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FEBRUARY 4

Gioseffo Zarlino

  • 1549 Birth (baptismal) of French composer Eustache du CAURROY.
  • 1553 Death of German composer Caspar Othmayr, at age 37 in Nuremberg. b-Amberg, 12 MAR 1515.
  • 1581 Birth of German composer Daniel SELICH.
  • 1590 Death of Italian composer Gioseffo Zarlino, at age 73.
  • 1708 Bach receives a commission for a cantata celebrating the elections in Muhlhausen.
  • 1715 German music lover, Johann von Uffenbach, in Venice, hears Vivaldi play violin and commissions concerto grossos.
  • 1740 Birth of Swedish composer Carl Michael BELLMAN, in Stockholm. d-Stockholm, 11 FEB 1795.
  • 1751 Birth of composer Blas de LASERNA.
  • 1767 Birth of composer Johann Franz VOLKERT.
  • 1781 Death of Bohemian composer Josef Myslivecek, at age 43, in Rome. b-Prague, Czech Republic, 9 MAR 1737.
  • 1805 Birth of composer Georg Andreas HENKEL.
  • 1805 Death of German composer Johann George Tromlitz in Leipzig. b-Reinsdorf, 8 NOV 1725.
  • 1808 Birth of English conductor Michael COSTA in Naples. He settled in London in 1829 and directed music festivals and operas. Wrote four operas and three symphonies. d-Hove, England, 29 APR 1884.
  • 1816 Death of composer Meingosus Gaelle, at age 63.
  • 1827 Birth of American composer Lucien H. SOUTHARD, who founded the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore in 1868.
  • 1834 Death of French singer and composer Amelie Julia Candielle, at age 66. b-Paris, 31 JUL 1767.
  • 1854 Death of composer Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, at 66.
  • 1856 Death of soprano Anna Gottlieb in Vienna. Teacher, Wolfgang Mozart Created Barbarina in Nozze di Figaro Pamina in Zauberflote Hulda in Donauweibchen (Kauer) Evakathel in Evakathel & Schmidt (Muller) Alceste in Die neue Alceste (Muller) Sang in premiere of Das Neusonntagskund (Muller).
  • 1863 Birth of soprano Pauline De Ahna in Ingolstadt.  Died 13 May 1950 Teacher :- Richard Strauss (husband), Herzog, Ritter, Max Steinitzer Created Freihild in Guntram (Strauss R). Sie sang sich in sein Leben: Roman um Richard Strauss u. Pauline de Ahna (Bbb ; 5) (German Edition).
  • 1875 Birth of composer Raymond MOULAERT.
  • 1876 Birth of composer Victor Jean Leonard VREULS.
  • 1884 Birth of soprano Marie Sundelius in Karlstad. Died 27 June 1958 Debut as Priestess in Iphigenie in Tauris (Gluck) Nov 1916 Pupils, Jean Cox, Mildred Miller Created Sister Monitress in Suor Angelica (Puccini) =3D20 La Ciesca in Gianni Schicci (Puccini) Sang in premiere of Shanewis (Cadman) Canterbury Pilgrims (De Koven). Photo Marie Sundelius 1900Photo Marie Sundelius at piano 1900Photo Marie Sundelius 1900
  • 1890 Birth of baritone Emil Treskow in Berlin.  Died 7 Nov 1961 Debut 1919 Pupil, Alfons Holte Sang in premiere of Magda Maria (Von Chelius) Opferung der Gefangenen (Wellesz).
  • 1892 Birth of Finnish critic and composer Yrjo KILPINEN in Helsinki. d- Helsinki, 2 MAR 1959.
  • 1893 Birth of American composer Bernard ROGERS in NYC. d-Rochester, NY 24 MAY 1968.
  • 1894 Death of Belgian Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at age 79. b-6 NOV 1814.
  • 1895 Death of composer Faustina Hasse Hodges, at age 71.
  • 1896 Death of composer Henry David Leslie, at age 73.
  • 1897 Birth of Romanian composer Mordecai SANDBERG. d-1973.
  • 1900 Birth of soprano Claire Autenrieth. Debut 1921 Sang in premiere of Madame Liselotte (Gerster).
  • 1903 Birth of composer Siro CISILINO.
  • 1904 Birth of composer Predrag MILOSEVIC.
  • 1910 Birth of composer Alfred MENDELSOHN.
  • 1912 Birth of Austrian conductor Erich LEINSDORF in Vienna. d-1993. BOOK-Erich Leinsdorf on Music.
  • 1916 Birth of composer David Vassall COX.
  • 1919 Death of mezzo-soprano Elizaveta Andreyevna Lavrovskaya. Born 13 Oct 1849 Kashin Died 4 Feb 1919 Debut as Vanya in Ivan Susannin (Glinka) 1868 Teacher, Pauline Viardot Garcia Pupil, Eugenia Zbrueva.
  • 1924 Pianist Claudio Arrau makes his American debut. Search  Claudio Arrau.
  • 1925 Death of French composer, pianist and teacher Marie Jaell-Trautmann in Paris. b-Steinseltz, Alsace 17 AUG 1846.
  • 1927 Birth of baritone Julian Moyle in Melbourne. Debut as Malatesta in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) 1956 Teachers:- Betty Bannerman, Ettore Campogalliani, Gerald Davies Boriska Gereb, Arnold Matters Created Jacques I in Tale of 2 Cities (Benjamin).
