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Today in classical music history August 24

Alessandro MARCELLO


  • 1531 Birth of composer Ercole Bottrigari

  • 1579 Birth of composer John Amner

  • 1669 Birth of Italian composer Alessandro MARCELLO in Venice. d-Padua, 19 JUN 1747.

  • 1683 Birth of composer Meinrad Spiess

  • 1687 Funeral of English composer and chorus master at St. Paul's, Michael Wise, who was killed by a nightwatchman following a fight between Mr and Mrs Wise. b-Salisbury, c. 1647.

  • 1725 Birth of composer Johann Balthasar Kehl

  • 1733 (25th?)Death of French composer and choral instructor Jean-Baptiste Moreau in Paris. b-Angiers, 1656.

  • 1733 Birth of composer David Traugott Nicolai

  • 1746 FP of Jommelli: "Antigono" Lucca (1746).

  • 1748 Handel finishes the score of his oratorio Susanna.

  • 1787 Mozart finishes his A Major violin sonata, K 526.

  • 1789 Birth of soprano Louise-Therese Lemonnier in Brest Died 5 Apl 1866 Debut 1805 Created Princesse de Navarre in Jean de Paris (Boieldieu) Sang in premiere of Cendrillon (Isouard) Enfant Prodique (Gaveux) Jean D'Arc a Orleans (Carafa) Leicester (Auber) Danilowa (Adam) Josephine (Adam)

  • 1791 Birth of Austrian soprano Therese Grunbaum in Vienna Died 21 Jan 1876 Debut as Lilli in Donauweibchen (Kauer) 1798 (Premiere) Teacher, Wenzel Muller Pupil, Caroline Grunbaum Created Eglantine de Puiset in Euryanthe (Weber)

  • 1803 (July 24?) Birth of French opera composer Adolphe Charles ADAM, in Paris. d-Paris, 3 MAY 1856.

  • 1804 Birth of Austrian flute virtuoso Josef FAHRBACK. d-1883.

  • 1817 (28th?)Death of English soprano Anna Selina Storace. Created the role of Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Vienna, 1784. b-London, 27 OCT 1765.

  • 1817 Death of English soprano Nancy Storace. Born 27 Oct 1765 in London Debut in Ali D'Amore (Rauzzini) 24 Feb 1776 (Premiere) Teachers, Venanzio Rauzzini, Antonio Sacchini Created Susanna in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Ofelia in Grotta di Trofonio (Salieri) Adriana in Equivoci (Storace) Lilla in Cosa Rara (Martin y Soler) Artemisia in Artemisia (Cimarosa) Margaretta in No Song No Supper (Storace) Adela in Haunted Tower (Storace) Phoebe & Ebe in Castore e Polluce (Bianchi) Lilla in Seige of Belgrade (Storace) Fabulina in Pirates (Storace) Sang in premiere of Fra I Due Litiganti (Sarti)

  • 1820 Birth of composer Jacopo Tomadini

  • 1821 Birth of composer Emmanuele Muzio

  • 1821 Birth of tenor Aloys Ander in Libitz Died 11 Dec 1864 Debut as Alessandro Stradella in Alessandro Stradella (Flotow) 1845 Created Lionel in Martha (Flotow)

  • 1824 FP HÉROLD: "Le Roi René" Paris (1824).

  • 1826 Birth of German-American composer Edward MACK in Stuttgart, Germany. d-1882.

  • 1829 Death of English conductor and organist Benjamin Jacob in London. b-London, 15 MAY 1778.

  • 1832 Birth of BIMBONI: Alberto (pianist/con/com/opera) (1882-1960) It/Am. b-Florence, Aug. 24, 1882; d. New York, June 18, 1960:

  • 1837 Birth of French organist and composer F. C. Theodore DUBOIS in Rosnay. d-Paris, 11 JUN 1924. Operas, "La prova di un'opera seria" (1863); "La Guzla de l'émir" (Paris, 1873); "Le Pain bis, ou La Lilloise" (Paris, O-C, 1879); "Aben Hamet" (produced in Italian, Théàtre du Châtelet, 1884); "Xavièr" (Paris, O-C, 1895); "La fiancée d'Abydos" (np); "Le florentin" (np).

  • 1839 Birth of Czech-Russian composer and conductor Eduard NAPRAVNIK in Byst. d-Petrograd, 23 NOV 1916.

  • 1846 FP of Franz Von Suppé's operetta Dichter und Bauer 'Poet and Peasant', in Vienna.

  • 1853 Birth of Russian composer Nicolai TCHERBATCHEV aka Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov

  • 1856 Birth of Austrian conductor, composer and arranger Felix MOTTL in Unter-St.Veit near Vienna. d-Munich, 2 JUL 1911. Started his studies at a seminary, then the Vienna Conservatory. Assistant at the Bayreuth (1876). He had a long intimate relationship with the soprano Zdenka Fassbender (m/s) (1879-1954) Ger., and was legalized in marriage on his deathbed.

