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  • 1671 Birth of composer Tomaso Albinoni
  • 1722 Birth of composer Jakob Friedrich KleinknechtJakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, 1722-1794: Ein Komponist zwischen Barock und Klassik (Veroffentlichungen der Stadtbibliothek Ulm) (German Edition)
  • 1740 Birth of composer Gabriele Mario Piozzi
  • 1724 FP of Keiser's "Das frohlockende Gross Britannien" Hamburg.
  • 1753 Birth of French composer Nicolas DALAYRAC in Muret, Haute Garonne. d-Paris, 26 NOV 1809. Composed about sixty Operas.
  • 1783 Birth of composer Joseph Lincke
  • 1787 FP of Salieri's "Tarare" Paris, recomposed and given as "Axur, re d'Ormus" Vienna, 8 JAN 1788.
  • 1790 Birth of Austrian baritone Anton FORTI in Vienna. A popular Don Giovanni and Figaro. d-16 JUL 1859. Created Lysiart in Euryanthe (Weber).
  • 1796 Death of Italian composer, conductor and violinist Felice d´Giardini at age 80 in Moscow. aka Degiardino. b-Turin, 12 APR 1716.
  • 1800 FP of Boieldieu's "Beniowski" Paris.
  • 1805 Birth of composer Luigi Ricci
  • 1810 Birth of German composer Robert Alexander SCHUMANN in Zwickau, Saxony, Germany. d-Endenich, Germany nr. Bonn, 29 JUL 1856. He wrote 2 operas, "Der Corsar" unfinished (1844); "Genoveva" (Leipzig, 1850), 4 symphonies, several overtures, various chamber works, over 100 keyboard pieces, and hundreds of songs and choral works. Born to a bookseller, he had virtually no musical training until the age of twenty. He married pianist Clara Wieck, who was a champion of his music. Search  SCHUMANN
  • 1812 Birth of composer Spyridon Xyndas
  • 1815 FP of Coccia's "Clotilde" Venice.
  • 1839 Death of German soprano Aloysia Weber. b-Mannheim, 1750. Teacher was Wolfgang Mozart, Georg Joseph Vogler. Pupil was Caroline Unger. Created Mme. Herz in Schauspieldirektor (Mozart).
  • 1834 Birth of composer George Garrett
  • 1837 Birth of composer Jan Kleczynski
  • 1843 Birth of Italian bass Fyodor STRAVINSKY in Minsk. aka Fyodor Ignatyevich Stravinsky was a principal bass at the Imerial Opera in St. Petersburg who made over 1200 appearances in 64 roles during his careerd-21 NOV 1902. Was father of composer Igor Stravinsky.
  • 1850 FP of Halevy's "La Tempestà" London.
  • 1856 Birth of Polish composer and pianist Maria JUNATHA in Warsaw. d-The Hague, 9 JUN 1932.
  • 1858 Birth of composer Antonio Nicolau, also was popular Spanish conductor
  • 1859 FP of Delibes' "L'omelette à la Follembuche" Paris.
  • 1863 Birth of German tenor Ernst KRAUS in Erlangen. d-6 SEP 1941.Debut as Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1893. Teachers were Cesare Galliera, Frau Schimon-Regan. Created Heinrich in Wald (Smyth).
  • 1867 Birth of French composer Jean-Baptiste LEMIRE in Colmar. d-La Fleche, France 2 MAR 1945.
  • 1868 Birth of Spanish-American pianist and composer Alberto JONAS The Master School of Virtuoso Piano Playing: Volume I Finger Exercises in Madrid. In USA from 1894. Author of Alberto Jonas' Master School of Modern Piano Playing and Virtuosity.
  • 1873 Birth of German baritone Otto GORITZ Photo Otto Goritz 1900  in Berlin. d-11 APR 1929. MET Opera Début 24 DEC 1903 [Klingsor] Parsifal, 14 seasons (1903-17) 619 Perf., 29 roles, 26 works.
  • 1881 Birth of composer Prospero Bisquertt
  • 1884 Death of American composer and music publisher Henry Clay Work at age 51, in Hartford, CT. b-Middletown, CT 1 OCT 1832.
  • 1888 Birth of composer Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck
  • 1890 Birth of tenor Nikandr KHANAYEV Lebendige Vergangenheit - Nikandr Khanayev in Pesochnya. d-23 JUL 1974. Teacher was Zvyagina.
  • 1894 Birth of Czech composer Ervin SCHULHOFF in Praha, Czech Republic. d-Wultzburg concentration camp, Germany 18 AUG 1942.
  • 1895 FP of Cowen's "Harold, or The Norman Conquest" London.
  • 1898 Birth of German bass Robert EASTON in Sunderland. d-26 MAY 1987. Debut as Fafner in Siegfried (Wagner) 1935. Teachers were Bozelli, Dinh Gilly, Norman Notly, Harry Plunkett-Greene.
  • 1898 FP of Rousseau's "La Cloche du Rhin" Paris with Jean Noté (b) (1859- 1922) Fr. as [Hermann].
  • 1906 Birth of English clarinetist and teacher Reginald KELL in York, d- Frankfort, KY 5 AUG 1981.
  • 1912 FP of Ravel's ballet Daphnis and Chloe in stage form, by Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe, Pierre Monteux conducting at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. CD-Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, etc / Dutoit, Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • 1913 Birth of composer Janos Jagamas
  • 1920 Birth of bass Peter ROTH-EHRANG in Trier. d-28 DEC 1966. Debut as Hermit in Freischutz 1950. Teachers were Paul Lohmann, Kurt Prasse. Sang in FP of Hochzeit des Jobs (Haas). Visitation (Schuller).
