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JANUARY 28

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  • 1627 Birth of composer Alfonso MARSH.

  • 1645 Birth of German composer Gottfried VOPELIUS near Zitlau. d-Leipzig, 3 FEB 1715. Neu Leipziger Gesangbuch ... In welchem nicht allein des sel. Herrn D. Lutheri ... Gesänge, Lateinische Hymni und Psalmen, Mit 4. 5. bis 6. Stimmen, ... ... Mit einer Vorrede D. Georgii Moebii, etc.

  • 1691 Birth of German composer and organist Johann Balthasar KONIG. d-1776.

  • 1693 Birth of Austrian organist and composer Gregor Joseph WERNER in Donau. d-Burgenland, 3 MAR 1766.

  • 1722 Birth of German composer Johann Ernst BACH, nephew and pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach. d-Jan 9 1777. Search Johann Ernst BACH.

  • 1725 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 92 Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn on Septuagesimae Sunday following Epiphany, was part of Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1724-25.

  • 1742 Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Jonathan Swift; author of Gulliver's Travels, objects to the cathedral singers performing Handel's works while the composer is in that city.

  • 1754 Death of Danish lawyer and writer Ludwig Holberg at 69. (Grieg: Holberg Suite).

  • 1756 Birth of composer Hans Adolf Friedrich von ESCHSTRUTH.

  • 1757 Birth of composer Antonio Bartolomeo BRUN.

  • 1768 Death of English organist and composer John Wainwright dies at age 44. b-Stockport, Lancashire, 1723. Search John Wainwright.

  • 1781 Birth of castrato Giovanni Battista Vellutti Castrato Born 28 Jan 1781 Corridonie Ancona Died 22 Jan 1861 Debut 1801 Teacher, Abbe Calpi, Padre Mattei Pupils, Benedetta Rosamunda Pisaroni Created Decebalo in Trajiano in Dacia (Nicolini) Quinto Fabio in Quinto Fabio Rutiliano (Nicolini) Armando D'Orville in Crociato in Egitto (Meyerbeer) Arsace in Aureliano in Palmira (Rossini) Ruggiero in Sacerdotessa D'Irminsul (Pacini) Andronico in Andronico (Mercadante) Tebaldo in Tebaldo e Isolina (Morlacchi) Sang in premiere of Asteria e Teseo (Guglielmi) Piramo e Tisbe (Andreozzi) Coriolano (Nicolini) Arminio (Pavesi) Angelica e Medoro (Nicolini) Ifigenia in Aulide (Federici) Raul di Crequi (Mayr) Eroe di Lancastro (Nicolini).

  • 1791 Birth of French opera composer Louis Ferdinand Joseph HEROLD in Paris. d-Paris, 19 JAN 1833. Search  Louis Ferdinand Joseph HEROLD.

  • 1806 FP of Etienne Mehul's opera Les Deux Aveugles in Paris. Les Deux Aveugles De Tolède: Opéra-Comique En Un Acte, Et En Prose (French Edition).

  • 1812 Birth of soprano Marie Cornelie Falcon in Paris. Died 25 Feb 1897 Debut Alice in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer) 20 July 1832 Teachers, Giulio Bordogni, Henri, Adolphe Nourrit, Pellegrini Created Amelie in Gustav III (Auber) Valentine in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) Rachel in Juive (Halevy) Leonora in Alessandro Stradella (Niedermayer) Morgiana in Ali Baba (Cherubini).

  • 1813 Death of Bohemian composer Jan Joseph Rosler at age 45.

  • 1817 Death of composer Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen at age 55.

  • 1828 FP of Franz Schubert's Piano Trio in Bb, Op. 99 D. 898. Ignaz Schuppanzigh, violin, Josef Linke, cello, and Carl Maria von Bocklet, piano.

  • 1830 FP of Auber's opera Fra Diavalo at Opera Comique, Paris. Auber: Fra Diavolo.

  • 1832 Birth of composer Franz WULLNER. Died 8 Sep 1902 Pupils, Therese Behr-Schnabel, Karl Aagard Oestvig, Alfons Schutzendorf, Guido Schutzendorf Ernestine Schumann-Heink.

  • 1841 Birth of composer Viktor Ernst NESSLER.

  • 1861 Birth of singing coach Isadora Luckstone in Baltimore, Md. Died 12 Mar 1941 Pupils, Lila P Robeson, Rachel Marton, Lambert Murphy, Ellison van Hoose.

