
  • 1931 Birth of soprano Simone Mangelsdorff in Bad Durran.  Died 26 Nov 1973. Teacher, Maria Carpi, Paul Lohmann.
  • 1936 Birth of American composer Elliot SCHWARTZ in NYC. 
  • 1937 Birth of bass-baritone Rudolf Hartmann in Bad Windsheim. Debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1963 Teachers, Franz Theo Reutter, Karl Schmitt-Walter Pupil, Hanna Ludwig Sang in premiere of Ein Engel Kommt nach Babylon (Kelterborn) Ein Wahrer Held (Klebe).
  • 1937 Death of tenor Aristodemo Giorgini. Born 1879 in Marano. Debut as Rodolfo in Boheme (Puccini) 28 Dec 1902 Teacher, Massimo Perilli Sang in premiere of Dispettosi Amante (Parelli). 
  • 1939 Death of baritone Ferdinand Pour. Born 24 Feb 1894. Teacher, Egon Fuchs Sang in premiere of Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek).
  • 1939 FP of David Van Vactor's Symphony No. 1, composer conducting, in NYC. CD-Van Vactor: Symphony No1; Symphony No3.
  • 1945 Birth of American electro-acoustic composer Charles AMIRHANIAN in Fresno, CA. 
  • 1947 Birth of bass Leonard Mroz in Miedzyrzec. Debut as Pimen in Boris Godounov (Moussorgsky) 1972 Teachers, Zofia Bregy, Jerzy Czaplicki.
  • 1948 FP of Douglas Moore's Farm Journal for chamber orchestra, in NYC. CD-Moore: Symphony No2; Cotillion Suite for orchestra.
  • 1949 Chicago Symphony musicians refuse to work with conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler accusing him of being a Nazi colaborator. Search Wilhelm Furtwangler | BOOK-Trial of Strength: Wilhelm Furtwangler in the Third Reich.
  • 1954 Death of soprano Clementine Duchene De Vere-Sapio. Born 12 Jan 1864 in Paris. Debut as Queen in Huguenoys (Meyerbeer) 1881 Teacher, Frau Albertini-Baucarde.
  • 1955 Birth of English conductor Simon RATTLE in Liverpool. BOOK-Simon Rattle: From Birmingham to Berlin.
  • 1961 FP of L. Bernstein's Fanfare at the Inaugural Gala for President John F. Kennedy, in Washington, DC.
  • 1969 FP of György Ligeti's Ten Pieces for woodwind quintet, in Malmö, Sweden.
  • 1967 Birth of baritone Kurt Ollmann in Racine Wi. Teachers, Marlena Malas, Yolande Marculescu, Gerard Souzay.
  • 1970 FP of Shulamit Ran's O, the Chimneys in NYC. CD-20th Century Voices in America.
  • 1970 MET Opera debut of soprano Judith Blegen in The Magic Flute.
  • 1976 Birth of Welsh composer Ceiri TORJUSSEN in Cardif. Search Ceiri TORJUSSEN.
  • 1981 Death of soprano Iva Pacetti. Born 13 Dec 1898 in Prato. Debut as Aida in Aida (Verdi) 1920 Teacher, Giovanni Binetti. Lebendige Vergangenheit: Iva Pacetti
  • 1986 FP of Milton Babbitt's Piano Concerto, in NYC. CD-Babbitt: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra/The Head Of The Bed.
  • 1990 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No. 3 for horn, trumpet and orchestra. Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer, with soloists Robert Cook and Peter Franks at Glasgow's City Hall.
  • 1994 FP of John Adams' Violin Concerto. Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducting, Jorja Fleezanis, violinist. CD-Adams / Glass: Violin Concertos.
  • 1996 FP of David Ward-Steinman's Prisms and Reflections for piano. David Burge, solist, at the Music Teachers National Association convention in San Diego, CA. CD-Borobudar-Prisms & Reflections.
  • 1999 Death of baritone Bernard Lefort. Born 22 July 1922. Teachers, Aureliano Pertile, Elisabeth Rado, Hermann Weissenborn.
  • 2003 FP of Richard Wernick's Duo for Cello and Piano (Cello Sonata No. 2) with cellist Scott Kluksdahl and pianist Noreen Polera, at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, DC.
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