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  • 609 Birth of composer Michael Franck.
  • 1651 Birth of composer Zaccaria Tevo.
  • 1653 Jean-Baptiste Lully takes position of court composer in Paris.
  • 1663 Birth of composer Nicholas Siret.
  • 1735 FP of G. F. Handel's Organ Concertos Op. 4, No. 2 No. 3.
  • 1736 Death of Italian composer Giovanni Pergolesi at age 26 in Pozzuoli, Italy. b- Near Ancona, 4 JAN 1710.
  • 1745 Birth of composer Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow.
  • 1750 FP of Handel's oratorio Theodora. Covent Garden Theater in London.
  • 1751 FP of Handel's oratorio The Choice of Hercules. Covent Garden Theater in London.
  • 1814 Birth of Italian Opera composer Jules ALARY aka Jules [Giulio] Eugène Abraham, in Mantua. d-17 APR 1891.
  • 1823 Birth of composer William Henry Monk.
  • 1833 FP of V. Bellini's opera Beatrice di Tenda at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.
  • 1863 Birth of Welsh tenor Dan BEDDOE in Ameramen. d-NYC, Dec. 26, 1937. Beddoe emigrated to the U.S. He was highly successful in oratorio work.
  • 1869 Birth of German violinist Willy BURMESTER in Hamburg.
  • 1870 FP of the new version of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture, under Nicholas Rubenstein in Moscow. There was an original 1869 version which was revised.
  • 1873 Birth of American soprano Lillian BLAUVELT in Brooklyn, NY. d-Chicago, 29 AUG 1947. MET Opera début at a concert on March 3, 1895, her only performance there.
  • 1875 Birth of Italian Soprano Bice ADAMI in Sandona di Piave. d-Padua, Nov. 3, 1969.
  • 1876 Birth of Austrian tenor Alexander KIRCHNER in Vienna. d-Vienna, Dec. 3, 1948.
  • 1879 FP of Antonin Dvorák's choral setting of Psalm No. 149, Op. 79, in Prague.
  • 1881 Birth of American composer Fannie Charles DILLON in Denver, CO. d-21 FEB 1947.
  • 1885 Birth of composer Giacomo Benvenuti.
  • 1888 FP of the revised version of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 Romantic. New York Philharmonic-Society conducted by Anton Seidl.
  • 1894 FP of Massenet's opera Thais at the Paris Opéra, in Paris.
  • 1901 Birth of Czech mezzo-soprano Maria KRASOVA in Protivín. d-Vrá Berouna, Feb. 20, 1970.
  • 1903 Birth of Russian-American composer Nicolai LOPATNIKOV in Revel, Estonia. d- Pittsburgh, 7 OCT 1976.
  • 1904 FP of RABAUD's "La fille de Roland" in Paris w/ Leon Beyle (t) (1871-1922).
  • 1918 Birth of American composer Howard BOATWRIGHT in Newport News, VA. d-1999.
  • 1919 Birth of composer Erno Kiraly.
  • 1920 Birth of English composer John ADDISON in Surrey.
  • 1924 Birth of German soprano Christa LUDWIG.
  • 1925 Birth of Italian baritone Paolo MONTARSOLO in Naples. MET Opera Début Mar. 20, 1975 [Don Pasquale] Don Pasquale, 6-seasons, 45-perf. of 4-roles.
  • 1928 Birth of German mezzo-soprano Christa LUDWIG in Berlin. MET Opera Début: Dec. 10 1959 [Cherubino] Le Nozze di Figaro, 14 seasons (1959-61, 66-71, 73-74, 78-79, 82-83, 84-85, 88-90, 92-93) 119 perf., 15 roles, 14 works.
  • 1928 Birth of composer Ramon Barce.
  • 1929 Birth of American composer Edwin LONDON in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1930 Birth of composer Minoru Miky.
  • 1932 FP of Arnold Bax Fourth Symphony in San Francisco.
  • 1934 (1935?) Birth of Spanish mezzo-soprano Teresa BERGANZA Una voce poco fa: A Portrait of Teresa Berganza in Madrid. MET Opera Début: Oct. 11, 1967 [Cherubino] Le Nozze di Figaro, 2 seasons (1967-69) 15 perf., 2 roles.She started her career in Madrid and became popular for her singing in Rossini operas throughout Europe.
  • 1934 Birth of English conductor Sir Roger NORRINGTON
  • 1937 Birth of American composer David Del TREDICI in Cloverdale, CA.
  • 1937 Birth of composer Constanca Capdeville.
  • 1938 FP of B. Martinu's opera Julietta at the National Theater in Prague.
  • 1942 FP of Martinu's Sinfonietta Giocosa for piano and chamber orchestra, in NYC.
  • 1945 Birth of American tenor Douglas AHLSTEDT in Jamestown, NY. MET Opera Début: Sep. 25, 1973 [Borsa] Rigoletto, 7 seasons (1973-76, 1983-86, 1987-88) 189 perf., 22 roles, 21 works.
  • 1949 Birth of Brazilian pianist Jean Louis STEUERMAN.
  • 1953 Birth of German conductor Claus Peter FLOR.
  • 1968 Death of Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco in Los Angeles, age 72.
  • 1985 Death of American composer Roger Sessions at age 88, in Princeton, NJ.
  • 1990 Death of American composer Ernst Bacon. b-26 MAY 1898.
  • 2002 FP of Paul Schoenfield's Nocturne for solo cello, oboe and strings, with cellist Peter Howard, oboist Kathryn Greenbank and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Gilbert Varga conducting.
  • 2004 FP of Karen Tanaka´s Cello Concerto. Joan Jeanrenaud, soloist with The Berkeley Symphony, Kent Nagano, conducting in Berkeley, CA.
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