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Ignaz Franz von Mosel

  • 1582 Birth of English composer Thomas SIMPSON. d-1628.
  • 1643 Birth of composer Christian Demelius.
  • 1721 Birth of Dutch violinist and composer Pieter HELLENDAAL in Rotterdam. d-19 APR 1799.
  • 1725 Birth of composer François Bainville, composer
  • 1747 FP of Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabeus at Covent Garden in London.
  • 1749 FP of Thomas ARNE's "Henry and Emma, or The Nut-brown Maid" in London.
  • 1772 Birh of composer Ignaz Franz von Mosel.
  • 1802 Birth of composer Hubert Reis.
  • 1834 Birth of composer Isidore Edouard Legouix.
  • 1847 Birth of composer Gavriil Musicescu.
  • 1865 Death of Italian soprano Giuditta Pasta Giuditta Pasta Italian Opera Singer Giclee Poster Print by H. Thirai, 42x56 in Blevio, Como, Italy. b-Saronno, 26 OCT 1797. Debut in Tre Eleonore (Scappa) 1816. Teachers were E. Asioli, Davide Banderali, Filippo Ferranti, Giuseppe Scappa, Giuseppina Grassini, Bartolemeo Lotti, Francesco Lamperti Paer, and Girolamo Crescentini. Pupils were Marianna Barbiere-Nini, Giulia Grisi, Adelaide Kemble and Teresa Parodi. Created Beatrice in Beatrice di Tenda (Bellini); Norma in Norma (Bellini); Amina in Sonnambula (Bellini); Anna Boleyn in Anna Bolena (Donizetti); Bianca of Aquitaine in Ugo Conte di Parigi (Donizetti); Corinna in Viaggio a Reims (Rossini); Zora in Schiava in Bagdad (Pacini); Niobe in Niobe (Pacini); Emma d'Antiochia in Emma D'Antioche (Mercadante). Search Giuditta Pasta.
  • 1866 Birth of composer and pianist Ferruccio BUSONI in Empoli. d-27 AUG 1924. [Dante Michelangiolo Benvenuto] in Empoli, nr Florence. d-Berlin, 27 JUL 1924. Operas were "Sigune, oder Das vergessene Dorf" (1889), "Die Brautwahl" (1912), "Turandot" (1917), "Arlecchino" (1917), "Doktor Faust" (1925). Search Ferruccio BUSONI.
  • 1871 Birth of American composer and choral conductor F. Melius CHRISTIANSEN. d-1955. 1903 music instructor and band director at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
  • 1872 Birth of composer Tadeusz Joteyko.
  • 1873 Birth of Russian composer and pianist Sergei RACHMANINOV near Oneg. d-Beverly Hills, CA 28 MAR 1943.
  • 1883 Birth of Russian composer Aleksander V Aleksandrov.
  • 1886 Birth of composer Casimir von Paszthory.
  • 1889 Birth of German tenor Eduard LICHTENSTEIN in Karlsbad. d-9 JAN 1953. Debut as Georg in Waffenschmied (Lortzing) 1908. Teacher was Nikolaus Rothmuhl. Pupils were Claire Watson, Alfons von Goethem.
  • 1892 Birth of Chilian baritone-tenor Renato ZANELLI in Valparaiso. d-25 MAR 1935. Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1916. Teachers were Angeo Querze, Dante Lari, Fernando Tanara. Created Straniero in Straniero (Pizzetti).
  • 1901 Birth of American violinist, teacher and composer Boris KOUTZEN. d-1966. Vassar College Orchestra.
  • 1902 FP in USAmerica of Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun. Orchestral Club of Boston.
  • 1905 Birth of German opera and conductor composer Winfried P I Zillig.
  • 1907 Birth of composer Walter Kaufmann.
  • 1911 Birth of American baritone John Daggett Howell in California. d-NYC, 9 JUN 1969.
  • 1913 FP of Manuel Falla's La Vide Breve, at the Théatre du Casino Municipal in Nice.
  • 1914 Birth of Belgian violinist Carla van Neste.
  • 1917 Death of American ragtime composer Scott Joplin. b-24 November 1868.
  • 1921 Birth of American composer William BERGSMA in Oakland, CA. d-1994.
  • 1921 Birth of English musician and broadcaster Steve RACE.
  • 1921 Birth of composer Douglas Allenbrook.
  • 1922 Death of Belgian baritone Jean Note. b-Tournai, 6 MAY 1859. Debut 1885. Created Sciarra in Tasse (D'Harcourt); Vestapor in Roma (Massenet)
  • 1924 FP by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in NYC, at Carnegie Hall.
  • 1924 Birth of composer Gunther Becker.
  • 1928 Birth of tenor Hermin ESSER in Rheydt. Debut 1954. Teacher was Frabziska Martenssen-Lohmann.
  • 1930 Birth of American composer Joan Franks WILLIAMS in Brooklyn, NY. d-Seattle, 30 JAN 2003.
  • 1930 Death of Cosima Wagner at Bayreuth, age of 92. Married to Hans Von Bulow and Richard Wagner, 47 years after Wagner's death.
  • 1932 Birth of composer Jiri Smutny.
  • 1936 Founding of the New Friends of Chamber Music in NYC by I. A. Hirschmann.
  • 1937 FP of Gian Carlo Menotti's opera Amelia Goes to the Ball in Philadelphia.
  • 1950 Birth of American composer Don "Orfeo" RECHTMAN in Auburn, AL.
  • 1954 FP of Copland's opera The Tender Land in NYC. Composed for TV, but not broadcast.
  • 1968 Birth of Slovakian-Australian guitarist and composer Marian BUDOS.
  • 1976 FP of David Diamond's Violin Concerto No. 3, in NYC.
  • 1986 Death of Canadian tenor Donald Grobe. b-Ottawa, 16 DEC 1929. Debut as Borsa in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1952. Teachers were Robert Long, Martial Singher, Margarethe von Winterfeldt and Robert Weede. Created Claude Vallee in Play of Love and Death (Cikker): Astor in Untergang der Titanic (Siebert); Wilhelm in Junge Lord (Henze); Arundel in Elisabeth Tudor (Fortner). Sang in FP of Ophelia (Kelterborn); Gespenstersonate (Reimann)
  • 1991 Death of ballet director Martha Graham at age 96.
  • 2002 FP of Daniel Asia's Violin sonata. Mark Rush, violin, and Tannis Gibson, piano, at the University of Arizona in Tucson. See Presser link, to learn more about Daniel Asia!
  • 2003 Death of Italian tenor Renato Gavarini. b-Parma, 1919.
  • 2004 FP of Thea Musgrave´s Turbulent Landscape by The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewellyn conducting, Boston, MA.
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