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APRIL 29


  • 1584 Birth of copmposer Melchior Teschner.

  • 1636 Birth of German composer Esaias REUSNER.

  • 1660 Birth of composer Matthias Henriksen Schacht

  • 1712 Death of Spanish composer Juan Bautista José Cabanilles at age 67, in Valencia. b-6 SEP 1644.

  • 1720 Vivaldi leaves Pieta at Venice to go to Vienna.

  • 1727 Birth of French dancer Jean-Georges Noverre.

  • 1741 FP of Jommelli's "Ezio" Bologna.

  • 1774 Birth of German soprano Anna GOTTLIEB. d-4 FEB 1856. Teacher was Wolfgang Mozart. Created Barbarina in Nozze di Figaro. Pamina in Zauberflote. Hulda in Donauweibchen (Kauer). Evakathel in Evakathel & Schmidt (Muller). Alceste in Die neue Alceste (Muller). Sang in FP of Das Neusonntagskund (Muller).

  • 1771 Birth of composer Matthaus Stegmayer

  • 1784 FP of Mozart's Violin Sonata in Bb, K. 454. Emperor Joseph II, with the composer at the piano and Italian violinist Regina Strinasacchi at Vienna's Kärtnertor Theater. Mozart also played his Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453.

  • 1788 FP of Sacchini's "Arvire et Evelina" unfinished, produced posth., Paris.

  • 1792 FP of the Marseillaise. National Guard Band in Strasbourg, France.

  • 1798 FP of Haydn's oratorio The Creation. Private performance at Schwarzenbgerg Palace, in Vienna. The first public performance on 19 MAR 1799.

  • 1799 FP of Haydn's "La vera costanza" Esterházy.

  • 1801 FP of Bruneau's "L'Ouragan" Paris.

  • 1828 Birth of soprano Virginia BOCCABADATI. d-16 AUG 1922. Debut as Linda in Linda Di Chamounix (Donizetti) 1847. Pupils were Celestina Boninsegna, Maria De Marchi, Giulia Grisi, Elisa Petri, Sofia Scalchi, Maria Farneti. Sang in FP of La Demente (Marchetti).

  • 1832 Birth of singing teacher Julius HEY in Irmelshausen. d-22 APR 1909. Teacher was F. Schmitt. Pupils were Andreas Dippel, Albert Hoeberg, Charlotte Huhn, Rose Olitzka, Karl Perron, Georg Unger.

  • 1842 Birth of Austrian operetta composer Karl MILLOCKER in Vienna. d-Baden, 31 DEC 1899. He suffered a stroke in 1894 which left him partially paralyzed. Operetta: "Der tote Gast" (Graz, 1865); "Die luistigen Binder" (Graz, 1865); "Diana" (Vienna, 1867); "Die Fraueninsel" (Budapest, 1868); The following had their premier's in Vienna: "Drei Paar Schuhe" (1871); "Wechselbrief und Briefwechsel. Or ein nagender Wurm" (1873); "Ein Abenteuer in Vienna" (1873); "Das verwunschene Scholss" (1878); "Gräfin Dugarry" (1879); "Apajune der Wassermann" (1880); "Die Jungfrau von Belleville" (1881); "Der Bettelstudent" (Vienna, 1882, In N.Y., as "Beggar Student" 1883); "Gasparone" (1884); "Der Feldprediger" (1884); "Der Vice-Admiral" (1886); "Die sidben Schwaben" (1887); "Der arme Jonathan" (1890); "Das Sonntagskind" (1892); "Der Probekuss" (1894); "Nordlicht, oder Der rote Graf" (1896).

  • 1846 Birth of German violinist and teacher in America Henry SCHRADIECK in Hamburg.

  • 1847 Birth of Danish flutist and conductor Carl Joachim ANDERSEN.

  • 1855 Birth of German cellist and writer Edmund van der STRAETEN.

  • 1856 FP of Adam's "Les Pantins de Violette" Paris.

  • 1859 Birth of Czech violinist and teacher Franz ONDRICEK.

  • 1860 Birth of American composer Alfred George ROBYN. d-1935.

  • 1870 Birth of German baritone Julius Raatz-BROCKMANN in Hamburg. d- Perleberg, 7 DEC 1944. Popular concert and Lieder singer in Germany. Studied law then singing in Berlin and Milan. He was encouraged to seek a career in Wagnerian opera by the composer's widow, almost from the beginning he decided to devote himself to oratorio. In 1907 began teaching in Berlin, and in 1923 was appointed Professor of Singing at the Berlin Music School. Pupils were Paul Kotter, Hans Hermann Nissen, Arno Schellenberg, Else Schurhoff, Paula Linberg.

