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Maria Theresia von Paradis
1501 First imprint of musical composition printed.
Ottaviano del Petrucci
Harmonice musices odhecaton A
1567 (14th?)Birth of Italian composer
at Cremona. d-Venice, 29 NOV 1643.
1728 Marriage of Italian composer
, 42, to
Maria Catarina Gentili
, 16. At the church of San Panerazio in Rome.
1754 Birth of composer Pierre Dutillieu
1759 Birth of composer
Maria Theresia von Paradis
1764 Birth of composer
Johann Nepomuk Kalcher
1778 Birth of English organist, conductor and composer Benjamin JACOB in London. d-London, 24 AUG 1829.
1807 Birth of composer
Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata
1808 Birth of composer Gottfried Herrmann
1808 Birth of Irish singer, violinist and composer of light operas
Michael William BALFE
in Dublin. d-Rowney Abbey, Hertfordshire, 20 OCT 1870.
1813 Birth of Hungarian pianist, teacher and composer
in Pest. d-Paris, 14 JAN 1888.
1832 Death of German composer
Karl Friedrich Zelter
in Berlin. b-Berlin, 11 DEC 1758.
1841 Birth of composer
1858 Opening of the
Royal Opera House at Covent Garden
in London with a production of Meyerbeer's
. Third opening following a fire in March 1856.
1873 Birth of composer
Nikolay N Tcherepnin
, in St Petersburg
1878 Birth of composer Francisco Pujol
1883 Birth of composer
Stanley Robert Marchant
1893 Birth of composer
1897 Birth of composer
1907 Birth of composer Josef ALEXANDER. d-1990.
1908 Birth of Swedish composer
, in Akarp. d- Hälsingborg, 27 DEC 1986.
1909 Birth of composer Rodolfo Cornejo
1912 Birth of American composer
1913 FP of Claude
Debussy's ballet Jeux
'Games'. Ballet Russe, Pierre Monteux conducting at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
1914 Birth of composer
1920 FP of
. By Ballet Russe in Paris.
1923 Birth of English arranger and conductor
d-Melbourne, Australia, 27 FEB 2003.
1925 Birth of American experimental composer
1925 Birth of Russian composer
1926 Birth of composer
1936 Birth of composer
1938 Birth of English modern music composer Dick HIGGINS. d-1998.
1939 FP of Douglas
Moore's opera The Devil and Daniel Webster
1941 Birth of American composer and pianist Richard WILSON in Cleveland, OH.
1948 Birth of Scottish composer
1948 (12th?) Birth of German Mezzo-Soprano
1949 FP of Paul Hindemith's Concerto for Four Winds, Harp and Orch. In NYC.
1949 FP of Randall Thompson's Sym. No. 3. At McMillan Theater, Columbia University, NYC. Thor Johnson conducting the Columbia Symphony Orch.
1952 Death of Italian composer
in Vigasio at age 76. b-Vigasio, 31 MAY 1875.
1953 Birth of American composer
1958 FP of John
Cage's Piano Concerto
, in NYC.
1960 FP of Dimitri
Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7
. Beethoven Quartet, in Leningrad.
1972 FP of
Rochberg's String Quartet No. 3
. Concord Quartet at Tully Hall in NYC.
1992 FP of Stephen Paulus'
Air on Seurat
'The Grand Canal' for cello and piano, at the National Cello Competition at Arizona State University in Phoeniz, AZ.
1993 FP of Steve
Reich's opera The Cave
at the Wiener Festspielhaus in Vienna.
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