Today in classical music history September 5

Johann Christian BACH

  • 1600 Birth of composer Loreto Vittori
  • 1644 (6th?) Birth of Spanish organist and composer Juan Bautista Jose CABANILLES in Valencia. d-Valencia, 29 APR 1712.CD-Cabanilles: Batalles, Tientos & Passacalles
  • 1694 Birth of composer Frantisek Antonin Mica
  • 1733 FP of Pergolesi's opera La serva padrona 'The Maid as Mistress', at the Teatro San Bartolomeo, in Naples.
  • 1734 Birth of composer Jean-Benjamin de La Borde
  • 1735 Birth of German composer Johann Christian BACH in Leipzig. Youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, in Leipzig. d-London, 1 JAN 1782.
  • 1737 Birth of composer Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann
  • 1754 Birth of soprano Elizabeth Linley in Bath Died 28 June 1792. Debut as Goss'mour in Fairy Favour (Hull) 1767
  • 1766 Birth of baritone Luigi Bassi in Pesaro Died 13 Sep 1825 Debut in Curioso Indiscreto (Anfossi) 1799. Teachers, Laschi, Pietro Morandi Created Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni (Mozart), Pasquariello in Don Giovanni (Gazzaniga), Bartolo in Barbiere di Siviglia (Morlacchi)
  • 1771 Birth of tenor Antonio Benelli in Forli Died 16 Aug 1830. Teacher, Pietro Mattei. Debut 1790
    Created Almaviva in Barbiere Di Siviglia (Morlacchi), Sargino in Sargino (Paer)
  • 1781 Birth of Austrian musician, composer and publisher, Anton DIABELLI, in Mattsee. In 1824 founded publishing house. d-Vienna, 8 APR 1858.
  • 1791 Birth of German composer Giacomo MEYERBEER (Jacob Liebmann Beer) in Berlin (Vogelsdorf). d-Paris, 2 MAY 1864.
  • 1792 Birth of composer Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault
  • 1803 Death of French composer François Devienne at age 44, in an insane asylum in Charenton, Paris. b-Joinville, 31 JAN 1759.
  • 1811(4th?) Birth of pianist and teacher Marie PLEYEL.
    Berlioz amour, c.1830.
  • 1815 Birth of German pianist, conductor and composer Carl WILHELM in Schmalkalden. d-Schmalkalden, 26 AUG 1873.
  • 1824(4th) Birth of Austrian composer Anton BRUCKNER in Ansfelden. d-Vienna, 11 OCT 1896.
  • 1840 FP of Verdi's opera Un giorno di regno 'King for a Day', at the Teatro alla Scala, in Milan.
  • 1848 Birth of composer Manuel Giro
  • 1857 FP of Liszt's Faust Symphony, in Weimar. Liszt: Faust-Symphony / Bernstein, Riegel, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • 1862 Death of composer Aleksey Nikolayevitch Verstovsky in Moscow. b-Selivyorstovo, Tambov region, Russia, 18 FEB 1799.
  • 1867 Birth of American composer and pianist Amy Marcey Cheney BEACH in Henniker, New Hampshire. (Mrs. H. H. A Beach). d-NYC, 27 DEC 1944.
  • 1871 Birth of American violinist Theodore SPIERING. Founded the Spiering. Quartet, founder of the N. Y. Philharmonic.
  • 1871 Birth of bass Helge Nissen in Hoplstebro Denmark Died 5 Oct 1926. Debut as Mephistopheles in Faust (Gounod) 1897. Teacher, Leopold Rosenfeld. Created Samuel in Saul og David (Nielsen)
    Henrik in Maskarade (Nielsen)
  • 1879 Birth of French conductor and composer Rhene' BATON in Courseulles-sur-Mer. d-Le Mans, 23 SEP 1940.
  • 1883 Birth of soprano Else Gentner-Fischer in Frankfurt Died 26 Apr 1943. Debut 1905. Created wife in Von Heute auf Morgen (Schoenberg)
  • 1892 Birth of Hungarian-American violinist Joseph SZIGETI in Budapest. d-Lucerne, 19 FEB 1973.
  • 1895 Birth of German soprano Meta SEINEMEYER in Berlin. d-Dresden, 19 AUG 1929. Debut in Orfee aux Enfers (Offenbach) 1918. Teachers, Ernst Grenzebach, Nikolaus Rothmuhl. Created Duchess in Doktor Faust (Busoni)
  • 1898 Birth of Danish composer Ebe HAMERIK in Copenhagen. d-at sea, 11 AUG
  • 1901 Birth of composer Mieczyslaw Kolinski
  • 1906 Birth of composer Peter Mieg.