  • 1855 Birth of composer Edmund van der Straeten

  • 1855 Birth of composer Anatol K Liadov

  • 1857 Birth of composer Frantisek Ondricek

  • 1862 Birth of composer Vittorio Mario Vanzo

  • 1870 Birth of Austrian march composer August Wilhelm JUREK in Vienna.

  • 1870 Birth of German baritone Julius von RAATZ-BROCKMANN in Hamburg. d-Perleberg, 7 DEC 1944.

  • 1872 Birth of Norwegian composer Eyvind ALNAES in Fredrikstad. d-Oslo, 24 DEC 1932.

  • 1873 Death of Italian bass Ignazio Marini. b-Tagliuno, 28 NOV 1811. Debut 1832. Created Alcaide in Forza Del Destino (Verdi). Talbot in Maria Stuarda (Donizetti). Attila in Attila (Verdi). Senechal in Gianni di Parigi (Donizetti). Guido in Gemma di Vergy (Donizetti). Arnoldo in Adelia (Donizetti). Oberto in Oberto (Verdi). Eleazaro in Ebrea (Pacini). Marino in Giovanni II (Coccia). Lord Arcourt in Gioventu di Enrico V (Mercadante). Gusmano in Due Illustri Rivali (Mercadante).

  • 1875 Birth of Swedish soprano Anna HELLSTROM-OSCAR in Stockholm. d-19 SEP 1915.

  • 1875 Birth of Russian tenor Modest MENZINSKY in Novosilky Galicia. d-11 DEC 1935. Debut as Lionel in Martha (Flotow) 19 SEP 1901. Teachers were Julius Stockhausen, Valerie Wysocki. Created Nan in Irrelohe (Schreker).

  • 1879 Birth of English conductor Sir Thomas BEECHAM in St. Helens, son of Sir Joseph Beecham, wealthy pill manufacturer. d-London, 8 MAR 1961. MET Opera Début 15 JAN 1942, Der Streit Zwischen Phoebus und Pan, 3 seasons (1941-44) 77 perf., 10 works. He founded The London Philharmonic.

  • 1885 Birth of American composer Wallingford RIEGGER in Albany, GA. d-2 APR 1961.

  • 1895 Birth of English conductor Sir Malcolm SARGENT. d- London, 3 OCT 1967.

  • 1896 Birth of Rumanian-American composer Jacques WOLFE in Botoshan, Rumania. d-22 JUN 1973. In 1928, he published the two songs with which he is still associated today, "De Glory Road" and "Short'nin' Bread".

  • 1897 FP of Battiatto's "Genesi" Parma.

  • 1899 Birth of American composer Edward "Duke" ELLINGTON in Washington D.C. d-24 MAY 1974.

  • 1899 Birth of composer Karl Yngve Skold

  • 1901 Final performance at MET Opera of Jean de Reszke (b/t) (1850-1925) Pol. Wagner, [Tristan] Tristan und Isolde.

  • 1902 Birth of American composer Theodore Ward CHANLER in Newport, RI.

  • 1904 Birth of Hungarian soprano Ota HORAKOVA. d-1969.

  • 1906 Benefit concert at the Hippodrome in New York City for victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Victor Herbert conducting.

  • 1907 Birth of Italian tenor Tino ROSSI. d-26 SEP 1983.

  • 1908 Birth of Czech soprano Ludmila CERVINKOVA in Prague. d-14 SEP 1980.

  • 1920 Birth of American composer Harold SHAPIRO in Lynn, MA.

  • 1921 Death of Polish bass Adam Ostrowski. b-Warsaw, 1873.

  • 1921 Death of composer Gustav Pick. Known for his Fiakr-Lied.

  • 1923 FP of Leoncavallo's "Il premo bacio" posthumous/operetta; Montecatini.

  • 1926 FP of Bishop's "Aladdin" Drury Lane, London.

  • 1926 Birth of Russian bass Jaroslav HORACEK in Dehylov CSSR. Debut as Kezal in Bartered Bride (Smetana). Teachers were Peter Burja, Apollo Granforte Karek Kugler, Rudolf Vasek. Sang in premiere of Kraluv Mincmistr (Vostrak).

