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  • 1616 Birth (Bapt.) of German organist and composer Johann Jacob FROBERGER in Stuttgart. d-7 MAY 1667. Search FROBERGER
  • 1746 Birth of composer Johann Friedrich PETER. d-1813.
  • 1755 Birth of composer Gabriele Prota
  • 1770 Birth of composer Antoine-Charles Glachant
  • 1786 Death of English composer John Stanley in London. b-London, 17 JAN 1712.
  • 1810 FP of Kreutzer's "Jerry und Bätely" Vienna.
  • 1827 FP of Carafa's "Sangarido" Paris.
  • 1839 Birth of composer Alice Mary Smith
  • 1842 FP of G. Donizetti's opera Linda di Chamounix in Vienna.
  • 1859 Birth of Australian soprano Dame Nellie MELBA, DAME NELLIE MELBA - Art Print - Medium - 28x35cm aka Helen Porter Mitchell in Richmond, Melbourne. d-23 FEB 1931. Biographical Notes. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 13 Oct 1887. Teachers were Pietro Cecchi, Mathilde Marchesi, Charles R. Adams. Pupil was Stella Power, Gertrude Johnson. Created Helene in Helene (Saint-Saens). Elaine in Elaine (Bemberg). Search  for Dame Nellie MELBA
  • 1873 Birth of composer Federico Gerdes
  • 1876 Birth of Italian soprano Rosina STORCHIO in Venice. d-Milan, 24 JUL 1945. Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) Oct 1892. Teachers were Fatuo, Alberto Giovannini, Melchiorre Vidal. Pupils were Gina Cigna, Maseia Predit, Franca Somigli. Created Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Zaza in Zaza in (Leoncavallo). Mimi in Boheme (Leoncavallo). Lodoletta in Lodoletta (Mascagni). Stephania in Siberia (Giordano). Search  for Rosina STORCHIO
  • 1878 - Birth of composer Adam von Ahn Carse.
  • 1884 Birth of Belgian composer Arthur MEULEMANS Aarschot. d-Brussels, 29 JUN 1966.
  • 1886 Birth of German harpist Joseph E. SCHUECKER.
  • 1886 FP of Camille Saint-Saen's Symphony No. 3, the Organ Symphony for organ, two pianos and orchestra, in London.
  • 1886 FP in USAmerica of eleven portions of J.S. Bach's Mass, in B minor conducted by Theodore Thomas, at the May Festival in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 1895 Birth of Scottish composer and writer Cecil GRAY.
  • 1895 Birth of composer Albert Hay MalotteThe Lord's Prayer: (in C, with Orchestra) (Choral)
  • 1896 Birth of Swedish mezzo-soprano Kerstin THORBORG in Hedemora, Sweden. d-Falun, 12 APR 1970. MET Opera Début: 21 DEC 1936, [Fricka] Die Walküre, 13 seasons (1936-46, 47-50) 350 perf., 20 works. Debut as Ortrud in Lohengrin 23 MAY 1924.
  • 1901 Birth of composer Ivo Cruz
  • 1908 Birth of Italian soprano Gianina Perea LABIA in Milan. d-9 JUN 1994.
  • 1909 Birth of composer Schlomo Joffe
  • 1911 FP of Ravel's L'Heure espagnole at The Opera Comique in Paris.
  • 1912 Birth of British organ craftsman Noel MANDER.
  • 1915 Birth of American film muisc composer Irving GERTZ in Providence, RI. Gertz Works.
  • 1915 FP of I. Stravinsky's Three Pieces for string quartet, in Paris.
  • 1921 The first broadcast of a full opera, Martha. Flotow: Martha (Complete) [Germany] From Denver Auditorium over station 9ZAF, Denver.
  • 1924 Birth of English composer Sandy WILSON.
  • 1926 Birth of American composer Paul COOPER in Victoria, IL. d-1996.
  • 1928 Birth of Austrian soprano Antonia FAHBERG in Vienna. Debut 1950. Sang in FP of Sim Tjong (Yun Isang).
  • 1928 Death of American composer Henry Gilbert in Cambridge, MA. b-Somerville, MA, 26 SEP 1868. The Gilbert Papers.
  • 1929 Birth of composer Michael Adamis
  • 1930 Birth of Dutch composer Hans KOX Aarschot.
  • 1931 Birth of composer Ruben Radica
  • 1931 Birth of Swiss tenor Eric TAPPY in Lausanne. Debut as Zoroastre in Zoroastre (Rameau). Teachers were Maria Carpi, Fernando Carpi, Eva Liebenberg, Ernst Reichert. Pupils were Guy De Mey, Catherine Dubosc. Sang in FP of Monsieur de Pourceaugnac (Martin).
  • 1932 FP of D. Shostakovich's incidental music for Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow.
  • 1933 Birth of Spanish composer Abril Antón GARCIA in Teruel.
  • 1934 Birth of Dutch composer Christiaan VERHOOG in The Hague Netherlands.
