1847 Birth of German pianist Karl BARTH who studied with Bulow and Tausig.
1847 Birth of Italian musicologist Father Angelo de SANTI in Trieste. He opposed the use of theater music in the church.
1854 Birth of Rochester NY philanthropist George EASTMAN in Waterville, NY. d-14 MAR 1932, took his own life, plagued by progressive disability resulting from a hardening of the cells in the lower spinal cord. Was inventor of Kodak camera and roll film. Founder of the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (1921). SITE.
1861 Birth of Russian conductor, professor and composer Anton Stepanovich ARENSKY in Novgorod. d-Terijoki, Finland 25 FEB 1906. Operas, "Son na Volge" (Moscow, 1891); "Rafael' (Moscow, 1894); "Nal' i Damayanti" (Moscow, 1904).
1876 Birth of bass Edmund Burke in Toronto. d.Pasadena, CA, Feb. 19, 1970: MET: Nov. 22, 1922 [King] Aida, 3 seasons (1922-25) 13 perf., 3 works. Debut as Cardinal in Juive (Halevy) 1905 Teachers, Alberto Antonio Visetti, Edmond Duvernoy
1885 Birth of English composer and folksong collector George Sainton Kay BUTTERWORTH in London. d-Pozières, France, in the battle of Pozieres, 5 AUG 1916.
1888 Birth of tenor Browning Mummery in Melbourne. Died 16 Mar 1974 Debut as Beppo in Fra Diavolo (Auber)
1892 Birth of bass Mario Basiola in Annico, nr Cremona. d. Annico, Jan. 3, 1965: He studied in Rome, where he made his début (1918). Appearances in Florence and Barcelona led to an engagement with the San Carlo company which toured America (1923). In 1930, he appeared in the American première of Felice Lattuada's Le preziose ridicole and in Montemezzi's La notte di Zoraima the following year. He was also the [Venetian] in the first Metropolitan production of Sadko (1930). In 1933 he returned to Italy where for many years he was a leading baritone in Milan and Rome. After a serious illness, he appeared at CG [Iago, Amonasro, and Germont] (1939). In 1946, he joined a company touring Australia, and in 1951 he returned there as a teacher. MET: Début Nov. 11, 1925 [Amonasro] Aida, 7-seasons (1925-32) 272-perf. of 28-roles. Debut 1918 Teacher, Antonio Cotogni Pupils, Richard Ames, Mario Bertolino, Grace Hoffmann, Alvinio Misciano Joseph Rouleau, Mario Sereni, Joyce Barker, Mario Basiola jnr(son) Created General MacArthur in Marilyn (Ferrero) General Ivolgin in Idiota (Chailly) Sang in premiere of Al Gran Sole Carico D'Amore (Nono) Rappresentazione e Festa (Malipiero) Don Tartufo Bacchettone (Malipiero)
1893 Birth of English french-hornist Aubrey BRAIN in London. d-London, 20 SEP 1955. Father of English french-hornist Dennis Brain.
1895 Birth of Basque composer Juan Telleria y ARRIZABALAGA.
1895 Birth of Norwegian soprano Kirsten FLAGSTAD Hamar, nr Oslo. d- Oslo, 7 DEC 1962. MET: Feb. 2, 1935 Début: [Sieglinde] Die Walküre, 9 seasons (1934-41, 50-52) 261 perf., 11 roles, 10 works. Debut as Nuri in Tiefland (D'Albert) Teachers, Gillis Bratt, Ellen Schytte-Jacobsen, Albert Westwang, Inge Isene Pupils, Nina Carina, Kari Lovaas
1895 Birth of American musical theater lyricist Oscar HAMMERSTEIN II. Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, Sound of Music; with music by Richard Rodgers. d- 23 AUG 1960.
1922 FP of Paul Hindemith's Kleine Kammermusik for winds, Op. 24, no. 2. Frankfurt Chamber Winds in Cologne, Germany. CD-Primavera
1924 Birth of composer Jaap Geraedts
1925 Birth of Japanese composer Tasushi AKUTAGAWA in Tokyo. [Most databases list his name as Yasushi Akutagawa, eg: MusicFromJapan... or AllClassical and with a death year of 1989: Naxos.com almanac has a death date of 1/31/1989.]
1925 Birth of tenor Albert Lance in Adelaide. Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 1953 Teachers, Nizza, Dominique Modesti, Greta Callow Created Raymond Bardac in Blood Moon (Dello Joio)
1926 Birth of Opera director Jihn Crosby in New York. d. Palm Springs, Dec. 15, 2002: Founder and Director of the Santa Fe Opera.
1929 Birth of composer Pavle Merku
1929 FP of Boero's "El Matrero" Buenos Aires (1929).
1934 Birth of American pianist Van CLIBURN in Shreveport Louisiana. As a child was taught by his mother, in 1958 was the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Prize in Moscow. Cliburn died of bone cancer on 27 February 2013. Obituary.
1944 Birth of Paul, Judith de (s) It. b. Florence, July, 12, 1944; MET: Début: Feb. 13, 1968 [Frasquita] Carmen, 6 seasons (1967-73) 110 perf., 8 works. Debut as Amelia in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1966 Teacher :- Kurt Baum
1951 Birth of soprano Sylvia Sass in Budapest. MET: Début: Mar. 17, 1977 [Tosca] Tosca, 1 season (1976-77) 3 perf., 1 work. Debut as Gutrune in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) 1972 Teacher, Ferenc Revhegyi Created Mother in Moses (Durko)
1953 Death of Belgian composer Joseph Jongen at age 79, in Sart-lez-Spa. b-Liège, 14 DEC 1873.
1972 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' opera Taverner at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London.
1974 Death of Christo Brambarov Baritone / Teacher of Singing Born 1906. Debut as Germont in Traviata (Verdi) 1932 Pupils, Ghena Dimitrova, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Peter Gougaloff Galia Joncheva, Eduardes Kaniava, Dimiter Petkov, Stojan Stoyanov, Dimiter Uzunov, Raffaele Arie, Nikolai Ghiuselev