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  • 1700 Birth of French flutist and composer Michel BLAVET in Besançon. d- 13 MAR 1768.


  • 1700 Birth of composer James Kent.


  • 1712 Birth of composer Isfrid Kayser.


  • 1702 Birth of harpsichord craftsman Burkat SHUDI in Switzerland. In 1718, at age 16, he went to London where his family were craftsmen in wood. He became an apprentice in the Soho harpsichord workshop of Hermann Tabel. In 1728 he started his own workshop that became the Broadwood piano company founded in London, 1742. d-London, 19 AUG 1773. See Photo of piano.


  • 1744 FP of G. F. Handel's oratorio Joseph and his Brethren.


  • 1746 Birth of composer Maurus Haberhauer.


  • 1752 Birth of composer Josef Reicha.  in Chuděnice (Bohemia); d 13 Mar 1795 (Bonn)[Groves]. [Fodor notes, the Wikipedia piece gives the wrong month https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Reicha].


  • 1756 Death of castrato and coach Antonio Maria Bernacchi. Born 23 June 1685 in Bologna. Debut 1703 Teachers, Francesco Antonio Pistocchi, Pupils, Amadori, Giovanni Carestini, Farinelli, Tommaso Guarducci Giovanni Battista Mancini, Anton Raaff, Vincenzo Righini, Senesino, Domenico Panzacchi Created Crispus in Crispo (Bononcini) Lotario in Lotario (Handel) Arsace in Partenope (Handel) Alceste in Demetrio (Hasse) Alceste in Demetrio (Schiassi) Sang in premiere of Griselda (A Scarlatti).


  • 1767 Birth of composer Heinrich Domnich.


  • 1779 Birth of blind American composer and music teacher Oliver SHAW. d-1848. m-Sarah Jenckes Shaw.


  • 1797 FP of Cherubini's opera Medee in Paris. Cherubini: Medea


  • 1813 Birth of tenor Carlo Guasco in Solero, Alessandria. Died 13 Dec 1876 Debut as Fisherman in William Tell (Rossini) 1836 Pupil, Giovanni De Negri Created Ernani in Ernani (Verdi) Orontes in Lombardi (Verdi) Foresto in Attila (Verdi) Riccardo Chalais in Maria di Rohan (Donizetti) Sang in premiere of Corrado D'Altambura (Ricci F) Vallombra (Ricci F) Ermengardia (Sanelli) Sposa D'Abido (Poniatowski) Malek Adel (Poniatowski).


  • 1832 Birth of composer Alberto Randegger.


  • 1833 Mendelssohn finishes his Italian Symphony.


  • 1838 Birth of English pianist Sebastian Bach MILLS. d-Weisbaden, 21 DEC 1898.


  • 1842 Death of Italian composer Luigi Cherubini at age 82, in Paris. Spotlight Bio


  • 1845 FP of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Ferdinand David, soloist. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Niels Gade in Leipzig.


  • 1850 Birth of composer Emilio Serrano y Ruiz.


  • 1859 Birth of bass-baritone Robert Bartram in Braunschweig.  Died 18 May 1943 Teacher, Franz Krueckl.


  • 1860 Birth of Austrian composer of songs, choral and chamber works, Hugo WOLF in Windisch. d- 22 FEB 1903.


  • 1861 FP of Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser for performance in Paris at the Théâtre Imperial de l'Opéra.


  • 1862 Birth of composer Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov.


  • 1868 Birth of soprano Thila Plaichinger in Vienna.  Died 17 Mar 1939 Debut 1893 Teachers, Louise Dustmann, Joseph Gansbacher, Frau Mampe-Babbnigg.


  • 1870 Birth of baritone Karel Komarov in Jicin.  Died 2 Feb 1928 Teacher, Pivoda


  • 1883 Birth of composer Enrico Toselli.


  • 1884 Death of soprano Valentina Bianchi. Born 1839 in Wilna. Debut 1855 Teacher, L Revial Created Judith in Judith (Serov).


  • 1887 Birth of composer Carlos Isamitt.


  • 1889 Death of tenor Enrico Tamberlik. Born 16 Mar 1820 in Rome. Debut as Arnold in William Tell (Rossini) 1837 Teachers, Borgna, De Abella, Giacomo Guglielmi, Zirilli Pupils, Francesco Marconi, Francesco Signorini, Fernando Valero Felice Kaschowska Created Alvaro in Forza del Destino (Verdi) Czar in Pietro il Grande (Jullien) Cuauhtemoc in Guatimotzin (Ortego Del Villar) Sang in premiere of Ledia (Zubiaurre) Hija de Jefte (Chapi) Anna la Prie (Battista).


