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1484 Birth of composer Johann Spangenberg.
1616 Birth of composer
Johann Erasmus Kindermann
1636 Birth of composer
1697 Death of German composer and organist
at age 32, in Husum.
looses job at Pieta because he spends too much time on operas.
1719 Birth of English music critic and writer
Sir John HAWKINS
who wrote the first history of music.
1725 Birth of composer
Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik STALDER
1752 Birth of composer Edward Jones.
1795 First concert appearance by Beethoven, at the
, introducing his first Piano Concerto actually
Piano Concerto No. 2
in Bb with the composer as soloist. The concerto was written and premiered before his
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C
, which was published first.
1806 FP of
Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3
. This was part of the second, or revised version, of the opera
at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
in Vienna attended by Schubert, Hummel, Czerny and Kreutzer and other musical luminaries.
1836 FP of Richard
Wagner's opera Das Liebesverbot
'The Ban on Love' at the Stadttheater in Magdeburg. Based on Shakespeare's play
Measure for Measure
Wagner: Das Liebesverbot
1859 Birth of French opera composer
in Paris. d-Bern, Switzerland, 21 JUL 1931.
1862 Birth of American composer
Royal Albert Hall
opens in London. Queen Victoria in attendance.
1874 FP of Antonin
Dvorak's Symphony No. 3
in Eb, in Prague.
1875 (Apr 29?) Birth of composer
. d-5 February 1917 English songwriter and librettist for some of the most popular Edwardian musical comedies.
1876 Birth of composer
1878 Birth of American composer of early musicals,
Albert Von TILZER
1879 FP of
Tchaikovsky's opera Eugen Onegin
at the Malïy Theater in Moscow. READ:
[Julian calendar, Gregorian is 17 MAR].
1882 FP of the first symphony of 16 year old composer
in St. Petersburg. Mili Balakirev conducting. [Julian calendar, Gregorian 17 MAR].
1886 Birth of composer Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson.
1888 Death of French composer
, age 75, in Paris. b-30 NOV 1813.
1890 Birth of Polish bass Robert BURG [Bart] in Prague. d-Dresden, 9 FEB 1946.
1892 FP of 1st mm of S.
Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1
. Vasily Safanov conducting, the composer was soloist, in Moscow. [Julian calendar, Gregorian 17 MAR].
1897 Birth of German tenor
. d-Hamburg, 14 MAY 1965. Début (1930).
1900 Birth of French bass-baritone Bernard Henri ETCHEVERRY in Bordeaux. d-Paris, 14 NOV 1960.
1900 In Philadelphia, at the Academy of Music,
conducts a concert with musicians who were to become
The Fabulous Philidelphians
of The Philadelphia Orchestra. READ:
Those fabulous Philadelphians: the life of a great orchestra.
1901 FP of
's complete First Symphony in Moscow.
1902 Birth of English composer
Sir William Turner WALTON
in Lancashire. d-8 MAR 1983. READ:
William Walton: Music and Literature
1902 Birth of Italian opera conductor
in Rome. d-Rome, 29 JUN 1992.
1906 Birth of English-born American organist
E. Power BIGGS
in Westcliff. d-Boston, 1977.
1911 Death of French composer
. b-12 MAR 1837.
1911 FP of
Chadwick's Suite Symphonique
. Philadelphia Orchestra, with the composer conducting.
1912 Birth of German bass Fritz OLLENDORF in Darmstadt. d-Zurich, 29 MAR 1977.
1914 FP of Alfredo Casella's
. Casella conducting, in Paris.
1924 Death of Irish organist, conductor, teacher and composer
Sir Charles Villers Stanford
in London. b-Dublin, 30 SEP 1852.
1926 Birth of German conductor
in Berlin. Conducted New Orleans Sym; Bangor Symphony Orchestra.
1928 Birth of composer Vaclav Felix.
1931 Birth of American soprano Gloria DAVY in New Rochelle, NY. MET Opera Début 12 FEB 1958 [Aida] Aida, 4 seasons (1957-61) 15 perf., 4 works.
1932 Birth of American tenor
is born in Jackson, Mississippi.
d-Jacksonville, Fl OCT 2004
1934 Birth of composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler.
1935 Birth of Welsh bass Delme Bryn-Jones in Brynamman, Carmarthenshire, Wales. d- 25 MAY 2001.
1936 Birth of English composer
Richard Rodney BENNETT
in Broadstairs, Kent. d-24 DEC 2012.
1937 Death of Polish composer
(shem-uh-NOFF-skee) in Switzerland at age 55. b-6 OCT 1882.
1953 Birth of twin Turkish pianists
Guher and Suher PEKINEL
1962 Birth of Swedish bass
1964 Birth of Greek guitarist and composer
in Volos, Greece.
1974 Birth of American composer Tom SCHNELLER. Cornell University graduate student and founding member of Tabula Rasa.
1982 Death of german composer and teacher
. b-10 JUL 1895.
2000 FP of Bright
Sheng's String Quartet No. 4
. Shanghai String Quartet, in Richmond VA.
2001 Death of American jazz and classical (Bach) pianist and composer
in NYC at age 80. (
Modern Jazz Quartet
2003 FP of Augusta Reed Thomas'
for trombone and orchestra. Ralph Sauer, trombone. Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond. in LA, CA.
2011 Death of
English tenor Robert Tear
. b-8 MAR 1939.
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