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Today in classical music history September 1

 Giacomo Torelli



  • 1608 Birth of composer Giacomo Torelli A HREF="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giacomo_Torelli">Wikipedia



  • , in Fano; d-Fano, 17 JUN 1678. Italian stage designer, engineer, and architect. Also confirmed in Grove’s.



  • 1648 Death of French priest and composer Marin Mersenne in Paris. b-La Soultiere, 8 SEP 1588.







  • 1653 Baptism of German organist and composer Johann PACHELBEL in Nuremberg d-Nuremburg, 9 MAR 1706.







  • 1732 Birth of composer Johann Gottlieb Sollner







  • 1732 Birth of composer Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly







  • 1741 Birth of German composer Martini il TEDESCO aka J. P. Martini, Schwartzendorf. In France from 1758. Master of Court music 1814 in Paris. Composed song Plaisir d'amour...used in movie "Love Affair". [Bill F. notes] It appears that his birth date is fairly well settled as 31 Aug 1741. See cyclopedia; discogs; and Wikipedia as examples. It looks like his most well-known piece is “Plaisir d’Amour.”







  • 1751 Birth of composer Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, composer [Some sources indicate Apr 9 as DOB]







  • 1768 Birth of composer Carl Bernhard Wessely







  • 1785 Dedication to Haydn of six String Quartets by Mozart.







  • 1787 Birth of composer John Bake







  • 1789 Birth of composer Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen







  • 1804 Birth of German choral conductor and cantor Ernst Julius OTTO in Konigstein. d-Dresden, 5 MAR 1877.







  • 1816 Birth of composer Gustav Schmidt composer







  • 1816 FP of L. Spohr's opera Faust. First version sung in German with spoken dialogue, at the Ständetheater in Prague.







  • 1834 (Aug 31st?) Birth of Italian opera composer Amilcare PONCHIELLI. d-Milan, 15 JAN 1886. Amilcare Ponchielli: see wikipedia. Grove’s confirms DOB as 31 Aug.







  • 1854 Birth of German composer Engelbert HUMPERDINCK in Siegburg, nr Bonn. d-Neustrelitz, 27 JUL 1921.







  • 1860 Birth of Italian-American opera conductor Cleofonte CAMPANINI in Parma. m. Eva Tetrazzini. d-Chicago, 19 DEC 1919.







  • 1862 Birth of composer Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer [Some sources indicate Sept 2 as DOB]







  • 1868 Birth of Aaltje Noordewierreddingius Soprano / Teacher of Singing Born 1 Sep 1868 Duerne Holland Died 6 Apr 1949 Debut in St Paul (Mendelssohn) 1888 Teacher, Johannes Messchaert Pupil, Nel Duval, Aafje Heynis, Guus Hoekman, Greet Koeman Erna Spoorenberg, Louis Van Tulde, Theo Bayle Laurens Bogtmann







  • 1870 Birth of composer Timotei Popovici







  • 1874 Birth of composer Heinrich Otto Ludwig







  • 1874 Birth of English music critic and writer Edwin EVANS, Jr. in London. d-London, 3 MAR 1945.







  • 1880 Founding of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. See 1944, Slatkin, below.







  • 1884 Birth of Gertrude Kappel Soprano Born 1 Sep 1884 Halle Died 3 Apr 1971 Debut as Fidelio in Fidelio (Beethoven) 1903 Teachers, Arthur Nikisch, Noe







  • 1886 Birth of Swiss pianist conductor and composer Othmar SCHOECK in Brunnen. d-Zurich, 8 MAR 1957.







  • 1887 Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone. Emile got the patent, but Thomas Edison promoted his more advanced unit.







  • 1891 Birth of American cellist Paulo GRUPPE in Rochester NY.







  • 1895 Birth of composer Joseph SCHILLINGER. d-1943.







  • 1895 Birth of German soprano Gertrude KAPPEL in Halle. d-Pullach, 3 APR 1971.







  • 1896 Birth of pianist Simon BARERE in Odessa Russia. d- while performing Grieg PC in a, with The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 2 APR 1951.







  • 1900 Birth of composer Kazimierz Wilkomirski







  • 1905 Birth of composer Gervase Hughes







  • 1911 Birth of composer Komei Abe







  • 1906 Birth of Danish tenor, baritone and teacher Aksel SCHIOTZ in Rokskilde. d- Copenhagen, 19 APR 1975. Debut as Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) 1939 Teachers, John Forsell, Agnete Zacharias, Valdemar Lincke Pupils, Claes Hakan Ahnsjo, Alan Titus, Robert Christesen







  • 1912 Death of English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, in Croydon. b-London, 15 AUG 1875.







  • 1921 Birth of American composer Matt Higgins DORAN.







