• 1661 Birth of composer Giacomo Antonio Perti

  • 1676 Birth of composer Georg Reidel

  • 1700 FP of Ariosti's "Atys, o L'inganno vinto della costanza" Berlin.

  • 1722 Birth of composer Adrien Trudo Sale

  • 1735 Birth of composer Anton Schweitzer

  • 1757 Birth of Austrian-French pianist and piano manufacturer and publisher of sheet music, Ignaz PLEYEL. (Contributor Bill Fodor notes alternate bd 18 JUN 1757. Ignace Joseph Pleyel French pronunciation: ​[plɛjɛl], German pronunciation: [ˈplaɪ̯.l̩]; (18 June 1757 – 14 November 1831) was an Austrian-born French composer and piano builder of the Classical period. He composed minor works for the piano.

  • 1799 Birth of Russian conductor and Imperial Choir director, Alexis LVOV, in St. Petersburg. Composer of national anthem God Save The Tsar.

  • 1804 Birth of composer Petter Conrad Boman

  • 1807 Birth of composer Adrien Francois Servais...Belgian cellist and composer Adrien-Francois SERVAIS. d- 26 NOV 1866.

  • 1807 Birth of contralto Marietta BRAMBILLA in Cassano D'Adda. d-6 NOV 1875. Debut as Arsace in Semiramide (Rossini) 1827. Teacher was Benedetto Secchi. Pupil was Terasina Brambilla-Ponchielli (niece). Created Pieretto in Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti). Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti). Arturo in Rosmonda D'Inghilterra (Coccia). Paolo in Francesca da Rimini (Generali).

  • 1815 Birth of composer Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto

  • 1819 Birth of English composer William Howard GLOVER in London. d-NYC, 28 OCT 1875.

  • 1832 Birth of French composer Charles Alexander LECOQ in Paris. d 24 OCT 1918.

  • 1840 Birth of English composer, organist and music scholar Sir John STAINER in London. Centenary of death, 31 March 2001.

  • 1858 Birth of German pianist and conductor Bruno Oscar KLIEN, in USA from 1878. See: Portrait.

  • 1869 Birth of German composer Siegfried WAGNER in Triebschen, Switzerland, son of Richard and Cosima. d-25 AUG 1930.

  • 1875 Death of French composer Georges BizetSearch  for Bizet.

  • 1881 Death of Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps at age 61, in Mustapha, Algiers. b-Verviers, Belgium 17 FEB 1820. Search  for Henri Vieuxtemps

  • 1882 Birth of soprano Lydia LIPKOWSKA in Babino. d-22 MAR 1958. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1906. Teachers were Natalia Iretskaya, Vittorio Vanzo. Pupils were Virginia Zeani. Sang in FP of Mori Di Valenza (Ponchielli).

  • 1883 Death of composer Josef Fahrbach.

  • 1889 Birth of soprano Yvonne BROTHIER in Ancerville. d-23 JAN 1967. Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes) 1916. Teachers were Marguerite Long, Paul Vidal, Albert Wolff. Created Virginie in Virginie (Bruneau).

  • 1889 Birth of French contralto Suzanne BROHLY. d-22 JAN 1967.

  • 1891 Birth of composer Istvan Kardos

  • 1892 Birth of mezzo-soprano Rhea TONIOLO in Perugia. d-AUG 1974. Created Eva in Esclava (Mauri).

  • 1893 Birth of composer Ludovic Feldman

  • 1894 Birth of composer Sabin V Dragoi

  • 1894 The Schola Cantorum is founded in Paris by Guilmant, D'Indy and Bordes.

  • 1895 Birth of English soprano Grete STUECKGOLD aka STUCKGOLD in London.

  • 1902 Birth of composer Avraham Daus

  • 1903 Birth of Armenian composer Aram KHACHATURIAN in Tiflis. d-Moscow, 1 MAY 1978. Search  for Aram KHACHATURIAN

  • 1904 (Jun 3rd?) Birth of American tenor Jan PEERCE aka Jacob Pincus Perelmuth, in NYC, NY. MET Opera.

  • 1905 Birth of Hungarian-American composer László HALASZ in Debrecen. Conducted the Budapest Opera (1929-30); Prague (1930-32); Vienna (1933-36); St Louis Grand Opera (1939-42); NYCO (1943-51).

  • 1910 Birth of composer Toshitsugu Ogiwara

  • 1915 Birth of American composer Vincent PERSICHETTI in Philadelphia, PA. d-1985. Search  for Vincent PERSICHETTI

  • 1915 Death of Russian composer Sergei Taneyev, in Dyud'kovo. b-1856. Search  for Sergei Taneyev

  • 1921 Birth of composer Joan CROWELL.

  • 1921 FP of Paul Hindemith's one-act opera Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen 'Murder, Hope of Women' and Burmese puppet-play Nusch-Nuschi in Stuttgart.

  • 1921 FP of Darius Milhaud's ballet L'Homme et son désir 'Man and His Desire' in Paris.

