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JANUARY 27

Cristofori

  • 1592 Birth of French composer Pierre de La BARRE. Which La Barre?
  • 1629 Death of German composer Hieronymus Praetorius in Hamburg. b-Hamburg, 10 AUG 1560. Search  Hieronymus Praetorius.
  • 1715 Birth of composer Vaclav KALOUS.
  • 1726 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 72 Alles nur nach Gottes Willen on the 3rd Sunday following Epiphany, was part of Bach's third annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1725-27.
  • 1731 Death of Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori in Florence at age 76. Harpsichord craftsman credited with inventing the piano.
  • 1733 (GC, JC= 7 FEB) FP of Handel's opera Orlando which runs for ten performances at The King's Theater in Haymarket, London.
  • 1756 Birth of Austrian composer W. A. MOZART, in Salzburg. d-Vienna, 5 DEC 1791. Search W. A. MOZART.
  • 1758 Death of castrato Senesino (Francesco Bernardi). Born 1680 Siena Died 27 Jan 1758 Debut 1707 Teachers, Antonio Mario Bernacchi, Nicola Porpora Created Giulio Cesare in Giulio Cesare (Handel) Andronicus in Tamerlano (Handel) Bertarido in Rodelinda (Handel) Ezio in Ezio (Handel) Gualtiero in Griselda (Bononcini) Sosarme in Sosarme (Handel) Alessandro Magno in Alessandro (Handel) Guido in Flavio (Handel) Admeto in Admeto (Handel) Floridante in Floridante (Handel) Ottone in Ottone (Handel) Poro in Poro Re Dell'Indie (Handel) Riccardo in Riccardo Primo (Handel) Lucejo in Scipione (Handel) Tolomeo in Tolomeo (Handel) Teseo in Arianna in Nasso (Porpora) Orlando in Orlando (Handel) Ottone II in Teofane (Lotti) Sang in premiere of Inimico Generosa (Caldara) Carlo Re D'Alemagna (Scarletti A) Virtu Trionfante (Scarlatti A) Giove in Argo (Lotti) Ascanio (Lotti) Trionfo di Camilli (Porpora) Caio Marzio Coriolano (Ariosti) Vespasiano (Ariosti) Aquilio Consolo (Ariosti) Artaserse (Ariosti) Dario (Ariosti) Lucio Vero (Ariosti) Teuzzone (Ariosti) Odio e l'amore (Bononcini) Farnace (Bononcini) Calfurnia (Bononcini) Astianatte (Bononcini).
  • 1775 Birth of Spanish tenor and composer Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez GARCIA.
  • 1780 Birth of tenor Giuseppe Siboni. Born 27 Jan 1780 in Forli.  Died 28 Mar 1839 Debut as Ahasvedo in Ester (Tarchi) Mar 1797 Pupils, Nanette Frolich, Josephine Frolich Created Boadil in Abenamet e Zoraide (Niccolini) Baldovino in Raul di Crequi (Mayr) Traiano in Arminia (Pavesi) Lucio Papirio in Quinto Fabio Rutiliano (Niccolini) Salem in Salem (Mosel) Saul in David (Liverati) Classamoro in Clato (Generali) Ernesto in Federico ed Astolfo (Gyrowetz) Enrico IV in Caccia di Enrico IV (Pucitta) Alonzo in Cora (Mayr).
  • 1784 Birth of Belgian composer Martin-Joseph MENGALSearch  Martin-Joseph MENGAL.
  • 1802 Death of German composer Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg in Stuttgart. b-Sachsenflur, suburban Mergentheim, 10 JAN 1760. Search Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg.
  • 1806 Birth of Spanish composer Juan ARRIAGA y Balzola in Rigoitia. d-Paris, 17 JAN 1826. Search Juan ARRIAGA y Balzola.
  • 1823 Birth of French composer Edouard LALO in Lille. d-Paris, 22 APR 1892. Search Edouard LALO.
  • 1828 Birth of composer Louis SCHUBERT.
  • 1830 Birth of Austrian composer Georg HELLMESBERGERSearch  Georg HELLMESBERGER.
  • 1844 FP of Erkel's opera Hunyady László in Budapest. Perhaps the first national Hungarian opera.
  • 1849 FP of G. Verdi's opera La battaglia di Legnano. 'The Battle of Legnano' at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
  • 1865 Birth of soprano Marie Dietrich in Weinsberg. Died 14 Dec 1940 Debut 1889 Teachers, Frau Bader, Ferdinand Jager, Pauline Viardot-Garcia Pupil, Elisabeth Schumann.
