1838 Birth of American composer Philip Paul BLISS in Clearfield County, PA. d-Ashtabula, OH train wreck, 29 DEC 1876.
1839 Birth of composer Carl Baermann
1841 Birth of composer Carl Christian Lumbye
1842 Birth of American soprano Clara Louise Kellogg. b-Sumterville, South Carolina, 9 JUL 1842. d-13 MAY 1916. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi). Teacher was Emanuele Muzio.
1852 Birth of Russian composer and pianist Constantin von STERNBERG. Beethoven's Rondo in C Major analyzed
and annotated by him. He was a student of Franz Liszt and he lived
in USA from 1886 where George Antheil was his student. d-Philadelphia, 31 MAR 1924.
1855 Birth of composer Johann P Zilcher
1864 Birth of German baritone Baptist Hoffmann in Garitz. d-5 JUL 1937. Debut as Huntsman in Nachtlager von Granada (Kreutzer). Teacher was Julius Stockhausen, Frau Weinlich-Tripka. Pupil was Paul Bender. Created Emil Duval in Heirat Wider Willen (Humperdinck). Rathhenow in Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo).
1879 Birth of Italian composer Ottorino RESPIGHI in Bologna, Italy. d-Rome,
18 APR 1936.
1882 Birth of Dutch-American conductor and composer Richard HAGEMAN. d-1996.
1892 Birth of Hungarian composer, violinist and conductor Sandor HARMATI. d-1936.
1898 Birth of French composer Marcel DELANNOY in La Ferté-Alais. d-Nantz, 14 SEP 1962.
1900 Birth of composer Robert Oboussier
1901 Birth of American choral conductor and composer Jester HAIRSTON. d-2000.
1904 Birth of English-American pianist, composer, orchestra conductor and educator Robert Sutton WHITNEY, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
1915 Birth of American composer David DIAMOND in Rochester NY. d-13 JUN 2005.
1915 Birth of German baritone Alfred ORDA in Lodz. Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1942. Teachers were Alfredo Cecchi,Adela Comte-Wilgocka, Mario Cotogni.
1918 Birth of American electronic music composer Herbert BRüN. d-2000.
1921 Death of Austrian mezzo-soprano Marianne Brandt. b-Vienna, 12 SEP 1842. Debut as Rachel in Juive (Halevy) 1 Jan 1867. Teachers were Janda, Frau Marschner, Zeller, Pauline Viardot-Garcia. Pupils were Elsa Bland, Riza Eibenschutz, Edyth Walker. Created Leah in Maccabees (Rubinstein).
1928 Death of Italian singing coach Alberrto Antonio Visetti. b-Spalato Dalmatia, 13 MAY 1846. Pupils were Parry Jones, Edmund Burke, Louise kkirkby-Lunn, Agnes Nicholls, Aurelie Revy.
1929 Birth of Austrian bass-baritone Eberhard WACHTER in Vienna. d-29 MAR 1992. Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1963. Teacher was Elisabeth Rado. Created Joseph in Jesu Hochzeit (Von Einem). Alfred Ill in Besuch der Alten Dame (Van Einem). Sang in FP of Sturm (Martin).
1929 Birth of soprano Rosemarie Ronisch in Thuringia. Debut as Bronislava in Bettelstudent (Millocker) 1953. Sang in FP of Frochliche Sunder (Gerster).
1931 CBS Radio network begins first series of summer symphonic
concerts from Lewisohn Stadium in NYC.
1933 Birth of mezzo-soprano Erzsebet Komlossy in Salgotarjan. Debut 1955.
1933 Birth of composer Nodar Kalistratovich Gabuniya
1938 - Birth of composer Paul Seiko Chihara, Seattle Washington, US/Japanese composer
1934 Death of Czech musicologist Otakar ZICH in Oubenice. b-Kralove Mestec, 25 MAR 1879. He studied mathematics, physics, and aesthetics at Charles University, receiving a doctorate in 1901, also studied under Otakar Hostinský and composition with Karel Stecker at the Prague Conservatory. In 1901 was a secondary school master in Domažlice, in southwest Bohemia where he studied Chod folk music and published Singing and Dancing Round in the District of the Chods.
1935 Birth of Iranian film score composer Ahmad PEJMAN in Fars Province, Iran.
1938 Birth of English mezz-soprano Sally Langford in London. Debut in Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) 1962. Teachers were Andrew Field, Audrey Langford.
1938 Birth of Italian tenor Giorgio Casellato-Lamberti in Adria Italy. Debut as Arrigo in I Vespri Siciliana (Verdi) 1964. Teacher was Rina Del Monaco. Sang in Wallenstein (Zafred).
1940 Birth of German tenor Manfred JUNG in Oberhausen. Debut in Arindal in Feen (Wagner) 1967. Created Actor in Chateau des Carpathes (Heisant).
1941 Birth of American baritone Timothy Nolen in Rotan, TX. Debut as Marcello in Boheme (Puccini). Teachers were Walter Blaser, Richard Fredricks
Created Junior in Quiet Place (Bernstein). Marcus Schouler in Dorian Gray (Kox). Ivo in McTeague (Bolcom). Sang in FP of Willie Stark (Floyd).
1951 Death of Italian soprano Giannini Arangi-Lombardi. b-Naples, 20 JUN 1891. Debut as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1920. Teachers were Beniamino Carelli, Tina Poli-Randaccio, Adeline Stehle. Pupils were Leyla Gencer, Juanita Tosso, Maria Stader.
1957 Death of Russian composer Alexander Gedike in Moscow. b-Moscow, 4 MAR 1877.
1957 FP of Karl Amadeus Hartmann's revised opera Simplicius Simplicissimus at the national theater in Mannheim.
1960 Death of American composer Edward Burlington Hill at age 87, in Francestown, NH. b-Cambridge, MA 9 SEP 1872.
1963 Birth of English tenor John Mark AINSLEY in Cheshire. Debut as Eurille in Gli Equivoci nel Sembiante (A Scarlatti) 1988. Teachers were Diane Forlane, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson.
1972 Death of American barttone Robert Weede . b-Baltimore, MD 11 FEB 1903. Debut as Tonio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1937. Teacher was Giuseppe Anselmi. Pupils were John Alexander, Dominic Cossa, Donald Grobe, George Castelle, Charles Karel. Created Bob in Old Maid & Thief (Menotti). Jean Jacques Dessalines in Troubled Island (Still).
1981 Death of Belgian composer Oscar van Hemel in Hilversum, Holland. b-Antwerp, 3 AUG 1892.