  • 1922 Birth of Scottish composer Iain HAMILTON in Glasgow. d-2000.

  • 1922 American composer Randall Thompson wins The American Academy in Rome. The third two-year composition fellowship.

  • 1924 Birth of French composer Serge NIGG in Paris.

  • 1924 FP of Mahler's unfinished Tenth Symphony. Zemlinsky conducts in Prague.

  • 1924 FP of Arnold Schoenberg's one-act melodrama Erwartung 'Expectation' at the New German Theater in Prague.

  • 1925 FP of Prokofiev's Second Symphony at a Koussevitsky concert, in Paris.

  • 1926 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Gloria LANE in Trenton, NJ. Debut as Secretary in the FP of Consul (Menotti). Teacher was Elizabeth Westmoreland. Pupil was Pamela Scanlon, Christine Kelley, Francis Liska. Created Desideria in Saint of Bleeker Street (Menotti).

  • 1926 Birth of Australian conductor and scholar Denis VAUGHAN. Founded Orchestra of Naples in 1972.

  • 1926 Birth of German conductor Klaus TENNSTEDT in Merseburg. d-German home, cancer 12 JAN 1998. Search  for Klaus TENNSTEDT

  • 1928 FP of Richard Strauss' opera The Egyptian Helen in Dresden.

  • 1929 Birth of composer Boguslaw Schaffer

  • 1931 FP of Henry Cowell's Synchrony in Paris.

  • 1934 Birth of Norwegian mezzo-soprano Unni RUGTVEDT in Skien Norway. Debut as Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1964. Teachers were Clemens Kaiser-Breme, Max Lorenz, Oskar Raum, Kathe Sundstrom.

  • 1934 Birth of French pianist and conductor Philippe ENTREMONT in Rheims. Search  for Philippe ENTREMONT

  • 1936 Birth of American composer Dwight WINENGER in Indiana.

  • 1937 Birth of German soprano Mechthild GESSENDORF in Munich. MET Opera Début, 15 NOV 1986 [Marschalin] Der Rosenkavalier, 7 seasons (1986-87, 88-91, 92-93, 94-95, 97-98) 29 Perf., 6 works.

  • 1937 Birth of So African soprano Joyce BAKER. d-23 MAY 1992.

  • 1938 Birth of German tenor Karl Walter BOEHM in Numberg.

  • 1939 Birth of Spanish tenor Giacomo ARAGALL in Barcelona. Debut as Gaston in Jerusalem (Verdi) 1963. Teachers were Vladimiro Badiali, Francisco Puig. aka Jaume Aragall y Garriga. MET Opera Début 19 SEP 1968 [Duke] Rigoletto, 5-seasons (1968/69, 1970-72, 1976-78) 38 perf. of 6 roles.

  • 1939 Birth of Italian tenor Alberto RINALDI in Rome.

  • 1939 Birth of Dutch composer Louis ANDRIESSEN in Utrecht. Search  for Louis ANDRIESSEN

  • 1940 Birth of American composer Phillip RHODES.

  • 1942 (2nd?)Birth of English countertenor Paul ESSWOOD in Nottingham. Debut as Orimeno in Erismena (Cavalli) 1968. Teacher was Gordon Clinton. Pupil was Christopher Robson. Created Akhanaten in Akhanaten (Glass). Death in Paradise Lost (Penderecki).

  • 1943 FP of Dimitri Shostakovich's Piano Sonata No. 2, in Moscow.

  • 1947 FP of Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite. Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler conducting at Symphony Hall, Boston. Work was commissioned by the Eire Society of Boston for their annual 'Irish Night' at the 'Pops'.

  • 1948 Birth of English pianist and conductor Diane AMBACHE.

  • 1949 Birth of American composer Edgar Warren WILLIAMS in Orlando, FL.

  • 1951 Birth of soprano Gabriele AUENMULLER in Meissen.

  • 1960 Birth of American composer Mary C. WRIGHT in Cleveland, OH.

  • 1961 Death of Belgian baritone Tilkin Servais. b-Brussels, 28 MAY 1888. Debut 1913. Teacher was Desire Demest.

  • 1976 Death of German soprano Elizabeth Rethberg. b-Schwarzenberg, 22 SEP 1894. Debut as Arsena in Zigeunerbaron (Strauss). Teacher was Otto Watrin. Created Helena in Aegyptische Helena (Strauss).

  • 1976 Death of Swiss baritone Charles Panzera. b-Geneva, 16 FEB 1896. Debut as Albert in Werther (Massenet) 1919. Pupils were Xavier Depraz, Andree Esposito, Jacques Jansen. Howard Thain, Remy Corazza, Charles Ludwig. Created Apollon in Amphion (Honeggar).

  • 1998 FP of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Gambit. Netherlands Radio Philharmonic conducted by the composer at the Holland Festival.

  • 2002 Death of New Zealand composer Douglas Gordon Lilburn in New Zealand. b-Wanganui, New Zealand, 2 NOV 1915.
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