classical music history for July 23

 Johannes Herbst

  • 1584 Death of English publisher and music typographer John Day in London.

  • 1595 Death of French composer and priest Thoinot Jehan, Arbeau Tabourot* in Langres. b-Dijon, 17 MAR 1519. Name *Thoinot Arbeau is an anagram of Jehan Tabourot. Orchésographie dances published in 1588.

  • 1661 FP of Lully's ballet Les Saisons at Fontainebleau.

  • 1685 Death in London of Italian violinist Pietro Reggio. Song composer and publisher.

  • 1734 Birth of Moravian composer Johannes HERBST. d-1812.

  • 1734 (14 JUN 1730?) Birth of composer Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini

  • 1735 Birth of composer Johannes Herbst

  • 1738 Handel begins his oratorio Saul with text by Charles Jennens, their first collaboration.

  • 1757 Death of Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti in Madrid. b-Napoli, 26 OCT 1685. Son of Alessandro Scarlatti.

  • 1758 Birth of American composer Timothy SWAN in Worcester, MA. d-1843.

  • 1769 Birth of composer Alexey Nikolayevich Titov

  • 1773 Birth of composer Karl Ludwig Hellwig

  • 1793 Birth of composer Joseph Hartmann Stuntz

  • 1803 Birth of composer Johann Vesque von Puttlingen

  • 1796 Birth of Swedish composer Franz Adolf BERWALD in Stockholm. d-Stockholm, 3 APR 1868. Opera: "Gustaf Wasa" (inc. Stockholm, 1828); "Cecilia" (inc. [lost] 1829); "Leonida" (1829); "Der Verräter" (Stockholm [lost] 1830); "Donna Isabella" (inc. [lost] 1830); "Trubaduren" (1830); "Estrella de Soria" (1841, [rev] Stockholm, 1862); "Jag går i kloster" (stockholm, 1843); "Modehandlerskan" (Stockholm 1845); "Eine ländliche Verlobung in Schweden" (A Swedish Country Wedding, Vienna, 1847), "Slottet Lochleven" (inc. [lost] 1863); "Drottningen av Golconda" (The Queen of Golconda, not staged until 1968, Stockholm.

  • 1806 Birth of German composer and teacher Eduard MARXSEN. Taught Brahms.

  • 1824 FP of Weber's Der Freischutz in London. Starts new era of opera in England.

  • 1825 Birth of  Dutch composer, organist and conductor Richard Hol

  • 1833 Birth of Norwegian soprano Borghild Bryhn-Langaard,  (aka. Borghild-Bryn, Borghild Langaard, Borghild Brunelli) in Kongvinger, Norway. d. Oslo, Nov. 20, 1939:. Studied first in Norway, then London, where she kept herself by working as a governess. Début [Santuzza]; w/ John McCormack as [Turiddu] (1907). In 1911, she sang in Vienna Imperial Opera. When she appeared in Italy she was heard in under the name of Brunelli and at Budapest. Her only U.S. appearance was in Chicago, Un Ballo in Maschera, (1919). During the 1920s she was active in Scandinavia. Her list of recordings is a short one, and many of her recordings are Scandinavian songs.

  • 1834 FP of PAËR: "Un caprice de femme" Paris (1834).

  • 1838 Birth of French violinist and conductor Edouard COLONNE.

  • 1848 Birth of French baritone Lucien FUGERE. Photo.

  • 1849 Birth of Hungarian pianist Count Gaza ZICHY. Who had only left-hand and played in recitals with Liszt.

  • 1849 Birth of baritone Mieczyslaw Horbowski in Doleck. Died 23 Jan1937 Debut 1872 Teachers, Giovanni Lamperti, Gustave-Hippolyte Roger Pupils, Adam Dobosz

  • 1856 Birth of English music teacher and critic Herman KLEIN in Norwich. Died 10 March 1934. Teacher, Manuel Garcia Jnr Pupil, Ruth Vincent

  • 1856 Birth of American composer Arthur Homer BIRD. d-1923.

  • 1861 Birth of American violinist and conductor Nahan FRANKO in New Orleans.

  • 1866 (26th?) Birth of Italian composer Francesco CILEA in Palmi, Calabria. d- 20 NOV 1950.

  • 1869 Birth of German soprano Susanne Dessoir Susanne in Grunberg. d. June 24, 1953. Teachers, Blanche Corelli, Etelka Gerster, Amalie Joachim

  • 1876 Birth of composer William Gillies Whittaker

  • 1884 Birth of French contralto Ketty Lapeyrette, in Oloron. d. Paris, Oct. 2, 1960. Debut as Delilah in Samson et Delilah (Saint-Saens) 1908 Teachers, Maximilien Bouvet, Hettich, Masson

  • 1884 Birth of composer Apolinary Szeluto

  • 1892 Birth of composer Petros John Petridis

  • 1901 Birth of Italian American artistic director Frank Pandolfi, in Mormanno, Italy. d. Hartford, CT, Feb. 4, 1975. For thirty years founding artistic director of the Connecticut Opera Association.