  • 1865 Birth of soprano Bianca Bianchi in Heidelberg. d-16 Feb 1947 Debut 1873 Teachers, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Aurelie Wilczek Pupil, Minnie Nast.

  • 1868 Birth of Scottish composer Frederic Archibald LAMOND in Glasgow. Was a weaver in the village of Cambuslang, near Glasgow. Lamond didn’t have a music teacher but by studying old church music he learned music notation. He is best remembered as a pianist who was renowned for his interpretation of works by Beethoven. Was a pupil of Liszt.

  • 1868 Birth of Argentinian composer Julian AGUIRREJulian Aguirre: Ensayo sobre su vida y su obra en su tiempo.

  • 1869 Death of French composer Prudent-Louis Aubrey du Boulley at age 72.

  • 1873 Death of composer Henry Hugo Pierson at 57. Search Henry Hugo Pierson.

  • 1875 Birth of tenor Leon Laffitte in Saint-Genies. Died Sep 1938 Debut as David in Meistersingers (Wagner) 1898 Created Pyrame in Pyrame et Thysbe (Tremisot) Sang in premiere of Astarte (Leroux).

  • 1875 Birth of Mexican composer, conductor and violinist Julian Antonio CARILLO-TRUJILLO in Ahualulco, Mexico. d- Mexico City, 9 SEP 1965. Creative musical investigator of sound 13, buried in the Roundhouse of the Illustrious Men in 1965.

  • 1876 FP of P. I. Tchaikovsky's Serenade mélancolique for violin and orchestra, in Moscow.

  • 1878 Birth of German composer Walter KOLLO (Kollodziepski). Search Amazon.com for Walter KOLLOSeine Groben Erfolge

  • 1885 Birth of baritone Jean Athanasiou in Bucharest.   Died 20 Nov 1938 Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1912 Teachers, Ernesto Colli, Manlio Bavagnoli.

  • 1887 Birth of Polish-American pianist Artur RUBINSTEIN d-Geneva, 20 DEC 1982. Search  Artur RUBINSTEIN1906 photo Artur Rubinstein, half-length portrait, seated at piano, facing right graphic. Portrait pArthur Rubinstein - Chopin 19 Nocturnes (Vol. 49)

  • 1887 Birth of American composer Lily Theresa STRICKLAND in Anderson, SC. d-Henderson, NC 6 JUN 1958.

  • 1891 Birth of Czech conductor and composer Karel Boleslav JIRAK in Prague. d-Chicago, 30 JAN 1932.

  • 1893 Birth of American pianist, teacher and composer Elliot GRIFFIS in Boston. d-Los Angeles, 8 JUN 1967.

  • 1894 Birth of soprano Laura Pasini in Varese. Died 30 June 1942 Debut as Zerlina in Fra Diavolo (Auber) 1921 Teacher, Di Pietro Created Mirand in Donna Serpente (Casella).

  • 1896 Death of English organist, conductor and composer Joseph Barnby at 57 in London. b-York, 12 AUG 1838.

  • 1897 Birth of soprano Fidelia Campigna in Almeria, Andalusia.  Died 27 Dec 1983 Debut as Margherita in Mefistofele (Boito) 1913 Teacher, Antonio Dabuyo Pupil, Carlos Guichandut.

  • 1897 FP of Alexander Glazunov's Symphony No. 5, in London.

  • 1898 Birth of Italian composer Vittorio RIETI in Egypt. d-NYC, 19 FEB 1994. Search Vittorio RIETI.

  • 1898 Death of Romanian opera composer Alexandru Flechtenmacher at 74. b-1823.

  • 1900 Birth of English singer, pianist and composer Michael Dewar HEAD in Eastbourne. d-Cape Town, South Africa, 24 AUG 1976.

  • 1903 Birth of Ukraniam composer Yuly Sergueievitch MEYTUS in Elisavetgrad. d-Kiev, 2 APR 1997.

  • 1903 Death of French composer Augusta Mary Anne Holmes at age 55 in Paris. b-Paris, 16 DEC 1847. Her parents were Irish.

  • 1903 Death of French composer Jean Robert Planquette at age 54 in Paris. b-Paris, 31 JUL 1848.

  • 1904 Tenor Enrico Caruso signs his first recording contract with Victor Records.

  • 1905 Birth of Panamanian dance music composer Ricardo FABREGA.

