Today in classical music history July 28

Giulia GRISI

  • 1741 Funeral of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi in Vienna. The burial for a pauper.
  • 1750 Death of German composer J.S. BACH in Leipzig at age of 65 following a stroke. The Lutheran Church observes a special Music/Composer recognition Sunday in honor of Bach whenever the 28th of July falls on a Sunday. b-Eisenach, 21 MAR 1685.
  • 1802 Death of Italian composer Giuseppe Sarti in Berlin. b-Faenza, 1 DEC 1729.
  • 1808 Birth of composer Charles Lucas
  • 1811 Birth of Italian soprano Giulia GRISI in Milan
  • 1813 Birth of composer Alberto Mazzucato
  • 1823 FP of Spohr's opera Jessonda in Kassel. CD-Jessonda-Complete Opera
  • 1826 Birth of German-American conductor Carl ZERRAHN in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1848, living in Boston, became conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, 1854-96. Harvard Symphony Concerts 1865-82. Worcester Festival 1866-97. d- Milton, MA, 29 DEC 1909.
  • 1835 Birth of composer Jose Garcia Robles
  • 1837 Birth of composer Christian Barnekow
  • 1838 Death of Finnish composer Bernhard Henrik Crusell in Stockholm. b-Nystad, 15 OCT 1775.
  • 1840 FP of Hector Berlioz' GrandSymphonie funebre et triomphale in Paris. He conducts with a sword not baton.
  • 1843 Birth of German composer Hermann SCHRöDER in Quedlinburg. d-Berlin, 31 JAN 1909. (NOT Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)
  • 1850 On Centennial of Bach's death the Bach Gesellschaft was founded in Germany by Schumann, Jahn and others publishing a critical edition of Bach works which was completed on 27 JAN 1900. BOOK-Keyboard Music: The Bach-Gesellschaft Edition
  • 1867(27th?) Birth of Spanish composer Enrique GRANADOS.
  • 1868 Death of Austrian waltz composer Ludwig Morelly.
  • 1882 FP of Wagner's Opera Parsifal, Bayreuth.. CD-Richard Wagner: Parsifal
  • 1892 Birth of composer Petro Petridis
  • 1893 Birth of Danish organist and composer Rued LANGGAARD in Copenhagen. d-Ribe, 10 JUL 1952.
  • 1896 Birth of Russian composer Boris Vladimirovich SAVEL'EV in St. Petersburg. d-Leningrad, 3 MAY 1966.
  • 1900 Birth of composer Maurice Johnstone
  • 1901 Birth of composer Sandor Vandor
  • 1906 Birth of German bass Gottlieb FRICK in Wurttemburg. d-1994.
  • 1908 Birth of composer Zbigniew Turski
  • 1910 Birth of Musical composer Frank LOESSER. d-1969.
  • 1912 Birth of Brazilian conductor Eleazar CARVALHO in Iguatu, Brazil. Obituary. d-1996.
  • 1914 Birth of American conductor Carmen DRAGON. d- 28 MAR 1984.
  • 1925 (25th?) Birth of English conductor Kenneth ALWYN in Croydon.
  • 1925 Birth of composer Larry Pruden
  • 1928 Birth of composer Adrian Ratiu
  • 1934 Birth of American ballet dancer Jacques d’AMBOISE. New York City Ballet.
  • 1941 Birth of Italian conductor Riccardo MUTI in Napoli City.
  • 1953 Birth of Dutch composer, pianist and organist Sonja BEETS in Wormerveer, The Netherlands.
  • 1972 Death of American soprano Helen Traubel at age 73, in Santa Monica, CA.
  • 1972 Birth of American composer Jonathan NEWMAN.
  • 1997 FP of revision of G. Ligeti's opera La Grand Macabre at the Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg.
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