  • 1867 Birth of French composer Claude Antoine TERRASSESearch Claude Antoine TERRASSE.
  • 1868 Birth of Dutch composer Will Marion COOK. d-1944. Search Will Marion COOK.
  • 1868 Birth of soprano Cato Engelen-Sewing in Amsterdam. Died 17 Dec 1961 Debut as Maritana in Don Cesar de Bazan (Massenet) 1890 Teachers, Mme Collin-Tobeschi, Knudson, Johannes Meschaert.
  • 1874 (GC, JC=8 FEB) FP of Modest Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov, in St. Petersburg.
  • 1879 Birth of soprano Berta Morena in Mannheim.  Died 7 Oct 1952 Debut as Agathe in Freischutz (Weber) 1898 Teachers, Regina De Sales, Sophie Rohr-Brajnin, Aglaia von Orgeni.
  • 1881 Birth of soprano Andrjeva von Skilondz in St Petersburg. Died 5 Apr 1969 Debut 1904 Pupils, Anna-Lisa Bjorling, Kim Borg, Kjerstin Dellert, Eva Gustavson, Carl Axel Hallgren, Arne Hendriksen, Benna Lemon-Brundin Margit Mandahl, Stina Britta Melander, Kerstin Meyer, Rut Moberg Sonja Norin, Astrid Ohlson, Eva Prytz, Isa Quensel, Greta Sodermann, Elisabeth Soderstrom, Inga Sundstrom.
  • 1884 Birth of soprano Jeanne Campredon in Algeria. Debut as Queen in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) Pupil, Juan Oncina.
  • 1885 Birth of American songwriter and composer Jerome KERN in NYC. d-1945. Search Jerome KERN.
  • 1885 Birth of German composer Eduard KUNNEKESearch Eduard KUNNEKE.
  • 1887 Birth of tenor Francesco Merli in Milan. Died 11 Dec 1976 Debut as Elisero in Mose (Rossini) 1914 Teachers, Borghi, Negrini, Pupils, Michele Molese, Primo Zambruno Created Baldo in Belfagor (Respighi) Fausto in Urania (Favara) Sang in premiere of Huemac (De Rogatis).
  • 1890 Birth of baritone and coach Hans Duhan in Vienna. Died 6 Mar 1971 Debut 1910 Pupils, Walter Berry, Hans Braun, Ernst Gutstein, Oldrich Kovar Erich Kunz, Peter Lagger, Otto Weiner, Johannes Kemter Hermann Uhde Sang in premiere of Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss).
  • 1892 Birth of composer Mitya STILLMAN. d-1936. String Quartet Nr. 7. (Kirghizian.) [Score.]
  • 1895 Birth of Polish conductor Joseph ROSENSTOCK.
  • 1895 Birth of composer Claudio CARNEYRO.
  • 1895 Birth of American composer Granville ENGLISH. d-1968.
  • 1895 Birth of American composer Harry RUBY. d-1974.
  • 1900 Death of bass-baritone Joseph Tagliafico. Born 1 Jan 1821 in Toulon. Died 27 Jan 1900 Debut 1844 Teachers, Luigi Lablache, Piermarini Created Lefort in Pietro il Grande (Jullien).
  • 1901 Death of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi at age 87, in Milan. b-Roncole, 10 OCT 1813.  Search Giuseppe Verdi .
  • 1906 Birth of Brazilian composer Radames GNATTALISearch  Radames GNATTALI.
  • 1913 Birth of American composer Milton ADOLPHUSSearch Milton ADOLPHUS.
  • 1913 Birth of composer Valery Viktorovich ZHELOBINSKY.
  • 1915 Birth of English clarinetist Jack BRYMER. Photo. The Mozart specialist began his career as a schoolmaster in Croydon receiving popularity as one of the woodwind players recruited by Sir Thomas Beecham for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra following the Second World War. d-age 88, 16 SEP 2003. Andante/The Herald, Obituary. Search Jack BRYMER.
  • 1918 Birth of American conductor Lyle Cedric 'Skitch' HENDERSON in Birmingham, England. d-New Milford, CT 1 NOV 2005. Obit | Search  Skitch' HENDERSON.
  • 1919 Birth of British pianist Nina MILKINA.
  • 1924 Birth of Russian composer Alexander Georgiyevich CHUGAYEV.