  • 1907 Birth of Swiss pianist and composer Constantin REGAMEY in Kiev. d-Lausanne, 27 DEC 1982. Swiss father, Russian mother. Search Constantin REGAMEY.

  • 1910 Death of Spanish composer Jose Garcia Robles at 74.

  • 1913 Birth of Dutch composer Jan MASSEUS in Rotterdam.

  • 1915 FP of Maurice Ravel's Piano Trio in a. Gabriel Wilaume, violin; Louis Feuillard, cello and Alfredo Casella, piano; in Paris.

  • 1916 FP of Enrique Granados' opera Goyescas. MET Opera, NYC.

  • 1916 Birth of English musicologist and composer Peter CROSSLEY-HOLLAND in London.

  • 1918 Birth of soprano Frances Yeend in Vancouver, Washington. Debut as Nedda in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo).

  • 1923 Birth of tenor Paul Asciak in Valetta, Malta. Teachers, Paoletti, Ricci, Tomei, Nicolo Badacchino, Debut as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana (Meyerbeer). Small Island, Great Riches: The Life of Paul Asciak, Tenor and Teacher from Malta

  • 1926 Wedding of composer Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya.

  • 1927 FP of Aaron Copland's Piano Concerto. Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, Copland was soloist.

  • 1929 Death of Dutch composer Theodorus Hendricus Hubertus Verhey in Rotterdam. b-Rotterdam, 10 JUN 1848.

  • 1929 (16 JAN 1928? or 12 OCT 1929?)Birth of Spanish soprano Pilar LORENGAR. d-1 JUN 1966. Brief Bio. | Search Amazon.com for Pilar LORENGARPilar Lorengar Anniversary Album

  • 1930 Death of soprano Emmy Destinn. Born 26 Feb 1878 in Prague. Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 19 Jul 1898 Teacher, Marie Loewe-Destinn Pupils, Jarmila Novotna, Ema Miriovska Created Minnie in Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Hedwig of Merian in Heirat Wider Willen (Humperdinck) Elsbeth in Roland of Berlin (Leoncavallo) Sang in premiere of Lange Kerl (Woikowsky-Biedaus). Search Emmy DestinnPhoto Emmy Destinn 1900Emmy Destinn: The Greatest Czech Soprano

  • 1930 Birth of Spanish composer Luis de PABLO in Bilbao. Search  Luis de PABLOLuis de Pablo: Portrait imaginé; Com un epíleg

  • 1932 Death of German-American composer and organist Franz Xavier Arens at 75 in Los Angeles. b-Neef, Prussia 28 OCT 1856.

  • 1931 Birth of bass Ezio Flagello in New York. Debut as Dulcamara in Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti) 1955 Teachers, John Brownlee, Luigi Ricci, Friedrich Schorr Created Enobarbus in Antony & Cleopatra (Barber) Sultan in Command Performance (Middleton). Search  Ezio FlagelloEzio Flagello Opera Photo Sacristan in Tosca

  • 1932 Death of composer Irene Wieniawska in London. aka Poldowski and Irene Wieniawska Paul. b- Brussels, 1880.

  • 1933 Birth of bass Spiro Malas in Baltimore. Debut as Marco in Gianni Schicci (Puccini) 1959 Teacher, Rosa Ponselle Pupil, John Aler Created Francis Nurse in Crucible (Ward) Alcinous in Nausicaa (Glanville-Hicks).

  • 1933 Death of tenor Adolf Krossing. Born 1 Jan 1848 in Prazan. Debut in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) 10 Nov 1870 Teacher, J V Vogel Created Skrivanek in Secret (Smetana) Michalek in Devil's Wall (Smetana) Sang in premiere of Debora (Foerster).

  • 1935 Birth of Russian composer Leonid GRABOVSKY in Kiev. Pyat' Stikhotvorenii V. Mayakovskogo [5 Poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky], Op. 9 for baritone and piano, 1962.

  • 1935 Death of Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov at age 75, in Moscow. b-19 NOV 1859. Search  Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.

  • 1936 Birth of English composer and teacher Lydia AYLOTT in Finnigham.

  • 1936 Birth of American composer Robert SUDERBURGSearch  Robert SUDERBURG.

  • 1941 FP of Aaron Copland's Quiet City. Little Symphony conducted by Daniel Saidenberg at Town Hall, NYC. From incidental music he scored for Irwin Shaw's play produced by the Group Theater, 1939 in NYC.

