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  • 1527 Birth of composer Hermann Finck.
  • 1624 Birth of composer François Roberday.
  • 1642 Birth of composer Georg Schmezer.
  • 1685 Birth of German composer Johann Sebastian BACH in Eisenach. d, Leipzig 28 JUL 1750.
  • 1708 Birth of composer Caspar Ruetz.
  • 1716 Birth of composer Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger.
  • 1749 Birth of American composer Andrew LAW in Milford, CT. d-1821.
  • 1770 FP of ARIOSTI's "La gara delle antiche eroine ne' Campi Elisi" in Vienna.
  • 1779 Birth of composer Alexis Garaude.
  • 1820 Birth of composer Frank Mori.
  • 1825 FP of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in London.
  • 1826 FP of Beethoven's String Quartet in Bb, Op. 130. Schuppanzigh Quartet, in Vienna.
  • 1836 Birth of composer Jesus Monasterio.
  • 1839 Birth of Russian composer Modeste MOUSSORGSKY in Karevo. A member of the Russian Five and the first of them to die. d-28 MAR 1881. Search Modeste MOUSSORGSKY
  • 1839 FP of Franz Schubert's Great C major Symphony. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Felix Mendelssohn conducting.
  • 1851 Birth of Russian violinist Adolf BRODSKY, associate of Grieg, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. d- Manchester, England 22 JAN 1929.
  • 1860 FP of Johannes Brahms' Ballads Nos. 2-3, Op. 10 for piano, in Vienna.
  • 1863 Birth of composer Hugo Kaun.
  • 1865 Birth of Belgian pianist and composer Theophile YSAYE. d- 24 MAR 1918. Brother of composer Eugene Ysaye.
  • 1875 Birth of Italian violinist Adolfo BETTI of the Flonzaley Quartet.  Notes. d-Lucca, 2 DEC 1950.[Editor's note: The Quartet was founded by Edward J. de Coppet an american music patron; the quartet was named after his summer home in Geneva.]
  • 1878 Birth of American composer Thurlow Weed LIEURANCE. d-1963.
  • 1878 Birth of Italian baritone Pasquale AMATO Lebendige Vergangenheit - Pasquale Amato (Vol.2)Photo Pasquale Amato 1900 in Naples. d-Long Island, NY, 12 AUG 1942. MET Début: Nov. 20, 1908 [Germont] La Traviata, 13 seasons (1908-18, 1919-21, 1932/33) 632 perf., 36 roles.
  • 1878 Birth of composer Thurlow Weed Lieurance.
  • 1881 Birth of composer Hermann Sandby.
  • 1882 Birth of Austrian soprano Massary, Fritzi MASSARY Erinnerungen an Fritzi Massary Photo Fritzi Massary 1900 [Friederike Massari] in Vienna. d-Beverly Hills, CA, Feb. 4, 1969.
  • 1883 Birth of composer Jules van Nuffel.
  • 1885 Birth of American violinist with Philadelphia Orchestra, Thaddeus RICH.
  • 1890 FP of SAINT-SAËNS "Ascanio" in Paris with soprano Emma Eames creating [Colombe]; Ada Adini (s) (1855-1924) U.S. [Duchesse d'Etampes].
  • 1900 Birth of Polish born, Swiss conductor Paul KLETZKI. d-5 MAR 1973.
  • 1900 Birth of Polish violinist, conductor and composer Paul Kletzki. Search Paul KLETZKI
  • 1904 (8th?)Birth of Greek composer Nikos SKALKOTTAS. d-20 SEP 1949. Search for Nikos SKALKOTTAS.
  • 1904 FP of Richard Strauss Sinfonia Domestica. Strauss conducting the Wetzler Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
  • 1905 Birth of Austrian soprano Hilde KONETZNI Lebendige Vergangenheit - Hilde Konetzni in Vienna. d.Vienna, 20 APR 1980.
  • 1908 First recording by bass Alan Turner b. 1870; Singer on old acoustic recordings. Mr. Turner become a great favorite with Victor owners through the fine series of standard songs and opera airs he made. Recorded As long as the world rolls on.
