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
home in Geneva.]
1905 Birth of Austrian soprano Hilde KONETZNI in Vienna. d.Vienna, 20 APR
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 in Mainz. d-Bad Ems, Dec. 26, 1991: MET: Début: Nov. 17, 1972
[Alberich] Siegfried, 1 season (1972-73) 4 perf., 1 work.
1927 Birth of American tenor Albert DaCOSTA. 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.]