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  • -930 (932?) Death of Hucbald, a Benedictine monk. He invented the music staff note.
  • 1708 J. S. Bach takes position of cantor at Weimar.
  • 1709 Birth of composer Francesco Araja
  • 1735 Birth of composer Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele
  • 1767 Death of German composer George Philipp Telemann in Hamburg. b-Magdeburg, 14 MAR 1681. Search  for George Philipp Telemann
  • 1796 Birth of composer Ferdinando Giorgetti
  • 1822 Death of German composer, critic and author Ernst Theodor Amadeus ("E.T.A.") Hoffmann, at age 46, in Berlin. b-Konigsberg, 24 JAN 1776.
  • 1840 For the 400th anniversary of the Gutenberg Printing Press, Mendelssohn presents his Symphony No. 2, Lobegesang (Song of Praise) at Thomaskirche in Leipzig. CD-Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies; 7 Overtures
  • 1850 FP of Schumann's opera Genoveva Search Amazon.com for Schumann's opera Genoveva at the Stadttheater in Leipzig.
  • 1855 Birth of Hungarian soprano Etelka GERSTER. Photo.
  • 1860 Birth of French composer Gustave CHARPENTIER in Dieuze, Lorraine. d-Paris, 18 FEB 1956. Search for Gustave CHARPENTIER
  • 1862 Birth of composer Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell
  • 1878 Birth of composer Jean Gallon
  • 1882 Death of Swiss composer and pianist Joachim Raff in Frankfurt. b-Lochen, suburban Zurich, 27 MAY 1822.
  • 1884 Death of Austrian composer Hans Rott in Vienna. b-Vienna, 1 AUG 1858.
  • 1886 Chief of Rio de Janeiro Opera resigns. 19 year old cellist Arturo Toscanini conducts with much acclaim.
  • 1889 Birth of American composer Ethel Glenn HIER. d-1971.
  • 1897 Birth of German pianist and composer Hans BARTH in Leipzig. Inventor of quarter-tone piano. d-Jacksonville, FL 9 DEC 1956.
  • 1901 Birth of composer Adolf Brunner
  • 1908 Birth of Belgian tenor Frederic Anspach
  • 1910 FP of Stravinsky's Firebird. Performed by Diaghilev's Ballet Russe in Paris. CD-Stravinsky: The Firebird/Borodin: Music From Prince Igor
  • 1915 Death of Hungarian pianist and teacher Rafael Joseffy in NYC. b-Hunfalu, 3 JUL 1852.
  • 1921 Birth of composer Peter Charles Arthur Wishart
  • 1923 FP of Manuel de Falla's staged one-act opera El retablo de maese Pedro 'Master Peter's Puppet Show' at the residence of the Princesse de Polignac in Paris. CD-Falla: Master Peter's Puppet Show/Psyché/Concerto For Harpischord/Orbón: Himnus Ad Galli Cantum/Tres Cantigas
  • 1928 Birth of American composer and professor William RUSSO in Chicago, IL.
  • 1935 Birth of Austrian composer Kurt SCHWERTSIK in Vienna.
  • 1940 FP of William Grant Still's choral ballad And They Lynched Him on a Tree at Lewisohn Stadium by the Schola Cantorum and Wen Talbert Negro Choir with the New York Philharmonic, Arthur Rodzinksi conducting in NYC.
  • 1954 FP of Leroy Anderson's Sandpaper Ballet. Decca recording session with the composer conducting in NYC. CD-Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
  • 1955 FP of Ferde Grofé's Death Valley Suite. National Symphony conducted by André Kostelanetz in Washington, DC. CD-Grofe:Death Valley Suite/Hudson River
  • 1983 Death of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera in Geneva, Switzerland. b-Buenos Aires, 11 APR 1916. Search for Alberto Ginastera
  • 1990 Death of Australian composer Peggy Glanville Hicks in Sydney. b-Melbourne, 29 DEC 1912. Search for Peggy Glanville Hicks
  • 1991 FP of James MacMillan's Tuireadh a lament for clarinet and string quartet. James Campbell and the Allegri Quartet at St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Ireland in Orkney Islands. CD-MacMillan: Why is this night different?, Tuireadh, Visions of a November Spring
  • 2004 The new Hollywood Bowl hosts concert. The venue's new shell will be unveiled. It's designed to give musicians more space and better acoustics -- the latest in a series of redesigns over the years. Originally built in 1929, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles has been the scene for many movies and outdoor concerts. Like many outdoor venues, it's a romantic setting but troublesome for acoustics. Search  for Hollywood Bowl Symphony
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