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  • 1569 Birth of composer Giovanni Battista Massarengo.
  • 1603 Birth of composer William Smith.
  • 1617 Birth of composer Antimo Liberati.
  • 1627 Birth of composer Johann Caspar Kerll.
  • 1649 Birth of composer Joseph-François Salomon. d-5 March 1732. He was a French composer of the Baroque era. Born in Toulon he learned to play the bass viol and the harpsichord and came to Paris to work as a musician for the royal family. He was 52 before he composed his first opera, the tragédie en musique Médée et Jason.
  • 1682 Birth of composer Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine.
  • 1751 Birth of composer Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne.
  • 1757 Birth of composer Ferenc Verseghy.
  • 1781 W. A. Mozart makes his public debut as a pianist and composer, in Vienna.
  • 1786 FP of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in c, K. 491, composer was pianist at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
  • 1825 Birth of composer Adolf Rzepko.
  • 1832 First duo performance of pianist Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin, in Paris.
  • 1836 Birth of American composer Rigdon McCoy McINTOSH in Maury County, TN. d-Atlanta, 2 JUL 1899.
  • 1843 Opening of The Leipzig Conservatory, under the directorship of Felix Mendelssohn.
  • 1850 Birth of Italian tenor Giovanni De NEGRI in Alessandra, Italy. d- 1924. Debut as Poliuto in Poliuto (Donizetti) 1878. Teachers were Guasco and Abbadia. Created Condor in Condor (Gomes).
  • 1859 Birth of American opera composer Reginald DeKOVEN in Middletown, CT. d-Chicago, 16 FEB 1920.
  • 1868 Death of Swedish composer Franz Berwald. b-23 July 1796. His music is highly original in its use of rhythm, harmony, and orchestration. Best known for his four surviving symphonies, he also wrote concertos, chamber works, and operas.
  • 1871 FP in USAmerica of Wagner's opera Lohengrin in NYC.
  • 1874 Birth of composer Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes.
  • 1888 Birth of German soprano Tilly De GARMO in Dresden. Debut 1914. Teacher was Curt Hoche. Pupils were Karen Armstrong, Page Swift.
  • 1888 (2nd?) Birth of English music critic and writer Sir Neville CARDUS. d- 1975.
  • 1889 Birth of Rumanian violinist and composer composer Grigoras DINICU in Bucharest. d- 28 MAR 1949.
  • 1895 Birth of composer Bjarne Brustad
  • 1895 Birth of Italian-American composer Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO in Florence. d- Los Angeles, 16 MAR 1968.
  • 1897 Death of German composer Johannes Brahms from liver cancer in Vienna, age 63. b-Hamburg, Germany 7 MAY 1833.
  • 1901 Death of British emprisario Richard D'Oyly Carte at age 56, in London. Made many improvements in theatrical management.
  • 1902 Birth of composer Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson.
  • 1909 Birth of soprano Coba WACKERS in Wuppertal. Debut as Nuri in Tiefland (D'Albert). Teacher was Frau Hankamer. Sang in premiere of Kluge (Orff).
  • 1911 FP of Jean Sibelius Fourth Symphony, composer conducting.
  • 1913 Birth of composer George Barati
  • 1917 Birth of composer Tibor Andrasovan.
  • 1918 Birth of composer Louis Applebaum.
  • 1918 Birth of composer Enrique Iturriaga.
  • 1918 Birth of Swedish conductor Sixten EHRLING, in Malmo. d-NYC, 13 FEB 2005.
  • 1923 Birth of tenor Umberto BORSO in La Spezia. Debut as Alvaro in Forza del Destino (Verdi) 1952. Teachers were Melchiorre Luise, Vera Amerighi Rutili.
  • 1923 FP of Albert Roussel's ballet Le Festin de l'araignée 'The Spider's Feast', in Paris.
  • 1924 Birth of tenor Murray DICKEY.
  • 1924 Birth of American bass Barr PETERSON in Mason City, Iowa. Created Arne in Doppelgangerin (Meyerowitz). Biologist in Board of Directors (De La Motte).
  • 1925 FP of Gustav Holst's opera At the Boar's Head in Manchester.
  • 1926 FP in US America of Sibelius' Symphony No. 7. Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.
  • 1928 Birth of Swedish soprano Kerstin MEYERGreat Swedish Singers - Kerstin Meyer
  • 1931 FP of Paul Hindemith's Concert Music. Boston Symphony, commissioned for the orchestra's 50th anniversary.
  • 1948 Birth of American pianist Garrick OHLSSON in Bronxville, NY. First American pianist to win Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, 1970.
  • 1950 Death of German composer Kurt Weil at age 50. Was best known for his Threepenny Opera and for his collaboration with actress and singer Lotte Lenya whom he married in 1926. b-2 MAR 1900.
  • 1953 Birth of Russian pianist Mikhail RUDY.
  • 1971 Debut of Israeli violinist Pinchas Zukerman in New York City. He has two daughters, Arianna, from his 15-year marriage to flautist and TV journalist Eugenia Zukerman. Married American film actress Tuesday Weld. (m. 18-Oct-1985, div. 1998)
  • 1972 Death of American composer, pianist and arranger Ferde Grofe in Santa Monica, CA. b- NYC, 27 MAR 1892.
  • 1986 Death of British tenor Peter Pears. He was a collaborator with composer Benjamin Britten and first interpreter of many of Britten's works such as Peter Grimes.
  • 1998 FP of Tan Dun's Concerto for Six Players. Bang On A Can All-Stars, in Durham, NC.
  • 1999 Death of British composer Lionel Bart, age 68. Composed the musical Oliver!. b-1 AUG 1930.
  • 2004 FP of Samuel Adler´s Piano Concerto No. 3. Roger Creel, piano (student competition winner)Community Orchestra of Weston, conducted by Samuel Adler. Rivers Music School, Weston, MA.
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