1723 Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi is hired at the Pieta girls school in Venice to compose and perform two concertos per month.
1737 Birth of composer Fran‡ois Leonard Rouwyzer
1746 Birth of composer Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck
1763 Birth of composer Peter Ritter
1778 Death of Swiss-French writer, music critic, and composer Jean-Jacques Rosseau, at age 66 in Ermenonville. b-Geneva, 28 JUN 1712.
1784 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Teresa Belloc-Giorgi in S. Benigno Canavese. d-13 MAY 1855. Debut 1801. Created Ninetta Villabella in Gazza Ladra (Rossini). Isabella in Ingano Felice (Rossini). Giulia in Vestale (Pacini). Elisa in Elisa e Claudio (Mercadante). Geltrude in Amleto (Mercadante). Zeliska in Amor Cunjugale (Mayr). Adelasia in Adelasia (Mayr). Fedra in Fedra (Mayr).
1788 FP of M. Haydn's "Die Ährenleserin" singspiel, Salzburg.
1793 Birth of composer Antoine Prumier
1808 Birth of English viola-player Henry HILL. Founder with Alsager of the
Beethoven Quartet Society.
1814 Birth of composer Atale Therese Annette Wartel
1823 FP of Donizetti's "Alfredo il grande" Opera seria, Naples.
1828 FP of Herold's "Lydie" Paris.
1836 Birth of German Wagnerian tenor Ludwig SCHNORR von CAROLSFELD in Munich. The first 'Tristan' in only four performances. His wife was first 'Isolde'. d-28 FEB 1865. Debut 1853. Teachers were Eduard Devrient, Jul Otto. Created Tristan in Tristan und Isolde (Wagner).
1845 Birth of English contralto Rosina Brandram in Southwark. d-28 FEB 1907. Debut in Sorcerer (Sullivan). Created Lady Blanche in Princess Ida (Sullivan). Katisha in Mikado (Sullivan). Duchess of Plaza-Toro (Sullivan). Sang in FP of Rose of Persia (Sullivan).
1857 Birth of composer Francesco Spetrino
1862 Death of German composer and pianist Charles Mayer in Dresden. b-Konigsberg, 21 MAR 1799.
1870 FP of Guiraud's "Le Kobold" Paris.
1876 Birth of Italian tenor Edgardo GHERLINZONI in Stellata di
Bondeno. d-Ferrara, 14 JAN 1961. Shoemaker... who in 1903 was engaged for roles of second tenor, and later engaged for first tenor roles in a company where he
met his future wife. After many tours, he became weary of the
grueling schedule, and moved to Milan where he opened a grocery store. However he studied singing and made his debut as a light lyric tenor, at the
Chiabrera in Savona [Duke] Rigoletto (1905). He was heard by Tullio
Serafin who convinced him to study with him the role that would be
his trademark, [Arturo] I Puritani. He had an international career
and sang in the greater European houses. In 1918, he returned to Bologna in to sing some concerts and died in
misery, in Ferrara, with his second wife Teresa at
1880 Birth of American musical and operetta composer Albert SZIRMAI. d-1967.
1880 Birth of Czech tenor Mirro Stork in Peague. d-18 JAN 1953. Debut as Cremicheux in Cloches de Corneville (Planquette) 22 Jun 1904. Sang in FP of Adventures of Mr Broucek (Janacek).
1990 Birth of German tenor Robert Bussel in Dresden. d-28 DEC 1953. Pupil was Werner Faulhaber. Created Welko in Arabella (Strauss).
1936 Birth of Hungarian mezzo-soprano Olga Szonyi in Budapest. Debut as Eboli in Don Carlos (Verdi) 1954. Teachers were Jeno Sipos, Pal Varge.
1939 Death of Hungarian tenor Otakar Marak. b-5 Jan 1872 Ostrihom, 5 JAN 1872. Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1 Feb 1899. Teacher was O. Parsova-Zikesova. Created Gennaro in Jewels of Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari).
1939 Birth of Italian bass Gian Carlo Luccardi. Debut as Don Pasquale in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) 1963. Teacher was Fiorenzo Tasso. Created Commander in Vera Storia (Berio). Sang in FP of Gargantua (Gorghi).
1941 Birth of French tenor Robert DUME' in Nice. Debut as Faust in Damnation of Faust (Berlioz) 1969. Created Wilhelm Reich in Marilyn (Ferrero). Sang in FP of Ondine (Daniel-Lesur).
1942 Birth of tenor Attila FULOP.
1944 Birth of South African baritone Christian Du PLESSIS in Vryheid S. Africa. Debut as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Teachers were Teasdale Griffiths, Otakar Kraus, Esme Webb.
1945 Birth of American trombonist and composer James Orville FULKERSON in Streator, IL.
1949 Birth of soprano Mani MEKLER in Haifa. Debut as Leonora in Trovatore (Verdi) 1976. Teacher was Tito Gobbi. Created Elisabetta in Riccardo III (Testi).
1949 FP of John Alden Carpenter's revised Symphony No. 2. Chicago Symphony with Fritz Busch conducting at Ravinia Festival.
1952 Death of Dutch composer Henriëtte Bosmans in Amsterdam. b-Amsterdam, 5 DEC 1895.
1953 Birth of American electronic music composer Justin SARAGOSA in Pioche, NV.
1955 Death of Swedish soprano Gota Ljunberg. b-Sundsvall, 4 OCT 1893. Debut as Gutrune in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) 1917. Teachers were Louis Bachner, Gillis Bratt, Mme. Charles Cahill, Oscar Daniel, George Fergusson, Filippi, Vittorio Vanzo. Created Lady Marigold Sandys in Merry Mount (Hanson). Judith in Judith (Goossens).
1968 Death of German composer Hanns Wolf in Fuessen. b-Bamberg, 7 JUN 1894.
1980 Birth of American composer Darien S. SHULMAN.
1983 Death of American bass-baritone Donald Gramm. b-Milwaukee Wi, 26 FEB 1927. Debut as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1944. Teachers were Vittorio Vanzo, George Graham. Martial Singher. Created Fish in Fisherman and his Wife (Schuller). John in Miss Julie (Rorem).
1983 FP of Libby Larsen's Deep Summer Music. Minnesota Orchestra, Joseph Giunta conducting in Terrance, MN.
2000 Death of American baritone Walter Cassel. b-Council Buffs, Iowa, 15 MAY 1910. Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1941. Teacher was Frank La Forge. Created Petruchio in Taming of Shrew (Giannini). Horace Tabor in Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore).
2002 Death of American Avant Garde composer and trumpeter Earl BROWN Rye, NY. b-Lunenburg, MA 26 DEC 1926.