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  • 1501 First imprint of musical composition printed. Ottaviano del Petrucci's Harmonice musices odhecaton A.



  • 1567 (14th?)Birth of Italian composer Claudio MONTEVERDI at Cremona. d-Venice, 29 NOV 1643.



  • 1728 Marriage of Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti, 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 Stephen HELLER 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 Giovanni Bolzoni



  • 1858 Opening of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London with a production of Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots. 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 Michel GUSIKOFF. d-1978.



  • 1897 Birth of composer George PERLMAN. d-2000.



  • 1907 Birth of composer Josef ALEXANDER. d-1990.



  • 1908 Birth of Swedish composer Lars-Erik LARSSON, in Akarp. d- Hälsingborg, 27 DEC 1986.



  • 1909 Birth of composer Rodolfo Cornejo



  • 1912 Birth of American composer Arthur BERGER.



  • 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 Pierre Froidebise



  • 1920 FP of Stravinsky's Pulcinella. By Ballet Russe in Paris.



  • 1923 Birth of English arranger and conductor John LANCHBERY in London. d-Melbourne, Australia, 27 FEB 2003.



  • 1925 Birth of American experimental composer Emmanuel GHENT. d-2003.



  • 1925 Birth of Russian composer Andrei ESHPAI.



  • 1926 Birth of composer Clermont Pepin



  • 1936 Birth of composer Jean Balissat



  • 1938 Birth of English modern music composer Dick HIGGINS. d-1998.



  • 1939 FP of Douglas Moore's opera The Devil and Daniel Webster in NYC.



  • 1941 Birth of American composer and pianist Richard WILSON in Cleveland, OH.



  • 1948 Birth of Scottish composer Tommy FOWLER in Aberdeen.



  • 1948 (12th?) Birth of German Mezzo-Soprano Doris SOFFEL.



  • 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 Italo Montemezzi in Vigasio at age 76. b-Vigasio, 31 MAY 1875.



  • 1953 Birth of American composer Cort LIPPE.



  • 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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