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  • 1436 FP of Guillaume Dufay's Nuper rosarum flores at dedication of Florence Cathedral.
  • 1495 Birth of composer Leonhard Paminger.
  • 1532 Birth of composer Pietro Pontio.
  • 1688 Birth of composer Johann Gotthilf Ziegler.
  • 1699 Birth of German composer Johann Adolph HASSE. d- 16 DEC 1783.
  • 1702 Birth of composer Christian Gottlieb Ziegler.
  • 1713 Birth of composer Jean-Baptiste Canavas.
  • 1724 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 182 Himmelskönig, sei willkommen on the Feast of the Annunciation, it was part of Bach's first annual Sacred Cantata cycle of the 1723-24 season in Leipzig.
  • 1725 FP of Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 1 Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern on the Feast of the Annunciation, was part of Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle of the 1724-25 season in Leipzig.
  • 1734 FP of G. F. Handel's anthem This is the day which the Lord hath made (new calendar March 14).
  • 1738 Death of the last of the Irish bards Turlough O'CarolanSearch Turlough O'Carolan
  • 1745 Birth of composer Nicolas Etienne Framery.
  • 1746 Handel and Gluck join in a benefit concert in London.
  • 1784 Birth of Belgian music theorist, historian and critic, François-Joseph Fétis . d- 26 MAR 1871. Father of pianist Adolphe Fetis BIO and music editor Edouard Fetis.
  • 1857 Birth of Polish soprano Elena THEODORINI in Krajowa. d-Bucharest, 27 FEB 1926.
  • 1867 Birth in Parma Italy of conductor Arturo TOSCANINI. d-16 JAN 1957 in NYC. Search Arturo TOSCANINI
  • 1874 FP of Johannes Brahms' 13 Variations on a Hungarian Song for piano, in London.
  • 1762 Birth of composer Francesco Giuseppi Pollini.
  • 1769 Birth of composer Salvatore Vigano.
  • 1770 Birth of composer Carl Friedrich Ebers.
  • 1873 Birth of composer Rudolf Rocker.
  • 1875 FP of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial By Jury at Royalty Theater, in London.
  • 1878 Birth of composer Theodore Samuel Holland.
  • 1879 Birth of composer Otakar Zich.
  • 1879 FP of Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 5 in F, in Prague.
  • 1881 FP of Dvorák's Symphony No. 6. Prague Philharmonic, Adolf Cech conducting.
  • 1881 Birth of Hungarian composer and pianist Bela BARTOK. d-25 SEP 1945. Search for Bela BARTOK
  • 1881 Birth of French bass Daniel VIGNEAU in Lyon.
  • 1882 Birth of Polish soprano Maria MOSCISCA. d- 5 MAY 1971. Début (1905).
  • 1882 Birth of English composer Haydn WOOD. d-11 MAR 1959. Search Haydn WOOD.From a musical Yorkshire family he was named for F. J. Haydn, but he was called 'HAY den'. Noted for his big hit The Roses of Piccardy.
  • 1887 Birth of Romanian composer Nicolae BRETON in Nasaud. d-Cluj, 1 DEC 1968. Operas: "Horia" (1937), "Luceafarul" (1921) "Golem Lásádasa" (1924), "Arald" (1942).
  • 1894 Birth of Swedish wind music composer Erik LEIDZéN. d-1962.
  • 1900 MET Opera Debut of contralto Carrie Bridewell (1880-1955). b-Fort Gibson, MS, 1880. d-1955.
  • 1902 Birth of composer Sten Broman.
  • 1905 Birth of German tenor Hugo Meyer-WELFING in Hanover. d- Vienna, 2 NOV 1969.
  • 1910 Birth of Italian composer Mario Peragallo.
  • 1912 Birth of Italian soprano Magda OLIVERO (Maria Maddalena) near Turin, Saluzzo, nr. Turin. MET: Debut, 3 APR 1975 [Tosca] Tosca, 2 seasons, 10 perf., 1 role.
  • 1914 Birth of American tenor Robert ROUNSEVILLE in Attleboro, MA. d-NYC, 6 AUG 1974. He introduced the song Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition at the outbreak of WW II.
  • 1916 Birth of composer Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko.
  • 1918 Death of French composer Claude Debussy in Paris, age 55. b-22 AUG 1862. Search Claude Debussy
  • 1918 Arrest of BSO conductor Karl Muck, as an enemy alien, would not renounce his friend the Kaiser or his national German heritage. He was interned until the end of the First WW.
  • 1924 Birth of composer Julia A Perry, in Lexington, KY.
  • 1928 Birth of Italian baritone Mario SERENI Mario Sereni in Lucia di Lammermoor Opera Photo in Perugi. MET Opera Début 9 NOV 1957 [Gérard] Andrea Chénier, 28-seasons (1957-85) 552 perf., 28 roles, 26 works.
  • 1930 Birth of American pianist and composer David BURGE.
  • 1939 FP of Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No 5' for soprano and eight cellos in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1943 Birth of American composer Ronald JEFFERS.
  • 1944 Birth of Slovakian soprano Gabriela BENACKOVA Operatic Recital in Bratislava. MET Opera Début, 25 FEB 1991 [Káta] Káta Kabanov, thru 2000, 6 seasons (1990-94, 95-96, 99-2000) 39 perf., 6 works.
  • 1946 FP of Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto written for Woody Herman at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
  • 1949 Arrival in NYC of composer D. Shostakovich, his first visit to America. He was to attend the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
  • 1951 Birth of Dutch composer Leo SAMAMA.
  • 1959 MET Opera Debut of bass Edward Ghazal. [Sergeant] La Bohème, 28 seasons (1958-83, 86-87, 88-90) 447 perf., 17 roles, 16 works.
  • 1960 FP of Elliott Carter's String Quartet No. 2. Juilliard String Quartet in NYC.
  • 1963 MET Opera Debut of American tenor Arturo Sergi. [Grigory] Boris Godunov, 8 seasons (1962-67, 79-81, 83-84 ) 64 perf., 15 works.
  • 1965 FP of Jack Beeson's opera Lizzie Borden in NYC.
  • 1979 Death of Austrian organist, conductor and composer Anton Heiller. b-15 SEP 1923.
  • 2002 FP of new chamber work from James Primosch, University of Pennsylvania professor. His Chamber Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Ensemble was premiered by soloist Allen Blustine and Speculum Musicae at Merkin Hall in NYC.
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