1817 Birth of soprano Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, in Natchez, MS. Her birth date is celebrated on this date however there is no documentation. d. Philadelphia, Mar. 31, 1876: She was known as "The Black Swan".
1829 FP of Felix Mendelssohn's Double Concerto, in e, for two pianos and orchestra, at a benefit concert, with the composer and Ignaz Moscheles soloists in London.
1858 Birth of Italian composer and music writer Cesare POLLINI.
1876 Birth of singer Mizzi ZWERENZ.
1877 Birth of German tenor Karl ERB in Ravensburg. d-Ravensburg, 13 JUL 1958. Début Stuttgart in Kienzl's Der Evangelimann 1(907). From 1908/10 he gained valuable experience at Lübeck, before returning to Stuttgart for the seasons (1910-12). In 1913, he joined the Hofoper in Munich. In 1921, he married Maria Ivogün (s) (1891-1987) Hun. He left Munich in 1925, but continued to give guest performances in opera until 1930, his last role was [Florestan] under Furtwängler in Berlin. An accident forced his retirement from the operatic stage, following which he was divorced from Ivogün. Erb then devoted himself entirely to lieder and the concert stage. He continued to sing and record at an advanced age, although he made only a few recordings when he was in his prime.
1889 Death of German conductor and violinist Carl Zoeller in London. b-Berlin, 28 MAR 1840.
1884 Birth of composer John Francis Larchet
1891 Birth of Italian composer Franco CASAVOLA in Modugno. d. Bari, July 7, 1977: Opera: "Il govvo del califfo" (1929); "Astuzie d'amore" (1936); "Salammbô" (1948)
1898 Birth of Italian conductor Salvatore ALLEGRA in Palermo. d. Florence, Dec. 9, 1993: Opera: "Ave Maria" (Perugia, 1934), "I Viadanti" (1936), "Il Medico suo Malgrado" (1938), "Romulus" (Naples, 1952), He also composed a number of operettas.
1901 ('05?) Birth of English conductor Reginald GOODALL in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. d-Canterbury, Kent, 5 MAY 1990. Was one of England's finest post-war Wagnerian conductors, mostly at Covent Garden. He conducted the first performance of Britten's Peter Grimes in 1945.
1903 Birth of German mezzo-sopranor Irene ZIEGLER in Munich, July 13, 1903; d. Mannheim, Mar. 1, 1966:
1909 Birth of tenor Einor Anderesson in Västeras, Sweden. d. Jan. 11, 1989. Debut as Fenton in Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai) 1938 Teachers, Joseph Hislop, Torsten Lennartsson, Clary Morales, Set Svanholm
1909 Birth of composer Washington Castro
1909 Birth of composer Paul Constantinescu
1909 Birth of composer David Branson
1913 Birth of composer Ladislav Holoubek
1918 Death of German pianist Hermann Scholtz in Dresden. b-Breslau, 9 JUN 1845.
1921 Birth of Austrian-American film and television composaer Ernest GOLD in Vienna. d-1999.
1921 Birth of soprano Marcella Pobbe, in Vicenza. d. Milan, June 19, 2003: MET: Début: Mar. 8, 1958 [Mimi] La Bohème, 1 season (1957-58) 11 perf., 2 works.
1922 Birth of Philippine nun, pianist and conductor M. Rosalina ABEJO in Tagoloan-Oriental Misamis. d-Fremont, CA., 13 JUL 1991.
1923 Death of Danish composer Asger Hamerik in Copenhagen. b-Copenhagen, 8 APR 1843.
1923 FP of Gilardi's "Ilse" Buenos Aires (1923).
1924 Birth of Italian tenor Carlo BERGONZI in Parma, Pollisene. NYT Obit MUSIClassical Musician Milestones d-25 JUL 2014. MET: Début: Nov. 13, 1956 [Radamès] Aida, 26-seasons (1956-72, 74-75, 76-77, 78- 83, 87-89, 95-96) 323-perf., 23-roles. Debut as Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1951 Teachers, Ettore Campogalliani, Edmondo Grandini Pupils, Manrico Biscotti, Jason Howard, Xiao-jun Deng, Roberto Aronica Manuel Beltran Gil, Giuliano Ciannella, Keith Ikaia-Purdy Alberto Gazale, Sarah M'Pugàna, Piero Terranova, Berle Rosenberg Jeanette Nicolai Created Masaniello in Masaniello (Napoli)
1924 Birth of German soprano Christa-Maria ZIESE in Aschersleben. Debut as Hansel in Hansel & Gretel (Humperdinck) Teachers, Josef Maria Hausschild, Gottlieb Zeithammer Pupil, Rainer Ludeke
1926 - Birth of composer Meyer Kupferman, NYC, composer (In Fimi Tres)
1927 Birth of Melitta Muszely Soprano Born 13 July 1927 Debut 1952 Sang in premiere of Pallas Athene Weint (Krenek)
1951 Death of composer Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles, a Friday 13th. He was obsessed with the number 13 and was 76 years old at death (7+6 = 13). Best known for his 12-note serial method and his compositions Verklaerte Nacht and his opera Moses und Aaron. b-Vienna, 13 SEP 1874.
1958 Death of German tenor Karl Erb. See 1877 above.
1963 Death of baritone Fritz Krenn Baritone Born 11 Dec 1897 in Vienna. Debut as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) Teacher, Otto Iro Created Clement de Jonghe in Rembrandt van Rijn (Von Klenau) Sang in premiere of Neues von Tage (Hindemith)