1810 Birth of German violinist and composer Ferdinand DAVID. Leipzig teacher, Gewandhaus
concertmaster. FP Mendelssohn VC, music of Bach and Beethoven.
1810 The concertina is patented in England by Wheatstone.
1810 Birth of composer Ferdinand David, violist/compser (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels)
1815 Birth of Irish composer and organist John William GLOVER. d-Dublin, 15 JAN 1900. Operas, "The Deserted
Village" (London, 1880); 2 Italian operas. Cantata: "St. Partick at
Tara" (1870); "Erin's Matin Song" (1873).
1817 FP of Carafa's "Ifigenia in Tauride" Naples.
1825 FP of Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L'albergo del Giglio d'Oro"
Paris, with Giuditta Pasta (s) (1797-1865) It.
1842 Birth of Austrian composer Carl ZELLER in St. Peter, Germany. d-Baden-Baden, 17 AUG 1898. Operettas, "Joconde" (Vienna, 1876); "The Fornarina" (Munich,
1878); "Capitaen Nicoll, or the Carbonari" (Vienna, 1880); "The
vagabond" (Vienna, 1886); "The bird dealer" (Vienna, 1891); "The
upper riser" (Vienna, 1894); "The cellar master" (Vienna, 1901).
1854 Birth of Italian composer Alfredo CATALANI in Lucca. Today remembered for his
opera, La Wally. d-Milan, 7 AUG 1893, Tuberculosis. Operas, "La Falce"
(Milan, 1875); "Elda" (Turin, 1888; rev. "Loreley," Turin,
1890); "Dejanice" (Milan, 1883); "Edmea" (Milan, 1886); "La Wally"
1866 Birth of Danish tenor Einar FORCHHAMMAR in Copenhagen. d-15 AUG 1928. Debut as Lohengrin in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1895. Teachers were Durslev, S. Miskov, Julius Lieban, Giovanni Sbriglia.
1867 Birth of German tenor Stanislav DOUBRAVSKY in Kolin. d-4 SEP 1924. Debut in Dalibor 13 Oct 1897. Teacher was Franz Pivoda.
1869 Last day of a five-day "Great National Peace Jubilee" with an orchestra of 1000 and a chorus of 10,000. All organized by bandmaster Patrick Gilmore performing in a specially-constructed hall in Boston's Back Bay.
1885 Birth of composer Stevan Hristic
1886 Birth of Belgian composer Robert HERBERIGS in Ghent. d-Oudenaarde, 20 SEP 1974. Operas, "Le mariage de Rosine"
(Ghent, 1925); "L'amour médecin" (Ghent, 1920); Cantata: "De Legende
van St. Jubertus" (1909).
1887 FP of Resnicek's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans" Prague.
1887 FP of Flotow's "Die Musikanten, or La Jeunesse de Mozart" Mannheim.
1895 Birth of Russian soprano Anna LESKAYA in Kuev. d-NYC, 9 MAY 1983.
1896 Birth of Australian organist George THALBEN-BALL who settled in England, and was organist at the Temple Church in London. City Organist of Birmingham.
Performances popular on the BBC.
1898 Birth of Swiss conductor Paul MULLER in Zurich. d -21 JUL
1911 Birth of Hungarian bass Miklos BENCZE in Budapest. Teacher was Manfredo Polverosi.
1915 Birth of Hungarian soprano Maria GYURKOVICS in Budapest. d-Budapest, 28 OCT 1973. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1937. Teacher was Imre Molnar.
1915 Birth of American bass Hugh THOMPSON in Washington. MET Opera Début 1 DEC 1944 [Schaunard] La Bohème, 8 seasons (1944-51, 52-53) 237
Perf., 28 roles, 25 works. Debut as Ford in Falstaff (Verdi) 1942. Teachers were Leopold Sachse, Anna Schoen-Rene. Created Cuichon in Trial at Rouen (Dello Joio). Sang in FP Boor (Argento).
1915 FP of C. Saint-Saëns' choral work Hail California. Composer conducted in San Francisco, CA.
1922 Birth of English baritone Walter MONACHESI in Mercerata. Debut as Rabbi David in L'Amico Fritz (Mascagni) 1956. Teacher was Gino Berardi. Sang in FP of Don Tartufo Bacchettone (Malipiero). Search for Walter MONACHESI
1923 Death of soprano Emilie Herzog. b-Ermatingen, 1859. Teachers were Karl Gloggner, Adolf Schimon. Pupils were Lula Mysz-Gmeiner, Ella Gmeiner. Created Louise Mauclair in Heirat Wider Willen (Humperdinck). Drolla in Feen (Wagner).
1924 Birth of German soprano Anneliese ROTHENBERGERin Mannheim. MET Opera
Début 18 NOV 1960 [Zdenka] Arabella, 6 seasons (1960-66) 48
perf. 7 works. Debut 1943. Teacher was Erika Muller. Created Telamachos in Penelope (Liebermann). Madame Bovary in Madam Bovary (Sutermeister).
1928 Birth of American tenor David THAW in NYC. m-soprano
Claire Watson (1927-1986). Debut as Vincent in Mireille (Gounod) 1950. Teachers were Giovanni Martinelli, Giuseppe Pais, Cesare Sturani. Created Banker A in Versuchung (Tal).
1930 Birth of composer Jul Levi
1931 FP of Freer's "A Legend of Spain" in concert form, Milwaukee.
1934 Birth of Canadian bass-baritone Donald BELL in South Bournaby, British Columbia. He began his studies in Vancouver. Royal College of Music in London on a Scholarship (1953-55); Berlin
(1955-57); Düsseldorf (1967-76); and Oberlin, Ohio from (1985). Has
appeared at Glyndebourne, Berlin State Opera, London's Wigmore Hall,
and Bayreuth Festivals (1958-61). Deutsche
Opera am Rhein in Düsseldorf (1964-1967). Taught at
the Carleton University and the University of Ottawa (1977), the
University of Calgary from (1982). Debut 1957. Teachers were Edith Boroschek, Hermann Weissenborn. Created Peyton Farquhar in Incident at Owl Creek (Whelan).
1935 FP of Bondeville "L'École des maris" Paris.
1936 Birth of American soprano Marisa GALVANY aka Mayra Gennis-Kornbluth, in Paterson, NJ. MET Opera Début 12 MAR 1979 [Norma] Norma, 3 seasons
(1978-79, 84-86) 9 perf., 4 works. Debut as Tosca in Tosca (Puccini) 1968. Teacher Armen Boyajian.
1937 Birth of English bass John GIBBS in London. d-21 JAN 1986. Debut as Joe Blake in the FP of One Man Show (Maw) 1964. Sang in FP of Rising of the Moon (Maw).
1939 FP of Carvalho's "Descuberta do Brasil" Rio de Janeiro.
1995 Death of English tenor Murray Dickie. b-Renfrewshire 3 APR 1924. Debut 1947. Teachers were Dino Borgioli, Guido Farinelli. Created Cure in Olympians (0Bliss). Tailor in Konig Nicolo (Weishappel). Son in Eingebildete Kranke (Wolpert). Sang in FP of Sturm (Martin).