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  • 1604 Birth of composer and King of Portugal Johan IV. BIO.
  • 1673 Birth of composer Pedro Vaz Rego.
  • 1697 Death of German composer Nicolaus Bruhns. b-1665.
  • 1715 Birth of composer Charles-Joseph van Helmont.
  • 1740 Birth of composer Johann Georg Roser.
  • 1740 Birth of German cellist Joseph F Weigl.
  • 1745 Birth of composer Nicolas Sejan.
  • 1752 Birth of composer Jose Mauricio.
  • 1767 Birth of composer Leonhard von Call.
  • 1785 Birth of composer Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann.
  • 1809 Birth of composer Fredrik Pacius.
  • 1816 Birth of composer Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst.
  • 1847 Birth of composer Constantin Dimitrescu.
  • 1873 Birth of composer Max Reger, in Brand, Bavaria. Was pianist and prof at Leipzig Univ. BIO.
  • 1879 Birth of German composer Joseph Haas.
  • 1782 Death of tenor Joseph Vernon. Born 1737 in Coventry. Debut as Puck in Queen Mab (Burney) Teacher, William Savage Created Leander in Padlock (Dibdin) Thyrsis in Shepherd's Lottery (Boyce) Sang in premiere of Almena (Battishill / Arne M) Pharnaces (Bates) Midas (O'Hara)
  • 1799 FP of Haydn's The Creation in Vienna.
  • 1813 Birth of German hymn composer Matthias KELLER in Ulm Germany.
  • 1816 Birth of Dutch composer Johannes VERHULST. d-17 JAN 1891.
  • 1835 Birth of bass-baritone Franz Betz in Mainz. Died 12 Aug 1900 Deb Heinrich in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1856 Pupil, Johannes Bischoff Created Hans Sachs in Meistersingers (Wagner) Judah in Maccabees (Rubinstein) Wotan in Siegfried (Wagner) Sang in premiere of Der Stern von Turan (Wuerst) Frithjof (Hopffner) Hermione (Bruch) Cesario (Taubert) Ekkehard (Abert) Genesius (Weingartner)
  • 1855 Birth of soprano Giuseppini Pasqua, later Mezzo-Soprano, in Perugia.  Died 24 Feb 1930 Debut as Oscar in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) Teacher, Marietta Piccolomini, Corticelli, Luigia Abbadia Created Madame Quickly in Falstaff (Verdi)
  • 1859 FP of Charles Gounod's Faust at Theatre Lyrique in Paris.
  • 1864 FP of Charles Gounod's opera Mireille in Paris.
  • 1865 Birth of tenor Vilhelm Herold in Hasle. Died 15 Dec 1937 Debut as Faust in Faust(Gounod) 1 Feb 1893 Teachers, George Allen, Devellier, Leopold Rosenfeld, Giovanni Sbriglia Jerndorf Pupils :- Lauritz Melchior, Einar Norby, Edith Oldrup, Erik Sjoberg Created David in Saul og David (Nielson) Stig Hvide in Ragnhild (Hartmann E) Vifandaka in Vifandaka (Tofft)
  • 1867 Birth of tenor Thomas Salignac in Generac, Nimes. Died 1945 Teacher, Edmond Duvernoy Pupils,    Charles Kullman, Marcel Marcel-Genio, Solange Michel Created Pedro in Retablo de Maese Pedro (De Falla) Martin in Chemineau (Leroux) Sang in premiere of Brebis Egaree (Milhaud) Habanera (Laparra) La Jota (Laparra) Les Pecheurs de Saint-Jean (Widor) La Brebis egaree (Milhaud)
  • 1870 FP of Brazilian composer Carlos Antonio Gomes' opera Il Guarany at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
  • 1872 Birth of Russian ballet master Sergei DIAGHILEV in Novgorod. d-Venice, 19 AUG 1929.
  • 1873 Birth of German composer, pianist and organist Max REGER in Bavaria. d-Leipzig, 11 MAY 1916.
  • 1874 Birth of baritone Johannes Bischoff in Berlin. Died 10 Oct 1936 Debut as Dutchman in Flying Dutchman (Wagner) 1899 Teachers, Franz Betz, Mathilde Mallinger, H Weinberg Sang in premiere of Poia (Nevin) Sonnenflammen (S Wagner) Ritter Blaubert (von Reznicek) Scirocco (D'Albert) Tuttifantchen (Hindemith) Sior Todero Brontolon (Malipiero)
  • 1883 FP of Mily Balakirev's symphonic poem Tamara composer conducting in St. Petersburg.
  • 1883 Birth of composer Josef Matthais Hauer.
  • 1892 Birth of composer Robert Denzler.
  • 1892 FP of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite composer conducting, at a Russian Musical Society concert in St. Petersburg.
  • 1896 FP of Antonin Dvorák's Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104. London Philharmonic conducted by the composer, Leo Stern soloist at London's Queens Hall.
  • 1898 Birth of baritone Armando Borgioli in Florence. Died 20 Jan 1945 Sang in premiere of Maddalena (Michetti).
  • 1900 Birth of tenor Jaroslav Gleich in Hodonin, Moravia. Debut as Prince in Turandot (Puccini) 4 Sep 1927 Teachers, Hilbert Vavra, Egon Fuchs, Otakar Ostrcil Sang in premiere of Julietta (Martinu)
  • 1904 Birth of composer Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern.
  • 1906 Birth of American composer Normand LOCKWOOD. d-2002.
