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classical music JULY 15 Classical Music History

Heinrich Esser


  • 1556 First publication in the Americas by Mexican printer Juan PABLOS. The 'Latin ordinary of the Mass', the first book containing printed music in the New World.

  • 1638 Birth of composer Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani

  • 1700 Birth of composer Johann Christoph Richter

  • 1729 (16th?) Death of German composer and lawyer Johann David Heinichen at age 46, in Dresden. b-Krössuln, 17 APR 1683.

  • 1754 Birth of American composer Jacob FRENCH in Stoughton, MA. d-Simsbury, CT 1817. BOOK-Jacob French (1754-1817) The Collected Works

  • 1776 By decree of Empress Maria Theresa, a new opera house was erected on the site of the fire destroyed Ducal Theater of Milan...Santa Maria della Scala.

  • 1789 Death of French composer and harpsichordist Jacques Duphly at age 74, in Paris. b-Rouen, 1715.

  • 1798 Death of Italian composer Gaetano Pugnani in Turin. b-Turin, 27 NOV 173l.

  • 1802 Birth of composer John Barnett

  • 1818 Birth of composer Heinrich Esser

  • 1826 Death of Teresa Brambilla Soprano Born 23 Oct 1813 Cassano D'Adda Died 15 July 1826 Debut 1831 Pupil, Terasina Brambilla-Ponchielli Created Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) Francesca Ruffo in Giovanni II (Coccia)

  • 1826 Death of Giovanni Ansani Tenor Born 11 Feb 1744 Rome 15 July 1826 Debut 1768 Teachers, Manuel Garcia, Luigi Lablache

  • 1849 Birth of composer Moritz Heuzenroeder

  • 1852 FP of second version, in Italian, of Ludwig Spohr's opera Faust at Covent Garden in London.

  • 1853 Birth of German soprano Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann in Munich. Known for Wagnerian roles. Debut 1910 Teacher, August Kindermann (father)

  • 1853 Birth of Oreste Luppi Bass Born 15 July 1853 Rome Died 24 Feb 1943 Debut 1892

  • 1857 Death of Austrian composer and piano teacher Carl Czerny at age 66, in Vienna. b-Vienna, 21 FEB 1791.

  • 1870 Birth of composer Ernest Walker

  • 1872 Birth of German-American conductor Alfred HERTZ in Frankfort. MET Opera NYC 1902-15, San Francisco Sym, 1915-29.

  • 1878 Birth of Ottilie Metzger-Lattermann Mezzo-Soprano Born 15 July 1878 Frankfurt Died Feb 1943 Debut 1898 Teachers, Selma Nicklass-Kempner, Emanuel Reicher Pupil, Benno Arnold

  • 1884 Birth of composer Enrique Soro Barriga 1949 - John Arthur Casken, composer

  • 1895 Birth of American violinist Eddy BROWN. Founded Chamber Music Society of America. Music Director of WQXR, New York.

  • 1898 Birth of English composer Norman DEMUTH. d-Chichester, 21 APR 1988

  • 1898 - Birth of composer Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer

  • 1910 Birth of English composer Ronald BINGE (BIN' zh). d-1978. Photo.

  • 1914 Death of Arvid Odmann Tenor Born 1850 Karlstad Died 15 July 1914 Debut as Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) Teachers, Fritz Arlberg, Julius Gunther, Ivan Hallstrom

  • 1914 FP of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera 'Le Coq d'or'. Drury Lane Theater, London. World premiere on September 24th, 1914.

  • 1914 Marriage of violinist Efram Zimbalist to singer Alma Gluck. Their daughter was author Marcia Davenport, son, actor Efram Zimbalist, Jr. Granddaughter, actor Stephanie Zimbalist.

  • 1921 Birth of American composer and music professor Jack Hamilton BEESON in Muncie, ID. Studied at Eastman School of Music where his teachers included Howard Hanson, Burrill Phillips, and Bernard Rogers.

  • 1926 Birth of composer John Arthur Neill Lambert

  • 1928 Birth of Charles Anthony Tenor Born 15 July 1928 New Orleans Debut as Missail in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1954 Teachers:- Dorothy Hulse, Kathryn Long, Riccardo Picozzi, Giuseppe Ruisi

  • 1928 Death of Karl Perron Baritone Born 3 Jun 1858 Frankenthal Died 15 July 1928 Debut as Wolfram in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1884 Teachers:- Julius Hey, Julius Stockhausen Created Orestes in Elektra (Strauss) Ochs in Rosenkavalier (Strauss) Jokanaan in Salome (Strauss)

  • 1930 Death of violinist Leopold Auer at Loschwitz, near Dresden.