  • 1924 Birth of Arda Mandikian Soprano Born 1 Sep 1924 Smyrna Greece Debut as Dido in Trojans (Berlioz) 1950 Teachers, Elvira de Hidalgo, Alexander Trianti, Wellesz Created Incognita in Incognita (Wellesz)







  • 1924 Birth of Michel Roux Bass Born 1 Sep 1924 Angouleme Debut 1949 Created Father of Orpheus in Eurydice (Damase) Monsieur De in Madame De (Damase) Sang in premiere of Parisienne (J Ledru)







  • 1925 Birth of composer Ruth S White







  • 1929 Birth of Kostas Paskalis Baritone Born 1 Sep 1929 Athens Debut as Rigoletto in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1951 Created Pentheus in Bassarids (Henze) Young Poet in Alissa (De Banfield)







  • 1930 Birth of Dutch electronic music composer Dick RAAIJMAKERS in Maastricht.







  • 1931 Birth of American composer Richard Albert HUNDLEY in Cincinnati, OH.







  • 1934 Birth of Orianna Santunione Soprano Born 1 Sep 1934 Sassalo Debut as Fedora in Fedora (Giordano) 1960 Created Galatea in Pigmalione (Donizetti) Marie Antoniette in Marie Antoniette (Gargiulo)







  • 1934 FP of L. Janácek's opera Osud 'Fate', on Brno radio. The first staged performance on 25 OCT 1958 at the Brno National Theater.







  • 1935 Birth of Japanese conductor Seiji OZAWA in Hoten, Manchuria, China.







  • 1935 Birth of Mario Basiola Jnr Born 1 Sep 1935 Highland Park Illinois Died 22 Nov 1996 Debut as Belcore in Elisir D'Amore (Donizetti) 1961 Teacher, Mario Basiola Snr (father)







  • 1935 Death of Felice Lyne Soprano Born 23 Mar 1887 Slater Missouri Died 1 Sep 1935 Debut 1911 Teachers, Lloyd D'Aubigne, Jean De Reszke, F S Hardman, Mathilde Marchesi







  • 1939 Birth of Roger Soyer Bass-Baritone Born 1 Sep 1939 Debut as Ferrando in Trovatore (Verdi) 1962 Teachers, Georges Duam, Georges Jouatte Created Don Pedro in Marina Pineda (Saguer) Sang in premiere of Echarpe Rouge (Aperghis)







  • 1941 Birth of Roumanian born German soprano Julia VARADY in Oradea.







  • 1941 Birth of Julia Varady Soprano Debut 1963 Teachers, Arta Florescu, Emilia Popp Created Cordelia in Lear (Reimann)







  • 1944 Birth of American conductor Leonard SLATKIN in Los Angeles, CA. Son of violinist and conductor Felix Slatkin.







  • 1947 Birth of Korean violinist Young Uck KIM in Seoul.







  • 1952 Birth of Iranian composer Resa VALI.







  • 1954 Birth of American composer Elizabeth Hayden PIZER .







  • 1955 Birth of American composer Andy PAPE in CA.







  • 1957 Death of British hornist Dennis Brain, in a car accident on the Barnet bypass, England. b-London, 17 MAY 1921. Son of English french horn player Aubrey Brain.







  • 1957 Death of Sabine Kalter Mezzo-Soprano Born 27 Mar 1890 Jaroslau Died 1 Sep 1957 Debut 1913 Sang in premiere Neues vom Tage (Hindemith)







  • 1957 Death of Olga Lynn Soprano Died 1 Sep 1957 Teacher, Jean De Reszke Pupil, Margaret Sheridan







  • 1958 Birth of American composer and saxophonist Dan PLONSEY in Cleveland, OH.







  • 1959 Death of Wilhelm Rode Bass-Baritone Born 7 Feb 1887 Hanover Died 1 Sep 1959 Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) Sep 1909 Teacher, Rudolf Moest Sang in premiere of Burgschaft (Weill) Schmeid von Gent (Schreker)







  • 1963 FP of B. Britten's Cantata Misericordium a Latin dramatization of the parable of the Good Samaritan, by the Suisse Romande Orchestra conducted by Ernest Ansermet, at a concert in celebration of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland.







  • 1964 Death of Swedish composer Otto Olsson in Stockholm. b-Stockholm, 19 DEC 1879.







  • 1965 Birth of Canadian composer Paul STEENHUISEN in Vancouver.







  • 1973 Death of Graziella Pareto Soprano Born 15 May 1889 Barcelona Died 1 Sep 1973 Debut as Amina in Sonnambula (Bellini) 1908 Teachers, Caridad Herrera, Angelina Homs, Melchiorre Vidal







  • 1975 Birth of Dutch composer Marie-Angélique BUELER in Leiden.







  • 1996 Death of Danish composer Vagn Holmboe in Helsinge, Denmark. b-Horsens, East Jutland, 20 DEC 1909.







  • 1999 Death of Jose Soler Tenor Born 22 Feb 1904 Barcelona Died 1 Sep 1999 Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi) Teacher, Frasco Monaco







  • 2000 FP of L. Gubaidulina's St. John's Passion. Chorus and orchestra of the Kirov Opera Theater and the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, conducted by Valery Gergiev in Stuttgart, Germany. One of four passion settings commissioned by the International Bach Academy honoring the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.
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