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JANUARY 30

 Damiao de Goes


  • 1572 Death of Portugese composer and politician Damiao de Goes in Lisbon. b-Alemquer 1502.
  • 1697 Birth of German composer Johann Joachim QUANTZ in Oberscheden, Hannover. d-Potsdam, 12 JUL 1773. Search Johann Joachim QUANTZ.
  • 1724 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 81 Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? performed on the 4th Sunday following Epiphany was part of Bach's first annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1723-24.
  • 1735 FP of Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 14 Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit performed on the 4th Sunday following Epiphany, in Leipzig.
  • 1766 Death of mezzo-soprano Susanna Cibber. Born Feb 1714 in London. Died 30 Jan 1766 Debut as Amalie in Amelie (Lampe) Teacher, Thomas Arne (brother) Created Micah in Samson (Handel) Lichas in Hercules (Handel).
  • 1774 Death of Italian composer, violinst and teacher Jean-Pierre Guignon in Versailles, France. b-Turin, Italy 10 FEB 1702. Search  Jean-Pierre Guignon.
  • 1774 Death of Bohemian composer and violist Frantisek Tuma in Vienna. b-Kostelecz, 2 OCT 1704. Search  Frantisek Tuma.
  • 1833 Birth of soprano Marie Wilt in Vienna. Died 24 Sep 1891 Debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1865 Teachers, Desiree Artot de Padilla, Joseph Gausbacher, Wolf Pupil, Alfred Oberlander Created Sulamith in Queen of Sheba (Goldmark).
  • 1841 Birth of baritone Giuseppe Del Puente in Naples. Died 25 May 1900 Pupil, Joseph Carl Breil.
  • 1847 Birth of tenor Joseph Maas in Dartford. Died 16 Jan 1886 Debut as Phassilis in Babil & Bijou (Herve / Clay) Teachers, Mme Bodda-Pyne, J L Hopkins, Antonio San Giovanni.
  • 1861 Birth of Naturalized American composer Charles Martin LOEFFLER, in Mulhouse, Alsace. d-Medfield, MA 19 MAY 1935. Search Charles Martin LOEFFLER.
  • 1862 Birth of German conductor Walter DAMROSCH in Breslau. d-1950. Search Walter DAMROSCH.
  • 1874 Death of soprano Adelaide Comelli-Rubini. Born 1798 in Paris. Teacher, Davide Banderali Created Aline in Alina Regina di Golconda (Donizetti) Metilde in Gianni di Calais (Donizetti) Nina in Giovedi Grasso (Donizetti) Cocismano in Italici e Gl'Indiani (M E Carafa) Edita in Talismano (Pacini) Anaide in Anacreonte in Samo (Mercadante) Indatir in Sciti (Mercadante) Clementina in Abate Dell'Epee (G Mosca) Sang in premiere of La Sposa Indiana (Generali).
  • 1876 Birth of bass-baritone Emil Stiebel in Stockholm. Died 15 Jul 1950 Debut 1902 Teachers, Julius Gunther, Gillis Bratt Sang in premiere Domedagsprofeterna (Peterson-Berger) Resa till Amerika (Rosenberg) Judith (Berg N) Marionetter (Rosenberger) Singoalla (De Frumerie).
  • 1879 Birth of soprano Jeanne Hatto  in St Amour, France.  Died Mar 1958 Debut as Brunehild in Sigurd (Reyer) Sang in premiere of Barbares (Saint-Saens) Astarte(Leroux) Roi Arthus (Chausson) La Voila du Bonheur (Pons).
  • 1881 Death of Belgian composer and organist Nicolas Jacques LEMMENS in Linterpoort. b-Zoerle-Parwijs, 3 JAN 1823. Search  Nicolas Jacques LEMMENS.
  • 1885 Birth of tenor Valentin Sindler in Cholina. Died 21 Jan 1957 Debut as Hoffmann in Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach) 6 Jan 1909 Teachers, Adolf Robinson Pupil, Vladimir Jedenactik.
  • 1892 Birth of American composer Charles HAUBIEL in Delta, OH. d-1978. Search Charles HAUBIEL.
