composer William HAYES

  • 1613 Birth of German composer Johann Jakob WOLLEB.

  • 1673 FP of Heinrich Ignaz Biber's (1664-1704) Sonata Sancti Polycarpi a 9 for the election of Polykarp von Küenberg.

  • 1708 Birth of English composer William HAYES. d-at the siege of Chester in 1645.

  • 1732 (GC, JC=15 JAN) FP of G. F. Handel's opera Ezio.

  • 1734 FP of Handel's opera Arianna runs for seventeen performances in London.

  • 1742 Birth of composer Johann Friedrich Ludwig SIEVERS. d-1806. Search Johann Friedrich Ludwig SIEVERS.

  • 1748 Birth of composer Emmanuel Aloys FORSTER.

  • 1790 FP of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

  • 1795 Death of German composer Johann Christoph Friedrich BACH in Bückeburg. Ninth son of J.S. Bach. b-Leipzig 21 JUN 1732. Search  Johann Christoph Friedrich BACH.

  • 1798 Death of German composer Christian Gottlob Neefe in Dessau. b-Chemnitz, 5 FEB 1748. Search Christian Gottlob Neefe.

  • 1834 Birth of soprano Marie Sass. Born 26 Jan 1834 in Ghent. Died 8 Nov 1907 Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1852 Teachers, Francois Geveart, Lamperti, Delphine Ugaldo' Pupils, Rose Caron, Meyriane Heglon Created Bacchante in Philemon et Baucis (Gounod) Selika in Africaine (Meyerbeer) Elisabeth de Valois in Don Carlos (Verdi).

  • 1844 Birth of English composer and organist Albert Lister PEACE. d-Liverpool, 14 MAR 1912. Search  Albert Lister PEACE.

  • 1881 Birth of tenor Forrest Lamont in Athelon, Canada.  Died 17 Dec 1937 Debut in Poliuto (Donizetti) 1914 Pupil, Kenneth Schon Created Xalca in Azora (Hadley) Sang in premiere of A Daughter of the Forest (Nevins A).

  • 1882 (GC, JC=7 FEB) FP of A. Borodin's String Quartet No. 2 in D, in St. Petersburg.

  • 1852 Birth of English composer Frederick CORDER in London. d-London, 21 AUG 1932. Search  Frederick CORDER.

  • 1855 Birth of composer Arthur HERVEY. d-1922.

  • 1860 Death of soprano Wilhelmine Schroder-Devrient. Born 6 Dec 1804 in Hamburg. Died 26 Jan 1860 Debut as Pamina in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1821 Teachers, Giuseppe Mazatti, Miksch, Radichi, Sophie Schroder Created Senta in Flying Dutchman (Wagner) Adriano in Rienzi (Wagner) Venus in Tannhauser (Wagner) Sang in premiere of Jessonda (Spohr).

  • 1889 Birth of German composer Rudolf MAUERSBERGER. d-Dresden, Germany 22 FEB 1971. Search Rudolf MAUERSBERGER.

  • 1891 Death of mezzo-soprano Rita Gabussi. Born 1815 in Bologna. Died 26 Jan 1891 Debut as Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 18309 Created Medea in Medea (Mercadante).

  • 1901 Birth of composer Ervin MAJOR.

  • 1901 Birth of bass-baritone Theo Hermann in Vienna. Died 18 Feb 1977 Debut as Mephistopheles in Faust (Gounod) 1922 Pupil, Geraint Evans.

  • 1905 Birth of tenor Jara Pospisil in Jihlova. Teacher, Eugen Fuchs. Hvezdou Operety.

  • 1905 FP of Arnold Schoenberg's symphonic poem Pelleas und Melisande in Vienna. Composer conducting.

  • 1908 (GC, JC=8 FEB) FP of Sergi Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in St. Petersburg. Composer conducting.

  • 1908 Birth of French jazz/classical violinist Stephane GRAPPELLI. d-Paris, 1997.

  • 1910 Birth of composer Marijan LIPOVSEK in Slovenia. b-Ljubljana, 1995. Search  Marijan LIPOVSEK.

  • 1911 Birth of German composer Norbert SCHULTZE in in Braunschweig. Search Norbert SCHULTZE.

  • 1911 FP of Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier, at the Dresden Opera, Hofoper.

  • 1916 Birth of composer Lothar JENSCH.

  • 1919 Birth of mezzo-soprano Frances Bible in Sacketts Harbor, N Y. Debut as Shepherd in Tosca (Puccini) 1948 Teachers, Queena Mario, Belle Julie Sondaut Created Augusta Tabor in Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore) Elizabeth Proctor in Crucible (Ward) Mango Vendor / 2nd Servant in Troubled Island (Still) Frade in Dybbuk (Tamkin).

  • 1920 FP of S. Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes. Zimro Ensemble, with the composer at the piano in NYC.

  • 1921 Birth of composer Frantisek CHAUN. d-1981.

  • 1921 Birth of composer Johannes DRIESSLER.

  • 1922 FP of Ralph Vaughan Williams Pastoral Sym. No. 3, The Royal P. O., London, Sir Adrian Boult conducting.

  • 1924 Birth of American composer Warren Frank BENSON in Detroit, MI. Taught at Eastman School. d-26 NOV 2005.

  • 1924 Birth of tenor Heinz Hoppe in Munster. Debut as Xerxes in Xerxes (Handel) 1953 Teacher, Fred Husler Created Hohenzdlern in Prinz von Homburg (Henze) Sang in premiere Grune Kakadu (Mohaupt).

