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FEBRUARY 10

Jean Pierre GUIGNON

  • 1696 Birth of German composer Johann Melchior MOLTER in Tiefenort. d-Durlach, 12 JAN 1765.
  • 1702 Birth of Italian composer, violinist and teacher Jean Pierre GUIGNON in Turin. d-Versailles 30 JUN 1774. aka Giovanni Pietro Ghignone.
  • 1702 Handel begins law studies at Halle University.
  • 1744 FP of Handel's Semele featuring 'Where'er You Walk', Covent Garden London. Runs four performances.
  • 1749 (JC, GC=21 FEB ) FP of Handel's oratorio Susanna at the Covent Garden Theater in London. CD-Handel: Susanna.
  • 1760 Birth of singing coach Stanislao Abbat Mattei in Bologna.  Died 17 May 1825 Pupil, Giovanni Tadolini.
  • 1778 Birth of German composer and pianist Johann PIXIS in Mannheim. d-Baden Baden, 1874.
  • 1794 FP of Haydn's Symphony No. 99. Haydn conducting at the King's Theatre in London. CD-Haydn: The London Symphonies, Vol. 2.
  • 1819 Birth of American composer Richard Storrs WILLIS. d-1900.
  • 1820 Birth of German composer Cornelius GURLITT in Altona. d-Altona, 17 JUN 1901.
  • 1838 Birth of soprano Marie-Julie Baretti in Bordeaux.  Died 16 Dec 1872 Created Margyane in La Statue (Reyer) Sang in premiere of Pecheurs de Catane (Maillart) Le Saphir (David).
  • 1841 Birth of English composer, organist and teacher Walter Parratt in Huddersfield. d-Windsor, 27 MAR 1924.
  • 1843 Birth of soprano Adelina Patti in Madrid.  Died 27 Sep 1919 Debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 24 Nov 1859 Teachers, Ettore Barilli, Maurice Strakosch, E Valentini, Florence Stevens Created Dolores in Dolores (Pollonnais) Gelmina in Gelmina (Poniatowski) Velleda in Vellada (Lenepveu) Gabriella in Gabriella (Pizzi).Adelina Patti: Queen of Hearts (Opera Biography)6" x 4" Mounted Photographic Print Winterhalter Franz Xavier Adelina Patti 1863
  • 1860 FP of Brahms' Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16, with Brahms conducting in Hamburg. CD-Brahms: Serenades 1 & 2.
  • 1870 Birth of Italian operatic tenor Alessandro BONCI in Bologna Died 9 Aug 1940 Debut as Fenton in Falstaff (Verdi) Jan 1896 Teachers:- Felice Coen, Enrico Delle Sedie, Carlo Pedrotti Sang in premiere of Signor di Poureaugnac (Franchetti) Sogno di Alma (Buchardo).
  • 1874 Birth of soprano Marie Gutheil-Schroder in Weimar.  Died 4 Oct 1935 Debut as 1st Lady in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1891 Teacher, Virginia Naumann-Gungl, Fedor von Milde, Richard Strauss Pupils, Anny Helm, Rise Stevens, Harriet Henders Created Woman in Erwartung (Schoenberg) Sang in premiere of Der Musikant (Bittner).
  • 1876 Death of Swedish composer and choral conductor Johan August Soderman in Stockholm. b-Stockholm, 17 JUL 1832.
  • 1879 Birth of composer Franz Carl BORNSCHEIN. d-1948.
  • 1881 FP of Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann, posthumously, at the Opera Comique for 101 performances in Paris. DVD-Offenbach - Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) / Pretre, Domingo, Royal Opera Covent Garden.
  • 1882 (GC, JC=29 JAN) FP of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Snow Maiden, Napravnik conducting in St. Petersburg.CD-Rimsky-Korsakov: Greatest Hits | Snow Maiden.
  • 1884 Birth of tenor Ettore Bergamaschi in Bologna.   Died 7 Aug 1975 Debut as Alvaro in Forza del Destino (Verdi) 1912 Sang in premiere of Glauco (Franchetti).
  • 1885 Birth of baritone George Baker in Birkenhead.  Died 8 Jan 1976 Teachers, Gustav Garcia, John Acton Pupils, Richard Angas.
  • 1888 Birth in Australia of British pianist William MURDOCH.
  • 1896 FP of Walter Damrosch's opera The Scarlet Letter in Boston.
  • 1897 Death of Italian composer Antonio Bazzini in Milan. b-Brescia, 11 MAR 1818.
  • 1897 Death of bass Armand de Casta Castelmary. Born 16 Aug 1834 in Toulouse. Debut 1863 Created Don Diego in Africaine (Meyerbeer) Monk in Don Carlos (Verdi) Horatio in Hamlet (Thomas) Sang in premier of Amy Robsart (De Lara).
  • 1900 Birth of mezzo-soprano Gianna Pederzini in Vo di Avio.  Died 11 Mar 1988 Debut as Preziosilla in Forza del Destino (Verdi) 192 Teacher, Fernando De Lucia Pupil :- Veronika Kincses Created Old Prioress in Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc) Sang in premiere of Re Lear (Ghislanzoni).Gianna Pederzini
  • 1908 Birth of Canadian pianist and composer Jean COULTHARD in Vancouver.