  • 1927 Death of composer Thomas Linnemann Laub, at 74.
  • 1929 Birth of mezzo-soprano Lucia Danieli in Vicenza. Debut as Clotilde in Norma (Bellini) 1948 Created Ecuba in Ecuba (Rigacci) Teacher, Arrigo Pedrollo.
  • 1932 Birth of American pianist Ivan DAVIS in Electra, TX. 1960 Pianist Ivan Davis Photo Booking Print Ad (Music Memorabilia) (49498)
  • 1933 Derat of tenor Bohumil Ptak. Born 14 Jun 1869 in Prague. Debut as Jenik in Bartered Bride (Smetana) Teacher, Frantisek Pivoda Pupils, Jan Konstantin, Richard Kubla Created Ctirad in Sarka (Fibich) Prince in Rusalka (Dvorak) Sang in premiere of Devil & Kate (Dvorak) Armida (Dvorak) Eva (Foerster).
  • 1934 Death of soprano Virginia Ferni-Germano. Born 17 Dec 1849 in Turin Died 4 Feb 1934 Debut as Siebel in Faust (Gounod) 1876 Pupils :- Maria Carena, Alba Anzellotti, Marisa Morel, Mariella Amstad Martha Amstad Created Edmea in Edmea (Catalani) Loreley in Loreley (Catalani) Sang in premiere of Isora di Provenza (Mancinelli) Dolores (Auteri-Manzocchi).
  • 1934 Birth of Finnish composer Jouko Sakari Linjama.
  • 1935 Birth of Finnish bass Martti TALVELA in Hiitola Karelia Finland. d-22 July 1989 Debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1961 Teachers:- Carl Martin Oehman, Taunokaivela, Margaret Krauss Created Paavo Rustsalainen in Last Temptation (Kokkonen).
  • 1939 Birth of mezzo-soprano Renata Babak in Kharkiv. Debut as Princess in Rousalka (Dargomizhsky) 1958 Teachers, Musanskaya, Yevutschenko.
  • 1940 Birth of baritone William Workmann in Valdosta. Debut as 2nd prisoner in Fidelio (Beethoven) 1965 Teachers, Donald Plott, Hedwig Schilling, Martial Singher Created Tony in Help Help the Globolinks (Menotti) Sang in premiere of Devils von Loudon (Penderecki) Stephen Climax (Zender).
  • 1941 Birth of tenor Vladislav Piavko in Krasnoiarsk. Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1966 Teachers, Renato Pastorino, S Y Rebrikov.
  • 1945 FP of Alan Hovhaness' Lousadzek 'Coming of Light' for piano and strings, in Boston.
  • 1949 NYC MET Opera debut of Bulgarian soprano Ljuba Welitsch as Salome in the Richard Strauss opera. Also MET debut of conductor Fritz Reiner.
  • 1951 Birth of tenor Curtis Rayam in Belville, FL. Debut in Manon Lescaut (Puccini) 1971 Teacher, Mary Henderson Buckley Created Remus in Treemonisha (Joplin) Titus April in Buchuland (Temmingh).
  • 1952 Death of bass-baritone Friedrich Plaschke. Born 7 Jan 1875 in Jaromer. Died 14 Feb 1952 Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1900 Teachers, Karl Scheidemantel, Ottilie Sklenar-Mala, Leontine von Dotscher Created Altair in Aegyptische Helena (Strauss) Graf Waldner is Arabella (Strauss) Sir Morosus Blunt in Schweigdame Frau (Strauss) Kasel in Feuersnot (Strauss) Aecesius in Toten Augen (D'Albert) 1st Nazarene in Salome (Strauss) Mister Wu in Mister Wu (D'Albert) Sang in premiere of Nausikaa (Bungert) Moloch (Schillings) Schneider von Schonau (Brandts-Buys) Der Fremde (Kaun) Schirin und Gertrude (Graener) Die Hochzeit des Mouch (Schattmann). 
  • 1954 Death of composer Vaclav Vackar, at age 72.
  • 1956 Death of Danish composer and conductor Peder Gram, at age 74.
  • 1962 Birth of Serge Dorny, chief executive and artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 1968 Birth of American composer and teacher Paul MATHEWS.
  • 1964 Death of tenor Alexander Vesselovsky. Born 1883 ij Moscow. Debut as Golitsyn in Khovanschina (Mussorgsky) 1925 Sang in premiere of Il Dibuk (Rocca) Nerone (Mascagni).
  • 1964 Death of soprano Angela Kolniak. Born 24 Apr 1894 in Vienna. Sang in premiere of Die Agyptische Helena (Strauss) Der Gunstling (Wagner-Regeny).
  • 1974 Death of composer Mihail Andricu, at age 79.
  • 1976 Death of British composer Edward Benjamin Britten, at 62. b-22 NOV 1913.
  • 1997 Death of American composer Ross Lee Finney, at age 90, in Carmel, CA.
  • 2001 Death of Romanian born, Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis in Paris. b-Romania, 29 MAY 1922.
  • 2003 Death of American bass Jerome Hines, in NYC. b-Hollywood, CA 8 NOV 1921. Jerome Hines - In Opera & Song [VHS]
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