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Karel Bendl
  • 1673 Birth of composer Francesco Feroci.
  • 1697 Birth of composer Johann Gottlieb Gorner.
  • 1735=JC, GC=27 APR FP of Handel´s opera Alcina at the Covent Garden Theatre; This was Handel's last operatic success in London.
  • 1791 FP of Mozart´s Symphony No. 40 which was re-scored to include two clarinets. Program was conducted by Antonio Salieri, in Vienna.
  • 1800 Birth of composer Jozef Stefani.
  • 1829 (26th?) Birth of Italian baritone Francesco GRAZIANI in Fermo. d-30 JUN 1901. Debut in Gemma di Vergy (Donizetti) 1851. Teacher was Cellini. Pupil was Geraldine Farrar. Created Carlo in Forza del Destino (Verdi). Abdel-Aor in Pelagio (Mercadante). BIO/
  • 1846 Death of Italian composer and double-bass virtuoso Domenico Dragonetti, at age 83, in London. b-Venice, 1763.
  • 1838 Birth of composer Karel Bendl.
  • 1849 FP of Meyerbeer´s opera Le prophète "The Prophet", at the Paris Opéra.
  • 1858 Death of German composer Johann Baptiste CRAMER in London. b-Mannheim, 24 FEB 1771.
  • 1868 Birth of Russian musicologist and composer Joel Angel.
  • 1871 Birth of composer Martin Lunssens.
  • 1879 Birth of German baritone Robert Von SCHEIDT in Bremen. d-10 APR 1964. Debut 1897. Created Tamare in Gezeichneten (Schreker). Vogt in Schatzgraber (Schreker). Sang in premiere of Zubergeige (Egk).
  • 1880 Birth of Austrian soprano Elsa BLAND in Vienna. d-Vienna, Sep. 27, 1935.
  • 1881 Birth of German tenor Adolf LEOLTGEN in Remscheid. d-29 MAY 1968. Debut as Siegmund in Walkure (Wagner) 1908. Teachers were Nikolaus Rothmuhl, Giuseppe Borgatti.
  • 1882 Birth of American composer and organist Seth BINGHAM in Bloomfield, NJ. d-NYC, 21 JUN 1972.
  • 1882 Birth of tenor Luca BOTTA in Amalfi. d-NYC, 29 SEP 1917. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1909. Teachers were Guglielmo Vergine, Valente.
  • 1885 Birth of Sardinian soprano Carmen MELIS Newswire Photo (S): Carmen Melis, Mishkin Photo / Mishkin Photo  in Sardinia. d-19 DEC 1967.
  • 1885 Birth of Hungarian composer Leo Weiner.
  • 1886 Birth of composer Konstantin Mostras.
  • 1886 Birth of composer Jekabs Graubins.
  • 1888 FP in USAmerica of Verdi's opera Otello at the Academy of Music in New York City.
  • 1889 Birth of English composer and actor Charlie CHAPLIN. aka Charles Spencer CHAPLIN. d-25 DEC 1977.
  • 1893 Birth of Spanish composer Federico MOMPOU, in Barcelona. d-Barcelona, 30 JUN 1987.
  • 1893 Birth of composer Joseph Yasser. A Theory of Evolving Tonality (Da Capo Press Music Reprint Series)
  • 1896 FP of A. Dvorák´s String Quartet in a, Op. 105, at the Prague Conservatory, by four students at the Dvorak's request, on the first anniversary of his returning home from America, in Prague.
  • 1897 Birth of composer Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree.
  • 1897 Birth of Dutch organist and composer Jaap Vranken.
  • 1899 Birth of tenor Ernest BAUER. d-11 MAR 1956.
  • 1901 Birth of Belgian composer Albert KAREL in Antwerp. d-4 OCT 1987.
  • 1909 FP of Arthur Foote´s Suite for Strings in E, by the Boston Symphony with Max Fiedler conducting, in Boston, MA.
  • 1913 Birth of English mezzo-soprano and actress Constance SHACKLOCK in Sherwood, Nottingham. d-30 JUN 1999. Debut as Mercedes in Carmen (Bizet) 1947. Teacher was Frederick Austin. Pupil was Kathryn Harries. Photo. | Search Constance SHACKLOCK.
  • 1918 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Carol BRICE in Sedalia, NC. d-15 FEB 1985. Debut as Addie in premiere of Regina (Blitzstein) 1958. Teacher was Francis Rogers. Created Harriet Tubman in Gentlemen be Seated (Moross). Search for Carol BRICE.
  • 1920 FP in USAmerica of Debussy´s Fantasie by Boston Symphony Orchestra Pierre Monteux conducting, in Boston, MA.
  • 1923 Birth of Dutch composer Harry COX in Amsterdam.
  • 1924 Birth of American composer Henry MANCINI, in Cleveland. d-Beverly Hills, CA 14 JUN 1994.
