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FEBRUARY 7

William Boyce

  • 1652 Death of Italian composer and Papal Chapel singer Gregorio Allegri, in Rome. b-Rome, 1582.
  • 1662 FP of Cavalli's opera Ercole Amante in the Tuileries Palace in Paris. CD-Cavalli: Ercole Amante / Corboz, English Bach Festival.
  • 1697 Death of castrato Bonaventura Argenti. Born 1620 in Perugia.
  • 1723 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 22 Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe and No. 23 Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn [Howard Weiner indicates both cantatas were performed on 7 FEB 1723 as quasi two-part work] then on Esto mihi Sunday was part of Bach's first annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1723-24.
  • 1758 Birth of tenor and composer Benedikt Schack. Born 7 Feb 1758 in Mirotice.  Debut in Frascatana (Paisiello) 1786 Teacher, Joseph von Frieberth, Anton Laube Created Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart).
  • 1763 Death of German composer Christoph Schaffrath in Berlin. b-Hohenstein, 1709.
  • 1779 Death of English organist and composer William Boyce in Kensington. b-London, 11 SEP 1711.
  • 1786 FP of Mozart's opera The Impresario "Der Schauspieldirektor" at the Orangerie at Schönbrunn in Vienna.CD-Mozart: The Impresario/ Mozart's Circle: The Beneficent Dervish
  • 1792 FP of Dominico Cimarosa's opera The Secret Marriage "Il Matrimonio Segreto" at the Burgtheater in Vienna.CD-Cimarosa - Il matrimonio segreto / Patterson · Matteuzzi · Antoniozzi · J. Williams · Banditelli · Salomaa · G. Bellini
  • 1823 Birth of Polish-Prussian composer and conductor Franz Richard GENEE in Danzig. d-Suburban Vienna, 15 JUN 1895
  • 1844 Birth of Bohemian violinist and composer Josef REBICEK.
  • 1859 Birth of American soprano Emma NEVADA in Nevada City California Died 20 June 1940 Debut as Amina in Sonnambula (Bellini) 17 May 1880 Teachers:- Mathilde Marchesi Pupils :- Mignon Nevada (daughter) Olive Townsend-Middleton
  • 1862 Death of Czech composer and conductor Franz Skroup in Rotterdam. b-Suburban Pardubice, 3 JUN 1801.
  • 1870 Birth of Dutch composer Cornelis DOPPER in Stadskanaal. d-Amsterdam, 18 SEP 1939.
  • 1871 Birth of Swedish pianist and composer Wilhelm STENHAMMAR in Stockholm. d- Stockholm, 20 NOV 1927.
  • 1871 Birth of Hermann Schramm Tenor Born 7 Feb 1871 Kossabuda Died 11 Dec 1951 Debut as Gomez in Nachtlager von Granada (Kreutzer) 1895 Sang in premiere of Dornroschen (Humperdinck) Obern Chabart (von Waltershausen) Fennimore & Gerda (Delius) Sprung uber der Schatten (Krenek) Die Zehn Kusse (Sekles) Schatzgraber (Schreker)
  • 1873 FP of P. I. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 Little Russian in Moscow.CD-Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-3
  • 1875 FP of Lalo's violin concerto Symphonie Espagnole. Played by dedicatee Pablo de Sarasate, in Paris.CD-Sarah Chang ~ Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole · Vieuxtemps - Concerto No. 5 in A minor
  • 1878 Birth of Russian-American pianist and conductor Ossip GABRILOWITSCH in St. Petersburg. d-Detroit, MI, 14 SEP 1936. m-Clara Clemens the daughter of Samuel Clemens aka author Mark Twain.
  • 1881 Birth of Mariska Aldrich Mezzo-Soprano Born 7 Feb 1881 Boston U S A Debut as Urbain in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 1908 Teachers:- George Henschel, Alfred Auguste Giraudet
  • 1889 Birth of Claudia Muzio Soprano Born 7 Feb 1889 Pavia Died 24 May 1936 Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 15 Jan 1910 Teachers:- Elettra Callery-Viviani, Annetta Casaloni Created Giorgetta in Tabarro (Puccini) Cecilia in Cecilia (Refice) Gisca in Abisso (Smareglia) Sang in premiere of Baronessa di Carini (Mule) Melenis (Zandonai) Ollontay (Gaita)
  • 1889 Birth of Italian soprano Claudia MUZIO. d- Rome, 24 MAY 1936.
