• 671 Birth of composer Giacomo Cesare Predieri.
  • 1517 Death of Belgian composer Heinrich Isaac in Florence Italy. b-Flanders, 1450.
  • 1566 Death of Spanish composer and organist Antonio de Cabezón, at age 56, in Madrid. b-1510.
  • 1657 Death of Dutch composer Jacob van Eyck. b-c.1590
  • 1684 Birth of composer Johann Graf.
  • 1717 Birth of composer Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila.
  • 1723 On a Good Friday, J. S. Bach conducts the FP of his St. John Passion, at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig.
  • 1731 FP of G. F. Handel's opera Acis and Galatea in London.
  • 1735 FP of Handel's Organ Concerto Op. 4, no. 5. It was an intermission feature during a revival performance of his oratorio Deborah at the Covent Garden Theater, in London. [Julian calendar, Gregorian date is 6 APR]
  • 1758 Birth of composer Johann Daniel Ferstenberg.
  • 1783 Birth of composer Johann Baptist Weigl.
  • 1806 Birth of composer Josef Slavik.
  • 1811 Beethoven finishes his Archduke Trio Op 97
  • 1819 Birth of composer Francisco Eduardo da Costa.
  • 1826 (?) Birth of German mezzo-soprano and singing teacher Mathilde MARCHESI. (Calve, Eames, Gerster, Garden and Melba her famous students). d- London, 17 NOV 1913
  • 1827 Death of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna at age 56. b-16 DEC 1770. Read: Beethoven THE BIOGRAPHY.
  • 1827 FP of Rossini's opera Moses in Egypt in French at the Paris Opéra.
  • 1827 Birth of composer Emanuel Kania.
  • 1828 FP of Franz Schubert's Eb trio, Op 100 at a sucessful concert of his own works in Vienna.
  • 1830 Birth of American ballad composer John Rogers THOMAS. d-1896.
  • 1840 Birth of composer Carli Zoeller.
  • 1844 FP of AUBER's "La sirène" in Paris.
  • 1854 Birth of composer Braulio Dueno Colon.
  • 1859 Birth of Russian composer Nikolai Alexandrovich SOKOLOV who taught at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. d- Petrograd, 27 MA 1922.
  • 1862 Birth of composer George William Louis Marshall-Hall.
  • 1874 Birth of composer Oskar Nedbal.
  • 1876 Birth of Spanish baritone Emilio SAGI-BARBA in Barcelona. d-Bolop de la Marina, Aug. 7, 1949.
  • 1882 Birth of French contralto Jeanne GERVILLE-REACHE Lebendige Vergangenheit - Jeanne Gerville-Réache in Orthez. See photo. d- NYC, 5 JAN 1915.
  • 1884 Birth of German born, Swiss pianist Wilhelm BACKHAUS. d-5 JUL 1969.
  • 1885 The new building of the Leipzig Gewandhaus opens.
  • 1885 Birth of composer Julius Harrison. 
  • 1889 Birth of composer Vaclav Kapral.
  • 1894 Birth of Roumanian soprano Viorica URSULEAC in Cernauti, Romania, Mar. 26, 1894; d. Ehrwald, Austria, Oct. 23, 1985.
  • 1896 Birth of composer Richard Flury Richard Flury: Die alte Truhe, Sechs Einzelstücke, für Orchester.
  • 1898 Birth of composer Renzo Massarani.
  • 1899 Birth of composer William Baines.
  • 1900 Birth of Russian-American song and hymn composer Isadore FREED. Freed was born in Russia but raised and trained in the USAmerica. d-1960.
  • 1904 Birth of German composer Hermann SCHRöDER in Bernkastel (Mosel).
  • 1905 Birth of Belgian born, French conductor Andre CLUYTENS in Antwerp. d- Near Paris, 3 JUN 1967. He studied piano at the Antwerp Cons., and conducted opera for the Théâtre Royal in Antwerp. His father was a conductor there also. Cluytens was the first French conductor at Bayreuth (1955-58). He was scheduled to make his début at the Met when he died. Search Andre CLUYTENS
  • 1905 Birth of composer Pablo Garrido.
  • 1907 Birth of composer Louis Saguer.
  • 1907 Birth of American film composer Leigh HARLINE in Salt Lake City, UT. d-1969. Score credits.
  • 1916 Birth of English conductor and composer Harry RABINOWITZ.
  • 1918 Death of Russian composer Cesar Cui at age 83, in Petrograd. b-Vilnius, 18 JAN 1835.
  • 1921 Birth of Dutch bass Arnold van MILL in Schuedam, Mar. 26, 1921; d-1996.
  • 1923 Birth of American bandmaster and composer James Clifton WILLIAMS in Traskwood, Arkansas. d-12 FEB 1976.
  • 1925 Birth of French composer and conductor Pierre BOULEZ in Montbrison. d-5 Jan 2016.
  • 1925 Birth of Chilean-American composer Claudio SPIES. Taught music theory, composition, and performance at Princeton University from 1970.
  • 1930 Birth of composer Cristobal Halffter.
  • 1936 Birth of composer Erich Urbanner.
  • 1938 FP of Howard Hanson's Third Symphony.
  • 1943 FP of William Schuman's cantata A Free Song based on a Walt Whitman poem, in Boston. Won Pulitzer Prize.(Whitman died on this day in 1892 in Camden, NJ).
  • 1944 MET debut of opera conductor Kurt Herbert Adler (con/opera) (1905-1988) Austrian/Am; Concerts.
  • 1948 Birth of Korean violinist Kyung WHA-CHUNG in Seoul.
  • 1948 Composer Hanns Eisler deported from USA because of his links to communists.
  • 1958 FP of Henry Cowell's Ongaku Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3 / Ongaku for Orchestra / Symphony No. 11, "Seven Rituals of Music" / Thesis (Symphony No. 15 a symphonic suite on Japanese themes, by the Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney conducting.
  • 1958 FP of Witold Lutoslawski's Marche Funèbre memory of Béla Bartók, in Katowice, Poland.
  • 1960 FP of Ralph Shapey's Evocation for violin, piano and percussion, in NYC.
  • 1965 Death of Belgian composer Emiel Hullebroeck. b-20 FEB 1878.
  • 1966 Birth of American composer Laurence BITENSKY.
  • 1970 Birth of composer Hsin-Jung Tsai.
  • 1977 Death of British composer, pianist and actress Madeleine Dring, at age 53, in Streatham, London.
  • 1984 FP of Philip Glass' Act V The Rome Section, from The CIVIL warS. Conducted by Marcello Panni at the Rome Opera.
  • 1998 FP of E. T. Zwilich's Violin Concerto. Orchestra of St. Luke's, Hugh Wolff conducting, with Pamela Frank, at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
  • 2000 Classical composer John Corigliano (KOR eh LEE AH noh) wins academy award for his score for the film The Red Violin.
  • 2001 FP of John Corigliano's Mannheim Rocket in Mannheim. Mannheim National Theater Orchestra.
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