1744 Death of French opera composer Andre Campra at Versailles. Was
music director of Notre Dame and published music under his brother Joseph's
name in order to keep his job. Uncovered later, he was fired. b-Aix-en-Provence, 4 DEC 1660. Search for Andre Campra
1769 First documented conducted concert in America given by
Josiah Flagg in Boston, MA.
1901 Birth of American baritone and actor Nelson EDDY in Providence, RI. (Never married to film partner Jeanette MacDonald). Rose Marie, Naughty Marietta, Girl of the Golden West. See Links page.
d-Miami Beach, FL 6 MAR 1967
1927 Birth of Dutch composer Mathieu DIJKER in Amsterdam.
1929 Birth of composer Michio Mamaia
1934 Radio Station W2XR begins broadcasting from NYC. It was a
noncommercial high-fidelity experiment. It became classical music station
WQXR when it received a commercial license.
1940 Birth of composer Viacheslav Artyomov
1941 Death of Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignace Jan Paderewski in NYC at age 80. Buried at Arlington National Cemetary in Virginia by
order of FDR. On 30 JUN 1992, reburied with honors in Warsaw.
b-Kurilowka, 18 NOV 1860.
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