1671 FP of Cambert's opera Pomone at the Paris Opera.
1706 Death of German composer Johann Pachelbel in Nuremberg, Germany at the
age of 52. b-NUREMBERG, 1 SEP 1653.
1766 Death of Vienna director of music, Kapellmeister, Gregor Werner leads to Franz Joseph Haydn's promotion to the position. Haydn was elevated to full Kapellmeister.
1767 Death of Italian composer and singing coach Nicola Porpora. Born 17 Aug 1686 in Naples. Died 3 Mar 1767
Teacher, Benedetta Emilia Agricola
Pupils, Giuseppe Appianino, Gaetano Caffarelli, Domenico Corri
Farinelli, Caterina Gabrielli, Regina Mingotti, Antonio Uberti
Antonio Montagnana, Venanzio Rauzzini, Felice Salimbeni
Senesino (Francesco Bernardi). Nicola Porpora died at age 81, in Naples.
1802 Birth of tenor and singing coach Adolphe Nourrit in Montpellier. Died 8 Mar 1839
Debut as Pylade in Iphigenie en Tauride (Gluck)
Teachers, Manuel Garcia Snr, Louis Nourrit (father), Gaetano Donizetti
Pupils, Jeanne Anais Castellan, Prosper Derives, Marie Falcon
Created Gustav III in Gustav III (Auber)
Masaniello in Masaniello (Auber)
Raoul in Huguenots (Meyerbeer)
Eleazar in Juive (Halevy)
Robert in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer)
Poliuto in Poliuto (Donizetti)
Arnold in William Tell (Rossini)
Ory in Count Ory (Rossini)
Stradella in Stradella (Niedermayer)
Neocles in Siege de Corinthe (Rossini)
Don Sanche in Don Sanche (Liszt)
Lindor in Belle au Bois Dormant (Carafa)
Ubaldo in Elena da Feltre (Mercadante)
Cleomede in Lasthenie (Herold)
Gaston in Vendome en Espegne (Aubert & Herold)
Sang in premiere of Dieu la Bayadere (Auber)
1845 Birth of baritone Bogomir Korsov in St Petersburg. Died 1920
Teachers, Corsi, Piccioli
Sang in premiere of Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky)
1853 FP of revision of Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Düsseldorf Municipal Orchestra, composer conducting by the composer. First version premiered in Leipzig in 1841 as Symphony No. 2, score withdrawn and a new Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 3 were composed before revising and reintroducing the former Symphony as No. 4.
1854 Death of tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini in Bergamo. 3 Mar 1854
Debut in Le Lagrime di una Vedova (Generali) 1814
Teachers, Andrea Nozzari, Rosio
Pupils, Italo Gardoni, Eugenio Giachetti, Giovanni Mario
Colombati, Count Theopihil Tolstoy, Georgina Byrne
Created Gualtiero in Pirata (Bellini)
Arturo Talbot in Puritani (Bellini)
Elvino in Sonnambula (Bellini)
Fernando in Bianca e Fernando (Bellini)
Richard Percy in Anna Bolena (Donizetti)
Filinto in Lettera Anonima (Donizetti)
Alfonso in Elvida (Donizetti)
Settimio in Esule di Roma (Donizetti)
Seide in Alina Regina di Golconda (Donizetti)
Gianni di Calais in Gianni di Calais (Donizetti)
Ernesto in Giovedi Grasso (Donizetti)
Idamore in Paria (Donizetti)
Fernando in Marino Faliero (Donizetti)
Licida in Niobe (Pacini)
Cavaliere del Leopardo in Talismano (Pacini)
Leonello in Giovanni D'Arco (Pacini)
Olfido in Anacreonte in Samo (Mercadante)
Corrado in Briganti (Mercadante)
Fenton in Falstaff (Balfe)
Malek Adhel in Malek Adhel (Costa)
Federico in Disperato per Eccesso di Buon Cuore (Mosca G)
S.Alme in Abate dell'Epee (Mosca G)
Sang in premiere of Il Barone di Dolsheim (Pacini).
1857 Birth of French opera composer Alfred BRUNEAU in Paris. d- Paris, 15
1882 Birth of bass Pavel Ludikar in Prague. Died 19 Feb 1970
Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1906
Teacher, Jean Louis Lasalle
Pupils, Keith Engen, Rudolf Jedlicka
Created Karl V in Karl V (Krenek).
1886 Birth of Scottish composer James FRISKIN in Glasgow. d-NYC, 1967.
1889 Death of English composer and pianist Sydney Smith in London. b-Dorchester, 14 JUL 1839.
1891 Birth of Spanish composer Federico Moreno TORROBA in Madrid. d-Madrid, 12 SEP 1982.
1926 Death of mezzo-soprano Eugenia Mantelli. Born 1860 in Italy. Died 3 Mar 1926
Debut as Page in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 29 Nov 1883
Pupil, Tomaz Alcaide.
1927 Birth of English cellist Martin LOVETT. Founding member of the Amadeus Quartet in 1947. Honors include Order of British Empire, Grand Cross-country race of Merit of Germany, Austrian Cross of Honour for Arts and Sciences.
1929 Birth of tenor Robert Nagy in Lorain, Ohio. Debut as Giuseppe in Traviata (Verdi) 2 Nov 1957
Pupil, Michael Black
Created Footman in Vanessa (Barber).
1932 Death of British-born German composer and pianist Eugène d'Albert at age 67, in Riga. b-Glasgow, Scotland 10 APR 1864. Works list.
1933 Death of bass Robert Radford. Born 13 May 1874 in Nottingham. Debut as Commendatore in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1904
Teachers, Battison Haynes, Frederick King, Albert Randegger
Pupils, Winifred Radford (daughter)
Created Abbott Tunstall in Angelus (Naylor).
1934 Death of English composer and conductor Norman O´Neill in London. b-London, 14 MAR 1875.
1979 Death of soprano Kathe Heidersbach. Born 30 Oct 1897 in Breslau. Died 3 Mar 1979
Teachers, Lola Beeth, Fred Husler, Juan Luria
Created Solveig in Peer Gynt (Egk)
Cornelia in Rembrandt van Rijn (Von Klenau).
2002 FP of Steven Honigsberg's A Lament for solo cello at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
2003 Death of Australian composer Malcolm Williamson
The Master of the Queen's Music wrote symphonies and film scores including one for Watership Down. The Australian-born composer died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge following a long illness. ~ age 71. BBC News, Obituary
2005 FP of "Suite from Incidental Music to The Tempest", composed by Jean Sibelius and arranged by Ochsner, SONOS Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Erik Ochsner at Church of the Holy Trinity, NYC. The program will also include works by Debussy, Busoni, Sibelius, Webern, Mahler, and Torke. The SONOS Chamber Orchestra will be joined by mezzo-soprano Sonia Gariaeff and bass-baritone Duncan Hartman.