FEBRUARY 3

Johann ALBRECHTSBERGER

  • 1525? (2nd?) Birth of Italian composer Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA near Rome. d-2 FEB 1594. Bio.
  • 1648 Birth of composer Louis BOUTEIlLER.
  • 1680 FP of Lully's opera Prosperine at the palace of St. Germaine-en-Laye, near Paris.
  • 1715 Death of composer Gottfried Vopelius, at age 70. b-1645
  • 1736 Birth of Viennese composer and teacher of Beethoven, Johann ALBRECTSBERGER, aka Johann ALBRECHTSBERGER, in Klosterneuburg. d-Vienna, 7 MAR 1809.
  • 1740 Birth of French composer Guillaume LASCEUX.
  • 1748 Birth of Bohemian Joseph FIALA in Lochovice.
  • 1748 Death of composer Henri Madin, at age 49.
  • 1749 Death of composer André-Cardinal Destouches. b-APR 1672.
  • 1755 Death of composer Florido Tomeoni.
  • 1784 Birth of English diplomat and opera composer John Fane Graaf van WESTMORLAND.
  • 1809 Birth of German composer Felix MENDELSSOHN (Bartholdy) in Hamburg. Wrote Symphonies and from A Midsummer Night's Dream the popular 'Wedding March'. Also Elijah, Fingal’s Cave. d-Leipzig, 4 NOV 1847. BOOK-The Life of MendelssohnSearch  Felix MENDELSSOHN.
  • 1814 Death of Bohemian composer Johann Antonin Kozeluch, at age 75 in Prague. b-Velwary, Bohemia, Czech Republic, 14 DEC 1738.
  • 1817 Birth of composer Emile Racine Gauthier PRUDENT.
  • 1820 Birth of tenor Heinrich Sontheim in Jebenhausen.  Died 2 Aug 1912 Debut as Pollione in Norma (Bellini) 1839 Pupil, Franz Nachbaur Created Konig Enzio in Konig Enzio (Abert) Astorga in Astorga (Abert) Sang in premiere of Anna von Landskron (Abert).
  • 1823 FP of G. Rossini's opera Semiramide at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice. DVD-Rossini - Semiramide / Conlon, Anderson, Horne, Metropolitan Opera.
  • 1832 Birth of American composer William DOANE. d-1915.
  • 1835 Death of soprano Georgina George. Born 1768 in Oxford. Died 3 Feb 1835 Debut as Rosetta in Love in a Village (Arne / Bickerstaff ) 1783 Teacher, Philip Hayes Created Wowski in Inkle and Yarico (S Arnold).
  • 1842 Birth of American composer, poet and flutist Sidney LANIER in Macon, GA. d-1881.
  • 1844 FP of Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture at the Salle Herz with Berlioz conducting in Paris. CD-Berlioz: 8 Overtures - Le Carnaval.
  • 1846 Death of Austrian composer and conductor Joseph Weigl, at 79. b-1766.
  • 1848 Birth of bass Josef Modlinger in Leoben. d- 14 Apr 1927 Debut as Cardinal in La Juive (Halevy) 1869 Teacher, Frau Weinlich-Tripka Sang in premiere of Boabdil (Moszkowski) Evangelimann (Kienzl) Regina (Lortzing) Mudarra (Le Borne F) Kain (D'Albert) Der Wald (Smyth) Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo) Francesca da Rimine (Goetz).
  • 1867 FP of Johannes Brahms' String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36, in Vienna. CD-Brahms: Complete String Quartets, Quintets & Sextets.
  • 1868 Birth of composer Damaso LEDESMA.
  • 1882 Death of composer Guglielmo Quarenghi, at age 55. b-Bergamo, 1744.
  • 1886 Birth of composer Erwin KROLL.
  • 1887 Birth of Italian composer Carlo JACHINO.
  • 1889 Birth of tenor Costa Milona in Keretea.   Died 27 Mar 1949 Pupil, Folke Jonsson.
  • 1890 Birth of soprano and coach Henny Wolff in Cologne. Died 29 Jan 1965 Teachers, Henriette Wolff-Dwillat (mother), Julius von Raatz-Brockmann Pupils, Judith Beckmann, Elisabeth Schartel, Gerti Zeumer, Ingeborg Reichelt.
  • 1894 Death of German composer Louis Lazarus Lewandowski in Berlin. b-Wreschen, suburban Posen, Germany- now Poland. 23 APR 1821.
  • 1900 Birth of soprano Anni Frind in Nixdorf, Czech. Died 7 Apr 1987 Debut as Annchen in Freischutz (Weber) 1922 Teachers, Wilhelm Guttman, Eleanor Kohler-Riese, Louise Willer Grete Merrem-Nikische Sang in premiere of Himmelskleid (Wolf-Ferrari).
  • 1900 Death of Hungarian composer Ottokar Eugen Novacek, at age 33, in NYC. b-Fehertemplom, Hungary, 13 MAY 1866.
  • 1901 FP of Faure's orchestral suite Pelleas et Melisande at a Lamoureux concert in Paris. CD-Fauré: Requiem, Op.48/Pelléas Et Mélisande, Suite, Op.80/Pavane, Op.50.
  • 1902 Birth of tenor Paul Reinecke in Lodz. Died 8 Mar 1967 Debut as Italian Singer in Rosenkavalier (Strauss) 1922 Created Amandus in Zaubergeige (Egk) Sang in premiere of Die Windsbraut (Zillig) Garten des Paradieses (Petyrek) Wat Tyler (Bush).
  • 1903 Birth of South African born English composer Priaulx RAINIER in Howick, Natal. d-10 OCT 1986.