  • 1893 FP of Johannes Brahms's Fantasies for piano Nos. 1-3, from Op. 117; Intermezzo No. 2, from Op. 117, in Vienna. CD-Wilhelm Kempff.
  • 1895 ('97?) Birth of bass-baritone Georg Hann in Vienna. Died 9 Dec 1950 Debut 1927 Teacher, Theodor Lierhammer Created Sergeant in Friedenstag (Strauss) La Roche in Capriccio (Strauss) Sang in premiere of Lucedia (Giannini).
  • 1897 Death of German composer Karl Gramman in Dresden. b-Lubeck, 3 JUN 1844.
  • 1897 Death of bass Mikhail Koryakin. Born 31 Mar 1850 in Kochtka. Debut 1878 Teacher, Alexandra Alexandrova-Kochetov Created Thibault in Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky) Konchak in Prince Igor (Borodin) Bermate in Snow Maiden (Rimsky-Korsakov) Kitschiga in Zauberin (Tchaikovsky) Sang in premiere of Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky).
  • 1916 Birth of soprano Rina Gigli in Naples. Died 22 Aug 2000 Debut as Suzel in Amico Fritz (Mascagni) 1936 Teacher, Beniamino Gigli Sang in premiere of Jura (Gabriel).
  • 1916 Death of baritone William Samuell. Born 1885 in Swansea. Debut as Dapertutto in Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach) 1911 Teacher, Frederick King.
  • 1917 FP of Alexander Zemlinsky's opera A Florentine Tragedy at the Hoftheater in Stuttgart. CD-Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy.
  • 1919 Death of baritone Friedrich Weidemann. Born 1 Jan 1871 in Ratzeberg. Debut 1896 Teachers, Wilhelm Vilmar, Conrad Muschler San in premiere of Der Musikant (Bittner).
  • 1921 FP of Carl Nielsen's incidental music to The Mother in Copenhagen.
  • 1924 Birth of mezzo-soprano Helen Vanni in Davenport, Iowa. Debut as Page in Rigoletto 1956 Teachers, Marinka Gurewich, Martin Rich, Edyth Walker Pupil, Dolora Zajick.
  • 1933 German musicians flee Germany as Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor. BOOK-Hartmann, Hindemith & Henze...Three portraits of influential German musicians of the 20th century, brought together in common opposition to Nazism.
  • 1933 Birth of American conductor and clarinetist Richard Dufallo, in East Chicago, Indiana. d-Denton, TX 16 JUN 2000 of stomach cancer.
  • 1934 Death of tenor Louis Morrison. Born 11 May 1888 in Antwerp. Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1 Oct 1909 Teacher, Edmond Delit, Desire Pauwels, Edgar Tinel Created Bassiono in Shylock (Alpeartz).
  • 1939 Death of tenor Giuseppe Radaelli. Born 1885. Debut as Enzo in Gioconda (Ponchielli) 1915 Teacher, Vincenzo Manni Sang in premiere of Grazia (Richetti) Ivania (Pizzi).
  • 1940 Birth of American composer David Carl JOHNSON.
  • 1942 FP of Aaron Copland's Orchestral Suite Billy the Kid ballet suite, by the Boston Symphony. CD-Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid and Rodeo Suite/Ferde Grofé:Grand Canyon Suite.
  • 1944 Birth of American cellist Lynn HARRELL. InterviewSearch Lynn HARRELL.
  • 1948 FP of Harold Shapero's Symphony for Classical Orchestra by the Boston Symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein. CD-Harold Shapero: Symphony for Classical Orchestra; Nine-Minute Overture.
  • 1952 Birth of Rumanian violinist Silvia MARCOVICISearch Silvia MARCOVICI.Silvia Marcovici: 7 Violin Concertos [Includes DVD]
  • 1954 Birth of counter-tenor Jochem Kowalski in Wachow. Teacher, Marianne Fischer-Kupfer Created Creon in Freispruch fur Medea (Liebermann) Farinelli in Farinelli (Matthus) Sang in premiere of Antigonae (Katzer).
  • 1954 Death of tenor Ferdinando Ciniselli. Born 14 Mar 1893 in Mortara. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1919 Pupil, Primo Zambruno Created Renato in Via della Finestra (Zandonai).