  • 1910 Birth of English actress and singer Joyce GRENFELL. d-1979.
  • 1910 Birth of Moldavian soprano Maria CEBOTARI (Cebotaru), in Kishinev, Bessarabia. d-Vienna, 9 JUN 1949.
  • 1914 Birth of American Harmonica player and composer Larry ADLER. d-London, 6 AUG 2002.
  • 1919 Birth of New Zealand composer and music historian Dorothy Whitson FREED in Dunedin, NZ. d-NZ 1 APR 2000.
  • 1920 ('23?) Birth of bass Cesare Siepi in Milan. Debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1941 Teacher, Cesare Chiesa Created Martino / Nonno Innocenzo in L'Oro (Pizzetti).Prima Voce: Cesare Siepi
  • 1927 Birth of American soprano Leontyne Mary Violet PRICE in Laurel, MS. Wikipedia Bio Debut as St Cecilia in Four Saints in Four Acts (Thomson) Teacher, Florence Page Kimball Created Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra (Barber).
  • 1927 FP of Krenek's jazz opera Jonny spielt auf 'Johnny leads the Band' at the Stadttheater in Leipzig.
  • 1929 Birth of American film score composer Jerry GOLDSMITH in Pasadena, CA. d-21 JUL 2004.
  • 1930 Birth of baritone Cornelius Opthof in Rotterdam. Teachers, Herman Geiger-Torel, Katherine Hendrikse.
  • 1932 Birth of British composer Sir Roland HANNA. d-2002.
  • 1932 Birth of tenor Georges Liccioni in Marseille. Debut as Vincent in Mireille (Gounod) 1958 Teacher, Pierre Mercadel.
  • 1933 Birth of mezzo-soprano Aleksandra Imalska in Kalisz Poland. Debut as Hadwiga in Haunted Manor (Moniuszko) 1960 Teachers, Frau Cyganska, Frau Zielinska.
  • 1934 FP of Howard Hanson's opera Merry Mount Tulio Serafin conducting at MET in NYC. CD-Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 4; Suite from Merry Mount; Lament for Beowulf.
  • 1935 Birth of American composer Theodore ANTONIOU.
  • 1939 Birth of American composer and clarinetist Barbara KOLB in Hartford CT.
  • 1942 Death of baritone Bohumil Benoni. Born 25 Feb 1862 in Chrudim. Teachers, Anny Chrzova, Jan Ludevit Lukes Pupil, Zdenek Otava Sang in premiere of Bride of Messina (Fibich) Jacobin (Dvorak) Debora (Foerster) Rusalka (Dvorak) Eva (Foerster).
  • 1945 Birth of composer Constance COOPER.
  • 1948 Birth of composer Conrad CUMMINGS.
  • 1949 FP of G. Antheil's Symphony No. 6. San Francisco Symphony, Pierre Monteux conducting. CD-Antheil: Symphonies 1 & 6.
  • 1950 FP of William Schuman's Violin Concerto. Isaac Stern with the Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting in Boston. CD-William Schuman: Violin Concerto.
  • 1953 Birth of computer music composer Carl STONE.
  • 1957 Death of tenor Angelo Minghetti. Born 6 Dec 1889 in Bologna.  Debut 1920 Teacher, Emilia Corsi, M Belluci, Lari, Tenaglia Pupil, Ragnar Ulfung Sang in premiere of Fiamma (Respighi) La Flaminga (Donaudy) Nemici (Guerrini) La Maggiolata Veneziana (Selvaggi). Photo Angelo Minghetti 1900
  • 1961 Birth of French composer Marc-Andre DALBAVIE in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
  • 1961 FP of W. Piston's Symphony No. 7. Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. Won Pulitzer Prize for Music [1961]. Symphony No. 7: I. Con moto
  • 1964 MET Opera debut of Russian-American baritone Igor Gorin. b-Ukraine, 26 OCT 1908. d-Tucson, AZ 24 MAR 1982. Taught voice at the University of Arizona. Prima Voce: Igor Gorin, Vol. 2
  • 1966 FP of Richard Rodney Bennett's Symphony No. 1, in London.
  • 1966 Birth of German composer Thorsten WOLLMAN in Laupheim.
  • 1971 Birth of American computer music composer Seongah SHIN.
  • 1976 FP of Ulysses Kay's Southern Harmony by the North Carolina Symphony.
  • 1977 Death of Welsh composer, music teacher and broadcaster Grace Mary Williams in Barry, b-Barry, 19 FEB 1906.
  • 1981 Death of soprano Mary McCormick. Born 1885 Belville, Arkansas.  Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1921 Teacher, Mary Garden Pupil, William Blankenship.
  • 1995 FP of Daniel Asia's Piano Concerto. Grand Rapids Symphony, conducted by Carl St. Clair, with pianist André-Michel Schub in Grand Rapids, MI. CD-Gateways-Symphonic Works of Daniel Asia.
  • 2001 FP of Pierre's  'Infinite Love'. Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller conducting in Albany, NY.
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