  • 1903 Death of composer Frederick E. Kitziger, at 59.
  • 1904 Birth of Italian composer Luigi DALLAPICCOLA in Pisino d'Istria, Austrian-Hungarian Empire now Croatia. d-Florence, 19 FEB 1975.
  • 1906 Birth of Norwegian composer Ludvig NIELSEN. d-2001.
  • 1907 Birth of tenor Erich Majkut. Died 1976 Created Youth in Prozess (Von Einem) Sang in premiere of Romeo und Julia (Blacher) Liebe der Danae (Strauss).
  • 1909 Death of German composer Johann Georg Herzog, at age 86.
  • 1910 Birth of Mexican composer Blas GALINDO-DIMAS, in San Gabriel Mexico. d-México City, 19 APR 1993.
  • 1911 Birth of French organist and composer Jehan ALAIN in Paris. Brother of Marie-Claire Alain and Olivier. d-in action WW II, near Saumur, 20 JUN 1940.
  • 1915 Birth of American conductor and composer Henry Horner aka Richard BALES in Alexandria, VA. d-1998.
  • 1921 Birth of Argentinian composer Jorge Oscar PICKENHAYN in Buenos Aires. d-San Carlos, Uruguay, 18 MAY 2002.
  • 1921 Death of composer Max Wilhelm Zach, at age 56.
  • 1925 Death of soprano Emma Baumann. Born 7 Apr 1855 in Erfurt. Debut as Martha in Martha (Flotow) Teacher, Frau Seidelmann Sang in premiere of Auf hohen Befehl (Reinecke).
  • 1927 Birth of American cellist Martin LOVETT of the famed Amadeus Quartet.
  • 1927 Birth of soprano Claire Watson in New York. Died 16 July 1986 Debut as Desdemona in Otello (Verdi) 1951 Teachers, Sergius Kagen, Eduard Lichtenstein, Elisabeth Schumann.
  • 1928 Birth of tenor Helmut Kretschmar in Kleve. Debut 1953 Teachers, Hans Emge, Kurt Thomas, Fred Husler Pupil, Klesie Kelly.
  • 1934 Death of mezzo-soprano Eleanora De Cisneros. Born 1 Nov 1878 in New York. d- 3 Feb 1934 Debut as Rossweise in Walkure (Wagner) 1900 Teachers, Jean De Reszke, Vincenzo Lombardi, Victor Maurel, Adeline Murio-Celli, Angelo Trabadello, Francesco Fanciulli Created Candia della Leonessa in Figlia di Jorio (Franchetti).
  • 1939 Birth of Austrian soprano Helga DERNESCH in Vienna. Debut as Marina in Boris Godounov (Moussorgsky) 1961 Created Hecuba in Troades (Reimann) Goneril in Lear (Reimann) Elisabeth Tudor in Elisabeth Tudor (Fortner) Bernarda in Bernarda Albas Haus (Reimann).
  • 1943 Birth of tenor Matti Kastu in Turku, Finland. Debut as Laca in Jenufa (Janacek) 1973 Created Guide in King Goes Forth to War (Sallinen).
  • 1945 Death of Mexican composer Jose Rolon, at age 61, in Mexico City. b-Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco 22 JUN 1883.
  • 1945 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Scènes de ballet. New York Philharmonic, conducted by the composer.
  • 1947 Birth of soprano and Royal Opera director Miss Elaine Padmore in W Yorkshire. Teacher, Helen Isepp.
  • 1948 Birth of Principal of Trinity College of Music, Gavin HENDERSON.
  • 1949 Birth of American composer Raymond HELBLE.
  • 1951 Debut of Victor Borge Show on NBC TV.
  • 1956 Birth of Simone Alaimo Bass Born 3 Feb 1956 Sicily Teacher :- Rodolfo Celetti Debut as Don Pasquale (Donizetti) 1978
  • 1956 FP of Elie Siegmeister's Clarinet Concerto, in Oklahoma City.
  • 1959 Death of Stanislaw Grusczynski Tenor Born 6 Jan 1891 Wilna Died 3 Feb 1959 Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi) 1916 Teacher :- Dudzinski Sang in premiere of Hagith (Szymanowski)
  • 1968 Death of Dutch composer Iet Stants in Utrecht. b-Culemborg, 17 JAN 1903.
  • 1968 Death of Francesco Dominici Tenor Born 1885 Havana Died 3 Feb 1968 Debut as Fernando in Favorita (Donizetti) 1914 Created Prunier in Rondine (Puccini) Altoum in Turandot (Puccini)
  • 1973 Death of Nicola Piccaluga Tenor Born 9 June 1890 Pavia Died 3 Feb 1973 Debut as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut 1918 Sang in premiere of Sakuntala (Alfano) In Alto (Gallignani) Frenos (Espoile) La Partita (Zandonai)
  • 1973 Death of composer Edward Lockspeiser, at age 67.
  • 1975 Death of American composer Robert Evett, at age 52.
  • 1993 Death of Flemish composer Karel Goeyvaerts, at age 69 in Antwerp. b-Antwerp, 8 JUN 1923.
  • 1994 Death of Fritz Schaetzler Baritone Born 13 May 1898 Nurenburg Died 3 Feb 1994 Teacher :- Anna Bahr-Mildenburg Sang in premiere of Monika (Dostal) Die Ungarische Hochzeit (Dostal)
  • 2002 FP of Philip Glass' Symphony No. 6. American Composers Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
  • 2002 FP of Libby Larsen's Patterns for Orchestra by the Minnesota Orchestra, Scott Terrell conducting.
  • 2003 Death of Dutch composer Peter Schat in Amsterdam. b- Utrecht, 5 JUN 1935.
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