  • 1889 Death of Felice Varesi Baritone. Born 1813 in Calais. Debut in Furioso (Donizetti) 1834 Created Antonio Loustolot in Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti) Rigoletto in Rigoletto (Verdi) Allan Cameron in Allan Cameron (Pacini) Sang in premiere of Corrado D'Altamura (Ricci F).


  • 1890 Birth of composer Michael Taube.


  • 1890 Birth of German conductor Fritz BUSCH, older brother of violinist Adolph. d-London, 14 SEP 1951.


  • 1892 Birth of English pianist Alec ROWLEY. d-Weybridge 11 JAN 1958.


  • 1894 Conducting debut of Bruno Walter at Cologne Opera.


  • 1897 Birth of soprano Maria Nemeth in Kormend, Hungary. Died 28 Dec 1967 Debut as Sulamith in Queen of Sheba (Goldmark) 1923 Teachers, Gyorgy Anthes, Fernando De Lucia, Felicie Kaschovska Geza Laszlo, Giannina Russ, Laura Hilgermann.


  • 1899 Birth of Bulgarian composer Pancho VLADIGEROVSearch for Pancho VLADIGEROV


  • 1902 Birth of baritone and coach Petre Stefanescu-Goanga in Braila. Died 5 Sep 1973 Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1927 Teacher, Felia Litvinne Pupils, Michaela Botez, Iulia Buciuceanu, Elena Dima, Ion Stoian Gheorghe Emil Crasnaru, Nicolae Florei, George Lambrache.


  • 1907 Death of Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Fritz Scheel in Philadelphia. b- Lubek, Germany 7 NOV 1852.


  • 1907 Carl Pohlig becomes the second conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, upon the death of Scheel.


  • 1908 Birth of composer Helen Sinclair Glatz.


  • 1908 FP of the touring review Chauve-souris, directed by Baliev in Moscow. Also known as The Bat


  • 1912 Birth of American pianist Lillian FREUNDLICH in Ohio. d-1999.


  • 1911 Birth of composer Jose Ardevol.


  • 1912 Birth of ballet dancer Igor Youskevitch. Invitation to the Dance Poster Movie 11x17 Gene Kelly Igor Youskevitch Claire Sombert


  • 1912 Birth of composer Ernst Hess.


  • 1914 Birth of composer Carl-Olof Anderberg.


  • 1913 Birth of tenor Libero De Luca Libero de Luca, Historical Recordings from 1951-52 in Solothurn, Switzerland. Debut 1942 Teacher, Alfredo Cairati, Max Kraus Sang in premiere of Der Unsterbliche Kranke (Huig) Die Schwarze Spinne (Burkhard).


  • 1915 Debut of pianist Percy Grainger with N.Y. Philharmonic, playing Grieg Piano Concerto.


  • 1925 Birth of British soprano Jennifer VYVYAN in Broadstairs.  Died 28 Mar 1974 Debut as Jenny Diver in Beggar's Opera (Pepusch) 1947 Teachers, Fernando Carpi, Maria Carpi, Roy Henderson Created Penelope in Gloriana (Britten) Tytania in Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) Governess in Turn of Screw (Britten) Mrs Julian in Owen Wingrave (Britten) Matilde in Violins of St Jacques (Williamson) Matron in Sleeping Children (Easdale) Sang in premiere of Lucky Peter's Journey (Williamson).


  • 1925 Birth of composer Anthony Milner.


  • 1929 Birth of composer Will Eisma.


  • 1929 (1931?) Birth of mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias in Lowell, Mass. Debut 1948 Teachers, Nazzareno De Angelis, Daniel Ferro, Luigi Ricci, Hans Heinz Created Erika in Vanessa (Barber) Charmain in Antony & Cleopatra (Barber) Sang in premiere of Thief and the Hangman (Ellstein).


  • 1932 Birth of tenor Francisco Lazaro in Barcelona. Teacher, Galli Markoff Debut as Gasparo in Favorita (Donizetti) 1960.