  • 1927 FP of Vladimir Dukelsky's Zephyr et Flore ballet suite, Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting. Composer aka popular music composer Vernon Duke.

  • 1928 FP of N. Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 9, in Moscow.

  • 1929 Birth of Australian composer Peter SCULTHORPE in Launceston, Tasmania. d-8 AUG 2014.

  • 1929 Birth of Belgian tenor Alfons Von Goethem in Mortsel, Belgium. d-MAR 1968. Debut 1951. Teachers were Tino Pattiera, Eduard Lichtenstein.

  • 1929 Birth of composer Vaclav Kucera

  • 1929 FP of Prokofiev's opera The Gambler based on Dostoievski novel, in Brussells. Was sung in French.

  • 1930 FP of Pizzetti's "Lo straniero" Rome. Maria Zamboni (s) (1895- 1976) It. [Maria].

  • 1933 Birth of composer Darijan Bozic

  • 1935 Birth of composer Otto M Zykan

  • 1936 (28th?)Birth of Indian conductor Zubin MEHTA in Bombay, India. Studied medicine at St.Xavier College in Bombay. MET Opera Début, 25 DEC 1989, Die Fledermaus, 5 seasons (1965-69, 70-71) 96 perf., 7 works.

  • 1938 Birth of German bass Harald STAMM in Frankfurt.

  • 1938 Birth of American tenor Kenneth RIEGEL in Womelsdorf, PA. Debut as Alchemist in Konig Hirsch (Henze). Created Leper in St Francois D'Assise (Messiaen).

  • 1940 First broadcast of "The Bell Telephone Hour".

  • 1942 Birth of American pianist Susan STARR in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia City Paper Net. Also see Photographs.

  • 1947 Birth of Russian tenor Vladimir POPOV. Defected to the West.

  • 1948 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Orpheus by Ballet Society, in NYC.

  • 1948 Birth of Australian pianist Leslie HOWARD in Melbourne.

  • 1951 Birth of Finnish composer Eero HAMEENNIEMI.

  • 1955 Birth of Canadian baritone Gino QUILICO in NYC. L.A. Opera. MET Opera Début 22 SEP 1987 [Lescaut] Manon Lescaut, 12 seasons (1987-93, 94- thru 2000) 94 perf., 9 works. Debut in Medium (Menotti) 1978. Teacher was Louis Quilico (father). Created Gautier des Ormes in Montsegur (Landowski). Figaro in Ghost of Versailles (Corigliano E).

  • 1962 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Eight Instrumental Miniatures based on his Five Fingers (1921). CBC Symphony conducted by the composer, in Toronto.

  • 1968 Birth of American composer Timothy MELBINGER.

  • 1969 "Duke" Ellington receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House from President Richard Nixon on Ellington's 70th birthday.

  • 1970 Birth of American composer Robert PATERSON.

  • 1971 FP of Reimmann's "Melusine" Schwetzingen.

  • 1972 MET Opera debut of American soprano Betsy Norden in Mozart's [Barbarina] Le Nozze di Figaro.

  • 1978 Death of Italian bass Giacomo Vaghi. b-Como, 21 NOV 1901. Debut in Manon (Massenet). Created Hanoch in Straniero (Pizzetti).

  • 1979 Birth of American trombonist and composer Frank BUNGER. Student of Douglas Yeo, won the Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition.

  • 1979 First production by the Providence Opera Theater, Providence Rhode Island. La Traviata, with soprano Anna Moffo at Ocean State Auditorium, Providence RI.

  • 1980 FP of John Williams' The Reivers from filmscore, for narrator and orchestra, at his first concert as music director of the Boston Pops. Burgess Meredith was narrator.

  • 1983 Death of Italian tenor Adriano Tocchio. b-Rovero, 1892. Debut, 1915 in Nabucco (Verdi). Pupils were Giuseppe Di Stefano, Gino Penno.

  • 1988 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No. 1 for oboe and orchestra. Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer, with soloist Robin Miller at Glasgow's City Hall.

  • 1990 FP of Philip Glass's chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox with poems by Allen Ginsberg. Philip Glass ensemble at the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia.

  • 1993 FP of Michael Torke's Run for orchestra. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Slatkin conducting.

  • 1997 Death of Dutch composer Willem Hendrik Zwart. b-26 MAY 1925.

  • 2003 Death of French bass Jacques Mars aka Jacques Hochard. b-Paris, MAR 1926.

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