  • 1907 Birth of English-Irish composer Dame Elizabeth MACONCHY. d-NOV 1994.
  • 1907 Birth of composer Marc Vaubourgoin.
  • 1910 FP of Bela Bartók's String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7. Waldbauer Quartet in Budapest.
  • 1911 Birth of tenor Erich Witte in Bremen. Debut as Nando in Tiefland (D'Albert) 1930 Teacher, Philipp Kraus Created Shepherd in Alcestiad (Talma) Sang in premiere of Der Dombaumeister (Steiber).
  • 1913 FP in America of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov by The MET in NYC.
  • 1915 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Nancy EVANS in Liverpool.   Died 20 Aug 2000 Debut as Nightingale in Rose of Persia (Sullivan) 1938 Teachers, Maggie Teyte, John Tobin, Eva De Reusz Pupil, Beverley Mills Created Nancy in Albert Herring (Britten) Poet in Growing Castle (Williamson).
  • 1915 FP of John Alden Carpenter's Adventures in a Perambulator. Stock conducting Chicago Sym Orch.
  • 1917 Birth of Romanian pianist Dinu LIPATTI. d-Geneva, 2 DEC 1950.
  • 1921 Birth of baritone Robert McFerrin in Arkansas. Debut in Lost in the Stars (Weill) Teacher, Boris Goldovsky Created Popaloi in Troubled Island (Still).
  • 1923 Birth of bass-baritone Ferenc Szalma in Hungary. Debut as Commendatore in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1954 Teachers, Bruno Kazametz, Anna Renye, Pal Verga
  • 1923 Birth of French pianist Janine Dacosta.
  • 1924 FP of Howard Hanson's Nordic Symphony Hanson conducting Rochester Philharmonic.
  • 1926 Death of baritone Friedrich Brodersen. Born 1 Dec 1873 in Bad Boll.   Died 19 Mar 1926 Debut 1900 Teacher, Heinrich Bertram Created Pantalone in Le Donne Curiose (Wolf-Ferrari) Gil in Il Segreto di Sausanna (Wolf-Ferrari) Simone in Violante (Korngold) Morone in Palestrina (Pfitzner) Sang in premiere of Das Vaterunser (Rohr) Sulamith (von Klenau) Die Vogel (Braunfals)
  • 1928 Birth of Royal Academy of Music educator Sir David LUMSDEN. Choirmaster, organist and harpsichordist, Sir David was Principal of the Academy from 1982 to 1993.
  • 1929 Birth of American composer Robert MUCZYNSKI in Chicago. Composer-in-residence and Professor Emeritus, School of Music, Retired, at The University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • 1929 Birth of composer Herman van San.
  • 1930 Birth of baritone Boris Shtokolov Boris Shtokolov, bass. Russian songs and romances  in Kuznetsk. Debut in Russalka (Dargomizhsky) 1954 Created Tony Wilson in Dangerous Journey (Manevich) Andrei Sokolov in Fate of a Man (Dzerzhinsky)
  • 1930 Birth of English pianist, composer and property developer Sir Ernest HALL.
  • 1931 Birth of American composer Nancy Laird CHANCE.
  • 1931 FP of Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck in America, in Philadelphia under Leopold Stokowski. Followed criticism at premiere in Berlin.
  • 1939 Birth of baritone Hermann Becht in Karlsruhe. Teachers, E Wolf-Dengel, Josef Greindl Sang in premiere of Ubu Rex (Penderecki) Luo Salome (Sinopoli) Belshazar (Kirchner) Sansibar (Mayer) Gezeichneten (Schreker)
  • 1943 Death of French composer Abel-Marie Decaux. b-1869.
  • 1944 Birth of American composer Joseph CELLI.
  • 1944 Birth of American composer Tom CONSTANTEN.
  • 1944 Birth of Korean cellist Myung-Wha CHUNG.
  • 1944 Birth of soprano Eugenia Moldoveanu in Rumania. Debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Mozart) Teachers:- Ciprian Porumbescu, Arta Florescu
  • 1944 FP of Sir Michael Tippett's oratorio, A Child of Our Time in London.
  • 1949 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Carolyn WATKINSON.
  • 1950 Debut of singer William Warfield in NYC's Town Hall.
  • 1954 Birth of American composer Mathew ROSENBLUM.
  • 1965 Birth of American composer Kevin Franz Josef HARRIS in Kansas City.
  • 1967 Birth of American composer Trevor WESTON.
  • 1968 Death of baritone Viktor Madin. Born 20 Dec 1876 in Lugoz, Rumania.  Debut as Papageno in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1908 Created One-Eyed in Frau Ohne Schatten (Strauss) Sang in premiere of Giuditta (Lehar)
  • 1969 Birth of Italian conductor and composer Paolo PESSINA in Milan.
  • 1972 FP of George Perle's Sonata quasi una fantasia for clarinet and piano, in Buffalo, NY.
  • 1991 FP of John Adams's opera The Death of Klinghoffer at the Théatre Royal de la Monnaie, in Brussels.
  • 1998 Death of mezzo-soprano Anna Kaskas. Born 4 Jan 1909 in Bridgeport. Debut as Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1930 Teacher, Enrico Rosati Pupil, Sylvia Anderson
  • 1998 FP of Robert X. Rodriguez' Sinfonia a la Mariachi by the San Antonio Symphony, Christopher Wilkins conducting.
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