  • 1933 Birth of English guitarist and lutenist Julian BREAM in London. A protégé of Segovia. Britten, Walton wrote music for him.

  • 1933 - Frederico Davia, opera singer

  • 1934 Birth of English composer Harrison BIRTWISTLE in Accrington, Lancashire.

  • 1939 Birth of American composer William HELLERMAN in Milwaukee, WI.

  • 1940 Death of Oxana Petrusenko Soprano Born 17 Feb 1900 Kharkiv Died 15 July 1940 Debut 1916 Teacher, P Saksahansky

  • 1942 FP of H. Villa-Lobos' Chôros Nos. 6, 9 and 11, conducted by composer in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 1941 Birth of composer Geoffrey Burgon

  • 1944 Birth of Dutch composer Klaas de VRIES in Terneuzen, Netherlands.

  • 1945 FP of George Antheil's Heroes of Today. Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.

  • 1946 Birth of American popular singer, and sometime Gilbert and Sullivan soprano, Pirates of Penzance, Linda RONSTADT of Tucson Arizona. Biography. On Video...Pirates of Penzance.

  • 1949 Birth of Scottish composer Sir John CASKEN in Barnsley.

  • 1950 Death of bass-baritone Emil Stiebel. Born 30 Jan 1876 in Stockholm. Debut 1902 Teachers, Gillis Bratt, Julius Gunther

  • 1959 Death of Swiss-American composer Ernst Bloch, in Portland, Oregon. b-Geneva, 24 July 1880.

  • 1959 Death of soprano Angelica Pandolfini. Born 21 Aug 1871 in Spoleto. Debut Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1894 Teacher, Massart Pupils, Mireille Berthon, Georges Thill Created Adriana Lecouvreur in Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)

  • 1960 Death in NYC of American baritone Lawrence Tibbett, who retired 10 years earlier from the Metropolitan Opera at age 53. Debut as Levitsky in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) Nov 1923 Teachers, Joseph Dupuy, Frank La Forge, Basil Ruysdel, Ignaz Zitmorsky Created Don Juan in Don Juan De Manara (Goossens) Bradford in Merry Mount (Hanson) Caponsacchi in Caponsacchi (Hageman) Eadgar of Wessex in Kings Henchman (Taylor) Colonel Ibbetson in Peter Ibbetson (Taylor) Brutus Jones in Emperor Jones (Gruenberg)

  • 1961 Birth of American Electronic Music composer Stephen M. PROCK, III.

  • 1962 Birth of American composer Betsy SCHRAMM.

  • 1964 Death of mezzo-soprano Edna Thornton. Born 1875 in Bradford. Debut 1899 Teachers, Mme Lemmens-Sherrington, Charles Santley Created Fool's Mother in Perfect Fool (Holst)

  • 1965 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms at Philharmonic Hall. New York Philharmonic conducted by the composer. Camerata Singers and boy alto John Bogart. England FP on 31 JUL 1965. Bernstein attended at Chichester Cathedral, England.

  • 1982 Death of bass Otto von Rohr. Born 24 Feb 1916 in Berlin. Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1938 Teachers, Sergei Radamsky, Hermann Weissenborn

  • 1984 Death of baritone Joachim Sattler. Born 21 Aug 1899 in Affoltersbach. Debut as Claudio in Liebersverbot (Wagner) Teacher, Karl Beines, Hans Schutz

  • 1988 FP of John Harbison's Piano Sonata No. 1 In Memoriam Roger Sessions by pianist Robert Shannon at the Dorothy Taubman Piano Institute in Amherst, MA.

  • 2000 Death of baritone Louis Quilico. Born 14 Jan 1925 in Montreal. Debut as Germont in Traviata (Verdi) 1953 Teachers, Walter Brunelli, Lina Pizzolongo, Martial Singher Pupils, Roelof Oostwoud, Gino Quilico, Paul Frey Sang in premiere of Coeurs de la Matiero (Jolivet) Mere Coupable (Milhaud).

  • 2011 Death of American baritone Cornell MacNeil Cornell MacNeil Opera Photo Barnaba in La Gionconda  in Charlottesville, Va. b- 14 Sep 1922. BIO

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