1686 Birth of Italian composer and singing teacher Nicola PORPORA in Naples. Teacher of Benegetta Emilia Agricola. Pupils were Giuseppe Appianino, Gaetano Caffarelli, Domenico Corri, Farinelli, Caterina Gabrielli, Regina Mingotti, Antonio Montagnana, Venanzio Rauzzini, Felice Salimboni, Antonio Umberti, Francesco Bernardi (Senesino), Benedetta E Agricola. Biography. d-Naples, 3 MAR 1768. He composed about
50 operas. He also taught Haydn in Vienna. Was a rival of Handel in London.
1752 English newspaper General Advertiser reports blindness of Handel.
1806 Birth of composer Johann Kaspar MERTZ in Pressburg, Bratislava Slovak Republic. d-Prague, 14 OCT 1856.
1822 Birth of tenor Louis Gueymard in Chapponay. Died July 1880
Debut as Robert in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer) 1848
Created Jonas in Prophete (Meyerbeer)
Adoniram in Reine de Saba (Gounod)
Arrigo in Vespri Siciliennes (Verdi)
Phaon in Sapho (Gounod)
Rodolphe in Nonne Sanglante (Gounod)
Roland in Roland a Recevaux (Mermet)
Pierre in Pierre de Medicis (Poniatowski)
Rene in Magicienne (Halevy)
Rodolphe in Maitre Chanteur (Limnander)
Sang in premiere of Hamlet (Thomas)
1832 FP of RICCI: F. "Un duello sotto Richelieu" Milan (1839).
1935 Birth of Latvian tenor Janis Zabers. d. May
1834 or 1835 Birth of Belgian composer Peter BENOIT in Harelbeke. d-Antwerp, 8 MAR 1901.
1838 A group of 138 singing teachers traveled to Boston, MA to attend the first music
convention in US.
1839 Birth of American composer Hubert Platt MAIN in Ridgefield, CT. d-Newark, NJ 7 OCT 1925.
1846 Birth of French pianist and teacher Marie Trautmann JAËLL in
Steinseltz, Alsace. d-Paris, 4 FEB 1925.
She also studied composition under both Saint-Saëns and César Franck. m-1866
to Austrian pianist Alfred Jaëll.
1852 FP of JULLIEN: "Pietro il Grande" London, CG (1852).
1857 Birth of Rumanian musicologist Eusebius MANDYCZEWSKI in Czernowitz. Edited Haydn
symphonies and Schubert songs. d-Vienna, 13 JUL 1929. Photo.
1876 FP of Wagner's Die Gotterdammerung as part of the first Ring Cycle performance at Bayreuth.
1880 Death of Norwegian composer Ole Bull in Lysø. b-Bergen, 5 FEB 1810.
1880 Birth of composer Leo Ascher
1898 Death of Austrian composer Carl Zeller in Baden. b-St. Peter, 19 JUN 1842.
1901 Birth of French composer Henri TOMASI in Marseilles. d-Paris, 13 JAN 1971.
1902 FP of Saint-Saëns: "Parysatis" Béziers (1902).
1903 Birth of American pianist, composer, writer, WQXR commentator and teacher Abram CHASINS in NYC. d-NYC, 21 JUN 1987.
1903 Birth of Irish tenor James Johnston, in Belfast. d. Belfast, Oct. 17, 1991. Debut as Duke in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1940
Created Hector de Florac in Olympians (Bliss)
1905 Birth of soprano Nanette Guilford.
1907 Birth of composer Marian Viktorovich Koval
1908 Birth of composer Kurt Hessenberg
1910 Birth of composer Eric Aaltonen
1912 Birth of bass-baritone James Atkins in Hinchley, Leicester. Died 15 Aug 1990. Debut 1949
Created Alcinous in Castaway (Berkeley).
1913 Birth of Polish soprano Miliza Korjus in Warsaw. Died Aug 1980. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1934
1912 FP of Armen Tigranian's Anush in Alexandropol.
1913 Birth of Bulgarian bass Ljubomir Pantscheff, in Sofia. d. 2002
1926 Birth of English singer and music writer George MELLY.
1928 Birth of American composer
T. J. ANDERSON
in Coatesville, PA. 1990, he became Austin
Fletcher Professor of Music. Operetta: "The shell Fairy"
(1977); "Soldier Boy, Soldier" (Bloomington, 1982).
1928 Death of Italian soprano Emma Carelli. Born 12 May 1877 in Naples. Debut in Vestale (Mercadante)
Teacher, Beniamino Carelli
Created Stella in Stella (De Nardis)
Sang in premiere of Collana di Pasqua (Luporini)
1928 Composer Kurt Atterberg wins Schubert Centenary Prize for his Symphony in
1930 FP of FRIML: "Luana" New York (1930).
1932 Birth of French tenor Robert Andreozzi.
1932 FP of GAITO: "La Sangre de las Guitarras" Buenos Aires.