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  • 1459 Birth of Austrian composer Paul HOFHAYMER in Radstadt. d-Salzburg, 1537.
  • 1683 FP of Alessandro Scarlatti's opera Pompey at Teatro Colonna in Rome.
  • 1750 Birth of German composer Johann Gottfried VIERLING in Metzels. d-Schmalkalden, 1813.
  • 1817 FP of Rossini's opera La Cenerentola, 'Cinderella', in Rome. CD-Rossini - La Cenerentola / Bartoli, Dara, Matteuzzi, Corbelli, Pertusi, Chailly.
  • 1834 Birth of composer Pablo Hernandez SALCES. d-10 DEC 1910.
  • 1842 Death of bass Paolo Mandini. Born 1757 in Arezzo. Debut 1777 Teacher, Saverio Valente Created Sandrino in Cifra (Salieri) Sang in premiere of Armida (Haydn).
  • 1844 Birth of composer Frederick E. KITZIGER. d-1903.
  • 1851 Birth of Flemish composer Jan BLOCKX in Antwerp. d-26 MAY 1912.
  • 1857 Birth of soprano Sophie Sedlmair in Hanover. Died 14 Oct 1939.
  • 1858 Birth of Italian composer Giuseppi RADICIOTTI. d-6 APR 1931.
  • 1866 Birth of baritone Antonio Scotti in Naples. d-26 Feb 1936. Debut as Amonasro in Aida (Verdi) 1 Nov 1899 Teachers, Francesco Lamperti, Vincenzo Lombardi, Ester Trifanni-Paganini Created Chim-Fen in L'Oracolo (Leoni).
  • 1880 Birth of Scottish composer Francis George SCOTT. d-1958.
  • 1881 Birth of composer Gustave Frederic SODERLUND. d-28 NOV 1972.
  • 1884 Birth of American composer and pianist Edward KILENYI in Philadelphia, PA. Search for Edward KILENYIPathe Recordings 1937-39: Chopin & Liszt
  • 1886 Birth of German conductor and composer Wilhelm FURTWANGLER in Berlin. d-Baden-Baden, 30 NOV 1954. Known for his interpretations of Beethoven and Wagner. Tributes. | Search  Wilhelm FURTWANGLER |  BOOK-Trial of Strength: Wilhelm Furtwangler in the Third ReichEdition Wilhelm Furtwängler - The Complete RIAS RecordingsTrial Of Strength: Wilhelm Furtwangler in the Third ReichThe Devil's Music Master: The Controversial Life and Career of Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • 1889 Birth of Russian composer Vladimir SCHERBACHOV.
  • 1894 Birth of baritone Jaro Prohaska in Vienna.  Died 7 Jul 1965, Debut 1922 Teacher, Otto Muller Pupils :- Manfred Capell, Uwe Kreyssig, Hermann Prey, Thomas Stewart Sang in premiere of Prinz von Hamburg (Graener).
  • 1902 FP of Franz Schmidt's Symphony No. 1 in Vienna.
  • 1904 Birth of Hungarian born Dutch composer and pianist Geza FRID in Máramarossziget. d-Bergen, 13 SEP 1989.
  • 1907 Birth of tenor Peter Klein in Cologne. Died Oct 1992, Debut 1930 Created Herault de Secheles in Danton's Tod (Von Einem) Student / Government Director in Prozess (Von Einem) Demoptolemos in Penelope (Liebermann).
  • 1908 Birth of German composer, guitarist and teacher Anton STINGL in Konstanz.
  • 1909 FP of Richard Strauss' opera Elektra at the Hofoper in Dresden. CD-R. Strauss: Elektra.
  • 1910 Birth of Dutch composer Hendrik Willem Hans OSIECK.
  • 1911 FP of Victor Herbert's Natoma.
  • 1911 Birth of American composer Julia Frances SMITH in Denton, TX.
  • 1913 Birth of Polish composer Witold LUTOSLAWSKI in Warsaw. d-Warsaw, 8 FEB 1994. Search Witold LUTOSLAWSKI.
  • 1917 Birth of mezzo-soprano Krystina Szczepanska in Nasielsk, Poland. Debut 1947, Teacher, Stefan Belina-Skupiewski.
  • 1921 Birth of American composer and conductor Alfred REED in NYC. d-NYC, 17 SEP 2005. Search  Alfred REED.
  • 1829 Death of English composer, violinist and violist William Shield in Brighting, Sussex. b-Whickham, Durham 5 MAR 1748. Believed to have wrote the tune to Auld Lang Syne. Was a boat builder and an Opera composer for the Drury Lane theatre.
  • 1914 Birth of American conductor William STRICKLAND in Defiance, Ohio. Founded Nashville Symphony Orchestra in 1946.
  • 1941 Birth of mezzo-soprano Hildegard Laurich in Halle. Teachers, Fred Husler, Gunther Weissenborn.
  • 1942 Birth of American choral composer Diane THOMESearch  Diane THOME.
  • 1942 Death of tenor Desire Pauwels. Born 25 May 1861 in Ghent. Pupils, Louis Morrison, Sophie Pauwels van Biene.
  • 1945 Birth of American composer Russell PECK.
  • 1945 MET Opera debut of American tenor Richard Tucker in Ponchielli's La Gioconda.
  • 1946 FP of Richard Strauss's Metamorphosen in Zürich.
  • 1950 Death of Minnie Saltzman-Stevens Soprano Born 17 Mar 1874 Bloomington Illinois Died 25 Jan 1950 Debut as Brunnhilde in Ring (Wagner) 1908 Teacher :- Jean De Reszke
  • 1954 Death of Yvonne De Treville Soprano Born 25 Aug 1881 Galveston Texas Died 25 Jan 1954 Debut 1897 Teacher :- Mathilde Marchesi
  • 1957 FP of William Walton's Cello Concerto, Boston Symphony conducted by Charles Munch, Gregor Piatigorsky the soloist.
  • 1963 FP of Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Symphony No. 8. West German Radio Symphony, Rafael Kubelik conducting.
  • 1967 Death of Ettore Bastianini Baritone Born 24 Sep 1922 Siena Died 25 Jan 1967 Debut as Colline in Boheme (Puccini) 1945 Teachers:- Rucciana Bertarini, Flaminio Contini
  • 1978 Death of Imre Pallo Baritone Born 23 Oct 1891 Hungary Died 25 Jan 1978 Debut as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1917 Teachers:- Gyorgy Anthes, Mario Sammarco, Jozsef Sik Created Hary Janos in Hary Janos (Kodaly) Lover in Spinning Room (Kodaly)
  • 1987 FP of Paul Schoenfield's Café Music for piano trio. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concert, St Paul, MN.
  • 2004 FP of Heikki Sarmanto's The Song of Extinct Birds. The PALS Children's Chorus under Johanna Hill Simpson, in Jordan Hall, Boston, MA.
  • 2012 Death of Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund. b-14 APR 1929.
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