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FEBRUARY 6


Laure Cinti-Damoreau
  • 1497 Death of Flemmish composer Johannes OCKEGHEM in Tours. b-Saint-Ghislain, Belgium, c. 1410.
  • 1725 Death of German composer Johann Philipp Krieger in Weissenfels. b-Nuremburg, 27 FEB 1649.
  • 1760 FP of Maria Antonia Walpurgis', Princess of Bavaria, 1724-1780, Talestri, Regina delle Amazzoni at Nymphenburg Castle, Munich.
  • 1801 Birth of soprano Laure Cinti-Damoreau in Paris. Died 25 Feb 1863 Debut as Lilla in Cosa Rara (Martin y Soler) 1816 Teachers, Giulio Bordogni, Angelica Catalani, Plantade Created Elvira in Masaniello (Auber) Isabella in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer) Matilda Gessler in William Tell (Rossini) Anais in Mose in Egitto (Rossini) Adele in Comte Ory (Rossini) Pamyre in Siege de Corinthe (Rossini) Countess of Folleville in Viaggio a Reims (Rossini) Angele d'Olivaros in Domino Noir (Auber) Sang in premiere of L'Ambassadrices (Auber) Le Serment (Auber) Le Philtre (Auber) Ali Baba (Cherubini) Macbeth (Cheland) Zanetta (Auber) Fra Diavolo (Auber) Rose de Peronne (Adam).
  • 1809 Death of Italian composer Francesco Azopardi. b-Rabat, Malta, 5 MAY 1748.
  • 1813 FP of G. Rossini's opera Tancredi at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
  • 1817 Birth of bass-baritone August Kindermann in Pottsdam. Died 6 Mar 1891 Debut in Agnes von Hohenstausen (Spontini) 1837 Pupil, Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann Created Titurel in Parsifal (Wagner) Count of Eberbach in Wildschutz (Lortzing) Hans Sachs in Hans Sachs (Lortzing) Wotan in Rheingold (Wagner) Wotan in Walkure (Wagner) Sang in premiere of Caramo (Lortzing) Theodor Korner (Weissheimer) Die Foscari (Zenger) Die Sieben Schwaben (Rheinberger).
  • 1818 Birth of English pianist and composer Henry Charles LITOLFF in London. Composed of the popular scherzo in his Concerto Sinfonique. d-nr Paris 6 AUG 1891.
  • 1851 FP of Schumann's Third Sym Rhenish in Dusseldorf, Schumann cond.
  • 1852 (Jan 7?)Birth of Russian conductor and pianist Vassily SAFONOV in Caucasus.
  • 1874 Birth of soprano Magna Lykseth-Scherfven. Died 13 Nov 1949 Debut 1898 Teachers, Ida Basilius-Magel, Gillis Bratt, John Forsell.
  • 1875 Birth of tenor and coachWalter Hyde in Birmingham. Died 11 Nov 1951 Debut in My Lady Molly (Jones S) 1905 Teachers, George Arnold Breeden, Gustave Garcia, Walter Parratt, Charles Stanford, Pupils, Gwen Catley, Geraint Evans, Jack Freestone, David Lloyd Eric Shilling, Richard Standen, Norman Walker, Cynthia Jolly George Armitage, Alexander Young Created Troubadour in Perfect Fool (Holst) Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing (Stanford) Sang in premiere of Vicar of Wakefield (Liza Lehmann).
  • 1882 Birth of Austrian composer Karl WEIGL in Vienna. d-NYC, 11 AUG 1949.
  • 1887 Birth of baritone Richard Bonelli in Port Byron, New York. Died 7 June 1980 Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) April 1915 Teachers, Arthur Alexander, Jean de Reszke, William Valonet Pupils, Enrico di Giuseppe, Frank Guarrera, David Lloyd.
  • 1889 Birth of soprano Xenia Dershinskaya in Moscow. Died 9 Jun 1951 Debut in Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky) 1911 Teachers, Flora Paskovskaya, Elena I Teryan-Korganova, Mathilde Mallinger.
  • 1894 Birth of French organist Andre MARSCHAL. d-1980.
  • 1896 Death of soprano Julie Aimee Dorus-Grass. Born 7 Sep 1805 in Valenciennes. Debut 1826 Teachers, Felice Blangini, Giulio Bordogni, Guillaume Cassel, Paer, Henri Created Teresa Balducci in Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz) Margaret de Valois in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) Eudoxia in Juive (Halevy) Alice in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer) Paolina in Poliuto (Donizetti) Oscar in Gustav III (Auber) Isabelle of Bavaria in Charles VI (Halevy) Sang in premiere of Conte de Carmagnola (Thomas) Xacarilli (Marliani) Marie Stuart (Niedermayer).
  • 1896 Death of mezzo-soprano Darya Leonova. Born 21 Mar 1829 in Twer. Debut as Vanya in Ivan Susannin (Glinka) 1852 Teacher, Mikhail Glinka Created Vlassievna in Maid of Pskov (Rimsky-Korsakov) Princess in Rusalka (Dargomizhsky) Skulda in Rogneda (Serov) Spiridonovna in Hostile Power (Serov) Sang in premiere of William Ratcliff (Cui).
  • 1898 Birth of German soprano Erna SACK in Berlin. d-2 MAR 1972 in Wiesbaden. Debut 1925 Teachers:- Oscar Daniel, Emerich Created Isotta in Schweigsame Frau (Strauss) Sang in premiere of Massimilla (Schoeck).
