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Carlo GESUALDO

  • 1566 (1564?) [Some scholars set the date at 1560 or 61] Birth of Italian composer Carlo GESUALDO in Venosa. d-Gesualdo, 8 SEP 1613.
  • 1714 Birth of German composer Carl Phillip Emanuel BACH second son of J.S. in Weimar. d-Hamburg, 14 DEC 1788.
  • 1752 FP of G. F. Handel's oratorio Jephtha in London. Handel: Jeptha
  • 1813 First concert of the London Philharmonic Society, Argyll Rooms, Salomon conducting, Clementi pianist and Viotti in the orchestra.
  • 1835 Birth of bass Hans Freiherr von Rokitansky in Vienna. d- 2 Nov 1909 Debut as Oroveso in Norma (Bellini) 1857 Pupils, Adolf Wallnofer, Marcella Sembrich, Therese Boschetti Joseph Staugigl Sang in premiere of Koenigin von Saba (Goldmark).
  • 1839 Death of tenor and coach Adolphe Nourrit. Born 3 Mar 1802 in Montpellier. 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) 1849 Birth of Hermann Winkelmann Tenor Born 8 Mar 1849 Brunswick Died 18 Jan 1912 Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1875 Teacher :- Koch Created Parsifal in Parsifal (Wagner) Nero Claudius in Nero (Rubinstein).
  • 1849 FP of Otto Nicolai's opera Merry Wives of Windsor in Berlin. Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • 1857 Birth of Italian composer Ruggiero LEONCAVALLO Napoli. d-Montecatini, 9 AUG 1919.
  • 1869 Death of French composer Hector Berlioz at the age of 62, in Paris. b-Cote-St. Andre, Grenoble, 11 DEC 1803.
  • 1870 Birth of baritone Dezso Zador in Hungary. Died 24 Apr 1931 Debut as Count in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1898 Teacher, Adele Passy-Cornet Created Dark Fiddler in A Village Romeo & Juliet (Delius) Sang in premiere of Nadeya (C.Rossi) Coeur As (Kunneke).
  • 1872 Birth of Russian-German composer Paul JUON in Moscow.
  • 1876 Birth of Italian composer Franco ALFANO in Posilippo, Naples. d-San Remo, 27 OCT 1954.
  • 1896 FP of S. Rachmaninoff's The Rock in Moscow.
  • 1898 Birth of soprano Jo Vincent Great Dutch Soprano in Amsterdam. Died 28 Nov 1989 Teachers, Cornelie Van Zanten, Catherine Van Rennes.
  • 1898 FP of R. Strauss' Don Quixote Wüllner conducting in Cologne. Richard Strauss: Don Quixote/Don Juan
  • 1901 Birth of Belgian composer Peter BENOIT in Harelbeke. b-Antwerp, 17 AUG 1835.
  • 1902 FP of Jean Sibelius' Second Symphony. Composer conducting in Helsinki. Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies
  • 1903 Birth of English composer, pianist and conductor, Avril COLERIDGE-TAYLOR in South Norwood. d-Seaford, 21 DEC 1998. The daughter of Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor.
  • 1903 FP of Georges Enescu's Rumanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2, composer conducting, in Bucharest. Enesco: Romanian Rhapsodies
  • 1904 (21st?) Birth of Greek composer Nikos SKALKOTTAS, island of Euboca. d-20 SEP 1949.
  • 1904 Birth of bass-baritone Gottlieb Zeithammer in Vienna.  Died 17 June 1982 Debut 1926 Pupil, Christa-Maria Ziese Sang in premiere of Die Pfiffige Magd (Weisman) Der Garten des Paradieses (Petyrek) Die Schwarze Spinne (Burkhard) Barbasuk (Burkhard) Fruhling (Lehar) Carlo Ricci, Vera RozsaFranz Klarwein Tenor.
  • 1909 Birth of American composer Anthony DONATO. d-1990.
  • 1911 Birth of American composer Alan HOVHANESS in Somerville, MA. d-Seattle, WA 21 JUN 2000. SEE-A selected look at Hovhaness's discography.
  • 1914 Birth of tenor Franz Klarwein in Garmisch. Died 16 Feb 1991 Debut 1937 Teacher, Fritz Kerzmann Created Priest in Versuchung (Tal) Timoleon in Play of Love & Death (Cikker) Italian Singer in Capriccio (Strauss) Sang in premiere of Harmonie der Welt (Hindemith).
  • 1924 Birth of American composer Lloyd CONLEY.
  • 1927 Birth of soprano Doreen Murray in Newcastle on Tyne. Sang in premiere of Incognita (Wellesz) Elanda and Eclipse (Halahan).
  • 1931 Death of soprano Clara Kathleen Rogers. Born 14 Jan 1844 in Cheltenham. Teachers, Auguste Gotze, Antonio Sangiovanni Daniel Shamdlin, Ruth Ann Swenson.
  • 1934 Birth of American composer Christian WOLFF in Nice, France.
  • 1934 FP of Walter Piston's Concerto for Orchestra. Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting.
  • 1935 Birth of soprano Liselotte Rebmann in Stuttgart. Debut Countess in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1957 Teacher, Friedel Mielsch-Nied, Hermann Reutter Sang in premiere of Comoedia de Christi Resurrectione (Orff).
