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  • 1416 Birth of composer Antonio Squarcialupi.

  • 1702 Birth of composer Johann Ernst Eberlin

  • 1710 Birh of composer Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco.

  • 1745 FP of G. F. Handel´s oratorio Belshazzar at the King's Theater in London. (Gregorian date: 7 APR)\

  • 1746 Birth of composer Augustin Ullinger.

  • 1746 Death of German composer Johann Kaspar Ferdinand FISCHER. b-in Bohemia ca. 1670.

  • 1757 Generally accepted death date for the Bohemian-born German composer and violinist Johann Stamitz, aka Jan, Wenzel aka Waczlaw, Václav, Anton, Antonin, Antonín, Stamitz, at age 39, in Mannheim. Buried there on March 30. b-19 JUN 1717.

  • 1757 Birth of composer Richard John Samuel Stevens.

  • 1760 Birth of French dancer Marie-Jean-Augustin Vestris, known as Auguste Vestris. d-5 December 1842. 

  • 1760 Birth of composer Ishmail SPICER. d-22 DEC 1832.

  • 1808 Franz Joseph Haydn gives his last public appearance at a performance of his oratorio The Creation to mark the composer's upcomming 76th birthday. Beethoven and Salieri also attend the performance and meet Haydn, in Vienna.

  • 1816 Birth of English teacher and organist George ELVEY in Canterbury. d-Windlesham, Surrey, 9 DEC 1893.

  • 1833 Birth of American soprano and actress Genevieve WARD in NYC. [aka, Genevra Guerrabella]. d-London, 1922:

  • 1843 Birth of English organist Charles MacLEAN in Cambridge. d-London, 1916.

  • 1851 Birth of French composer Vincent d'INDY, in Paris. d-2 DEC 1931.

  • 1853 Birth of composer Carl Valentine LACHMUND in Booneville, MO. d-20 FEB 1928.

  • 1854 Birth of Belgian composer Edgar (Pierre Joseph) TINEL in Sinaai-Waas, East Flanders. d-Brussells, 28 OCT 1912.

  • 1854 FP of DORN's opera "Die Nibelungen", in Berlin. 1854 - Edgar Tinel, Flemish composer (Le Chant Gr‚gorien) 1858 - Peter Christian Lutkin, composer

  • 1858 Birth of American composer Peter Christian LUTKIN in Thomp­son­ville, Wis­con­sin. d-Evans­ton, Il­li­nois; 27 DEC 1931.

  • 1862 Birth of Argentinian composer Arturo BERUTTI in San Juan. d-Buenos Aires, Jan. 3, 1938.

  • 1863 Birth of Spanish tenor Francesco VIGNAS in Barcelona. d-14 JUL 1933. MET Début Nov. 29, 1893 [Turiddu] Cavalleria Rusticana, 1 season (1893-94) 42 perf. 5 works.

  • 1867 Birth of American soprano Edyth WALKER in Hopewell, N.Y. d-NYC, 19 FEB 1950. MET Début: Nov. 30, 1903 [Amneris] Aida, 3 seasons (1903-06) 108 perf., 19 roles, 17 works.

  • 1872 Birth of Spanish bass Andrés De SEGUROLA in Valencia. d- 22 JAN 1953. MET Début: Mar. 3, 1902 [King] Aida, 12 seasons (1901-02, 09-20) 478 perf., 32 roles, 29 works.

  • 1873 Birth of Italian soprano Giannina RUSS in Milan. d-Lodi, 28 FEB 1951.

  • 1876 Birth of American ragtime composer William H. TYERS. d-18 APR 1924.

  • 1883 Birth of composer Jan Kunc.

  • 1887 (14?) Birth of English composer and conductor Lawrence COLLINGWOOD. d-Killin, 19 DEC 1982.

  • 1892 Birth of American composer and arranger Ferde GROFé in NYC. d-Santa Monica, CA 3 APR 1972.

  • 1897 FP of S. Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1, in St. Petersburg, conducted by suposedly 'tipsey' Alexander Glazunov in St. Petersburg. The performance was such a failure that it was many years before Rachmaninoff would compose a major work. [Julian calendar, Gregorian: 15 MAR].