  • 1867 Birth of Austrian soprano Ida Heidler in Vienna Died 18 Aug 1932 Debut as Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1887 Teacher, Johannes Ress

  • 1871 Birth of Czeck baritone Vasa Chmel in Prague Died 13 July 1942 Teachers, Josef Lev, Frantisek Picka

  • 1879 Birth of composer Rentaro Taki

  • 1886 Birth of English soprano Dorothy Moulton, [Lady Mayer] in London. d. Henham, Essex , June 24, 1974.

  • 1881 Birth of French soprano Marthe Chenal. d. Jan. 29, 1947.

  • 1890 Birth of composer Franz Philipp.

  • 1891 Birth of composer Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonov

  • 1895 FP of PIERNÉ: "La Coupe enchantée" Royan (1895); rev. Paris, Dec. 26, 1905.

  • 1900 Birth of Czech violinist V sa Pr¡hoda

  • 1904 Birth of German soprano Irma Beilke, in Berlin. d. 1989 Debut as Bridesmaid in Freischutz (Weber) 1926 Teacher, Gertrud Wirtschaft Pupils, Evelyn Lear, Rose Wagemann Sang in premiere of Konig Hirsch (Henze)

  • 1907 FP of Dir Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, in London.

  • 1910 Birth of German-American composer Bernhard HEIDEN in Franfurt am Main. d-Bloomington, IN, 30 APR 2000.

  • 1912 Birth of German tenor Lorenz Fehenberger, in Oberweidach. d. Munich, July 29, 1984. Studied singing in Munich. Début in Der Rosenkavalier, at the Graz opera (1939). 1941- 45, he sang at the Dresden State Opera. 1946- 77, he was a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. Created the role of [Haemon] in Carl Orff's Antigonae, Salzburger Festspiele (1949), where also sang frequently in concert performances, 1949-67. Royal Opera House, CG, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Maggio Fiorentino, Vienna State Opera, and at opera companies in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. 1976, he appeared at the FP of Joseph Tal's, Die Versuchung, Munich, giving his final performance as [Wirt] Der Rosenkavalier (1977).

  • 1919 Birth of Danish composer and pianist Niels Viggo BENTZON in Copenhagen. d-Copenhagen, 25 APR 2000.

  • 1921 Birth of Italian soprano Mina Cravi-Bozza, in Bari. d. New York, Feb. 10, 1983.

  • 1924 Birth of American pianist Louis TEICHER. (Ferrante and Teicher duo).

  • 1929 Birth of Hungarian soprano Stefania Moldovan. Debut as Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 1954

  • 1932 (23rd?)Birth of Australian composer Richard MEALE in Sydney.

  • 1934 Birth of American composer Roger DICKERSON.

  • 1934 Rachmaninoff finishes his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

  • 1943 FP of Leonard Bernstein's song-cycle I Hate Music! with mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel and Bernstein, piano, at the Public Library in Lenox, MA.

  • 1946 Death of tenor Antonio Paoli. Born 14 Apl 1871 Ponce Puerto Rico. Debut as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1897 Teacher, Baldelli Pupils, Teresa Cabrera, Ester Comas, Ramon Fonseca, Olga Iglesias Celestino Lopez, Virgilio Raven Sang in premiere of Oblio (Brogi) Madamoiselle de Belle Isle (Samara)

  • 1949 Birth of American composer Stephen PAULUS in Summit, NJ. Tucson Symphony composer in residence, 1998. d-19 OCT 2014.OBIT

  • 1949 Death of American bass Hermann Devries. Born 25 Dec 1858 in New York Died 24 Aug 1949 Debut in Africaine (Meyerbeer) 1878 Teacher, Jean-Baptiste Faure Pupil, Ralph Errolle

  • 1952 Birth of American organist Carlo CURLEY, in North Carolina.

  • 1954 Birth of Venezuelan composer Alvaro CORDERO in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

  • 1968 Czech conductor and composer Rafael Kubelik appeals to world musicians to boycott performances in the five nations that invaded Czechoslovakia 20 & 21 AUG. It was supported by many including Claudio Arrau, Bernard Haitink, Otto Klemperer, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubinstein and Igor Stravinsky.

  • 1973 Death of Czech composer Slava Vorlova in Prague. b-Nached, 15 MAR 1894.

  • 1976 Death of English composer Michael (Dewar) Head in Cape Town, South Africa. b-Eastbourne, 28 JAN 1900.

  • 1979 Death of Austrian tenor Ernst Gruber. Born 20 Dec 1918 in Vienna. Debut as Max in Freischutz (Weber) 1946 Teachers, Hans Depser, Karl Rossl-Majdan

  • 1980 FP of W. Lutoslawski's Double Concerto, for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra, Heinz Holliger, oboe; Ursula Holliger, harp; and the Collegium Musicum conducted by Paul Sacherin Lucerne, Switzerland.

  • 1984 Death of tenor Lorenz Fehenberger. Born 24 July 1912 in Oberbayern. Debut 1939 Teacher, Elizabeth Wolff Pupils, Dodi Protero. Alan Crofoot Created Blind Citizen in Versuchung (Tal) Sang in premiere of Antigonae (Orff)

  • 1985 Death of American composer Paul Creston in San Diego, CA. b-NYC, 10 OCT 1906.

  • 1988 Death of English conductor and pianist Kenneth Leighton in Edinburgh. b-Wakefield, 21 OCT 1929.

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