  • 1942 Death of Spanish composer Pablo Luna y Carne at 61. b-Alhama de Aragón, 21 MAY 1879.

  • 1943 Birth of soprano Malvina Major in Hamilton N Z. Teacher, Ruth Packer, Sister Mary Leo.

  • 1944 Death of mezzo-soprano Maartje Offers. Born 27 Feb 1892 in Koudekerke, Holland.  Died 28 Jan 1944 Debut as Delilah in Samson et Delilah (Saint-Saens) 1917 Teachers, Pauline De Haan-Manifarges, Frau Hekking, Arnold Spoel. Lebendige Vergangenheit - Maartje Offers

  • 1944 Birth of British avant-garde composer John TAVENER in London. Search Amazon.com for John TAVENER. (Not to be confused with British composer John Taverner) Death, 12 Nov 2013

  • 1944 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah. Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by the composer, mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 1947 Death of Venezuelan-French conductor and composer Reynaldo Hahn at age 72 in Paris. b-Caracas, 9 AUG 1874. Search  Reynaldo Hahn.

  • 1948 Death of Polish composer Ignaz Friedman in Sydney. b-Podgorze, 13 FEB 1882. Search  Ignaz Friedman.

  • 1949 Death of Swedish composer Gustav Lazarus Nordqvist at 62.

  • 1952 Death of tenor Anton Sekar-Rozhansky. Born 18 May 1863. Teacher, Stanislaus Gabel Created Sadko in Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov) Guidon in Tsar Sultan (Rimsky-Korsakov) Lykov in Tsar's Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov).

  • 1954 Death of bass Allen Hinckley. Born 11 Oct 1877 in Gloucester, Mass. Debut as King in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1903 Teachers, Oscar Saenger, Rudolf Schachner, Siegfried Wagner Cosima Wagner.

  • 1956 Birth of American composer Richard DANIELPOUR in NYC. Publisher's biography. | Search  Richard DANIELPOUR.

  • 1959 Death of Austrian conductor and composer Viktor Joseph Keldorfer at 85 in Vienna. b-Salzburg, 14 APR 1873.

  • 1960 Death of tenor Ettore Parmeggiani. Born 15 Aug 1895 in Rimini. Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 1921 Teacher, Giuseppe Mandolini Created Nevo in Nerone (Mascagni) Collatino in Lucrezia (Respighi) Sang in premiere Giulio Cesare (Malipiero).

  • 1960 Death of Austrian-American pianist composer Jacques de Menasce at 54 in Gstaad, Switzerland. b-Bad Ischl, 19 AUG 1905. French-Egyptian father and German mother. Search Jacques de Menasce.

  • 1962 Death of Austrian born violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler. b-February 2, 1875. Search Amazon.com for Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler Plays KreislerIcon: Fritz Kreisler

  • 1965 Death of Belgian composer Jef van Durme at 57 in Brussels. b-Kemzeke-Waas, 7 MAY 1907.

  • 1967 Death of baritone Greek Evans. Born 1889 in Omaha, Nebraska. Teacher, Giuseppe Campanari.

  • 1971 William Bolcom finishes Poltergeist Rag which he dedicated to Teresa Sterne, former concert pianist and producer for Nonesuch Records. Apparently written in a converted garage next to a graveyard in Newburgh, N.Y.

  • 1972 FP of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha. The orchestration by T.J. Anderson, in Atlanta.

  • 1973 Death of singing coach Sergei Radamsky. Born 1899 in Lodz. Pupils, William Blankenship, Claudio Nicolai, Kari Nurmela, Theo Bayle Elfego Esparza, Otto von Rohr, Frederick Guthrie, Jerry Jennings.

  • 1981 Death of tenor Agostino Lazzari. Born 17 Nov 1919 in Genoa. Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1943 Teachers, Angelo Costaguta, Dino Giacobbini, Vincenzo Marini Created Opponent in Partita a Pugni (Tosatti) Parmeno in Celestina (Testi) Sang in premiere of Dottore di Vetro (Vlad) Amleto (Zafred).

  • 1990 FP of Joan Tower's Flute Concerto. Carol Wincenc and the American Composers Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, conducting, at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

  • 1996 Fire destroys Venice Opera House, 'The Phoenix' for second time. Venice opera house rises from ashes.

  • 2000 FP of André Previn's Diversions. Previn conducting Vienna Philharmonic in Salzburg, Austria.Previn: Diversions / Songs
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