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  • 1625 Death of English Elizabethan composer Orlando Gibbons in Canterbury, England. Buried in Canterbury Cathedral. b-Oxford, England 1583.
  • 1665 Birth of composer Nicolas Bernier
  • 1686 Birth of composer Cristoph Raupach
  • 1722 Death of German composer Johann Kuhnau in Leipzig. b-Geising, Germany 6 APR 1660.
  • 1759 Birth of composer Theodor Zwetler
  • 1798 Birth of Estonian violinist and military officer Alexei LVOV in Reval. d-Romano, 28 DEC 1870.
  • 1813 Birth of composer Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton
  • 1816 Death of Italian opera composer Giovanni Paisiello at age 76, in Naples. b-Taranto, Italy 9 MAY 1740.
  • 1826 Death of composer Carl Maria Von Weber in the London home of Sir George Smart. b-Eutin, Germany 18 NOV 1786.
  • 1826 Birth of Swedish pianist and composer Ivar HALLSTROM.
  • 1834 Birth of soprano Teresa STOLZ in Elbekosteletz Bohemia. d-23 AUG 1902. Debut 1857. Teachers were Cabouna, Francesco Lamperti, Giovanni Battista Gordigiani. Sang in fp of Requiem Mass (Verdi).
  • 1836 Death of Italian tenor Savino Monelli. b-Fermo, 9 MAY 1784. Debut as Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1816. Teacher was Giordaniello. Created Gianetto in Gazza Ladra (Rossini). Enrico in Ajo Nell'Imbarazzo (Donizetti), Don Ramiro in Chiara e Serafina (Donizetti), Noradino in Adele di Lusignano (Carafa), Adelberto in Adelaide di Borgogna (Rossini), Nadir in Schiava in Bagdad (Pacini), Cinna in Vestale (Pacini), Colonello Dalberg in Adele ed Emerico (Mercadante), Aldano in Amleto (Mercadante), Ernesto in Agnese (Paer), Emerico in Clotilde (Coccia C), Ernesto in Amori e l'armi (Mosca G), Derville in Diligenza (Mosca G), Grisoldo in Audacia (Mosca L), Errico in Carlotta (Mosca G), Edmondo in Elena (Mayr).
  • 1843 FP of Donizetti's "Maria di Rohan" Vienna.
  • 1857 Birth of Hungarian pianist and composer Árpád DOPPLER in Pest. d-Stuttgart, 13 AUG 1927. Opera, "Haligula" (Stuttgart, 1891).
  • 1863 Birth of English composer Sir Arthur SOMERVELL. d-1937. Search  for Sir Arthur SOMERVELL
  • 1895 Birth of Flemish composer August Baeyens
  • 1879 Birth of Swedish conductor, composer and pianist Adolf WIKLUND in Langserud. d-Stockholm, 2 APR 1950.
  • 1885 Birth of composer Ralph BENATSKY.
  • 1891 Birth of Dutch tenor Hendrik DROST in Amsterdam. d-17 MAR 1963.
  • 1897 Birth of English music patron Sir Robert MAYER. d-1985.
  • 1908 Death of composer Josef Franz Wagner.
  • 1909 Birth of English composer John RAYNOR in Westminster, England. d-Sussex, England 7 MAY 1970.
  • 1909 Birth of composer Alfred Uhl
  • 1913 Birth of composer Friedrich Wildgans
  • 1913 FP of Mussorgsky's opera Khovantschina orchestrated version by Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel in Paris. CD-Khovantschina
  • 1918 Birth of composer Branimir Sakac
  • 1919 Birth of Japanese conductor Akeo WATANABE in Tokyo. Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra, 1956-68.
  • 1923 Birth of American composer and conductor Daniel Rodgers PINKHAM in Lynn, MA. d-18 Dec 2006. BIO
  • 1930 Birth of composer Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov
  • 1931 (4 OCT?)Birth of English mezzo-soprano Anne REYNOLDS aka Anna.
  • 1935 Birth of Dutch composer Peter SCHAT in Utrecht, The Netherlands. d-Amsterdam, The Netherlands 3 FEB 2003.
  • 1937 Birth of English soprano Anne PASHLEY in Skegness. Debut as Barbarina in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1964. Teachers were Luci Mannen, Norman Walker. Created Peregrine in Jesse Tree (Maconchy). Sang in premiere of We Come to the River (Henze).
  • 1937 Birth of American composer Stanley G. LUNETTA in Sacramento, CA.
  • 1939 Birth of Dutch composer Louis ANDRIESSEN in Utrecht. Studied with his father Hendrik (organist and composer).
  • 1941 Birth of Argentinian pianist Martha ARGERICH Martha Argerich Collection 4 in Buenos Aires. Married for a period to Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit. She has had children with Dutoit, and pianist Stephen Kovacevich. Search  for Martha ARGERICH
  • 1942 Birth of American composer Charles Malcome DODGE in Ames, Iowa.
  • 1943 Birth of English composer G.W. 'Bill' HOPKINS in Prestbury, Cheshire England. d-Chopwell, England 10 MAR 1981.
  • 1944 Death of Italian opera conductor and composer Riccardo Zandonai at age 61, in Pesaro. b-Saco, Trentino.
  • 1945 Birth of American conductor Victoria BOND in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1957 Death of Italian singining teacher Renato Bellini. b-1895. Pupils were Margit Mandahl, Patrice Munsel.
  • 1971 MET opera debut of conductor James Levine. James Levine: 40 Years at The Metropolitan Opera Puccini's Tosca. Levine became the Met's principal conductor in 1973 and its music director in 1976. Search for James Levine
  • 1975 Birth of Belgian composer Annelies VAN PARYS in Brugge.
  • 2002 Death of English composer Janet Owen Thomas in England. b-Crosby, Liverpool 29 JAN 1961.
  • 2002 Death of Spanish composer Carmelo Alonso Bernaola in Madrid, Spain. b-Ochandiano, Spain 16 JUL 1929.
  • 2003 Death of French conductor and composer Manuel Rosenthal. He tudied with Ravel, who encouraged him to compose, was regarded as a conductor of Ravel. He studied the violin at the Paris Conservatoire. Andante, obituary. b-Paris, 18 JUN 1904. Search Amazon for Manuel Rosenthal
  • 2003 FP of Oliver Knussen's Symphony No. 4. New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel conducting.
  • 2004 Death of British conductor and violinist Iona Brown, Telemann: 5 Violin Concertos - Iona Brown, ASMF of cancer. She was a central figure in British music-making through playing with, and then directing, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields as it became the world's most recorded chamber orch. b-Salibury, England 7 JAN 1941. Obit by Anne Inglis, in Guardian UnlimitedSearch  for Iona Brown
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