  • 1902 Birth of Brazilian composer and conductor Walter Burle MARX in Sao Paulo. Founded Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • 1904 Birth of Italian "pandiatonicism" composer Adone ZECCHI in Bologna.

  • 1905 Birth of German composer Erich Itor KAHN in Rimbach. d-NYC, 5 MAR 1956. Kahn established the Schubert Gesellschaft in Paris.

  • 1907 Birth of Italian violinist Gioconda de VITO.

  • 1910 FP of Clutsam: "A Summer Night" London (1910).

  • 1911 Birth of baritone John McHugh, in Wolverhampton. Teachers, Mark Raphael, Dino Borgioli, Father Grimaldi, Pio Di Pietro

  • 1914 Birth of Latvian tenor Mikhail Alexandrovich, in Worswills (Riga), Latvia. d. Munich, July 4, 2002.

  • 1916 Birth of American composer Ben WEBER in St. Louis, MO. Used twelve tone technique melodicly. d-NYC, 9 MAY 1979.

  • 1921 Birth of American composer Jerome ROSEN in Boston.

  • 1922 Birth of Czech bass Josef Heriban. Debut as Morales in Carmen (Bizet) 1945 Teachers, Margit Czessiny, Anny Kornhauserovakorinsk, Tino Pattiera Lunka Michailova, Rudolf Petrak

  • 1926 FP of Gaito: "Ollantay" Buenos Aries (1926).

  • 1928 Birth of American pianist Leon FLEISHER in San Francisco.

  • 1931 Birth of English soprano Ava June in London. She was a principal soprano with Sadlers Wells Opera Company from 1956-1963 and a company principal with English National Opera from 1970-1983. Teacher, Joan Cross Created Vronskaya in Anna Karenina (Hamilton) Voice of Ata in Moon & Sixpence (Gardner) Frau Schomberg in Victory (Rodney-Bennett) Madame de Libertat & Grande Blanche in Toussaint (Blake).

  • 1932 Death of French mezzo-soprano Marie Delna. Born 3 Apr 1875 in Paris. Debut as Didon in Trojans (Berlioz) 1892 Teachers, Rosine Laborde, Savary Created Marcelline in Attaque du Moulin (Bruneau) Sang in premiere of Vivandiere (Godard).

  • 1933 Birth of English pianist Bernard ROBERTS. With his sons, The Bernard Roberts piano trio. d-3 NOV 2013. OBIT
  • 1937 Birth of American tenor Richard Kness, in Rockford, Il. MET: Début: Sep. 18, 1978 [Walther] Tannhäuser, 3 seasons (1978-80, 81-82) 23 perf., 3 works. Debut as Duke in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1966 Teachers, Marinka Gurewich, Clemens Kaiser-Breme, Martial Singher Frederick Wilkerson

  • 1940 Birth of mezzo-soprano Rose Wagemann, in Gravowce. Teacher, Irma Beilke.

  • 1944 Birth of pianist Maria Joao PIRES in Lisbon, Portugal. Married to violinist Augustin Dumay. Biography.

  • 1946 Birth of American composer David NOON in Johnstown, PA.

  • 1947 Birth of American tenor David Kuebler, in Detroit. MET: Début: Feb. 4, 1981 [Tamino] Die Zauberflöte, 7 seasons (1980-82, 86-87, 94-95, 96-99) thru 2000: 52 perf., 6 works.

  • 1951 Birth of American composer John CARBON in Chicago.

  • 1952 Birth of American composer Steven L. ROSENHAUS.

  • 1954 Birth of American soprano Susan Dunn, in Bauxite, AR, Bauxite is a town owned by Alcoa. MET: Début: June 19, 1989 [Leonora] Trovatore, 2 seasons (1988-90) 9 perf., 1 work. Debut as Aida in Aida (Verdi) 1982.

  • 1960 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Susan GRAHAM in Roswell, NM. MET: Début: Sep. 26, 1991 [Second Lady] Die Zauberflöte, 7 seasons (1991-95, 96- 97, 98-thru 2000) continues, 53 perf., 10 works.

  • 1966 Birth of American composer Nicholas Frances CHASE.

  • 1974 Death of Russian tenor Nikandr Khanayev. Born in Pesochnya, June 8, 1890. Teacher, Zvyagina

  • 1979 Death of baritone Mathieu Ahlersmeyer. Born 29 June 1896 in Koln. Debut as Wolfram in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1929 Teacher, Karl Niemann Created Schneidebart in Schweigsame Frau (Strauss) Hieronymous Jobs in Hochzeit des Jobs (Haas) Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt (Egk) Almaviva in Figaro Lasst Sich Scheiden (Klebe) Sang in premiere of Grune Kakadu (Mohaupt)

  • 1982 FP of John Harbison's Variation for clarinet, violin and piano by clarinetist David Satz, violinist Rose Mary Harbison, and pianist Ursula Oppens at the Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival,Sante Fe, NM.

  • 1983 Death of French composer Georges Auric at age 84, in Paris. b-Lodève, 15 FEB 1899.

  • 1998 Death of baritone Matteo Managuerra. Born 1925.

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