1800 Birth of Austrian violinist, composer and teacher (of
Auer, Joachim and others) Georg HELLMESBERGER.
1801 Haydn finishes his oratorio The Seasons and performs it same day at the Schwasrtzenberg Palace in Vienna.
1819 FP of Rossini's "Eduardo", later known as "Edoardo e Cristina" in Venice.
1821 FP in USAmerica of the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 by The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia at its first concert.
1846 Death of Italian soprano-castrato Girolamo Crescentini. b-Urbino, 2 FEB 1762. Debut 1776. Teacher was Lorenzo Gibelli. Pupils were Violante Camporese, Isabella Colbran, Angelica Catalani, Giuseppina Grassini, Gustav Wilhelm Teschner, Alexis de Garaude, Giuseppe Curci, Louise Albert-Himm, Giuditta Pasta, Raffaele Mirate. Created Curiatus in Orazi e I Curiazi (Cimarosa). Romeo in Giulietta e Romeo (Zingarelli). Artaserse in Artaserse (Cherubini)
1847 FP of Offenbach's "L'Alcôve" in Paris.
1854 Birth of Austrian baritone-tenor Adolf WALLNOFER in Vienna. d-9 JUN 1946.
1860 FP of Hernándo's "El tambor", a zarzuela, in Madrid.
1884 Birth of Norwegian, French-school lyric-coloratura soprano, Eide NORENA in Oslo. d-Lausanne, 1948.
1886 Birth of American coloratura soprano Mabel GARRISON in Baltimore, MD. d-20 AUG 1963. Studied at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and in NYC. Début with a small provincial opera group as [Philine] Mignon 19 APR 1912. In Europe she appeared with the Berlin State Opera, Hamburg and Cologne. Recorded
after she left the Met (1921). In 1925, she sang with the Chicago
Opera, later active as a concert and recital singer. In retirement she taught in Northampton, MA. MET Opera Début in concert 15 FEB 1914. Stage, [Flower Maiden] Parsifal, 11 APR 1915, 8 seasons (1913-21) 109 perf. 17 roles, 15 works. Teachers were Edward Heimendahl, Pietro Minetti, Lucien O'Denthal, Oscar Saenger, Herbert Witherspoon.
1909 Birth of Swedish soprano Hjördis SCHYMBERG in Alno, Sweden. MET Opera Début 15 FEB 1947 [Susanna] Le Nozze di Figaro, 1 season (1946-47) 4 perf., 2 works. Debut as Berthe in Poupee de Nuremberg (Adam) 1934. Teacher was Brita Von Vegesach. Pupils wre Leila Anderssen, Karin Langebo, Sylvia Lindenstrand, Tord Slattegaard. Sang in FP of Marionetter (Rosenberg).
1911 Birth of composer Sigursveinn David Kristinsson
1920 Birth of Italian baritone-tenor Rinaldo PELIZZONI. d-Sissa, 7 DEC 1998.
1921 Birth of Italian tenor Luigi INFANTINO in Radalmuto, Sicily. d-22 JUN 1991. Début: [Rodolfo] La Bohème (1943). Teacher was Italo Branducci. Sang in premiere of Stripe di David (Mannino). Amleto (Zafred).
1921 Death of Dutch composer Alfons Diepenbrock at age 58, in Amsterdam. b-1862.
1944 Birth of Irish soprano Norma BURROWS, aka Norma Burrowes, in Bangor, Co. Down. MET Opera Début 12 OCT 1979 [Blonde] Die Entführung aus dem Seral, 1
season, 8 perf. 1 work. Debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni 1970. Teachers were Rupert Bruce-Lockhart, Flora Nielsen.
1945 Birth of Hungarian mezzo-soprano Karla TAKACS in Budapest.
1966 Death of Icelandic tenor Einar Kristiansson. b-Reykjavik Iceland, 24 NOV 1910. Debut as Elemer in Arabella 1933. Teacher was Waldemar Staegemann.
1966 Death of Croatian tenor Tino Pattiera. b-Cavtat, 27 JUN 1890. Debut as Manrico in Trovatore 1915. Teacher was Ritter Horboucky Raniers. Pupils were Hans Beirer, Miluse Dvorakova, Keith Engen, Josef Heriban, Neil Howlett, Rudolf Jedlicka, Patrick McGuigan, Jarmila Palivcova, Hans Christian, Alfons Van Goethem, Camille Meghor.
1970 Death of Italian soprano Adriana Guerrini. b-Florence, 22 SEP 1907. Debut Iris in Iris (Mascagni) 1935. Created Bettina in Miseria e Nobilita (Napoli).
1976 FP of Argento's "The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe" in St. Paul, MN. With George Livings [Poe]; Karen Hunt [Virginia]; John Brandstetter [Griswold];
Vern Asman, Vern Sutton, Barbara Brandt, Kathryn Asman, and Rose
1981 FP of C. Floyd's "Willie Stark" in Houston. Jan Curtis (m/s) [Sadie],
Timothy Nolen (b) [Willie]; Julia Conwell, Alan Kays, and
1998 Death of Pulitzer Prize (1990) winning American composer Mel Powell at age 75 in Sherman Oaks, CA. b-12 FEB 1923.
See Obits. m. Film actress Martha Scott.
2003 FP of David Lang's Difficulty. Ethyl String Quartet, Miller Theater, in NYC.
2003 FP of Michael Nyman's Manhatta a score for a film by Paul Strand. Also, FP of Nyman's Samhitha: Compilation of Colours for electric mandolin. Eos Orchestra, Sheffer, NYC.
2004 FP of Steven Stucky´s
SONATE EN FORME DE PRÉLUDES. Stephen Taylor, Oboe, William Purvis, Horn, Emanuel Ax, Harpsichord, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Zankel Hall, at Carnegie Hall, New York City.
2004 FP of Daniel Dorf´s THE BEAR WENT UNDER THE MOUNTAIN for Narrator and Mixed Quintet. Charlotte Blake Alston, narrator, members of The Philadelphia Orchestra: Kazuo Tokito, flute, Blair Bollinger, bass trombone, Bob Cafaro, cello, Christopher Deviney, marimba, Suzanne Son, piano. Philadelphia Orchestra “Sound All Around” series, Innovation Studio, Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA.