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 Bonaventura Furlanetto
  • 1690 Death of Italian composer Giovanni Legrenzi in Venice. b-12 AUG 1626.

  • 1738 Birth of composer Bonaventura Furlanetto

  • 1797 Death of German tenor Anton Raaff, (Raaf) friend of Mozart, who wrote the part of Idomeneo for him.

  • 1799 Birth of French composer Jacques Louis HALEVY in Paris. d-Nice, 17 APR 1862.

  • 1801 Birth of Italian baritone Domenico COSSELLI in Parma. d-9 NOV 1855. Created Henry Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Olivo in Olivo e Pasquale (Donizetti). Azzo d'Este in Parisina (Donizetti). Akebare in Paria (Carafa). Cederico di Rotherwood in Ivanhoe (Pacini). Arnoldo in Carlo di Borgogna (Pacini). Naballe in Erode (Mercadante). Don Fernando in Caritea. Regina di Spagna (Mercadante).

  • 1806 Birth of composer Charles-Joseph Tolbecque

  • 1819 Birth of American composerand writer Julia Ward HOWE Diva Julia: The Public Romance and Private Agony of Julia Ward Howewho composed text to Battle Hymn of the Republic.

  • 1822 Birth of Swiss-German composer Joseph Joachim RAFF in Lachen. d-Frankfurt 24 JUN 1882.

  • 1822 Birth of composer Henry Wylde

  • 1837 FP of Balfe's "Catherine Grey" in English in London.

  • 1840 Death of Italian composer and violinist Nicolo Paganini in Nice, age 57. b-Genoa, 27 OCT 1782. BOOK-Nicolo Paganini

  • 1854 Birth of German composer, pianist and teacher Paul PABST in Konigsburg. d-Moscow, 9 JUN 1897. CD-Paul Pabst: Paraphrases on Themes by Tchaikovsky

  • 1866 Birth of American baritone Arthur van EWEYK in Milwaukee. d-1929.

  • 1868 Birth of German soprano Marie Wittich. d- SEP 1931. Teacher was Ubrich. Created Salome in Salome (Strauss).

  • 1876 Birth of tenor Angelo Bada in Novara. d-23 MAR 1941. Debut 1898 Created Trin in Fanciulla del West (Puccini). Tinca in Tabarro (Puccini). Gherardo in Gianni Schicci (Puccini). MET Opera Début 16 NOV 1908 [Messenger] Aida, 30 seasons (1908-38) 2171 perf., 103 roles, 84 works.

  • 1878 (26th ?) Birth of excentric dancer Isadora DUNCAN. d-1927.

  • 1878 Birth of soprano Mary Hagen in Diez an der Lahn. d-12 NOV 1944. Debut 1898. Teachers were Etelka Gerster, Muschler, Selma Nicklass-Kempner.

  • 1884 Birth of composer Bax Brod

  • 1888 Birth of French composer, member of Les Six, Louis DUREY in Paris. d-3 JUL 1979.

  • 1891 Birth of French-Canadian composer Claude CHAMPAGNE. d-21 DEC 1965.

  • 1895 (1892?)  Birth of composer Marij Kogoj. d-1992.

  • 1896 Birth of American composer Robert BRAINE. d-1940.

  • 1902 Birth of American composer and pianist Celius DOUGHERTY. d-1986.

  • 1906 Birth of German tenor Herbert Ernst GROH Lebendige Vergangenheit - Herbert Ernst Groh . d-28 JUL 1982.

  • 1906 FP of Mahler's Sixth Symphony at Essen, Germany, composer conducting. CD-Mahler: The Complete Symphonies

  • 1907 Birth of Dutch pianist and choral conductor Felix de NOBEL, in Haarlem. Director of Netherlands Chamber Choir 1939-1973.

  • 1907 Birth of Italian soprano Lina PAGLIUGHI in NYC. d-1 OCT 1980. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1927. Teachers were Gaetano Bavagnoli, Brescia. Pupils were Birgit Nordin, Wilma Driessen. Sang in FP of Viaggio d'Europa (Rieti).

  • 1908 Birth of American composer Harold ROME. d-1993. Touch of Rome

  • 1909 Birth of composer Isador Goodman

  • 1911 Birth of German mezzo-soprano Lore FISCHER in Stuttgart.

  • 1914 Birth of composer Hugh Le Caine

  • 1915 (July 27th ?) Birth of Italian tenor Mario DEL MONACO in Florence. Decca Recitals 1952-1969 [Germany] d- Mestre, IT; 16 OCT 1982 Search  Mario DEL MONACO

  • 1920 Birth of German-born American violist Ernst WALLFISCH. d- 1979. Search  for Ernst WALLFISCH

  • 1922 Birth of German-American composer Margaret BUECHNER, in Hannover. d-Midland, MI 8 JUN 1998.