  • 1928 Birth of French composer and pianist Jean Michel DAMASE in Bordeaux. Search Jean Michel DAMASE.
  • 1930 Birth of soprano Eleonora Andreyeva in Witebsk. Debut as Elena in Vespri Siciliani (Verdi) 1958 Teacher, P L Trochina. Shostakovich: Katerina Izmaylova (opera) (USSR LP set).
  • 1933 Birth of soprano Anna Green Soprano in Southampton. Debut as Amelia in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1961 Teacher, Rodolfo Mele.
  • 1937 Birth of English pianist and composer John OGDEN in Manchester. Film 'Virtuoso' based on his life. d-8 AUG 1989.
  • 1938 FP of Constant Lambert's ballet Horoscope in London.
  • 1939 Birth of composer Tigran Yegiayi MANSURYAN.
  • 1942 Birth of Polish composer Petr KOTIK. Search  Petr KOTIK.
  • 1944 FP of Paul Creston's Saxophone Concerto in NYC.
  • 1945 Death of Moravian pianist and composer Gideon Klein in Furstengrube. b-Prerov, Moravia, 6 DEC 1919.
  • 1947 Death of soprano Anna Bahr Mildenberg.Born 29 Nov 1872 Vienna. Died 27 Jan 1947 Debut Brunnhilde in Walkure (Wagner) 1895 Teachers, Rosa Papier-Paumgartner, Pollini Pupils, Lillian Benningson, Josef Greindl, Ira Malaniuk, Lauritz Melchior Ruth Michaelis, Elisabeth Schartel, Adolf Vogel, Eugenia Zareska Liane Synek, Josef Janko, Uta Graf, Irmgard Gerz Carlos Alexander, Wolfgang Zimmerman, Marie Nezadal.
  • 1947 Death of composer AND tenor Reynaldo Hahn. Born 9 Aug 1874 in Caracas, Venezuela. Died 27 Jan 1947 Pupils, Georgi Boue, Jennie Tourel.
  • 1947 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Concerto in D, in Basle, Switzerland. Basle Chamber Orchestra conducted by Paul Sacher, who commissioned the work.
  • 1948 Birth of French pianist Jean-Philippe COLLARDSearch Jean-Philippe COLLARD.
  • 1949 Death of Russian composer and writer Boris Assafiev in Moscow at age 64. b - 29 JUN 1884.
  • 1951 Birth of American composer Nancy GAILBREAITH.
  • 1952 Birth of American composer Peter GARLAND. Search  Peter GARLAND.
  • 1954 Birth of baritone Keith Latham in Burnley Lancs.  Died 26 Jan 2001 Debut as Titon in Undine (Lortzing) 1984 Teacher, Patrick McGuigan.
  • 1955 Death of bass Peter Lordmann. Born 22 Mar 1874 in Cologne. Debut 1897 Pupil, Hellmuth Kaphahn Sang in premiere of Die Marketenderin (Humperdinck).
  • 1955 FP of Michael Tippett's opera The Midsummer Marriage at the Royal Opera House, in London. John Pritchard conducting.
  • 1956 Birth of American composer Art JARVINEN.
  • 1956 Death of Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber at age 65. b-Vienna, 5 AUG 1890. Search Erich Kleiber.
  • 1961 In NYC, at the MET Opera debut of Leontyne Price as Leonora in Il Trovatore.
  • 1962 Birth of British clarinetist Michael COLLINS. m-violinist Isabelle van Kuellen.
  • 1967 Birth of American composer Seán HEIM in Philadelphia, PA. Sean Heim: The Night-Speech of Plant and Stone.
  • 1967 FP of Leon Kirchner's Quartet No. 3 for strings and electronic tape, by the Beaux Arts Quartet, in NYC. Won the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
  • 1970 Birth of Swiss-French flutist Emmanuel PAHUD, became principal flutist with Berlin Philharmonic at the age of 23. Search  Emmanuel PAHUDBach: Sonatas for FluteTelemann: Flute Concertos; Emmanuel Pahud
  • 1970 Birth of American composer Kurt ERICSON.
  • 1977 Birth of American composer Daniel Anthony BACA in Brownsville, TX.
  • 2002 Death of tenor Alain Vanzo. Born 2 April 1928 in Monte Carlo.  Died 27 Jan 2002 Debut as Pirate in Oberon (Weber) 1954 Teachers, Mme Audouard, Rolande Darcoeur, Mario Podesta.
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