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  • 1600 FP of Cacini's "I che dal ciel cadere io renderebbe a luna" Florence.
  • 1660 Birth of Italian composer Alessandro SCARLATTI in Palermo. d-Naples, 22 OCT 1725. Founded the "Neopolitan School" of music. Father of composer Dominico Scarlatti.
  • 1692 FP of Henry Purcell's opera The Fairy Queen at the Queen's Theater, Dorset Garden, London.
  • 1729 Birth of composer Florian Johann Deller
  • 1733 FP of Hasse's "Siroe rè di Persia" Bologna.
  • 1738 Unveiling of Louis-François Roubiliac's statue of Handel at Vauxhall Gardens in London.
  • 1742 FP of Glucks "Demetrio, or "Cleonice" Venice.
  • 1752 Birth or baptism of German composer Ludwig August LEBRUN in Mannheim. d-Berlin, 16 DEC 1790.
  • 1754 Birth of Spanish composer Vicente Martín y Soler in Valencia. d-St. Petersburg, Russia, 11 FEB 1806.
  • 1794 FP of Haydn's Military Sym No 100 in G, in London.
  • 1798 FP of Haydn's oratorio The Creation at Schwarzenberg Palace, in Vienna.
  • 1800 FP of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, in Vienna.
  • 1810 Birth of Danish conductor and composer Hans Christian LUMBYE in Copenhagen. d-Copenhagen, 20 MAR 1874.
  • 1817 Birth of composer Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky
  • 1843 Birth of Austrian conductor and composer Carl Michael ZIEHRER in Vienna. d- 14 NOV 1922.
  • 1846 Birth of Polish composer and conductor Zygmunt NOSKOWSKI in Warsaw. d-Warsaw, 23 JUL 1909.
  • 1854 FP of Offenbach's "Le Mariage aux lanternes" Paris.
  • 1855 Birth of Amaerican composer Theodore TOBANI. d-1933. "Hearts and Flowers" and other Tin Pan Alley era songs.
  • 1855 FP in USAmerica of Verdi's opera Il Trovatore 'The Troubadour' at the Academy of Music in NYC.
  • 1857 Birth of composer Frederic Cliffe
  • 1859 Birth of French opera conductor and composer Eugène D'HARCOURT in Paris. d-Locarno, Switzerland, 4 MAR 1918. Opera, "Le Tasse" (Monte Carlo, 1903).
  • 1861 Birth of French composer Maurice EMMANUEL in Bar-sur-Aube. d-Paris, 14 DEC 1938.
  • 1864 Death of German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer aka Jakob Liebmann Beer, at age 72, during the rehearsals for his last opera, L'Africaine in Paris. b-nr Berlin, 5 SEP 1791.
  • 1876 Debut of American soprano Emma Abbott [Maria] La Fille du Régiment, London. aLI>1872 Death of French bass Charles Battaille. b-Nantes, 30 SEP 1822. Debut as Sulpice in Fille du Regiment (Donizetti) 22 JUN 1848. Teachers were Gustave Garcia, Manuel Garcia, Jr. Pupil was Alberto Garcia. Created Jacques Sincere in Val D'Andorre (Halevy).
  • 1882 Birth of tenor and cantor Josef ROSENBLATT in Biela Tserkov Kiev d-19 JUN 1933.
  • 1885 FP of Bruckner's Te Deum in Vienna.
  • 1886 Death of Polish tenor Julian Dobrski. b-Nowe, 11 DEC 1811. Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia. Teacher was C. E. Soliva. Pupil was Teodozja Friderici-Jakowicka. Created Jontek in Halka (Moniuszko). Stefan in Haunted Manor (Moniuszko).
  • 1887 Birth of German bass-baritone Michael BOHNEN in Cologne. d-Berlin, 1965. MET Opera Début, 1 MAR 1923. [Tourist/Francesco] Mona Lisa, 10 seasons (1922-32) 202 perf. 20 roles in 19-works. Debut as Caspar in Freischutz 1910. Teachers were Louis Bachner, Schulz-Dornburg, Fritz Steinbach. Created Rappelkopf in Rappelkopf (Blech). Holofornes in Holofornes (Von Reznicek). Title role in Stier von Olivera (D'Albert).
  • 1895 Birth of German tenor Carl HARTMANN in Solingen. d-30 MAY 1969. MET Opera Début, 3 DEC 1937 [Siegfried; Siegfried, 3 seasons (1937-40) 16 perf., 6 works. Debut as Tannhauser 1928. Teacher was Senff. Pupil was Sieglinde Wagner.
  • 1896 Birth of American contralto Sonia SHARNOVA in Chicago. d-3 DEC 1988. Chicago Civic Opera. Early voice training at the Bush Conservatory, then in Europe with French, Italian and German teachers. U.S. début with German Opera Company. Also with the Cincinnati Summer and the St. Louis Opera. Member, in vocal clinics and workshops for the National Association of Teachers of Singing and for the Music Teachers National Association. Past President Society of American Musicians. Chairman of the voice department of the Chicago Conservatory of Music.
  • 1899 FP of Paul Linke's operetta Frau Luna, Apollo Theater, Berlin.
  • 1903 Birth of Norwegian composer and conductor Oivin FJELSTAD in Oslo.
  • 1904 Debut of Czech soprano Emmy Destinn. [Donna Anna] Don Giovanni, Covent Garden, London.
  • 1904 Birth of composer Georgi Dimitrov r
  • 1905 Birth of English composer Alan RAWSTHORNE in Haslingden. d-Cambridge, 24 JUL 1971.
  • 1905 Birth of Austrian-American conductor and opera director Kurt Herbert ADLER, in Vienna. d-Ross, CA 9 FEB 1988.
