1892 Death of French composer Eduard Lalo aka Edouard, in Paris, age 69. b-Lille, France, 27 JAN 1823.
1899 Birth of English baritone and actor Martyn GREEN. d- 10 FEB 1975.
1903 Birth of Italian bass Eraldo CODA in Biella. Created Bebro in Maria D'Alessandria (Ghedini). Sang in premiere of Oro (Pizzetti). Lo Starnuto (Mascagni).
1904 FP of George W. Chadwick's Euterpe overture. Boston Symphony with Chadwick conducting;
1906 Birth of English composer, writer and Delius scholar, Eric FENBY. d- 1997.
1909 Death of German singing teacher Julius Hey. b-Irmelshausen, 29 APR 1832. Teacher was F. Schmitt. Pupils were Andreas Dippel, Albert Hoeberg, Charlotte Huhn, Rose Olitzka, Karl Perron, Georg Unger.
1912 Birth of English contralto Kathleen FERRIER in High Walton. d-London, 8 OCT 1953. Debut, Lucretia in Rape of Lucretia (Britten) 1946 (World Premiere). Teachers were Roy Henderson, J Hutchinson, Cesare Chiesa.
1916 (21st?) Birth of American violinist Yehudi MENUHIN in NYC. d-Berlin, 12 MAR 1999.
1918 Death of Italian baritone Antonio PINI-CORSI in Milan. b-Zara [now Zadar], Dalmatia, JUN 1858. MET Opera Début [Bartolo] Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 7 seasons (1899-01, 09-14) 275 perf., 29 roles, 25 works. Debut Dandini in Cenerentola (Rossini) 1878. Teachers were Achille Corsi, Ravasio. Pupil was Toti Dal Monte. Created Schaunard in Boheme (Puccini). Ford in Falstaff (Verdi). Happy in Fanciulla del West (Puccini). Sang in Premieres of Konigskinder (Humperdinck). Siberia (Giordano). Madeleine (Herbert).
1921 FP of the Koussevitzky Concerts organized and conducted by Russian conductor and music patron Serge Koussevitzky in Paris.
1922 Final performance by Geraldine Farrar at the MET in NYC in Leoncavallo's 'Zaza.
1935 Birth of Italian contralto and mezzo soprano Fiorenza COSSOTTO near Turin, Crescentino, Apr. 22, 1935. MET Opera Début 6 FEB 1968 [Amneris] Aida, 15 seasons (1967-73, 76-80, 82- 83, 84-86, 87-89) 148 perf., 10 works. Debut, Mathilde in Carmelites(Poulenc) 26 Jan 1957 (World Premiere). Teachers were Ettore Campogalliani, Paola Delle Torre. Created Sister Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc). Jim in Isola del Tesoro (Tosatti).
1935 Birth of American bass Richard BEST in Chicago. Début [Zuniga] Carmen, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago. Appeared with Santa Fe Opera (10 seasons); Lyric Opera of Chicago (7 seasons); Seattle Opera (4 seasons); San Francisco Opera [Don Pasquale]; Philadelphia Opera; Opera Theater of St. Louis; Glyndebourne, L'Italiana in Algire. Professor of Voice at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. MET Opera Début 2 APR 1969 [Apprentice] Wozzeck, 10 seasons (1968-78) 545 perf. 39-roles, 32-works.
1978 Death of Mexican bass-baritone Friedrich Ginrod. b-1903. Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1929.
1999 FP of George Harbison's Four Psalms. Vocalists Lisa Saffer, Lorraine Hunt, Frank Kelley, and James Maddalena and the Chicago Symphony and Chorus, Christoph Eschenbach conducting.
2001 Death of American composer, pianist and author Robert Starer age 77, in Woodstock, N.Y. b-Vienna, 1924.
2001 Final performance of the Philharmonica Hungarica in Düsseldorf. Founded by Hungarian musicians who fled to West Germany after the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. The honorary president was the Hungarian-American conductor Antal Dorati.