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  • 1791 FP of Beethoven's Ritterballett, in Bonn.

  • 1793 Birth of German conductor and composer Bernhard KLEIN in Cologne. d-Berlin, 9 SEP 1832.

  • 1825 FP of Beethoven's Quartet in Eb, Op 127, the Schuppanzigh Quartet, in Vienna CD- Beethoven: The Late String Quartets.

  • 1831 FP of Bellini's opera La Sonambula at the Teatro Carcano in Milan. CD- Norma / I Puritani / Sonambula / Beatrice.

  • 1837 Birth of German baritone Georg UNGAR in Leipzig. He originated the role of Siegfried (1876) at Bayreuth. d- 2 Feb 1887 Debut 1867 Teacher, Julius Hey Created Siegfried in Siegfried (Wagner) Siegfried in Gotterdammerung (Wagner).

  • 1844 Rimsky-Korsakov completes Flight of the Bumblebee. | CD- Russian Orchestral Works.

  • 1853 FP of Verdi's opera La Traviata at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. CD- Verdi - La Traviata / Cotrubas · Domingo.

  • 1854 Birth of tenor Heinrich Botel in Hamburg.  Died 6 Jan 1938 Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1883 Teachers, Franz Krukl, Zumpe.

  • 1870 Birth of Austrian composer, pianist and conductor Oscar STRAUS in Vienna. d- Bad Ischl, 11 JAN 1954.

  • 1872 Birth of soprano Alba Chretien-Vaguet in Paris. Debut as Alice in Robert Le Diable (Meyerbeer) 1891 Teacher, Dubulla Sang in premiere of Deidamie (Marechal).

  • 1872 (8 MAR?)Birth of Russian-Swiss composer Paul JUON in Moscow. d-Vevey, Switzerland, 21 AUG 1940.

  • 1885 Birth of soprano Yvonne Gall Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette (1912)  in Paris.  Died 21 Aug 1972 Debut as Woglinde in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) 1908 Created Daphne in Les noces Corinthienne (Busser) Sang in premiere of Scemo (Bachelet) Guercoeur (Magnard) Lystrata (Gunsbourg).

  • 1886 Birth of mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Obukhova in Moscow. Died 15 Aug 1961 Debut as Pauline in Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky) 1917 Teacher Umberto Masetti, Eleonora Lipman.

  • 1890 Birth of tenor Fernand Ansseau Art of  in Mons, Belgium.  Died 1 May 1972 Debut as Jean in Herodaide (Massenet) 1913 Teacher, Desire Demest, Ernst van Dijk.

  • 1890 Birth of Spanish composer and leading music critic of the day, Adolfo SALAZAR in Madrid.

  • 1897 Birth of Danish modern composer Knudage RIISAGER in Port Kunda, Estonia. d-Copenhagen, 26 DEC 1974.

  • 1899 Birth of mezzo-soprano Jeanne Manceau in Paris. Teacher, Mme Fourestier Sang in premiere Persee et Andromede (Ibert) Guercoeur (Magnard).

  • 1900 Birth of soprano Gina Cigna in Paris. Died 21 June 2001 Debut as Freia 1927 Teachers, Emma Calve, Hariclea Darclee, Lucette Korsoff, Giannina Russ Maurice Sens, Rosina Storchio, Giovanni Binetti Pupils, Cristina Anguelakova, Marta Bohacova, Teresa Kubiak Celestina Casapietra, Ghena Dimitrova, Luis Lima Olivera Miljakovic, Urszula Moroz, Carlotta Ordassy Jacques Pottier, Slvaka Taskova, Louis Berkmann, Liliana Zankova, Flaviano Labo, Pietro Ballo, Luisa Castellani Elena Mauti Nunziata, Portia White, Giuseppe Zampieri Valeria Popova, Franco Tafuro, Ritva Auvinen, Isabella Fite Adriana Cicogna, Dubrovka Zahoric, Luis Gaeta, Stefen Elenkov Created Empress Augusta in Bizancio (Panizza) Maria in Maria Egiziaca (Respighi) Sang in premiere of Fiamma (Respighi).

  • 1905 Birth of soprano Nora Gruhn in London. Debut 1928 Teachers, Hermann Grunbaum (father), Hermine Bosetti.

  • 1911 Birth of American composer Roland LEICH. d-1995.

  • 1914 Birth of Russian conductor Kiril KONDRASHIN in Moscow. d-1981.

  • 1917 Death of English composer and conductor Henry Parker in London. b-London, 4 AUG 1842.

  • 1917 FP of S. Rachmaninoff's Etudes-tableaux Op. 39 Performed by the composer it was the first complete performance of the set of nine pieces, in Petrograd. CD- Rachmaninoff: Performer: Evgeny Kissin.

  • 1918 FP of ballet-opera form with presentation of Rimsky-Korsakov's Le Coq d'or, in NYC at The MET. CD- Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or.

  • 1921 Birth of Austrian conductor Julius RUDEL in Vienna.