  • 1906 Birth of Finnish soprano Aulikki RAUTAWAARA in Vaasa. d-Helsinki, 29 DEC 1990. Debut (1932). Teachers were Olga Eisner, Einojuhani Rautawaara. Pupil was Maiju Kuusoja.
  • 1906 Birth of composer Maurice Thiriet
  • 1909 Birth of Chinese composer Wen-Ying HSU.
  • 1911 Birth of composer Lillian Rambach, also teacher and violinist
  • 1914 Death of Italian soprano Fanny Torresella. b-Tiflis, Georgia, 1856.
  • 1915 Birth of composer Jan Hanus
  • 1918 FP of Heckscher's "The Flight of Time" and "Rose of Destiny" Philadelphia.
  • 1920 Birth of Italian soprano Elda RIBETTI in Florence.
  • 1920 Birth of American bass-baritone Louis SGARRO in New York, NY. d-Old Bridge, NJ., 21 SEP 1985. MET: Opera Début, 16 NOV 1954. [Major-domo] Andrea Chénier, 21 seasons (1954-75) 1106-perf., 58 roles, 41 works.
  • 1921 FP of Mascagni's "Il piccolo Marat" w/Hipolito Lazaro (t) Rome.
  • 1923 Birth of American violinist and composer Arnold BLACK. d-2000.
  • 1924 Birth of Dutch mezzo-soprano (contralto) Aafje HEYNIS in Krommenie. Debut in Wildschutz 1956. Teachers were Roy Henderson, Bodi Rapp, Laurence Bogtmann, Aaltje Noordewierreddingius.
  • 1928 Birth of German conductor Horst STEIN, in Elberfeld. Director of Hamburg State Opera 1970-1973.
  • 1928 Birth of British soprano April Rosemary CANTELO in Purbrook.
  • 1929 Birth of American composer Edward LEVY. d-2002.
  • 1932 Birth of British composer Dr Malcolm LIPKIN.
  • 1934 Birth of Italian baritone Giuseppe Di PRIMA in Catanis.
  • 1935 Birth of German bass-baritone Werner HASELEU in Wittenberg. Created Tailor, Clown & King of Tripoli in Schuhu & the Flying Princess (U.Zimmermann).
  • 1935 FP of Jacques Ibert's Concertino da Camera for saxophone and chamber orchestra, in Paris.
  • 1936 FP of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf at a children's concert by the Moscow Philharmonic.
  • 1936 Birth of American violinist Michael RABIN in NYC. d- NYC, 19 JAN 1972. Memorium.
  • 1940 Birth of English bass Robert Andrew LLOYD in Southend-on-Sea.
  • 1943 Birth of British ballerina Miss Elaine McDONALD.
  • 1947 Birth of Belgian conductor Philippe HERREWEGHE in Ghent.
  • 1947 FP of Aaron Copland's In the Beginning. Harvard University, commissioned for the Harvard Symposium.
  • 1947 FP of Arnold Schoenberg's String Trio, Op. 45, at Harvard University.
  • 1948 Birth of American soprano Jeanine ALTMEYER in Pasadena, La Habra, CA. MET Opera Début, 25 SEP 1971 [Celestial Voice] Don Carlo, 6 seasons (1971-73, 86-89, 97-98) 58 perf., 11 roles, 9 works. Teachers were Lotte Lehmann, George London, Betty Olsson, Luigi Ricci, Martial Singher.
  • 1949 American composer Virgil Thomson wins the Pulitzer Music Prize for his film score Louisiana Story.
  • 1951 FP of John Cage's Imaginary Landscape No. 4 for 12 radios, in NYC.
  • 1951 FP of Ulysses Kay's Sinfonia in E in Rochester, New York.
  • 1953 Birth of Russian conductor Valery GERGIEV.
  • 1953 Death of German composer Walter Rummel in Bordeaux. b-Berlin, 19 JUL 1887.
  • 1954 Death of Dutch mezzo-soprano Pauline De Haan-Manifarges. b-Rotterdam, 4 APR 1872. Teachers were Julius Stockhausen, Paul Hasse. Pupil was Maartje Offers.
  • 1955 American debut of baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in a song recital in New York City, Town Hall.
  • 1960 Birth of American composer Barry DROGIN.
  • 1964 Birth of Scottish soprano Gillian WEBSTER in Larbert. Debut as Klin in Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Glass). Teacher was Sylvia Jacobs.
  • 1965 FP of William Bolcom's Oracle for orchestra, in Seattle.
  • 1965 FP of Ferde Grofé's Trick or Treat: Halloween. Philadelphia Orchestra, André Kostelanetz conducting.
  • 1966 Death of Austrian tenor Paul Kuen. b-Salzburg, 8 APR 1910. Debut 1933. Teachers were Adalbert Ebner, Heinrich Knote. Sang in FP of Don Juan De Manara (Tomasi)
  • 1976 Death of German soprano Lotte Leonard. b-Hamberg, 13 DEC 1884. Pupil was Marilyn Zschau.
  • 1981 FP of David Amram's Violin Concerto. St. Louis Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting, with Charles Castleman soloist.
  • 1984 FP of Ezra Laderman's String Quartet No. 7. Colorado Quartet in NYC.
  • 1990 FP of Elliott Carter's Violin Concerto. San Francisco Symphony conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, with Ole Böhn was soloist.
  • 1990 Death of American composer and trombonist William Levi Dawson at age 90, in Montgomery, AL. b-Anniston, AL 26 SEP 1898.
  • 2011 Death of American composer Peter Lieberson. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson sings Peter Lieberson 'Neruda Songs'
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