  • 1928 Birth of Scottish composer Thea MUSGRAVE Thea Musgrave: Concerto for Orchestra; Clarinet Concerto; Horn Concerto; Etc. in Edinburgh. Search  for Thea MUSGRAVE

  • 1929 Birth of American composer Donald KEATS.

  • 1930 Birth of Brazilian mezzo-soprano Gloria QUEIROZ in Rio de Janiero. Debut as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1954. Teachers were Roberto Miranda, Reis E. Silva, Ernest Tempele, Created Mistress in Militia Sergeant (Mignone). Dimitila in O Chalaca (Mignone). Queen in Young Girl from Clouds (Villa-Lobos).

  • 1930 Birth of composer Eino Tamberg

  • 1931 Birth of composer Veroslav Neumann

  • 1935 Birth of Flemish composer Elias Gistelinck

  • 1938 Birth of English soprano Elizabeth HARWOOD in Kettering. d.-Fryerning, 22 JUN 1990. Debut as 2nd Boy in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1960. Teachers were Frederick Cox, Elsie Thurston. MET Opera Début 15 OCT 1975 [Fiordiligi] Così Fan Tutte, 2 seasons (1975-76, 77-78) 14 perf., 2 works.

  • 1940 Birth of composer Rene Koering

  • 1942 Birth of American electronic music composer Priscilla McLEAN.

  • 1943 Birth of Polish soprano Izabella NAWE in Czenstochau.

  • 1945 Birth of American tenor Thomas Moser in Richmond. Created Tenor in Re in Ascolta (Berio). Lazarus in Jesu Hochzeit (Von Einem). MET Opera Début 11 MAR 1993 [Bacchus] Ariadne auf Naxos, 3 seasons, 15 perf., 3 roles.

  • 1947 Birth of composer Liana Alexandra

  • 1947 FP of Bohuslav Martinu's Symphony No. 5, in Prague. CD-Martinu: Complete Symphonies

  • 1948 Birth of American composer Leroy OSMON in Washington, IN.

  • 1953 Birth of English conductor James WOOD.

  • 1953 Death of German baritone Werner Faulhaber. b-Dresden, 10 JUL 1927. Debut as Dr Caius in Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai) 1948. Teachers were Robert Bussel, Walter Krone.

  • 1955 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Susan BICKLEY in Liverpool. Debut as Prosperina in Orfeo (Monteverdi). Created Ghost in Last Supper (Birtwistle). Wife, 2nd Girl, Salvation Army Officer in From Morning to Midnight (Sawer).

  • 1970 Birth of Swiss-French composer Laurent METTRAUX.

  • 1971 Birth of Polish composer and conductor Maciej ZOLTOWSKI.

  • 1973 Birth of English composer Fred Jonny BERG.

  • 1974 Death of German conductor Wilhelm Schuchter at age 73. b-15 DEC 1911.

  • 1976 FP of Norman Dello Joio's Colonial Variants for orchestra, in Philadelphia.

  • 1976 Repening of opera house in Wilmington DE following five years planning and two of intense reconstruction, Wilmington's Grand Opera House reopened its doors, with a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. [Associate Bill Fodor adds: Beginning in 1973, the Philadelphia Orchestra gave multiple fundraising concerts in the area around Wilmington & Philadelphia to raise monies for the renovation and reconstruction of the Grand Opera House, culminating with a 3-day concert booking for the Gala Reopening of the Grand Opera House. The featured work on the program was Norman Dello Joio's "Colonial Variants," commissioned for the Bicentennial Celebration of the Declaration of Independence and repeated to standing ovations at each concert. After the final concert on May 29th, Maestro Eugene Ormandy led the Philadelphia Orchestra in an encore--a performance of the Waltz Sequence from Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier." ]

  • 1948 Birth of composer Kevin BLECHDOM.

  • 1981 FP of Leonard Berstein's Halil for Flute and Orchestra. Israel Philharmonic conducted by the composer, with Jean-Pierre Rampal in Tel Aviv.CD-Flötenkonzerte (Flute Concertos)

  • 1995 FP of Libby Larsen's Ring of Fire for orchestra. Charlotte Symphony, Peter McCoppin conducting in Charlotte, NC. CD-Larsen: Water Music/Parachute Dancing/Ring Of Fire/Lyric

  • 2001 FP of Kaija Saariaho's Song for Betty (For music patron, Betty Freeman). Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.

  • 2003 Death of Italian composer Luciano Berio in Rome at age 77. b-in Oneglia, 24 OCT 1925.
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