  • 1932 Birth of baritone William Murray  in Schenectady, NY. Debut as Count Gil in Susanna's Secret (Wolf-Ferrari) 1957 Teachers, Karin Branzell, Luigi Ricci, S Bertelli, Herta Kalcher Created Sim in Sim Tjong (Yun Isang) Sang in premiere of Love's Labour Lost (Nabokov) Oedipus (Rihms).


  • 1933 Birth of soprano Dodi Protero in Toronto. Debut as Boy in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1956 Teachers, Toti Dal Monte, Lorenz Fehenberger, James Rosselino Ferdinand Grossmann Pupil, Patrice Michaels Bedi.


  • 1938 Birth of composer Hans-Joachim Hespos.


  • 1938 Birth of composer Jean-Claude Risset.


  • 1939 Death of soprano Cäcilie Rusche-Endorf. Born 8 Apr 1873 in Dortmund. Debut as Agathe in Freischutz (Weber) 1894 Teacher, Alberto Selva.


  • 1942 Birth of soprano Makwala Kasrashvili in Kutaisi, Georgia. Debut as Countess in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1968 Teacher, Frau Davidova, Zurab Andzhaparidze


  • 1945 Birth of English conductor Lionel FRIEND.


  • 1947 Birth of British ballet dancer Lesley Collier.


  • 1947 FP of Olivier Messiaen's Hymne for orchestra. New York Philharmonic, under Leopold Stokowski.


  • 1949 Birth of Puerto-Rican American soprano Julia MIGENES (Johnson) in NYC. Debut as Annina in Saint of Bleeker Street (Menotti) Teacher, Gisela Ultman Created Toinette in Eingelbildete Kranke (Wolpert)


  • 1951 Birth of American composer and pianist Michael Jefry STEVENS.


  • 1952 Birth of American composer David CARLSON.


  • 1952 Birth of German composer Wolfgang RIHM.


  • 1954 FP of Arnold Schoenberg's opera Moses and Aaron. Hamburg Radio. First concert hall performance in Zürich, 6 JUN 1957.


  • 1958 Death of soprano Maria Muller. Born 29 Jan 1898 in Theresienstadt. Died 13 Mar 1958 Debut as Elsa in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1919 Teachers, Max Altglass, Erik Schmedes.


  • 1962 Death of baritone Edouard Rouard. Born 22 Nov 1876 in Nice. Debut 1900 Teacher, Auguste-Acanthe Bourouresque Pupils, Freda Betti, Albert Voli Created Alaouddin in Padmavati (Roussel) King of Gold in Legende de St Christophe (D'Indy) Cheyboub in Antar (Dupont) Petrucchio in Megere Apprivoisee (Le Rey) Baron Pons in Nerto (Widor / Mistral) Amaury-Gancion in Fille de Roland (Rabaud) Eusebe in Jardin du Paradis (Bruneau) Kadour in Naila (Gaubert) Pan in Dieux sont Morts (Tournemire) Sang in premiere of Sept Chansons (Malipiero) Virginie (Bruneau).


  • 1964 FP of Ernst Toch's Symphony No. 5 Jeptha, in Boston.


  • 1967 Birth of mezzo-soprano Ilona Rasa. Teacher, I Tinkuse.


  • 1970 George Crumb finishes Black Angels for electric string quartet, percussion and water-tuned musical glasses. Manuscript indicates finished on Friday the Thirteenth, March 1970 in tempore belli (in time of war).


  • 1976 FP of Milton Babbitt's Concerti for Violin, Small Orchestra and Tape, in NYC.


  • 1981 Death of soprano Margherita Salvi. Born 26 May 1897 in Madrid. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 7 Mar 1925 Teachers, Avelina Carrera, Torati Pupils, Aleksander Brandt, Laura Didier.


  • 1987 Death of English pianist Gerald Moore Gerald Moore: The Unashamed Accompanist - Testament at 87. b-1899. Was accompanist to Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Kathleen Ferrier, Heddle Nash, and others. See Photo.


  • 1992 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No. 5 for violin, viola and strings. Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer, with James Clarke and Catherine Marwood at Glasgow's City Hall.


  • 1998 FP of Mark Adamo's opera Little Women. Houston Opera Christopher Larkin conducting.


  • 2002 Death of baritone Jacques Jansen. Born 22 Nov 1913 in Paris. Debut as Pelleas in Pelleas & Melisande (Debussy) 20 Apr 1941 Teachers, Louis Jouvet, Charles Panzera, Claire Croiza, Raymond Rouleau Sang in premiere of La Princesse de Cleves (Francaix).
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