classical music JULY 11

Anton Stepanovich Arensky

  • 1772 Birth of Italian tenor Domenico Ronconi in Rovigo. Died 13 Apr 1839 Pupils, Erminia Frezzolini, Giorgio Ronconi (son), Caroline Unger Created Cavalier Di Comingio in Adelaide e Comingio (Pacini) Arrigo in Sposa Fedele (Pacini) Orlando in Gastalda ed ilLacche (G Mosca) Lindoro in Italiani in Algeri (L Mosca)
  • 1786 FP of Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf's opera Doktor und Apotheker in Vienna. CD-Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Doktor und Apotheker
  • 1798 USAmerica President John Adams signs an Act of Congress establishing the United States Marine Band, in Philadelphia, then the nation's capital.
  • 1801 Birth of American composer John Hill HEWITT in Maiden Lane, NY. d-1890.
  • 1807 Birth of Bohemian tenor Joseph TICHATSCHEK in Teplice. Was the first Rienzi in 1842 and the first Tannhauser in 1845. d-18 Jan 1886 Teacher, Giuseppe Ciccimarra Created Cola Rienzi in Rienzi (Wagner) Tannhauser in Tannhauser (Wagner)
  • 1824 Birth of composer Adolphe-Abraham Samuel
  • 1836 Birth of Brazilian composer and teacher Antonio Carlo GOMES in Campinas, Sao Paulo. d-Para, Belém, 16 SEP 1896.
  • 1837 Birth of composer Paul Lacombe
  • 1839 Nine year old pianist Anton RUBINSTEIN makes his Mosocw debut.
  • 1841 Birth of composer Daniel de Lange, Dutch
  • 1849 (18th?) Birth of soprano Anna Maria Louise Judic in Semur-en-Auxois. Died 14 Apr 1911 Created Princess Cunegone in Rei Carotte (Offenbach) Sang in premiere of Madame L'Archduc (Offenbach) Creole (Offenbach) Doctor Ox (Offenbach) Lili (Herve) Mamzelle Nitouche (Herve) Rousette (Lecocq) Grand Casimir (Lecocq) Niniche (Boullard)
  • 1857 Birth of composer Iacob Moresianu
  • 1861 Birth of composer Anton Stepanovich Arensky
  • 1862 Birth of English soprano and composer Lotte (Liza) LEHMANN in London. d-Pinner, 19 SEP 1918. Debut 23 Nov 1885 Teachers, Albert Randegger, Raunkilde Pupil, Dora Labbette
  • 1882 Edward MacDowell gives FP of his Piano Concerto No. 1 at Liszt's request in Zurich. CD-MacDowell: Piano Concertos
  • 1885 The First concert of the Boston Promenade Orchestra which later became the Boston Pops. Performed at the old Boston Music Hall under Adolf Neuendorff.
  • 1888 Birth of Oscar Lassner Baritone / Teacher of Singing Born 11 July 1888 Teacher, Amalie Materna Pupils, Rudolf Bockelmann, Carla Spletter
  • 1889 Birth of American composer Johanna Magdalena BEYER. d-1944.
  • 1892 Birth of composer Giorgio Federico Ghedini
  • 1896 Birth of Evelyn Scotney Soprano Born 11 July 1896 Ballarat Victoria Died 5 Aug 1967 Debut as Frasquita in Carmen (Bizet) 2 Dec 1911 Teachers:- Mathilde Marchesi, Paolo Tosti
  • 1899 Birth of American composer George Frederick McKAY in Harrington, WA. d-Stateline, NV 4 OCT 1970.
  • 1914 Birth of Finnish choral director Ahti SONNINEN in Kuopio. d-Helsinki, 27 AUG 1984.
  • 1916 Birth of American composer Howard BRUBECK in Concord, CA. d-Escondido, CA 16 FEB 1993. Brother of composer, pianist Dave Brubeck.
  • 1921 FP of George Gershwin's George White's Scandals of 1921 at the Liberty Theater in NYC.
  • 1922 Opening concert of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestral performances. Alfred Hertz the first conductor.
