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  • 1525 Probable date of birth of Italian composer Giovanni PALESTRINA.
  • 1707 Death of organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude in Lubeck. b-Helsingborg 1637.
  • 1740 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni PAISIELLO in Taranto. d-Naples, 6 MAY 1816. Works list.
  • 1745 Death of Italian composer Tomaso Antonio Vitali in Modena. b-Bologna, 7 MAR 1663. Son of Giovanni Battista Vitali.
  • 1755 FP of T. Arne's "Britannia" London.
  • 1757 FP of Egk's "Der Revisor" Schwetzinger.
  • 1770 (10th?) Death of English composer, conductor and music writer Charles Avison at age 61, in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • 1791 Death of American statesman and composer Francis Hopkinson at age 53, in Philadelphia. Signed Declaration of Independence. b-Philadelphia, PA 21 SEP 1737.
  • 1791 FP of Haydn's "L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice".
  • 1799 Death of French composer Claude Balbastre at age 72 in Paris.
  • 1805 Death of German romantic poet and playwright Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, in Weimar, Germany. His Ode to Joy inspired Beetoven's 9th Symphony Choral.
  • 1807 FP of Isouard's "Rendez-vous de classe moyen" Paris.
  • 1812 FP of Rossini's operaLa Scala di Seta 'Silken Ladder' in Venice.
  • 1814 Birth of German pianist, teacher and composer Adolph Von HENSELT in Schwabach, Bavaria. d-Warmbrunn, Silesia, 10 OCT 1889.
  • 1829 Birth of composer Ciro Pinsuti, pianist
  • 1833 Birth of composer Boleslaw Dembinski
  • 1846 Birth of Russian composer Nikolai SOLOVIEV in Schwabach. d-St. Perersburg, 27 DEC 1916.
  • 1855 Birth of German composer Julius RöNTGEN in Leipzig. d-Utrecht, Netherlands,13 SEP 1932.
  • 1857 FP of Carafa's "Sangarido" Paris.
  • 1863 FP in USAmerica of Berlioz's Harold in Italy. Theodore Thomas Orchestra in New York.
  • 1865 Birth of Belgian composer August de BOECK in Merchtem. d-Merchtem, 9 OCT 1937.
  • 1868 FP of Anton Bruckner's First Symphony. Composer conducting in Linz.
  • 1874 Birth of founder of the Old Vic and ballet group Sadler's Wells, Lilian BAYLIS, in London.
  • 1878 Birth of Italian impresario Fortune GALLO in Torremaggiore. d-28 MAR 1970. Founded the San Carlo Opera Co. (1909). Was general manager of the Chicago Opera.
  • 1892 Birth of composer Eric Westberg
  • 1893 FP of Rachmaninoff's opera Aleko at the Bolshoi Theater, in Moscow.
  • 1896 Birth of Czech composer Jan FISER in Hronek.
  • 1899 London Debut of American soprano Louise Homer at Covent Garden. Mascagni [Lola] Cavalleria Rusticana.
  • 1905 Death of Austrian pianist and composer Ernst Pauer at age 78 in Jurgenheim. b-Vienna, 21 DEC 1826. Photo.
  • 1914 Birth of Italian conductor Carlo Maria GIULINI in Barletta, Italy. d-Brescia, 14 JUN 2005.
  • 1924 FP of Richard Strauss's ballet Schlagobers 'Whipped Cream' in Vienna.
  • 1929 Birth of English tenor Nigel DOUGLAS.
  • 1930 Birth of German composer Wolfgang BOTTENBERG in Frankfurt.
  • 1936 Birth of Canadian composer Bruce MATHER in Toronto.
  • 1940 Movie version of Thorton Wilder's Our Town premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Aaron Copland composed the filmscore.
  • 1942 Birth of American baritone Richard STILWELL.
  • 1949 FP of Bimboni's "In the Name of Culture" Rochester, NY.
  • 1950 Birth of French pianist Michel BEROFF in Epinal, Vosges.
  • 1950 FP of Dello Joio's "The Triumph of St. Joan" Bronxville, NY.
  • 1951 FP, staged, of Pizzetti's "Ifigenia" Florence.
  • 1952 Birth of Scottish mezzo-soprano Linda FINNIE.
  • 1955 Birth of Swedish soprano Anne Sofie von OTTER.
  • 1957 FP of Chávez' "Panfilo and Lauretta" 1st produced in Engñish, NY. A revision was produced in Spanish as "El Amor propiciado" Mexico City and later retitled "The Visitors."
  • 1961 Birth of English soprano Alison HAGLEY.
  • 1961 FP of the first serious music work to be composed for the synthesizer of Robert Moog. Composer Milton Babbitt performing.
  • 1965 Pianist Vladimir Horowitz returns to the concert stage in New York City after a twelve year performing break, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The audience applauded with a standing ovation that lasted for 30 minutes.
  • 1970 FP of Bucchi's "Il coccodrillo" Florence.
  • 1979 Death of American composer Ben Weber in NYC. b-St. Louis, MO, 23 JUL 1916.
  • 1981 FP of Christopher Rouse's The Infernal Machine for orchestra aka second mmt of his Phantasmata. University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Meier conducting at the Evian Festival, France.
  • 1986 FP of Ellen Taaffe Zwillich's Concerto Grosso based on Handel's Sonata in D. Handel Festival Orchestra of Washington, Stephen Simon conducting;
  • 1988 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles. Louise Edeiken, Joyce Castle, John Brandstetter, and Mordechai Kaston. Bernstein and Michael Tilson Thomas at the piano, at Equitable Center Auditorium in NYC.
  • 1990 (8th?)Death of Italian composer Luigi Nono in Venice. b-Venice, 29 JAN 1924.
  • 1990 FP of John Harbison's Words from Patterson. Texts by William Carlos Williams, with baritone William Sharp and the members of the New Jersey Chamber Music Society at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
  • 1998 FP of John Tavener's Wake Up and Die at the Beauvais Cello Festival in Beavais, France.
  • 1999 FP of Ellen Taaffe Zwillich's Upbeat!. National Symphony, Anthony Aibel conducting.
  • 2004 FP of Michael Gordon´s Alarm Will Sound Merkin Concert Hall, NYC.
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