  • 1958 FP of William Walton's Partita for Orchestra in Cleveland. SACD-Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Walton: Partita for Orchestra; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite.
  • 1959 Death of mezzo-soprano Therese Schnabel-Behr. Born 14 Sep 1876 Teachers, Etelka Gerster, Julius Stockhausen, Schulz-Dornburg Franz Wullner Pupils, Signe Rappe, Maria Stader, Peter Pears, Lotte Leonard.
  • 1959 FP of Paul Hindemith's Pittsburgh Symphony by the Pittsburgh Symphony, Hindemith conducting. CD-Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Dances / Ragtime (well-tempered) / Pittsburgh Symphony.
  • 1960 Birth of soprano Yvonne Barclay in Ayrshire. Debut as 1st Boy in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1983 Teachers, Dell'Acqua, Neilson Taylor Created Woman in Panic (Sawer) Aphrodite / Cow 1 in Judgement of Paris (Woolrich).
  • 1960 Birth of baritone Gerald Finlay in Montreal, Canada. Debut as Figaro in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1986 Teachers, Gary Relyea, John York Skinner, Lyndon van der Pump Created Harry Heegan in Silver Tassle (Turnage) Mr Fox in Fantastic Mister Fox (Picker).
  • 1963 Death of French composer Francis Poulenc, at age 64, in Paris. b-Paris, 7 JAN 1899. BOOK-Francis Poulenc (Oxford Studies of Composers) | CD-Poulenc: Concerto for pianos in Dm; Concerto for organ & strings in g.
  • 1966 Birth of American composer Benedikt BRYDERN. Search Benedikt BRYDERN.
  • 1968 Death of soprano Gladys Axman Taylor. Born 1895 in Boston. Debut in Oiseau Bleu (Wolff) 27 Dec 1917.
  • 1969 Death of tenor Giovanni Martinelli. Born 22 Oct 1880 in Padua. Debut as Ernani in Ernani (Verdi) 29 Dec 1910 Teacher, Giuseppe Mandolini Pupils, David Thaw, Jack Harrold, Carol Fox Created Don Fernando in Goyescas (Granados) Lefebvre in Madame Sans Gene (Giordano) Sang in premiere of Melenis (Zandonai) Mori di Valenzia (Ponchielli). Giovanni Martinelli Recordings 1925 - 29Giovanni Martinelli - The Acoustic Recordings 1913 - 1923
  • 1969 Death of soprano Fritzi Massary. Born 31 Mar 1882 in Vienna. Sang in premiere of Perlen der Cleopatra (O Straus) Letzte Walzer (O Straus) Tanz um die Liebe (O Straus) Teresina (O Straus) Konigen (O Straus) Frau die Weiss was sie Will (O Straus) Liebe Augusten (Fall) Kaiserin (Fall) Spanische Nachtigall (Fall) Madame Pompadour (Fall).
  • 1969 Birth of Canadian composer Keith DENNING in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1970 FP of William Schuman's In Praise of Shahn in NYC. CD-William Schuman: In Praise of Shahn / Aaron Copland: Connotations / Roger Sessions: Suite from "The Black Maskers" - The Juilliard Orchestra.
  • 1985 Death of bass Ronald Stear. Born 1902. Pupil, Diana Montague.
  • 1985 FP of Libby Larsen's Symphony Water Music. Minnesota Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner conducting. CD-Larsen: Water Music/Parachute Dancing/Ring Of Fire/Lyric.
  • 1995 Death of soprano Irma Handler. Born 6 Sep 1907 in Philipsburg. Created Xanthe in Liebe der Danae (Strauss).
  • 1997 Death of tenor Carlo Zampighi. Born 1927 in Forli. Debut 1951 Teachers, Frau Baldoni, Marchesa Cavalli-Foschi, Magda Olivero.
  • 1998 Death of tenor Richard Cassilly. Born 4 Dec 1927 in Washington DC. Debut as Michele in Saint of Bleeker St (Menotti) 1955 Teacher, Hans Heinz, Rosa Ponselle. Wagner - Tannhauser (remastered)
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