  • 1923 Birth of Ludmilla Dvorakova Soprano Born 11 July 1923 Prague Debut as Leonora in Fidelio (Beethoven) 1949 Teacher :- Jarmila Vavradova Sang in premiere of Kraluv Mincmistr (Vostrak)
  • 1925 Birth of American soprano Mattiwilda DOBBS in Atlanta, GA. Debut in Nightingale (Stravinsky) 1952 Teachers, Pierre Bernac, Lotte Lehmann
  • 1925 Birth of Swedish tenor Nicolai GEDDA (aka Ustinov) in Stockholm.
  • 1926 Birth of composer Rodolfo Arizaga
  • 1927 Birth of Swedish-American conductor Herbert BLOMSTEDT in Springfield MA.
  • 1928 Birth of American composer Robert WASHBURN.
  • 1929 Birth of baritone Hermann PREY in Berlin Germany. d- 22 JUL 1998. Debut as Moruccio in Tiefland (D'Albert) 1952 Teachers:- Gunther Baum, Harry Gottschalk, Jaro Prohaska Created Meton in Pallas Athene Weint (Krenek)
  • 1937 Death of American composer George Gershwin, of a brain tumor, in Beverly Hills, CA. Age 38. b-NYC, 26 SEP 1898. aka Jacob Gershowitz.
  • 1937 Death of Marcia van Dresser Soprano Born 4 Dec 1877 Memphis Died 11 Jul 1937 Teachers:- Hermine Bosetti, Jean De Reszke, Mrs Robinson-Duff
  • 1940 First conducting by Leonard Bernstein. He lead the Boston Pops in a performance of Wagner's Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger at an open-air Esplanade Concert at the shell on the Charles river.
  • 1953 Birth of English conductor and composer Bramwell TOVEY.
  • 1953 Birth of Nicholas Folwell Baritone Born 11 July 1953 Middlesex Debut as Bosun in Billy Budd (Britten) 1978 Teacher :- Raimund Herincx Created Koroviev in Meister und Margarita (Holler) Mutius in Timon of Athens (Oliver) Eckbert in Blond Eckbert (Weir)
  • 1954 Death of Leon Rains Bass-Baritone Born 1 Oct 1870 New York Died 11 July 1954 Debut as Marquis d'Obigny in La Traviata (Verdi) Teachers:- Oscar Saenger, Jacques Bouhy Pupil :- Susan Harvard Created High Priest in Nausikaa (Bungert) Jagu in Manru (Paderewski) High Priest in Odysseus' Tod (Bungert) Fifth Jew in Salome (Strauss) Count in Fruhlingsnacht (Schjelderup)
  • 1961 Birth of Alistair Miles Bass Born 11 July 1961 Middlesex Debut as Trulove in Rakes Progress (Stravinsky) 1985 Teachers:- Bruce Boyce, Rudolf Piernay, Richard Standen
  • 1962 Death of Rene Maison Tenor Born 24 Nov 1895 Frameries Died 11 July 1962 Debut as Rodolfo in Boheme (Puccini) 1920 Pupil :- Ramon Vinay
  • 1962 Death of Anne Bollinger Soprano Born 22 Dec 1922 Lewiston Ohio Died 11 July 1862 Debut as Frasquita in Carmen (Bizet) 1 Nov 1949 Teachers:- Rosalie Miller, Lotte Lehmann
  • 1973 Death of Russian composer Alexandr Mosolov in Moscow. b-Kiev, Ukraine, 29 JUL 1900.
  • 1974 Birth of Turkish composer Musa GOCMEN in Ankara.
  • 1979 Birth of English composer Phillip Neil MARTIN in Canterbury.
  • 1996 FP of James MacMillan's The World's Ransoming for English horn. Soloist Christine Pendrill with the London Symphony, Kent Nagano conducting at the Barbican in London. CD-MacMillan: Triduum Parts 1 and 2 - The World's Ransoming, Concerto For Cello / Vanska, Wallfisch, Pendrill, et al
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