  • 1893 FP of Brahms' Capriccio in d, No. 7 from Fantasies for Piano, Op. 116, in Vienna.CD-Hélène Grimaud ~ Brahms - Piano Pieces Op. 116-119
  • 1896 Birth of Italian tenor Galliano MASINI in Livorno Died 15 Feb 1986 Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 1924 Teacher :- Giovanni Laura Sang in premiere of Caracciolo (Vittadini) Palla De'Mozzi (Marinuzzi)
  • 1897 Birth of American composer Quincy PORTER in New Haven, CT. d-Bethany, CT 12 NOV 1966.
  • 1908 Death of Carl Nebe Baritone Born 1858 Braunschweig Died 7 Feb 1908 Debut 1878 Teachers:- Felix Mottl, Eduard Nebe(father), Wilhelm Sedlmayer, Joseph Staudigl Sang in premiere of Das Unmoglichiste von Allem (Urspruch) Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo) Fierrebras (Schubert) Heilmar der Narr (Kienzl) Das Wald (Smyth)
  • 1908 FP of George Whitefield Chadwick's Symphonic Sketches. The Boston Symphony.
  • 1910 Birth of Elisabeth Reichelt Soprano Born 7 Feb 1910 Dresden 7 May 2001 Debut as Sandrina in Finta Giardiniera (Mozart) 1936 Teachers:- Hintze, Senta Kutzschbach, Wademar Staegemann Pupil :- Andreas Schmidt Sang in premiere of Dorian Gray (Hanell)
  • 1918 Death of Russian composer Alexander Taneyev in Petrograd. b-St. Petersburg, 17 JAN 1850. Director of the Russian Imperial Chancellery he was a parttime composer.
  • 1922 FP of W. Stenhammar's incidental music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Lorensberg Theater in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1923 Birth of English critic 7th Lord HAREWOOD, George Henry Hubert Lascelles, in London.
  • 1925 Birth of Rumanian-born French composer Marius CONSTANT, in Bucharest. d-15 MAY 2004.
  • 1925 Death of Giuseppe Kaschmann Baritone Born 14 July 1847 Lussimpiccolo Istria Died 7 Feb 1925 Debut as Banquo in Macbeth (Verdi) 1868 Teacher :- Alberto Giovannini Pupil :- Salvatore Baccaloni Created Christofero Colombo in Cristofero Colombo (Franchetti) Mislav in Mislav (Zacj) Don Gil in Maria Tudor (Gomes)
  • 1927 Birth of Paulo Fortes Baritone Born 7 Feb 1927 Rio de Janiero Debut as Germont in Traviata (Verdi) 1948 Teachers:- Gabriella Besanzoni, Flaminio Contini, Murillo De Caraolho Created Perrouche in Izaht (Villa-Lobos) Francoise Gomes da Silva in O Chalaca (Mignone) Vidigal in Militia Sergeant (Mignone)
  • 1928 Birth of Jef Vermeerch Baritone Born 7 Feb 1928 Brugge Debut as Wotan in Rheingold (Wagner) 1960 Teachers:- Achiel von Beveren, Mina Bolotine
  • 1931 Death of Sven Nyblom Tenor Born 23 Mar 1868 Uppsala Died 7 Feb 1931 Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi) 1900 Teachers:- Gillis Bratt, Mariano Padilla y Ramos, Lilli Lehmann Marie Lehmann Created Arbocast in Valborgsmassa (Hallen)
  • 1931 FP of Deems Taylor's opera Peter Ibbetson at the MET in NYC.
  • 1933 Birth of Welsh tenor Stuart BURROWS in Ponypridd Debut as Ismaele in Nabucco (Verdi) 1963
  • 1938 Birth of American composer Robert BASKA in NYC.
  • 1938 FP of David Van Vactor's Bagatelles for Strings in Chicago.