  • 1900 Death of baritone Sebastiano Ronconi. Born May 1814 in Venice. Debut in Torquato Tasso (Donizetti) 1836 Pupil, Lorenzo Abrunedo Sang in premiere of Luigi Rolla (Ricci F) Lorenzino de'Medici (Pacini).
  • 1902 Birth of soprano Zdenka Zikova in Prague. Died 3 Jun 1990 Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1919 Teacher, Bohumila Rosenkranzova Pupils, Depoltova, Jehlickova.
  • 1903 Birth of Chilean-American pianist Claudio ARRAU. d-of intestinal blockage Austria 9 JUN 1991.
  • 1909 Birth of composer Israel CITKOWITZ. d-1974.
  • 1914 Birth of soprano Lina Aimaro in Turin Died 14 Jan 2000 Teacher, Mario Pieraccini Debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizeti) 1934 Sang in premiere of Trionfo di Afrodite (Orff) L'Orso Re (Ferrari-Trecate).
  • 1926 Birth of Italian soprano Floriana CAVALLI. d-Bologna, 29 DEC 2004.
  • 1926 Birth of tenor Vladimir Petrov in Moscow. Teachers, Vacca, S P Yudin.
  • 1929 Death of soprano Minnie Hauk. Born 16 Nov 1851 in New York. Debut as Amina in Sonnambula (Bellini) 1866 Teachers, Achille Errani, Maurice Strakosch, Corteau.
  • 1930 FP of Albert Roussel's Petite Suite for Orchestra in Paris.
  • 1933 FP of Henry Brant's Angels and Devils for flute ensemble, in NYC.
  • 1937 Birth of tenor Wieslaw Ochman in Warsaw. Debut as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1959 Teachers, Sergius Nadgryzowski, Gustav Serafin, Maria Szlapak.
  • 1937 Birth of bass-baritone Matthew Best in Farnborough. Debut as Snug in Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) 1980 Teachers, John Carol Case, Otakar Kraus, Robert Lloyd, Patrick McGuigan Janine Reiss.
  • 1938 Birth of American composer Ellsworth MILBURN in Greenburg, PA.
  • 1941 Birth of American composer Stephen ALBERT in NYC. d-Martha's Vineyard?, MA 27 DEC 1992.
  • 1941 FP of Paul Hindemith's Cello Concerto, at the Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA. Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. Gregor Piatigorsky was the soloist.
  • 1944 FP of Arnold Schoenberg's Piano Concerto. NBC Symphony conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Eduard Steuermann was the soloist.
  • 1947 Death of Italian composer Luigi Russolo in Cerro di Laveno. b-Portogruaro, 30 APR 1885.
  • 1948 Birth of composer Bruce J. TAUB.
  • 1952 Birth of Param VIR in Delhi, India.
  • 1954 Death of tenor and coach Paul Althouse. Born 1 Dec 1889 in Reading, Penna. Debut as Dmitri in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 19 Mar 1913 Teachers, Perley Dunn Aldrich, Evelyn Essick, Oscar Saenger, Percy Rector Stevens Pupils, Michelle Bonhomme, Karl Brock, Irene Dalis, Marie Powers Leopold Simoneau, Eleanor Steber, Randolph Symonette Richard Tucker, Astrid Varnay, Hilda Ohlin, Anne Brown Created Count Strackareff in Legend (Breil) Lionel in Shanewis (Cadman) Francoise in Madeleine (Herbert) Sang in premiere of Madame Sans-Gene (Giordano) Canterbury Pilgrims (De Koven).
  • 1955 Birth of American composer Jerome KITZKE.
  • 1957 Birth of English conductor Matthew BEST.
  • 1959 Birth of mezzo-soprano Konkordia Antarova. Born 13 Apr 1886, Debut as Soloka in Vakula the Smith (Tchaikovsky) Teacher, Ippolit Pryanishnikov.
  • 1959 FP of Francis Poulenc's opera La voix humaine 'The Human Voice' at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
  • 1962 Death of soprano Vera Curtis. Born 1880 in Stratford, Connecticut. Debut as 1st Lady in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1912 Created Lise in Cyrano (Damrosch).
  • 1966 Death of Swedish composer Algot Haquinius in Stockholm. b-Sveg, 30 JUL 1886.
  • 1969 Birth of composer Nathaniel Tull PHILLIPS.
  • 1969 Death of baritone Ferdinando Li Donni. Born 1923 in Rome. Debut 1946 Sang in premiere of Tesoro (Napoli) Fiera delle Meraviglie (Tosatti).
  • 1970 Birth of composer Sean HICKEY.
  • 1976 Death of tenor Luigi Fort. Born 1907 in Turin. Teacher, Luigi Cocchi Debut as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1927 Created Marino in Orseolo (Pizzetti) Zorzetto in Campiello (Wolf-Ferrari).
  • 1976 FP of John La Montaine's opera Be Glad, Then, America at University Park, PA.
  • 2004 FP of Julia Wolfe´s My Beautiful Scream. Kronos Quartet, French National Orchestra, Darlington, conducting, in Paris.
  • 2005 Death of German-American musicologist, pianist and broadcaster Karl Haas in Royal Oak, MI. Karl Haas created one of the longest running daily classical music program in broadcast history, Adventures in Good Music. Obit Link. b-Speyer-on-the-Rhine, Germany, 1913.
  • 2005 Death of Russian pianist Lazar BERMAN in Florence, IT. b-Leningrad, 26 FEB 1930. Bio. Obituary.
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