  • 1898 Birth of English contralto Edith FURMEDGE. d- London, 9 OCT 1956. 

  • 1901 Birth of composer Albert Henneberg. 

  • 1912 Birth of American composer Reuel LAHMER. Colorado College; BM, Assistant Professor of Music (theory and composition), 1948-51

  • 1912 Birth of composer Robert Watson Hughes.

  • 1913 Birth of composer Godfrey TURNER. d-7 DEC 1948.

  • 1914 FP of R. Vaughan Williams´ original version of Symphony No. 2 A London Symphony, at Queen's Hall in London.

  • 1917 FP of G. Puccini's opera La Rondine "The Swallow", at the Opéra du Casino in Monte-Carlo.

  • 1920 Birth of Boston 'Pops' arranger and harmonica virtuoso Richard HAYMAN. Orchestra conductor for Mercury Records. Died February 5, 2014. Instrumental hits were Ruby; Theme from The Three Penny Opera Moritat. Several pop albums for Mercuary and NAXOS. Boston Pops arranger for over 30 years.

  • 1924 Death of English organist Walter Parratt in Windsor. b-Huddersfield, 10 FEB 1841. Portrait

  • 1925 Birth of German-American composer Frank LEWIN in Breslau, Germany.

  • 1925 FP of Edward Joseph Collins' Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb, by the Chicago Symphony, conducted by Frederick Stock with composer as soloist.

  • 1927 Birth of Russian cellist and conductor Mistislav ROSTROPOVICH in Baku. In 1955 Rostropovich married Galina Vishnevskaya, the leading soprano at the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow.

  • 1928 Birth of English soprano Pauline TINSLEY  in Manchester.

  • 1931 Birth of composer Yoriaki Matsudaira.

  • 1936 Birth of American composer Malcolm GOLDSTEIN.

  • 1943 Death of Swiss teacher and pianist Emile Blanchet in Pully. b-Lusanne, 17 JUL 1877.

  • 1946 Birth of American baritone John SANDOR in Fairmont, WV.

  • 1949 Birth of Danish composer Poul RUDERS in Ringsted.

  • 1950 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Maria Louise EWING in Detroit. Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. First public performance in Meadowbrook in Rigoletto (1968). 1976 debuts at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and La Scala, Milan. Major roles- Carmen, Lady Macbeth, Salomé, and La Périchole. MET Début: Oct. 14, 1976 [Cherubino0 Le Nozze di Figaro, 13 seasons (1976-77, 78-79, 80-87, 93-97) 99 perf., 10 works.

  • 1958 Birth of LP records - CBS Laboratories announced a new stereophonic Long Playing (LP) record that was playable on ordinary monaural LP phonographs. On special equipment, a new fuller sound was heard called stereophonic. It became the standard for audiophiles.

  • 1954 Birth of French composer Thierry LANCINO in Civray, France.

  • 1960 FP of Toshiro Mayuzumi's Mandala-Symphonie in Tokyo.

  • 1975 Death of British composer Sir Arthur Bliss, at age 83, in London. b-2 AUG 1891. Master of the Queen's Musick (1953).

  • 1979 Death of Polish composer Boleslaw Szabelski in Katowice. b-Radoryz, 3 DEC 1896.

  • 1984 FP of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical Starlight Express in London.

  • 1992 Death of Norwegian composer Harald Sæverud in Bergen. b-Bergen, 17 APR 1897.

  • 2001 FP of Kevin Volans´ String Quartet No. 6, by the Vanbrugh Quartet, in London.

  • 2002 FP of Osvaldo Golijov's Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra with Soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Minnesota Orchestra on a program with Haydn and Schumann. Work replaced the premiere of Golijov's violin concerto, which had been scheduled. It was canceled after soloist Pamela Frank developed a repetitive stress injury.

  • 2003 FP of Robert X. Rodriguez's Decem Perfectum. Arizona State University Band, Gary Gill, cond. in Minneapolis, MN. CBDNA Conference.

  • 2005 Death of American pianist Grant Johanneson in Berlin. b-Salt Lake City, UT 30 JUL 1921. He was president of the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1977 to 1985. His first wife, Helen Taylor, died in an auto accident in 1950. His marriage to cellist Zara Nelsova ended in divorce.

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