  • 1939 Birth of Lois McDonall Soprano Born 7 Feb 1939 Larkspur Alberta Debut as Susanna in Segreto di Susanna (Wolf-Ferrari) 1963 Teacher :- Otakar Kraus, Eileen Turner, G.Jones, Irene Jessner Created Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina (Hamilton)
  • 1939Norman Welsby Baritone Born 7 Feb 1939 Warrington Debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1968 Teachers:- Gwilym Jones, Otakar Krauss Created General in We Come to the River (Henze) Sang in premiere of Magic Fountain (Delius) Tamburlaine (Hamilton)
  • 1941 FP of S. Barber's Violin Concerto. Philadelphia Orchestra, with Eugene Ormandy conducting with violinist Albert Spalding, in Philadelphia, PA.CD-Hilary Hahn - Barber & Meyer: Violin Concertos
  • 1943 Death of Sigrid Arnoldson Soprano Born 20 Mar 1861 Stockholm Died 7 Feb 1943 Debut as Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1885 Teachers:- Oscar Arnoldson (father), Desiree Artot de Padilla, Fritz Arlberg Mathilde Marchesi, Maurice Strakosch
  • 1953 Birth of German composer Wolfgang von SCHWEINITZ.
  • 1956 Death of French composer Marcelle Aaron in Paris. b-Paris, 5 SEP 1894.
  • 1958 Birth of American composer James LENTINI in Detroit.
  • 1961 Death of Hans Reinmar Bass-Baritone Born 11 Apl 1895 Vienna Died 7 Feb 1961 Debut as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1919 Teacher :- Vittorio Vanzo Pupil :- Karl Schmitt-Walter Sang in premiere of Burgschaft (Weill)
  • 1964 FP of Roger Sessions's Symphony No. 5. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting.CD-Roger Sessions: Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 5; Rhapsody
  • 1969 Death of Margaret Ritchie Soprano Born 7 June 1903 Grimsby Died 7 Feb 1969 Debut as Pamina in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1929 Teachers:- Harry Plunkett-Greene, Henry Wood, Agnes Nicholls Created Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring (Britten) Lucia in Rape of Lucretia (Britten) Tormentilla in Poisoned Kiss (Vaughan-Williams)
  • 1981 Birth of American composer Hugh DAIGLE in Concord, MA.
  • 1986 Birth of American composer Jordan Charles WITHERSPOON in California.
  • 1988 FP of Tan Dun's Out of Peking Opera for violin and orchestra, at Lincoln Center. Soloist Vera Weiling Tsu with the New York City Symphony under David Eaton.CD-Tan Dun: Out of Peking Opera, for Solo Violin & Orchestra / Death & Fire, Dialogue with Paul Klee / Orchestral Theatre II: Re, for Divided Orchestra, Bass Voice & Audience with Two Conductors
  • 1994 Death of Polish composer and conductor Witold Lutoslawski in Warsaw. b-Warsaw, 25 JAN 1913.
  • 1995 Death of Jean Giraudeau Tenor Born 1 July 1916 Toulon Died 4 Feb 1995 Debut as Wilhelm Meister in Mignon (Thomas) 1942 Pupils :- Jean Dupouy, Andree Francoise, Bernard Muraccide Christiane Stutzman, Marc Vento Sang in premiere of Secondatto (Bruni-Tedeschi) Martine (Rabaud) Hop Signor (Rosenthal) Il etait un petit navire (Tailleferre) Marion (Wissmer) Bolivar (Milhaud) Numance (Barraud)
  • 1996 Death of Russian composer Boris Tchaikovsky in Moscow. b-Moscow, 10 SEP 1925.
  • 1996 FP of E. T. Zwilich's Triple Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra. Minnesota Orchestra, Zdenek Macal conducting, with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, soloists.CD-Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Piano Concerto; Double Concerto; Triple Concerto
  • 2002 FP of William Kraft's Red Azalea by the University of California-Santa Barbara. The opera is based on Anchee Min’s memoir of the same name about her youth in Shanghai under the Maoist régime. See: Presser.
  • 2003 FP of Ezra Laderman's Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra. Richard Page, bass clarinet. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Gunther Herbig, cond. in Pittsburgh, PA.CD-The Music of Ezra Laderman, Vol. 5
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