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).
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.
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)
Mudarra (Le Borne F)
Der Wald (Smyth)
Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo)
Francesca da Rimine (Goetz).
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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)
La Partita (Zandonai)
1973 Death of composer Edward Lockspeiser, at age 67.