  • 1934 Birth of Dutch pianist Jan Wijn
  • 1935 FP of Egk's "Die Zaubergeige" Frankfurt.
  • 1935 Death of German-American composer Charles Martin Loeffler in Medfield, MA. b- Schoeneberg, suburban Berlin, Germany, 30 JAN 1861.
  • 1939 Birth of American composer Richard TEITELBAUM.
  • 1939 Birth of American conductor George POSEL in Cleveland. d-NYC, 7 SEP 1984. Was a rehearsal pianist at the Met directly out of Indiana University. Was a coach, mentor and friend to many artists. Conducted at Sydney and Basel operas.
  • 1939 FP of H. Cowell's Return for 3 percussionists and wailer. John Cage Percussion Group at the Cornish School in Seattle, WA.
  • 1939 Birth of composer Tomasz Sikorski.
  • 1940 Death of baritone Dinh Gilly. b-Algiers, 19 JUL 1877. Debut as Priest in Sigurd (Reyer) 1897. Teacher was Antonio Cotogni. Pupils were John Brownlee, Reginald Bussell, Robert Easton, Edith Furmedge, Dora Labette, Dennis Noble, Samuel Rabin, Elisabeth Schwiller, Hilbert Vavra, Walter Widdop. Created Sonora in Fanciulla del West (Puccini). Mesphar in Pyrame et Thysbe (Tremisot). Pradea in Cozbar (Ferrari).
  • 1941 Birth of French mezzo-soprano Jocelyne TAILLON, aka Jocelyn Taillon, in Doudeville. d-2004. MET Opera Début, 29 NOV 1979 [Blind Woman] La Gioconda, 6 seasons (1979-80, 81-84, 85-86, 87-88) 58 perf., 8 works. Debut as Nurse in Ariane et Barbe Bleu (Dukas) 1968. Teachers were Suzanne Balguerie, Germaine Lubin. Created Demeter in Rapt de Persephone (Bon).
  • 1941 Birth of composer Marc-Antonio CONSOLI.
  • 1942 FP of John Cage's music for the radio play The City Wears a Slouch Hat with text by poet Kenneth Patchen and broadcast in Chicago.
  • 1945 FP of Lockwood's "The Scarecrow" NYC.
  • 1949 Birth of English baritone Stephen VARCOE in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.
  • 1950 FP of Foss' "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Blooming, IN.
  • 1953 Death of tenor Frank Mullings. b-Walsall, 10 MAY 1881. Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1907. Teachers were George Arnold Breeden, Fred W. Beard. Pupils were Eric Bowler, Joyce Gartside, Dorothy Reid, Frederick Westcott. Created Apollo in Alkestis (Boughton). Sang in FP of Critic (Stanford).
  • 1954 Death of American composer, organist and businessman Charles Ives in NYC, at age 79. b-Danbury, CT 20 OCT 1874. Search  for Charles Ives
  • 1959 Death of German soprano Margarete Teschemacher. Lebendige Vergangenheit - Margarete Teschemacher b-Cologne, 3 MAR 1903. Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1924. Created Daphne in Daphne (Strauss). Miranda in Zauberinsel (Sutermeister).
  • 1960 FP of Bliss' "Tobias and the Angel" on BBC-TV, London.
  • 1963 Death of Hungarian mezzo-soprano Margarethe Matzenauer. b-Temosvar Hungary, 1 JUN 1881. Debut as Puck in Oberon (Weber) 15 Sep 1901. Teachers were Franz Emmerich, Antoine Mielke, Ernst Preuse, Georgine van Januschowsky. Pupils were Blanche Thebom, Nell Tangeman. Created Margarita in Quattro Rusteghi (Wolf-Ferrari). Eros in Eros und Psyche (Zenge). Sang in FP of Sancho (Jacques-Dalcroze). Musenfranz (Kossler). Vaterunser (Rohr).
  • 1967 FP of Ginastera's "Bomarzo" Washington, DC. With Salvador Novoa (t) Mex. [Orsini]; Brent Ellis (b) [Girolamo].
  • 1975 Regents of The University of Arizona, Tucson establish an FM radio station. KUAT-FM 90.5 signs on the air to broadcast classical music to Southern Arizona.
  • 1977 FP of Argento's Mono Drama "A Water Bird Talk" Brooklyn Academy, NYC.
  • 1980 FP of Holliger's "What Where" chamber opera, Frankfurt.
  • 1985 Death of Swedish composer Hilding Rosenberg in Stockholm. b-Bosjokloster, 21 JUN 1892.
  • 2000 FP of Robert X. Rodriguez's The Last Night of Don Juan for chorus and orchestra. San Antonio Symphony and chorus, Christopher Wilkins conducting.
  • 2002 Death of American soprano Willa Stewart in Austin, TX. b-Lockwood, 8 MAR ?.
  • 2002 FP of William Bolcom's Seventh Symphony, A Symphonic Concerto Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine conducting at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
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