  • 1924 FP of Alexander Tcherepnin's Piano Concerto No. 2Alexander Tcherepnin

  • 1926 Birth of baritone Abe Polakov in Bucharest Debut as Di Luna in Trovatore (Verdi) 1961 Teacher, Nora Bosler Sang in premier of Die Errettung Thebens (Kelterborn).

  • 1934 Birth of tenor Ottavio Garaventa in Genoa. Debut as Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1954 Teachers, Vladimiro Badiali, Rosette Noli Created Tancredi in Gattopardo (Musco).

  • 1934 Birth of Dutch composer Ton BRUYNEL in Utrecht. d-Mailly, France, 5 MAY 1998. Search  Ton BRUYNEL.

  • 1934 FP of Roy Harris's Sym. No. 1. Boston S.O., S. Koussevitzky.

  • 1935 Birth of composer Peter RONNEFELD in Kiel, 6 AUG 1965.

  • 1935 Birth of Polish composer Zbigniew PENHERSKI.

  • 1943 Birth of American composer Peter Kenton WINKLER.

  • 1945 Birth in Oxford England of cellist Jacqueline DUPRE. Diagnosed with MS in 1970. Married to pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. She stopped playing professionally in 1973. d-London, 19 OCT 1987. Other links | Search for Jacqueline DUPRE | BOOK:Hilary and Jackie by Sister Hilary became FILM: DVD:Hilary and Jackie, controversial biography.

  • 1947 Death of soprano Grace Moore. Born 5 Dec 1898 in Jellicoe, Tennessee. Debut as Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 7 Feb 1928 Teachers, Richard Barthelmy, Mary Garden, Mario Marafioti, Ettore Verna Angelo Trabadello.

  • 1948 Death of Polish composer and organist Ignaz Friedmann in Sydney. b-Podgorze, Poland 14 FEB 1882.

  • 1948 Birth of Russian-Israeli violinist Boris BELKINSearch  Boris BELKIN.

  • 1948 Death of Polish pianist and composer Ignaz Friedman in Sydney. b-14 FEB 1882, Cracow.

  • 1952 FP of Ernst von Dohnányi's Violin Concerto No. 2, in San Antonio, TX.

  • 1951 Birth of English conductor Roy GOODMANSearch Roy GOODMAN.

  • 1951 Birth of American electronic composer Jerry GERBERSearch  Jerry GERBER.

  • 1957 FP of Francis Poulenc's opera The Dialogs of the Carmelites, in Milan at La Scala. Nino Sanzogno conducting.

  • 1957 FP of the concert orchestration of Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture. New York Philharmonic conducted by Bernstein after the musical had opened at the Martin Beck Theater on December 1, 1956 in NYC.

  • 1962 Birth of American composer Laura Elise SCHWENDINGER in Mexico City.

  • 1962 FP of David Diamond's Symphony No. 7. Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting.

  • 1966 FP of Dominick Argento's Variations for Orchestra and Soprano The Masque of Night. Minneapolis Civic Orchestra, Thomas Nee conducting, with soprano Carolyn Bailey at the St. Paul Campus Student Center of the University of Minnesota.

  • 1967 FP of Frank Martin's Cello Concerto, in Basel, Switzerland.

  • 1974 Death of Austrian tenor Julius Patzak in Bavaria, Germany. b-Vienna, 9 APR 1898. Die schöne Müllerin. Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi) 3 Apl 1926 Pupils, Norman Bailey, Ernst Haefliger, Herbert Handt Created Camille Desmoulins in Danton's Tod (Von Einem) Young Cavalier in Herz (Pfitzner) Private in Friedenstag (Strauss) Newsvendor / Death in Passe Kontrolle (Angerer) Sang in premiere of Der Mond (Orff).

  • 1975 Death of  soprano Toti Dal Monte. Born 27 June 1893 in Venice. Died 26 Jan 1975 Debut as Biancofiore in Francesca da Rimini (Zandonai) 1916 Teachers, Barbara Marchisio, Antonio Pini-Corsi Pupils, Gianna D'Angelo, Wilma Lipp, Halina Lukomska, Dodi Protero Marilyn Tyler, Irma Capecc, Dolores Wilson, Franco Ventriglia Sylvia Stahlman Created Rosalinda in Re (Giordano).

  • 1981 Birth of Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
    Gustavo Adolfo Dudamel Ramírez is a Venezuelan conductor and violinist. He is noted for being the music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as honorary conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1985 Death of bass Mario Petri. Born 21 Jan 1922 in Perugia. Died 26 Jan 1985 Debut as Creon in Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky) Created Agamemnon in Clitennestra (Pizzetti).

  • 1993 Death of American electronic music composer and teacher Kenneth Gaburo, in Iowa City, IO. b-1926. Search  Kenneth Gaburo.

  • 1994 Death of soprano Tiana Lemnitz. Born 26 Oct 1897 in Metz. Died 26 Jan 1994 Debut as Undine in Undine (Lortzing) 13 Mar 1921 Teachers, Antoni Kohmann, Ernest St John Metz Sang in premiere of Prinz von Homburg (Graener).

  • 1994 FP of Christopher Rouse's Cello Concerto. Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by David Zinman, with Yo-Yo Ma, cellist.

  • 1995 FP of Joan Towers Duets for Orchestra. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Christoph Perick conducting.

  • 2001 Death of baritone Keith Latham. Born 27 Jan 1954 in Burnley Lancs.  Died 26 Jan 2001 Debut as Titon in Undine (Lortzing) 1984 Teacher, Patrick McGuigan

  • 2003 Death of American pianist John Browning of heart failure at his home in Wisconsin. b-Denver, 22 MAY 1933. ~ age 69. NY Times, obit | Search  John Browning .
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