1567 Baptismal of English composer Thomas CAMPION in London. d-London, 1 MAR 1620.
1617 Heinrich Schutz takes position as director of the Dresden Court chapel.
1653 Birth of castrato Siface (Giovanni Grossi) in Pistoia, Tuscany. Died 29 May 1697
Teacher, Tommaso Redi
Sang in premiere of Favori degli Dei (Sabadini)
Re Infante (Pallavicino).
1728 Death of Italian composer Augustino Steffani in Frankfurt-am-Main. b-Castelfranco Veneto, 25 JUL 1654.
1760 Birth of Bohemian pianist and composer Jan Ladislav DUSSEK in Cáslav. He studied composition with C. P. E. Bach. He wrote 28 piano sonatas and
15 piano concertos. d-Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Paris, 20 MAR 1812.
1797 FP of Franz Joseph Haydn's Emperor String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3. Celebrating the birthday of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph II. Second MMT is based on Austrian national Anthem. CD-Haydn: 15 Famous String Quartets (Box Set).
1799 Death of Czech composer and pianist František Xaver Dušek aka Frantisek Xaver Dusek, Duschek, Duscheck or Dussek, at age 67, in Prague. Mozart associate. b-1731. Do not confuse with Jan Ladislav Dussek [Dusik] .
1812 Carl Czerny gives
FP of Beethoven's Emporer Concerto.
1850 Birth of soprano Clementine Schuch-Proska in Sopron, Hungary; on the Austrian border, near the Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő. Died 8 Jun 1932
Debut as Norina in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) 1873
Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi
1851 Birth of Russian pianist Anna YESIPOVA in St. Petersburg. d-St. Petersburg, 18 AUG 1914. 150th Anniversary.
1854 Death of soprano Teresa Bertinotti. Born 1776 in Piedmont. Debut in Danaidi (Tarchi) 1794
Teacher , La Barbiera
Pupils, Rita de Bassini-Gabussi, Ottavia Malvini, Balbina Steffenone
Created Rossana in Rossana (Paer)
Sang in premiere of Virginia (Federici)
Annibale in Capua (Salieri)
I Misteri Eleusini (Mayr)
La Vergine Vestale (Albertini).
1869 Birth of baritone Theodor Bertram in Stuttgart. Died 24 Nov 1907
Debut as Hermit in Freischutz (Weber) 1889
Teacher, Heinrich Bertram (father)
Pupil, Selma Vom Sceidt
Created Theuerdank in Theuerdank (Thuille)
Sang in premiere of Sarema (Zemlinsky)
Der Barenhauter (Wagner S).
1889 Death of French composer Frederic Etienne Barbier in Paris. b-Metz, 15 NOV 1829.
1894 Death in of German pianist and conductor Hans Von Bulow in Cairo. b-Dresden, 8 JAN 1830.
1894 (GC, JC=31 JAN) FP of S. Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque No. 2 in d minor, for violin, cello, and piano, in Moscow, with Julius Conus, violin; Anatoly Brandukov, cello and Tachmaninoff at the piano in Moscow.
1896 Death of French composer Ambrose Thomas, at age 84, in Paris. b-Metz, 5 AUG 1811.
1898 Birth of American composer Roy HARRIS in Chandler Oklahoma. d-Santa Monica, CA. 1 OCT 1979.
1902 Birth of soprano Anny Konetzni in Vienna. Died 6 Sep 1968
Debut as Adriano in Rienzi (Wagner) 1925
Teachers, Erik Schmedes, Jacques Stuckgold
Pupil, Hilde Konetzni (sister)
Created Richterin in Der Richterin (Grabner).
1903 Birth of tenor Rudolf Dittrich. Meissen
Teacher, Hans Pokorney
Pupils, Gerhard Stolze, Hajo Muller, Nelly Ailakowa, Theo Adam
Created Romeo in Romeo und Julia (Sutermeister)
Sang in premiere of Munchhausen (Lothar)
Massimilla Doni (Schoeck).
1903 Birth of baritone Todd Duncan in Danville Ky. Died 28 Feb 1998
Debut as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1934
Pupils, Lawrence Winters, Philip Booth, David Griffith, Jerry Jennings
Created Porgy in Porgy & Bess (Gershwin)
Rev Steven Kumalo in Lost in the Stars (Weill).
1907 Birth of American vocalist, arranger and composer Roberta MARTIN. d-1969.
1959 Death of American composer George Antheil, at age 58, in NYC. b-Trenton, NJ 8 JUL 1900.
1962 Death of mezzo-soprano Irene Pavloska. Born 1890 in Canada. Debut as Musetta in Boheme (Puccini) 1915
Created Princess Clarissa in Love of 3 Oranges (Prokofiev)
Sang in premiere of A Witch of Salem (Cadman).
1970 Death of baritone Robert Blasius. Born 18 Mar 1909 in Krefeld. Pupil, Peter Meven.
1970 Death of bass-baritone Andrea Mongelli. Born 16 Dec 1901 in Bari. Debut as Mephistopheles in Faust (Gounod) 1923
Created Dimo in Maria D'Allesandria (Ghedini)
Bischof in Palla Di' Mozzi (Marinuzzi).
1973 Death of English composer and film score composer, Benjamin Frankel, at age 67, in London. b-London, 31 JAN 1906.
1977 Death of Domenico Malatesta Baritone
Born 1897 Died 12 Feb 1977
Pupils :- Otello Borgonovo, Franco Ghitti
1977 Death of tenor Alessandro Ziliani. Born 3 Jun 1906 in Bassetto. Debut as Pinkerton (Puccini) 1929
Teacher, Alfredo Cecchi
Pupil, Angelo Laforese
Sang in premiere of Vedova Scaltra (Wafferadi)
Primavera Fiorentina (Pedrollo)
Beatrice Cenci (Pannian).
1992 Death of soprano Stella Roman. Born 25 Mar 1904 in Cluj, Rumania. Died 12 Feb 1992
Debut as Madeleine in Andrea Chenier (Giordano)
Teachers, Tina Poli-Randaccio, Giuseppina Baldassare-Tedeschi
Luigi Ricci, Pessione, Cosma, Narducci
Created Cordelia in Re Lear (Ghislanzoni).
1994 Death of tenor Graeme Matheson-Bruce. Born 19 Jul 1945 in Dundee. Debut Blind in Fledermaus (Strauss) 1973
Teachers, Ena Mitchell, Nicholas Powell, Hans Hotter
Created Pentheus in Baxxai (Buller)
Lovelace in Clarissa (Holloway).