1786 Birth of English composer, singer and conductor Charles Edward HORN in London. In Boston from 1847 as conductor of Handel and Haydn Society. d-Boston, 10 JUN 1848. Debut in Up all Night (King). Teachers were Venanzio Rauzzini Thomas Welsh.
1790 Birth of composer Wilhelm Speyer
1805 Birth of composer Karl Friedrich Curschmann
1816 FP of Spontini/Kreutzer/Persuis/Berton's "Les Fêtes de Cythère" opéra- ballet, Paris.
1818 Birth of composer Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)
1855 Birth of soprano Therese MALTEN in Intersburg. d-2 JAN 1930. Debut as Pamina in Zauberflote in 1873. Teacher was Gustav Engel.
1865 Birth of German bass Paul KNUPFER in Halle. d-Berlin, 4 NOV 1920. Debut 1885. Teachers were Bernhard Gunzburger, Julius Kniese. Created Loscouse in Heirat Wider Willen (Humperdinck). Prince Friedrich in Roland of Berlin (Leoncavallo). Sang in FP of Lange Kerl (Woikowsky-Biedaus).
1865 Birth of composer Albert Herbert Brewer
1866 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Guerrina FABBRI in Ferrara. d-Turin, 21 FEB 1946. She studied in Florence and made her first stage appearance at Viadana (1885). Performed at Drury lane, London, Russia, and Spain where she became popular. Her last appearance was at Genoa (1925). Known for coloratura abilities. MET Opera Début 19 MAR 1892 [Nancy] Martha, 2 seasons (1891-92, 1909-10) 13 perf., 4 roles, 3 works.
1891 Birth of German conductor Hermann SCHERCHEN in Berlin. d-Florence, 1966. A Self taught musician. He was a violist in the Berlin Blüthner Orchestra (1907-10), and at the Berlin Philharmonic.
1892 Birth of Swedish composer Hilding ROSENBERG in Bosjokloster. d-Bromma, 19 MAY 1985.
1892 Birth of composer Hilding Rosenberg
1893 Birth of Czech quarter-tone composer Alois HABA in Vizovice, Moravia. d-Prague, 18 NOV 1973. Operas, "Matka" (Munich, 1929); "Nová Zeme" (not perf.1936); "Prijd Království" not perf.
1893 Birth of Italian baritone Augusto BEUF in Palermo. d-FEB 1969. Debut as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana 1918. Teacher was Antonio Cotogni. Created Marco Orseolo in Orseolo (Pizzetti). Cardinal di Rohan in Cagliostro (Pizzetti). Sang in FP of Piccolo Marat (Mascagni).
1898 Birth of mezzo-soprano Else SCHURHOFF in Wuppertal. d-17 MAR 1966. Teacher was Julius von Raatz-Brockmann.
1923 Death of Hungarian tenor Desider Aranyi. b-Szathmar, 18 AUG 1868. Debut as Raoul in Huguenots 1890. Teacher was Emmerich Bellovicz.
1925 Birth of Russian mezzo-soprano Larisa AVDEYEVA in Moscow. Debut 1947.
1926 Death of French soprano Marie Rôze, Marie [Hippolyte Ponsin]. b-Paris, 2 MAR 1846. Debut 1865. Teachers were Daniel Auber, Mocker, Pierre Francois Wartel. Pupil was Nevada van der Veer. Created Queen in Talismano (Balfe). Sang in FP of Ombre (Auber) and FP Jour de Bonheur (Auber).
1928 Birth of American soprano Judith RASKIN in NYC. d-21 DEC 1984. MET Opera Début 23 FEB 1962 [Susanna] Le Nozze di Figaro, 11 seasons (1962-1972) 105, perf., 17 works. Debut as Baby Doe in Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore) 1956. Teachers were Anna Hamlin, Tibor Kozma. Created Bride in Labyrinth (Menotti). Sang in FP of Deseret (Castle).
1932 Birth of Argentinian born American composer Lalo SCHIFRIN in Buenos Aires.
1935 Death of Dutch composer Hendrika van Tussenbroek in Doorn, Netherlands. b-Utrecht, Netherlands 2 DEC 1854.
1936 Birth of English tenor John WAKEFIELD. Debut as Levko in May Night (Rimsky-Korsakov) 1961. Teachers were Ettore Campogalliani, Roy Henderson. Pupil Jason Howard. Sang in FP of We Come to the River (Henze). Rising of the Moon (Maw). Yerma (Villa Lobos).
1936 Birth of French tenor Charles BURLES in Marseille. Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1958. Teachers were Leon Cazauran, Pierre Mercadel.
1936 Death of German conductor and composer Max STEINITZER in Leipzig. b-Innsbruk, 20 JAN 1864.
1939 Birth of composer Charles Boone
1946 Death of Italian soprano Amelia Pinto. b-Palermo, 1878.
1946 Death of German composer Heinrich Kaminsky in Ried, Germany. b-Tiengen, Germany 4 JUL 1886.
1946 FP of Malipiero's "Vergilii Aeneis" Venice, RAI Radio.
1948 Columbia Records releases a new collection of recordings on vinyl microgroove Long Playing 33 1/3 rpm discs.
1947 Birth of American soprano Lucy PEACOCK in Jacksonville, FL. Debut 1969. Created Angel in Jesu Hochzeit (Von Einem). Desdemona in Desdemona und Ihre Schwestern (Matthus).
1949 FP of Hahn's [with Busser] "Le oui des jeunes filles" Paris.
2015 Death of Gunther Schuller, one of America's most wide-ranging musicians — a French horn prodigy and tireless advocate for bridging classical music and jazz — died in Boston, age 89. Born: November 22, 1925, New York City, New York, United States.