• 1654 Death of German composer Samuel Scheidt in Halle. He was baptized 3 November 1587, also an organist and teacher of the early Baroque era. BIO  Search Samuel Scheidt
  • 1714 Birth of composer Carlo Giovanni Testori.
  • 1721 Bach finishes his six concertos dedicated to Margrave Ludwig of BrandenburgSearch for Bach Brandenberg Concertos
  • 1732 Birth of composer Gian Francesco de Majo.
  • 1740 Birth of American Moravian minister, composer and instrument maker (strings) John ANTES in Frederick, PA.d- Bristol, England; 17 DEC 1811.
  • 1749 Birth of composer Bernard Jumentier.
  • 1762 Birth of composer Marcos Antonio da Fonseca in Portugal.
  • 1762 Birth of Beethoven patron Count Ferdinand WALDSTEIN (VALD schtyne).
  • 1784 FP of W. A. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15 in Bb, K. 450. Mozart was soloist at the Trattnerhof in Vienna.
  • 1808 Birth of Spanish mezzo-soprano and guitarist Maria MALIBRAN Maria Malibran: A Biography of the Singer in Paris. d-Manchester, 23 SEP 1836.
  • 1815 Birth of soprano Sophie LOEWE. d-17 NOV 1913. She created [Elvira] Verdi: Ernani.
  • 1817 Birth of French opera composer Aimé Louis MAILLART in Montpellier. d-Moulins, 26 MAY 1871.
  • 1820 FP of Rossini's Messa di Gloria at Church of San Ferdinando in Naples.
  • 1821 Birth of German mezzo-soprano and voice teacher Mathilde Marchesi de CASTRONE in Frankfurt. d-London, 17 NOV 1913. Pupils included Emma Abbott, Frances Alda, Blanche Arral, Amy Castles, Emma Calvé, Jenny Dufau, Emma Eames, Eleanor Freer, Ilma di Murska, Gerster, Maikki Järnefelt, Katharina Klafsky, Selma Kurz, Nellie Melba, Emma Nevada, Miriam Licette, Estelle Liebling, Sybil Sanderson, Frances Saville, Evelyn Scotney, Margarethe Siems, Sophie Traubmann and Ellen Beach-Yaw.
  • 1842 Birth of Austrian soprano Marie Gabrielle KRAUSS in Vienna.d- Paris, 6 JAN 1906.
  • 1856 FP of Arditi's La Spia in New York City.
  • 1857 Birth of Polish violinist Timothee ADAMOWSKI in Warsaw. Longtime member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and organized the Adamowski String Quartet in 1888. d-Boston, 18 APR 1943.
  • 1860 FP of Joseph Joachim's Violin Concerto Hungarian in Hannover.
  • 1867 Birth of Croatian-American composer Vincent Frank SAFRANEK. d-1955.
  • 1868 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Frieda LANGENDORFF. d-NYC, 11 JUN 1947. MET Opera Concert Début: 24 NOV 1907; Stage Début: 2 DEC 1907 [Mary] Der Fliegende Holländer, 2 seasons (1907-08, 10-11) 14 perf., 5 roles, 4 works.
  • 1868 FP of Johaness Brahms' Piano Quintet in f, Op. 34. Luise Langhans-Japha, with a string ensemble in Paris.
  • 1881 FP of version two of G. Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra libretto revised by Boito at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
  • 1884 Birth of composer Gino Marinuzzi.
  • 1900 Birth of Russian-Ukranian tenor Ivan KOZLOVSKY in Marianovka, nr. Poltava. d-Moscow, 23 DEC 1993.
  • 1910 Birth of composer Jacques Chailley.
  • 1911 Birth of Spanish conductor Enrique JORDA in San Sebastian.
  • 1916 Death of Spanish composer Enrique Granados and his wife from German torpedoing of the 'Sussex' in the English Channel on return from NYC.
  • 1918 Death of Russian composer Cesar Cui, last of the 'Russian Five' in Petrograd, age 86.
  • 1921 Death of French composer Deódat de Sévérac at age 48, in Céret. b-St. Felix de Caraman en Lauragais, Haute-Garonne, 20 JUL 1872.
  • 1924 FP of Sibelius' Seventh Symphony, composer conducting in Stockholm.
  • 1927 Birth of composer Janos Decsenyi.
  • 1928 Birth of American pianist Byron JANIS (Yanks), in McKeesport, PA.Legendary Concerto Recordings
  • 1930 Birth of American composer Warner JEPSON in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • 1932 Birth of French soprano Christiane EDA-PIERRE in Fort de Franz, Martinique. MET Opera Début: Apr. 4, 1980 [Constanze] Die Entführung aus dem Serail, 2 seasons (1979-80, 81-82) 16 perf., 3 works.
  • 1932 FP of Randall Thompson's Symphony No. 2, in, Rochester, NY.
  • 1933 Birth of composer David Harries. Although of Welsh parents David Harries was born in Portsmouth, England. BIO
  • 1934 FP of Rocca's opera The Dybbuk at La Scala, in Milan.
  • 1936 Birth of French soprano Luisa BOSABALIAN in Marseille. d-6 MAY 1998. Début [Micaela] Carmen (1964).
  • 1936 Birth of American composer and administrator Fredrick KAUFMAN.
  • 1937 Birth of English baritone Benjamin LUXON in Redruth, England. MET Opera Début: 2 FEB 1980 [Onegin] Eugene Onegin, 1 season (1979-80) 2 perf., 1 work.
  • 1941 FP of D. Shostakovich's incidental music for Shakespeare's King Lear at the Gorky Bolshoi Dramatic Theater, in Leningrad.
  • 1944 Death of Italian mezzo-soprano Irene Minghini CATTANEO in air raid. b-Lugo di Romagna near Ravenna, 1892.
  • 1946 Birth of French musicologist and conductor of the Paris Ancient Instrument Ensemble Jacques CHAILLEY in Paris.
  • 1949 FP of Andrzej Panufnik's Tragic Overture in NYC.
  • 1954 Debut of American mezzo-soprano Risë Stevens Lebendige Vergangenheit - Risë Stevens at La Scala.
  • 1978 Birth of English-American composer Martin KENNEDY.
  • 1982 Death of Russian-American baritone Igor Gorin  1957 Opera Singer Igor Gorin Photo Booking Print Ad (Music Memorabilia) (48644)in Tucson AZ. Member of the music faculty of the University of Arizona. b-Ukraine, 26 OCT 1908.
  • 1984 FP of Philip Glass' opera Akhnaten at the Wurttemberg State Theater, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting, in Stuttgart.
  • 2001 FP of Giuseppi Chihara's Songs of Love and Loss with Geraldine Walther, [Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony since the 1976-77 season] and the San Francisco Chamber Singers, directed by Robert Geary, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Berkeley, CA.
  • 2002 Death of American soprano Beverly Bower 1957 Soprano Beverly Bower Photo Booking Print Ad (Music Memorabilia) (48636) in Washington Township, NJ. b-Olean, NY, 1926. MET Opera Début: 22 FEB 1965. [Ortinde] Die Walküre, 3 seasons (1964-67) 25 perf., 5 works.
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