  • 1936 Birth of Belgian composer Vic NEES in Mechelen.
  • 1939 Birth of tenor Horst Laubenthal Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Act 3 - "Ihr tanzt" in Duderstadt. Debut as Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1967 Teacher, Rudolf Laubenthal.
  • 1939 Birth of Welsh tenor Robert TEAR in Barry Glamorgan Debut as Quint in Turn of the Screw (Britten) Pupil, Christopher Gillet Created Dov in Knot Garden (Tippett) Younger Son in Prodigal Son (Britten) Todd in Grace of Todd (Crosse) Ubu in Ubu Rex (Penderecki) Deserter in We Come to the River (Henze) Rimbaud in Therese (Taverner) Sang in premiere of Burning Feiry Furnace (Britten). d-29 MAR 2011. OBIT.
  • 1940 Birth of soprano Bernadette Antoine in Nancy. Debut as Musetta in Boheme (Puccini) 1967 Created Marquise in Liaisons Dangereuses (Prey) Ann in Corde (Videau) Sang in premiere of Don Juan ou l'amour de la geometrie (Semenoff).
  • 1941 Birth of American composer Yvar MIKHASHOFF. d-1993.
  • 1942 Birth of mezzo-soprano Patricia Payne in Dunedin, New Zealand. Dedut as Joacim in Susanna (Handel) Teachers, Dora Drake, Peter Harrison, Roy Henderson, Hans Hotter, Valda McCracken, Ruth Packer, Elizabeth Puritz.
  • 1943 Death of soprano Alice Nielsen. Born 7 June 1876 in Nashville. Died 8 Mar 1943 Debut as Yum Yum in Mikado (Sullivan) 1893 Teacher, Ida Valerga, Max Dessi Sang in premiere of Fortune Teller (Herbert) The Sacrifice (Conserve).
  • 1944 Death of tenor Aroldo Lindi. Born 26 May 1888 in Tune, Sweden. Died 8 Mar 1944 Teachers, Dean Dossert, Renata Bellini Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi).
  • 1945 Birth of Australian composer Bruce BROUGHTON.
  • 1945 Death of soprano Xenia Dorliak. Born 11 Jan 1882 in St Petersburg. Teachers, Natalia Iretskaya, Sofia Gladkaya Pupil, Nina Dorliak, Elena Kruglikowa, Tamara Janko, Tatjana Takachadze Solomon Khromchenko.
  • 1949 Birth of Belgian recorder player and flutist Barthold KUIJKEN.
  • 1952 Death of tenor Octave Dua  . Born 28 Feb 1882 in Ghent. Debut as Vasek in Bartered Bride (Smetana) 1904 Sang in premiere of Love of 3 Oranges (Prokofiev).
  • 1954 Birth of composer Jonathan BERGER in NYC.
  • 1954 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Three Songs from William Shakespeare conducted by Robert Craft at an "Evenings on the Roof" concert in LA.
  • 1956 FP David Diamond's Symphony No. 6. Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting.
  • 1957 Death of Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck at age 70, in Zurich. b-Brunnen, 1 SEP 1886.
  • 1957 FP of I. Xenakis' Pithoprakta in Munich.
  • 1958 Birth of English choral director Simon HALSEY.
  • 1961 Death of British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham at age of 81, in London. b-St. Helens, Lancaster, 29 APR 1879.
  • 1966 Birth of American composer Yoav GAL.
  • 1967 Death of tenor Paul Reinecke. Born 3 Feb 1902 in Lodz. Debut as Italian Singer in Rosenkavalier (Strauss) 1922 Created Amandus in Zaubergeige (Egk) Sang in premiere of Die Windsbraut (Zillig) Garten des Paradieses (Petyrek) Wat Tyler (Bush).
  • 1979 FP of Wolfgang Rihm's opera Jakob Lenz at the Opera stabile, Staatsoper, in Hamburg.
  • 1983 Death of British composer Sir William Walton, at age 80, on island of Ischia, Italy. b-Oldham, Lancashire, 29 March 1902.
  • 1984 Death of baritone Louis Noguera. Born 12 Dec 1910 in Algeria. Debut 1935 Pupils, Andree Esposito, Marc Vento Sang in premiere of Jorgen de Danemark (Challen) La Carrose du Saint Sacrement (Busser) La Princesse de Cleves (Regie).
  • 1988 Death of Polish-Mexican composer and violinist Henryk Szeryng. b-22 SEP 1918.
  • 1991 FP of Daniel Asia's At the Far Edge for orchestra. Seattle Youth Symphony, Ruben Gurevich conducting.
  • 2000 FP of Karen Tanaka's At the Grave of Beethoven. Brodsky Quartet, in London.
  • 2000 FP of John Tavener's The Lord's Prayer. Tallis Scholars in Guildford, England.
  • 2001 Death of baritone Dickson Titus. Born 1924. Pupils,  Richard Bernstein, Hope Briggs, Judith Christian, John Del Carlo John Duykers, Greg Fedderly, Peggy Kriha-Dye, Brian Leerhuber Susan Quittmeyer, Paula Rasmussen, Elise Ross, Don Sherrill.
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