  • 1910 Birth of bass-baritone Gustav NEIDLINGER Dokumente einer Sängerkarriere - Gustav Neidlinger  in Mainz. d-Bad Ems, Dec. 26, 1991: MET: Début: Nov. 17, 1972 [Alberich] Siegfried, 1 season (1972-73) 4 perf., 1 work.
  • 1914 Birth of French cellist and conductor Paul TORTELIER. d- near Paris, 18 DEC 1990. Search Paul TORTELIER.
  • 1917 Birth of American opera conductor Anton COPPOLA.
  • 1918 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Ragtime The Essential Igor Stravinsky  for Eleven Instruments, in Morges.
  • 1920 Birth of Estonian bass Géorg OTS in Petrograd (Leningrad, St Petersburg). d-1975.
  • 1920 (Apr 21st?) Birth of composer Bruno Maderna.
  • 1921 Birth of English composer and conductor Antony HOPKINS.[Editor's note: Not to be confused with actor and sometimes composer and painter Anthony Hopkins.]
  • 1921 Birth of Belgian violinist Arthur GRUMIAUX. d-Brussels, 16 OCT 1986. Search Arthur GRUMIAUX
  • 1924 Birth of composer Karl Heinz Fussl.
  • 1925 FP of Maurice Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortileges 'The Child and Spells' at the Grand Théatre in Monte Carlo.
  • 1927 Birth of American tenor Albert DaCOSTA.  Albert Da Costa d-in auto accident, 8 NOV 1967. MET: Début: Mar. 3, 1955, [Sailor's Voice] Tristan und Isolde, 8-seasons, 8-seasons (1954-62) 69 perf., 14 roles, 12 works. [Daughter writes... Was born in Amsterdam, New York and served in the Navy during WW2.]
  • 1928 Birth of American composer Ruth ANDERSON.
  • 1932 Birth of American violinist and conductor Joseph SILVERSTEIN. Utah Symphony conductor-director 1983.
  • 1934 Death of German composer Franz Schreker age 55, in Berlin. b-23 MAR 1878.
  • 1935 Birth of English tenor Nigel ROGERS.
  • 1935 Birth of American conductor Erich KUNZEL. Conductor-director of the Cincinnati Pops. D-September 1, 2009. Called the "Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune. Search  Erich KUNZEL
  • 1936 Birth of composer Marek Stachowski.
  • 1936 Death of Russian composer Alexander Glazunov in Paris. b - St. Petersburg, 10 AUG 1865. Search Alexander Glazunov
  • 1939 Irving Berlin's God Bless America, written in 1918 as a tribute by a successful immigrant to his adopted country, was recorded by Kate Smith for Victor Records. It has been suggested that the U.S. Congress enact a bill changing this song to the national anthem. Search 'God Bless America'
  • 1942 Birth of Welsh conductor Owain Arwel HUGHES.
  • 1944 Birth of composer Henrik Colding-Jorgensen.
  • 1944 Birth of Brazilian composer Jamary Oliveira.
  • 1947 Birth of American composer Stephen KEMP.
  • 1950 Birth of composer Richard COOKE.
  • 1950 Birth of Russian composer Elena FIRSOVA.
  • 1951 Birth of American pianist and composer Fred STURM.
  • 1954 Birth of composer Gilles RAYNAL.
  • 1959 American baritone Cornell MacNeil Cornell MacNeil Opera Photo Barnaba in La Gionconda makes his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, starring in Verdi's Rigoletto.
  • 1971 FP of William Mayer's Octagon for piano and orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting, William Masselos, piano, in NYC.
  • 1972 FP of David Amram's Bassoon Concerto. National Symphony, Antal Dorati conducting, with Kenneth Pasmanick the soloist in Washington, DC.
  • 1975 Death of composer Berend Giltay. b-15 JUN 1910.
  • 1998 Death of Galina Ulanova, Days With Ulanova; An Intimate Portrait of the Legendary Russian Ballerina the leading ballerina at the Bolshoi Theater for nearly two decades after World War II, at age 88.
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