classical music JULY 12


  • 1468 Birth of Spanish composer Juan del ENCINA in Salamanca. d-Léon, 1529.

  • 1666 FP of Cesti's "Nettunno e Flora festeggianti" Vienna (1666).

  • 1757 Birth of composer Christian Danner

  • 1675 Birth of Italian composer and conductor Evarista dall'ABACO in Verona. d-Munich, 17 JUL 1742. There is some doubt of his death on the 12th, JUL 1742.

  • 1701 FP of Ariosti's "La fede ne' tradimenti" Berlin (1701).

  • 1703 FP of Ariosti's "Mars und Irene" Berlin (1703).

  • 1773 Death of German flutist and teacher Johann QUANTZ in Potsdam. b-Oberscheden, Hannover 30 JAN 1697.

  • 1799 FP of Paer's "Il morto vivo" Vienna (1799).

  • 1801 Birth of composer John Hill Hewitt

  • 1802 Birth of composer Charles-Louis Hanssens

  • 1821 Birth of composer Cesare Dominiceti in Desenzano del Guarda. d. Sesto di Monza, June 20, 1888:

  • 1842 Birth of American soprano Clara Louise KELLOGG.

  • 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.

  • 1900 FP of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem at the Paris World Exhibition in Paris. CD-Fauré: Requiem / Bott, Cachemaille; Gardiner

  • 1902 Birth of tenor August Jaresch.

  • 1908 Birth of Dutch composer Johan Henri Gustave FRANCO in Zaandam, Netherlands.

  • 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: 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).

  • 1931 Birth of Belgian composer André LAPORTE in Oplinter.

  • 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.

  • 1935 Birth of German conductor Gerd ALBRECHT.

  • 1937 Birth of Nelly Ailakowa Soprano Born 12 July 1937 Teachers:- Maria Brand, Rudolf Dittich

  • 1937 America mourns as they hear about the death of American composer George GERSHWIN at the age of 38 previous day in Hollywood.

  • 1938 Birth of American composer Lee NOBLE in Detroit.

  • 1940 FP of Alberto Ginastera's ballet Panambi in Buenos Aires. CD-Alberto Ginastera: Panambí (Ballet, 1937) / Estancia (Complete Ballet, 1941) - London Symphony Orchestra / Gisèle Ben-Dor

  • 1942 Birth of American clarinetist Richard STOLTZMAN in Omaha, NE.

  • 1943 Birth of English pianist Roger VIGNOLES.

  • 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

  • 1946 FP of Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia at the Glyndebourne Festival in England. CD-Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

  • 1947 Death of Bjorn Talen Tenor Born 8 Nov 1890 Oslo Died 12 July 1947 Debut 1915 Teacher :- Sebastianini

  • 1948 FP of Vaughan Williams Partita For Double String Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, London, by BBC SO with RVW conducting. CD-Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works

  • 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.

  • 1966 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni GROSSKOPF in Sesto S.G., Milan.

  • 1968 Death of Ada Sari Soprano Born 1888 Wadowice Cracow Died 12 July 1968 Debut as Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1909 Pupils, Zdislava Donat, Urszula Trawinska Moroz

  • 1969 Birth of Italian composer Luca BELLONI in Milan.

  • 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

  • 1976 Birth of British composer Louise THOMPSON in Portsmouth, England.

  • 1976 FP of Hans-Werner Henze's opera We Come to the River at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London.

  • 1979 Death of Finnish conductor and choral director Kalervo Tuukkanen in Helsinki. b-Mikkeli, 14 OCT 1909.

  • 1991 Death of Rina Del Monaco Teacher of Singing Born 1918 Genoa Died 12 July 1991 Pupils :- Nikola Martinucci, Giogio Casellato-Lamberti, Giuseppe Giacomini Hanna Schwarz

  • 1992 FP of Christopher Rouse's Violin Concerto. Aspen Festival Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin, soloist Cho-Liang Lin at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen CO. CD-Der Gerettete Alberich / Violin Concerto / Rapture

  • 1996 Death of Swiss composer Gottfried von Einem in Vienna. b-Bern, 24 JAN 1918.

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