  • 1924 Birth of American conductor and opera director Sarah CALDWELL Sarah Caldwell Opera Classical Signed Autograph Photo in Maryville, MO. d-March 23, 2006. BIO.

  • 1926 Birth of American musicologist and Haydn scholar, H.C. Robbins LANDON in Boston, MA. d- November 20, 2009. BIOBook- Haydn: The Early Years 1732-1765 | 1791: Mozart's Last Year

  • 1926 FP of Paul Hindemith's Concerto for Orchestra by the Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting.

  • 1927 Birth of American bass-baritone Norman TREIGLE in New Orleans. d-N.O. 16 FEB 1975 from overdose of sleeping-pills. New York City Opera 1953 to 1970. Debut as Lodovico in Otello (Verdi) 1947 Teacher, Elizabeth Wood Pupil, Michael Devlin Created John Hale in Crucible (Ward) Granpa Moss in Tender Land (Copland) Markheim in Markheim (Floyd) Olin Blitch in Susannah (Floyd) Judge Townsend in Passion of Jonathan Wade (Floyd) Sang in premiere The Sejournes and Mollie Sinclair (Floyd).

  • 1927 FP of Prokofiev's Quintet for winds and strings, Op. 39, in Moscow. CD: Prokofiev: Quintet, Op.39.

  • 1928 Birth of English born, Scottish composer and pianist Ronald STEVENSON in Blackburn, Lancashire.

  • 1930 Birth of American conductor Lorin MAAZEL, in Neuilly, France. American parents. BIO. d-13 JUL 2013.

  • 1932 Death of American composer and bandmaster John Philip Sousa, age 77, in Reading, PA. b-Washington, DC 6 NOV 1854. NYTimes Obituary

  • 1933 FP of Edgard Varèse's Ionisation in NYC. CD- Varese: Ionisation

  • 1934 FP of Walter Piston's Concerto for Orchestra in Cambridge, MA. CD- Great American Composers Collection.

  • 1943 Birth of tenor Michael Svetlev in Sofia. Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1971 Teacher, Stojan Kisijov.

  • 1944 Birth of bass Siegfried Vogel in Chemnitz. Debut Zizell in Si J'etais roi (Adam) 1959 Created Lanny Swartz in Nightrider (Meyer) Teachers, Arletta Hypas, H Winkler, J Kempter Sang in premiere of Lanzelot (Dessau) Reiter in der Nacht (E H Meyer).

  • 1944 Birth of soprano Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa - Greatest Hits ~ 14 Favorites of Opera, Popular & Traditional Song  in Gisborne, New Zealand. Debut 1968 Teachers, Margaret Krauss, Mary Leo, Vera Rozsa. Dame Kiri Te KANAWA | Search Amazon.com for Dame Kiri Te KANAWA.

  • 1947 FP of N. Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 25, at the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Gauk conducting the USSR State Symphony.

  • 1948 Birth of American composer Jay VOSK.

  • 1948 Birth of soprano Nan Christie in Irvine. Debut as Fiametta in Gondoliers (Sullivan) 1969 Teachers, S Duncan, Charles Craig, Vera Rozsa, Winifred Busfield Created Juliette in Undertaker (Purser) Galla in Cataline Conspiracy (Hamilton) Sophie in Tom Jones (Oliver) Psychopomp in Inquest of Love (Harvey).

  • 1949 Death of French composer Paul Dupin in Paris. b-Roubaix, 14 AUG 1865.

  • 1951 Death of Welsh writer, composer, pianist and actor Ivor Novello in London. b-Cardiff, 15 JAN 1893.

  • 1952 Birth of French pianist Marielle LABEQUE. The sisters

  • 1953 Birth of American composer Arthur LEVERING in Baltimore, MD.

  • 1960 Birth of mezzo-soprano Jane Turner in Durham. Debut as Wellgunde in Ring (Wagner) 1984 Teachers, Dorothy Richardson , Silvia Beamish, David Harper.

  • 1967 Death of Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, at age 84, in Budapest. b-Kecskemét, Hungary 16 DEC 1882.

  • 1967 Death of American baritone and actor Nelson Eddy, in Miami Beach FL. b-Providence, RI 29 JUN 1901.

  • 1984 FP of John Harbison's Ulysses' Raft. John Harbison: Ulysses' Bow / Samuel ChapterNew Haven Symphony, Murray Sidlin conducting. CD- Ulysses'Bow.

  • 2000 FP of Poul Ruders' opera The Handmaid's Tale. Royal Danish Theater, Mark Schönwandt conducting in Copenhagen. CD- Ruders: Tjenerindens Frotaelling (The Handmaid's Tale).

  • 2003 FP of John Harbison's Requiem with Christine Brewer, soprano; Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano; Paul Groves, tenor; Johnathan Lemalu, bass-baritone. Boston Symphony, Bernard Haitinck, cond. Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, cond. in Boston.

  • 2003 FP of Bright Sheng's The Song and Dance of Tears. Emanuel Ax, piano; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Wu Man, pipa; Wu Tong Wu, sheng and suona. NY Philharmonic, David Zinman, conducting at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC.

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