  • 1926 ('27?) Birth of Australian soprano Marie COLLIER in Melbouurne. d-London, 8 DEC 1971. Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1954. Teachers were Joan Cross, Dawson Freer, Getrude Johnson, Katherine Wielaert, Elizabeth van Rompaey. Created Hecuba in King Priam (Tippett). Christine Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra (Levy). MET Début: Mar. 17, 1967 [Christine] Mourning Becomes Electra, 3 seasons (1966-68, 69-70) 19 perf., 4 roles.
  • 1927 Death of German soprano Rosa Sucher. b-Velburg, 23 FEB 1847 (1849?). Debut as Waltraute in Walkure (Wagner) 1871. Teacher was Joseph Hasselbeck. Pupils were Katharina Klafsky, Jane Osborn-Hannah. Created Clarice and Francesca in Savonarola (Stanford).
  • 1933 Birth of French tenor Remy CORAZZA in Revin. Debut as Beppe in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1959. Teachers were Charles Panzera, Louis Musy, Gustave Cloez, Marguerite Joye. Created Jean de Navarre in Montsegur (Landowski).
  • 1937 Birth of American baritone Thomas CAREY.
  • 1939 Birth of mezzo-soprano Carmen GONZALES in Valladdid. Debut as Isolier in Comte Ory (Rossini) 1968. Teachers were Rodolfo Celletti, Magda Piccarolo. Sang in premiere of Shepherd's Daughter (Mellers). Gargantua (Corghi)
  • 1940 Birth of English pianist and composer Stephen PRUSLIN.
  • 1941 Birth of Spanish conductor Theo ALCANTARA in Cuenca.
  • 1942 Birth of Italian baritone Leo NUCCI in Bologna. Debut as Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1967. Teachers were Ottaviano Bizzarri, Giuseppe Marchesi. MET Début: Feb. 22, 1980 [Renato] Un Ballo in Maschera 19 seasons (1979-thru 2000) 164 perf., 15 roles, 14 works.
  • 1942 FP of S. Barber´s Second Essay for orchestra, in New York City.
  • 1943 Birth of Argentinian composer Jorge PITARI  in Buenos Aires.
  • 1944 Birth of composer Dennis Russell Davies. BIO.
  • 1945 FP of Leo Sowerby's Canticle of the Sun for chorus and orchestra, in New York City.
  • 1946 Birth of Latvian composer Peteris VASKS.
  • 1947 Birth of tenor David FIELDSEND in Barnsley. Debut as Vanya in Katya Kabanova (Janacek) 1972. Teachers were Eugene Everest, Richard Lewis, Duncan Robertson, Alexander Young.
  • 1956 Birth of Argentinian conductor and composer Gabriel SENANES in Buenos Aires.
  • 1956 FP of V. Persichetti´s Symphony No. 6 Symphony for Band, by the Washington University Chamber Band, Clark Mitze conducting, in St. Louis, MO.
  • 1958 Death of Irish soprano Margaret Sheridan [link© Derek Walsh 1995]. b-Castlebar Island, 15 OCT 1889. Debut as Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 1919. Teachers were Alfredo Martino, Tina Scognamiglio, William Shakespeare, Olga Lynn. Created Candida in Belfagor (Respighi).
  • 1959 FP of Ned Rorem´s Symphony No. 3, by the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting, in NYC.
  • 1967 Birth of Portugese composer Joaquim Pedro GALVãO in Portimão.
  • 1967 FP of G. Ligeti´s Cello Concerto, by the Berlin Radio Symphony conducted by Henryk Czyz, with Siegfried Palm the soloist, in Berlin.
  • 1974 Birth of British composer Barry Paul HORRELL.
  • 1979 Death of Italian soprano Maria Caniglia. b-Naples, 5 MAY 1905. Debut as Chrysothemis in Elektra (Strauss). Teacher was Agostino Roche. Pupils were Marina Krilovici, Irma Capecc. Created Roxane in Cyrano de Bergarec (Alfano). Lucrezia in Lucrezia (Respighi). Manuela in Notte di Zoraima (Montemezzi).
  • 1988 Death of American baritone John Reardon. b-NYC, 8 APR 1930. Debut as Falke in Fledermaus (Strauss). Teachers were Margaret Harshaw, Ross Rossazza, Martial Singher. Created Groom in Labyrinth (Menotti). Orin Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra (Levy). Trigorin in Seagull (Pasatieri). Miles Dunster in Wings of the Dove (Moore). Alexei Belaev in Natalia Petrovna (Hoiby).
  • 1992 Death of English mezzo-soprano, contralto, Alfreda Hodgson. b-7 APR 1940.
  • 1994 FP of David Ward-Steinman´s Cinnabar Concerto for viola and chamber orchestra, at the University of San Diego, by the San Diego Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Lily Hood Gunn, with Karen Elaine as soloist, in San Diego, CA.
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