1831 Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)
1852 FP of Graffigna: "L'assedio de Malta" Padua, 1852.
1855 FP of Offenbach: "Le Rêve d'une nuit d'été" Paris, 1855.
1873 Birth of soprano Anita Rio, in Almeda, CA.
d. Aug. 26, 1971. Sang in concert with the Orpheus Club,
Springfield, MA, Messiah (1905). Debut as Elvira in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1909
Teachers, Florenza D'Arona, J Armour Galloway
1875 Birth of composer James William Tate
1877 Birth of Belgian composer Charles RADOUX.
1878 Birth of Swiss violinist Alfred POCHON near Lausanne. Member of the
1886 Birth of Swedish composer Algot HAQUINIUS in Sveg. d-Stockholm, 6 FEB 1966.
1890 Birth of American opera composer George WEHNER in Detroit. d. Brooklyn, Jan. 12, 1970. Composed fourteen operas.
1899 Birth of English pianist and accompanist Gerald MOORE in Watford, July 30, 1899;
d. Buckinghamshire, Mar. 13, 1987: Accompanied most of the major
vocal artists of his time in recital and on disc.
1899 Birth of composer John Woods Duke
1906 Birth of composer Ludovit RAJTER in Pezinok, Slovak Republic. d-Bratislava, Slovak Republic 6 JUL 2000.
1906 Birth of composer Serafin Pro
1907 Death of German-American pianist and teacher Carl Wolfsohn. Noted for
Wagner performances. He founded the choral group Beethoven Musical Society, later known as the Apollo Musical Club.
1912 Birth of American soprano Eleanor Lausch Dietrich. d. Island Park, NY, May 4, 2001:
1913 Birth of composer Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski
1914 Birth of soprano Melanie Geissler.
1916 Birth of composer Leonard Gilbert RATNER. Professor Emeritus of Music, Stanford University. b-1916.
1921 Birth of American pianist Grant JOHANNESON in Salt Lake City, UT. d-Berlin, 27 MAR 2005. He was president of the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1977 to 1985. His first wife, Helen Taylor, died in an auto accident in 1950. His marriage to cellist Zara Nelsova ended in divorce.
1937 Birth of Danish tenor Tonny Landi, in Copenhagen. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1966
Teachers, Luigi Ricci, Karl Schmitt-Walter.
1943 Death of English composer Benjamin Dale in London. b-London, 17 JUL 1885.
1944 Birth of English soprano Teresa CAHILL in Maidenhead. Début [Rosina] Il Barbiere
di Siviglia (1967). Cahill's operatic career began at Glyndebourne,
where she sang the [First Lady] Die Zauberflöte and later [Alice
Ford] Falstaff. She has sung over 100 performances at Covent Garden,
including Der Rosenkavalier [Sophie] with Carlos Kleiber, Don
Giovanni [Zerlina] & [Elvira] and La Clemenza di Tito [Servilia],
which she also sang at La Scala. As a recitalist she has specialized
in the songs of Richard Strauss and Elgar, and in the field of
contemporary music, Richard Rodney Bennett, John Casken, David Blake
and Robert Simpson have all written works for her. Teachers, John Caunce, Andrew Field, Audrey Langford, Joyce Newton
Created Lady & First Madwoman in We Came to the River (Henze)
Pauline Lecclerc in Toussaint (Blake).
1953 Birth of soprano Marie Angel in Australia. Teachers, Peter Gellhorn, Audrey Langford, Donald Munro, Geoffrey Parsons
Created Morgan Le Fay in Gawain (Birtwistle)
Hecates & Oracle of Dead in Mask of Orpheus (Birtwistle)
1966 Death of soprano Marcella Lindh Jellinek. Born 1867 in Kalamazoo. Teacher, Hedwig von Reichenstein
1966 FP of KAUFMANN: "Hoosier Tale" Bloomington, IN (1966).
1968 Death of Icelandic composer Jon Leifs at age 68, in Reykjavik. b-1899.
1970 Death of Hungarian-American conductor and pianist George Szell in Cleveland. Cleveland Orchestra. b-Budapest, 7 JUN 1897.
1981 Death of American soprano Bianca Saroya. b. Germantown, PA, 1893. Debut as Eurydice in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) 1916.
1983 FP of Michael Torke's Ceremony of Innocence for chamber quintet, by fellows of the Tanglewood Center, Gunther Schuller conducting at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA.
2005 FP of the revised version of Argentine-born composer Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar "Fountain of Tears" at the Santa Fe Opera. Fort Worth Symphony music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya will conduct and Peter Sellars will direct the production, which will include soprano Dawn Upshaw.