  • 1923 Birth of Belgian composer Karel GOEYVAERTS in Antwerp. d-Antwerp, 3 FEB 1993. Search  Karel GOEYVAERTS
  • 1926 Birth of composer Anatol Vieru
  • 1927 Birth of Australian baritone Robert ALLMAN in Melbourne. Teachers were Dominique Modesti, Marjorie Smith.
  • 1928 Birth of composer Jiri Dvoracek
  • 1929 FP of Paul Hindemith's Neus vom Tage 'News of the Day' at the Krolloper in Berlin. A revised version, FP in Naples, 7 APR 1954, composer conducting.
  • 1930 Birth of American bass Raymond MICHALSKI in Bayonne, NJ. d-Elizabeth, NJ 24 DEC 1978. MET Opera Début 29 DEC 1965, [King] Aida, 10 seasons (1965-71, 72-76) 301 perf., 25 roles. Debut as Nourabad in Pearl Fishers (Bizet) 1959. Teacher was Rosalie Miller. Created Jed in Mourning Becomes Electra (Levy).
  • 1930 Birth of composer Yannis Ioannidis
  • 1932 Birth of composer Hans Gunter Helms
  • 1932 Death of Hungarian soprano Clementine Schuch-Proska. b-12 FEB 1850. Teacher was Mathilde Marchesi.
  • 1933 Birth of American baritone Robert KERNS in Highland Park, MI. d-Vienna, 15 FEB 1989. Debut as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1955. Sang in FP of Rope (Mennini).
  • 1937 FP of Boero's "Siripo" Buenos Aires.
  • 1937 FP of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana at the Opernhaus in Frankfurt. CD-Orff: Carmina Burana
  • 1940 Death of American composer Frederick Shepherd Converse at age 69, in Westwood, MA. b-Newton, MA 5 JAN 1871.
  • 1941 Birth of American flutist Paula Robison in Tennesee.
  • 1941 FP of Harold Shapero's Nine Minute Overture in NYC. CD-Harold Shapero: Symphony for Classical Orchestra; Nine-Minute Overture
  • 1947 Birth of American composer Joan La BARBARA in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1949 Birth of Polish-American pianist Emanuel AX Chopin: 4 Ballades; Scherzos; Mazurkas in Lvov, Poland. Search  for Emanuel AX
  • 1950 (28th?) Birth of American violinist Elmar OLIVEIRA in Waterbury, CT. Baker`s Biographical 8th edition indicates 28 Jun. Search  for Elmar OLIVEIRA
  • 1950 FP of Paul Hindemith's Horn Concerto. Hindemith conducting with Dennis Brain soloist in Baden-Baden, Germany. CD-Dennis Brain ~ Strauss - The Two Horn Concertos & Hindemith - Horn Concerto / Sawallisch
  • 1953 FP of Benjamin Britten's opera Glorianna at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in London. Edith Coats (m/s) (1908-1983) Eng. Jennifer Vyvyan (s) (1925-1974) Eng. Peter Pears (t) (1910-1986) Eng. [Essex]; (Pritchard, conducting). The performance took place in the disgruntled presence of Queen Elizabeth II, who was not amused by a stage presentation of her predecessor's Elizabeth and Essex amorous lives. CD-Britten: Gloriana
  • 1957 FP of Fortner's "Bluthochzeit" Cologne. A revision FP in 1963.
  • 1961 Birth of American soprano Kallen ESPERIAN in Waukegan, IL. Studied at University of Illinois. Was a mezzo-soprano in Luciano Pavarotti's Vocal Competition in Philadelphia in 1981. Metropolitan Opera National Competition judges suggested that she perform as a soprano instead, and returned to the Pavarotti Competition in 1985 and won. Debut in Philadelphia as Mimi in La Bohème APR 1986. La Scala debut in Luisa Miller. MET Opera Début 8 MAR 1989, [Mimi] La Bohème, 4 seasons (1988-91, 93-94) 14 perf., 3 works.
  • 1965 Death of Scottish composer, conductor and pianist Erik Chisholm in Rundebosch, S Africa. b-Glasgow, 4 JAN 1904.
  • 1966 Birth of American composer Harold MELTZER.
  • 1968 FP of Harrison Birtwistle's opera Punch and Judy. English Opera Group, David Atherton conducting at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh. CD-Punch & Judy-Complete Opera
  • 1969 Death of American soprano Lenora SPARKS aka Jackson. b-Erie, PA 1879. MET Opera Début, 16 NOV 1908. [Priestess] Aida, 16 seasons (1908-22, 23-24, 25-260 622 perf., 45 roles, 39 works. Created Nursing Sister in Suor Angelica (Puccini).
  • 1971 Death of American bass-baritone Julius Huehn. b-Revere, MA 12 JAN 1904. Debut as Kurwenal in Tristan & Isolde (Wagner) 1934. Teachers were Louis Bachner, Anne Schoen-Rene. Pupil was Philip Booth.
  • 1974 FP of Henry Brant's An American Requiem in Mt. Lebanon, PA.
  • 1984 Death of English composer Gordon Jacob in Saffron Walden. b-London, 5 JUL 1895.
  • 1998 Death of German-American composer Margaret Buechner in Midland, MI. b-Germany, 1922.
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