1764 Austrian composer Leopold Mozart and his two children arrive in London from Paris.
1775 FP of Mozart's opera Il Re pastore, Salzburg.
1776 FP of revised version of W. Von Gluck's Alceste at the Académie Royale in Paris.
1787 Death of Italian castrato Giovanni Battista Andreoni. b-Lucca, 1720. Created Odysseus in Deidamia (Handel). Tirinto in Imeneo (Handel).
1807 FP of Catel's "L'Auberge de Bagnères", Paris.
1809 Birth of composer and singing teacher Eugène (Prosper) PRéVOST. d-1872.
1812 Birth of French composer Louis JULLIEN. An excentric he was aka by the unusually long name of George Maurice Adolph Roch Albert Abel Anonio Alexandre Noé Jean Lucien Daniel Eugène Joseph-le-brun Joseph-Barême Thomas Thomas Thomas-Thomas Pierre Arbon Rierre-Maurel Barthélemi Artus Alphonse Bertrand Dieudonné Emanuel Josué Vincent Luc Michel Jules-de-la-plane Jules-Bazin Julio César. d-14 MAR 1860 in an insane asylum. Opera, "Pietro il Grande", London, 1852.
1830 FP of Adam's "Danilowa".
1835 FP of Hartmann's "The Corsairs", Copenhagen.
1852 FP of Halévy's "La Juif errant", Paris.
1856 FP of Offenbach's "Les Dragées du baptême", Paris.
1864 FP of Benvenuti's "La Stella di Toledo", Milan.
1876 Birth of Finnish sopranop Aïno ACKTE in Helsingfors. d-Nummela, 8 AUG 1944. MET Opera Début 8 FEB 1904, [Marguerite] Faust 2 seasons (1903-1905) 40 perf., 8 roles. Teachers were Emmy Ackte, Edmond Duvernoy, Paul Vidal, Alfred Auguste Giraudet.
1877 Birth of Polish soprano Ruszkowska, Elena RUSZKOWSKA in Lemberg d-Krakau, 3 NOV 1948.
1881 Birth of composer Otakar Sini.
1881 FP of Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta Patience at the Opéra-Comique in London.
1882 Birth of composer and conductor Albert Coates, in St Petersburg, Russia. BIO.
1882 FP of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Patience" in NYC.
1884 (1883?)Birth of Belgian baritone and composer of songs Armond Crabbé in Brussels. d-Brussels, 4 JUL 1947. He studied at the Brussels
Conservatory. Début Monnaie [Night watchman] Les Maitres Chanteurs,
and sang at CG, Manhattan, Chicago (1910/14). Teachers were Desire Demest, Raymond Gilles. Created Pice in Natoma (Herbert). Ramon in Ardid de Amor (Pedrell). King in Re (Giordano).
1884 FP of Standford's "The Canterbury Pilgrims", London.
1890 Birth of American conductor and composer Donald TWEEDY. He founded the Danbury Music Centre and became the conductor of the
Danbury Community Chorus and the first conductor of the Young People's Chorus. d-1948.
1891 Birth of Russian composer Sergei PROKOFIEV in Sontzovka, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine. aka Sergeievich Prokofieff. d-Moscow, 5 MAR 1953.Bio. / Bio.
Operas, "Velikan" (Not produced, 1900); "Pir vo vremya chumi"
(np, 1903, [rev] 1909, np); "Undina" (np, 1907); "Maddalena" (1913,
Graz, 1981, w/com. Downs); "The Gamble" (Brussels, 1929); "Love for
3 Oranges" (Chicago, 1921); "The Fiery Angel" (Paris, 1928); "Igrok"
(Bruselles, 1929); "Semyon Kotko" (Moscow, 1940); "Betrothal in a
Convent" (Leningrad, 1946); "War and Peace" (13 scenes with a choral
epigraph, Moscow 1959); "A Tale about a Real Man" (private perf.,
1900 Birth of French composer [Not Henri] Henry (sic) BARRAUD in Bordeaux. Opera, "La
Farce de Maître Pathelin" (1948); "Cervantes" (1950); "Numance"
(Paris, 1955); "Lavinia" (1961); "La Fée aux Miettes" (composed for
1927 Birth of American composer Russell SMITH in Tuscalousa AL. d-Munich, 1998. He studied Columbia University and with Aaron Copland, Bernard Rogers and Edgard Varese. Assistant professor at Queens College and Hunter College for Musik Literatur and Theory. Editor for G. Ricordi & Co. and H.W. Gray & Co. A composer in residence for the Cleveland Orchestra and the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra. An assistant professor for Composition, Theory and Piano at the University of New Orleans. Retired in Munich, Germany was a free-lance composer.
1948 FP of Andre Caplet's concerto for Ondes Martenot and Orchestra, in Vienna.
1950 Death of Italian soprano Gemma Bellincioni. b-Monza, 18 AUG 1864. Debut in Segreto della Duchessa (Orefice) MAY 1879. Teachers were Cesare Bellincioni (father) Giovanni Corsi, Luigia Ponti Dell'Armi, Carlotta Soroldoni (mother), Roberto Stagno (husband). Pupils were Bianca Bellincioni, Desma De Cecco
Created Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana. Fedora in Fedora. Marcella in Marcella (Giordano). Cristine in Mala Vita (Giordano). Moina in Moina (De Lara). Sang in premiere of Cabrera (Dupont).
1952 Death of German soprano Elizabeth Schumann at age 66. b-Marseburg, 13 JUN 1885. Debut as Shepherd in Tannhauser 1909. Teachers were Marie Dietrich, Natalie Hanisch, Alma Schadow. Pupils were Pierette Alarie, Claire Watson, Barbara Troxell, Shirlee Emmons, Muriel Smith, Lola Rodriguez Aragon, Kenneth Neate.
2004 FP of Thomas Pasatieri´s THE SEAGULL. Merola Singers of the San Francisco Opera, conducted by Robert Lyall. Re-written and re-orchestrated, now in 2 versions, for full orchestra and reduced orchestra (ca. 27 players).
2005 FP of Les Marsden's Concerto Burlesco for Trombone and Orchestra with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and guest artist virtuoso trombonist Tom Ashworth, for whom the work was composed; Mariposa, CA.