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  • 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.
  • 1783 FP of Mozart's Haffner Sym. K.385, in Vienna.
  • 1786 Birth of French pianist Marie Bigot de MOROUGES aka Marie Bigot de MOROGUES in Paris. d-Paris, 16 SEPO 1820.
  • 1793 FP of F. J. Haydn's Symphony No. 101 The Clock. Haydn conducting at the Hanover-Square Concert Rooms in London.
  • 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 Pierre-Francois Wartel 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) Philtre (Auber) Serment (Auber) Virginie (Berton) Macbeth (Chelard).
  • 1802 Publication of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata in C#.
  • 1824 Death of Italian composer and violin virtuoso Giovanni Battista Viotti at age 68, in London. b-Fontanetta de Po, Italy, 12 MAY 1755.
  • 1842 FP of Mendelssohn's Sym No. 3 in a, Scotch at Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
  • 1845 Birth of baritone Bogomir Korsov in St Petersburg.  Died 1920 Debut 1868 Teachers, Corsi, Piccioli Sang in premiere of Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky) Aleko (Rachmaninov).
  • 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 JUN 1934.
  • 1867 Birth of German-American composer Gustav STRUBE. d-1953.
  • 1868 Birth of tenor Kurt Sommer in Altenglottern. d- 27 Jun 1921. Debut in 1889 Teachers, Giovanni Lamperti, Gustav Scharfe Sang in premiere of Die Barbarina (Neitzel) Der Improvisator (D'Albert).
  • 1869 Birth of English conductor Sir Henry WOOD in London. Started annual Promenade Concerts at London's Albert Hall. d-Hitchin, 19 AUG 1944.
  • 1870 FP of Brahms Alto Rhapsody. Naumann conducting, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, soloist, in Jena.
  • 1872 Birth of soprano Freida Felser in Munich.   Died 16 Feb 1941 Debut 1890 Teacher, Zelker.
  • 1874 Birth of mezzo-soprano Ada Crossley in Tarraville, Australia. Died 17 Oct 1929 Debut 1895 Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi, Charles Santley, Fanny Simonson.
  • 1875 FP of Bizet's opera Carmen, at the Opera Comique, in Paris. Note, it flops.
  • 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.
  • 1895 Birth of Dutch composer Alexander Nicolaas VOORMOLEN in Rotterdam. d-Leidschendam, 12 NOV 1980. Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland
  • 1899 Birth of Peruvian composer Pablo Chavez AGUILAR in Lima.
  • 1899 FP of R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Strauss conducting in Frankfort.
  • 1903 Birth of soprano Margarete Teschemacher Lebendige Vergangenheit - Margarete Teschemacher  in Cologne. Died 19 May 1959 Debut as Ruth in Die Toten Augen (D'Albert) Created Daphne in Daphne (Strauss) Miranda in Zauberinsel (Sutermeister).
  • 1904 Birth of American composer Karl AHRENDT in Toledo, OH. d-Athens, OH, 2 JAN 1993.
  • 1913 Birth of African-American composer Margaret BONDS. d-1972.
  • 1918 Birth of American composer Frank WIGGLESWORTH in Boston. d-1996. Works list.
  • 1918 FP of Bela Bartók's String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17. Waldbauer Quartet in Budapest.
  • 1921 Birth of bass Miloslav Changalovich in Glamoc, Yugoslavia. Debut as Pimen in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1946 Teacher, Zdenka Zikova.
  • 1922 FP in USAmerica of concert version of Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring Leopold Stokowski conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • 1925 Death of English composer Felix Henry Albert Godin, aka Brown, in Streatham, London. b-c.1864.
  • 1926 Birth of German conductor and composer Werner TORKANOWSKY. d-1992.
  • 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).
  • 1931 The Star Spangled Banner By Francis Scott Key becomes USA's national anthem by act of congress. Search for The Star Spangled Banner.
  • 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.
  • 1935 Final concert by Feodor Chaliapin, in NYC.
  • 1937 Birth of American composer David W. MAVES in Salem, Oregon.
  • 1938 Birth of soprano Rachel Yakar in Lyons. Debut 1963 Teacher, Germaine Lubin Sang in premiere of Marchen von der Schonen Lilie (Klebe) Marche de Radetsky (Koering).
  • 1940 Birth of soprano Nellie Morpurgo, in Amsterdam. Debut as Boy in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1961 Teachers, Coby Riemensma, M Lastotsjikin, Boris Pelsky Sang in premiere of Thijl (van Gilse).
  • 1940 Birth of mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar in Philadelphia. Sang in premiere of Amistad (Davis A).
  • 1941 Birth of Russian composer Vladislav SHOOT in Vosnessensk.
  • 1944 Birth of American Mezzo soprano Florence QUIVAR in Philadelphia.
  • 1944 Birth of American composer Lee HOLDRIDGE in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • 1945 Death of soprano Blanche Arral. Born 10 Oct 1864 in Luttich. Debut Anita in Le Portrait de Cervantes (Dieulafary) 1883 Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi Sang in premiere of Manon (Massenet).
  • 1949 Birth of American soprano Roberta ALEXANDER in Lynchberg, VA. Debut as Pamina in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1980 Teacher, Herman Woltman Created Girl in Kaiser von Atlantis (Ullmann) Photo/Bio.
  • 1950 Birth of French pianist Katia LABEQUE.
  • 1951 FP of Otto Luening's Kentucky Concerto. Louisville Orchestra, with the composer conducting.
  • 1954 Birth of Equadoran composer Arturo RODAS in Quito.
  • 1959 FP of Henry Cowell's Symphony No. 13 Madras in Madras, India.
  • 1963 FP of G. C. Menotti's television opera Labyrinth on the NBC network.
  • 1970 Met Opera debut of soprano Marilyn Horne.
  • 1979 Death of soprano Kathe Heidersbach. Born 30 Oct 1897 in Breslau.  Died 3 Mar 1979 Debut 1922 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 Italian composer Goffredo Petrassi in Rome. b-Zagarole, 16 JUL 1904.
  • 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.
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