  • 1907 (4th?)Death of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in Bergen. b-Bergen, 15 JUN 1843.
  • 1908 Birth of Cuban-Spanish pianist and composer Joaquin NIN-CULMELL in Berlin. Joaquín Nin-Culmell d-age 95, in Oakland, CA 14 JAN 2004. Was composer of Spanish-style piano pieces. He was the son of Cuban-Spanish composer Joaquín Nin y Castellanos and Danish-French-Cuban singer Rosa Culmell. Andante, obituary
  • 1909 Birth of soprano Marie Podvalova in Prague Died 16 May 1990. Debut as Marina in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 7 Nov 1935. Teachers, Doubravka Brambergova, Anna Fassati
  • 1912 Birth of American avant-garde composer, pianist and writer John
    in Los Angeles. d-Los Angeles, 12 AUG 1992.
  • 1913 FP of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Pavlovsk, with the composer soloist. Manuscript lost in a fire during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Prokofiev reconstructed the work from his sketches and the second version was premiered in Paris on 8 MAY 1924, at a Koussevitzky concert.
  • 1914 Birth of Austrian composer Guillermo GRAETZER in Vienna. d-Buenos Aires, 22 JAN 1993.
  • 1914 Birth of American composer Gail KUBIK in South Coffeyville, OK. d-Covina, CA 1984.
  • 1914 Birth of American pianist and composer Minuetta KESSLER.
  • 1915 Birth of American composer Leonard Bingley SMITH.
  • 1916 Birth of soprano Hanna Allin in Denmark Died 11 Dec 1962. Teachers, Kristine Lindemann, Margarete Ernst, Ingeborg Steffenson Elizabeth Rado
  • 1916 Birth of soprano Jolanda Di Maria-Petris in Pola. Debut as Margherita in Mefistofele (Boito). Teacher, Arrigoni
  • 1918 Birth of soprano Rosl Schwaiger in Salzburg Died 19 Apl 1970. Debut as Susanna in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1940. Sang in premiere of Rappelkopf (Lothar)
  • 1920 Birth of English composer Peter Racine FRICKER in London. d-Santa Barbara, CA 1 FEB 1990.
  • 1921 Birth of Hungarian pianist Gyorgy CZIFFRA, in Budapest.
  • 1921 Death of tenor Joseph Mann. Born 24 Feb 1883 Lemberg 5 Sep 1921. Debut 1910
    Teachers, Kicki, Valerie Wysocki, Strozeckiej
  • 1924 Birth of composer Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar.
  • 1928 Birth of Polish composer Piotr de Peslin LACHERT in Warsaw.
  • 1932 FP of Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos, with the composer and Jacques Février as soloists in convert at the Venice Festival.
  • 1933 Birth of American composer Vincent McDERMOTT.
  • 1933 Death of bass Marcel Journet. Born 25 July 1867 Nice Died 5 Sep 1933. Debut as Balthasar in Favorita (Donizetti) 1891. Teachers, Louis-Henri Obin, Seneghetti. Created Simon Magus in Nerone (Boito). Duke of Mendoza in Inez Mendo (Regnal (Baron D'Erlanger))
  • 1935 Birth of composer Helen Gifford
  • 1938 Birth of Polish composer Piotr de Peslin LACHERT in Warsaw.
  • 1940 Birth of American composer Lewis SPRATLIN.
  • 1942 Birth of Mexican Conductor Eduardo MATA in Mexico City. d-an airplane accident near the Cuernavaca airport on 4 JAN 1995. OBIT.
  • 1942 FP of Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 2 in F, Op. 92. The Beethoven Quartet. The start of the performance was delayed due to a German air raid in Moscow.
  • 1945 Birth of Chinese-American composer Thomas Oboe LEE in Beijing, China.
  • 1950 FP of Arthur Benjamin's Piano Concerto, composer was soloist in Sydney, Australia.
  • 1951 Birth of baritone Richard Suart in Blackpool. Debut 1977. Teacher, Henry Cummings. Created Caleb Raven in Yan Tan Tethera (Birtwistle). Father in East and West (McQueen). Horimiya in Actor's Revenge (Miki). Stan Stock in Playing Away (Mason). Bolshov in Family Affair (Grant). Sang in premiere of Hell's Angels (Osborne)
  • 1957 Birth of tenor Totin Viala in Paris. Debut as Gustave in Pomme d'Api (Offenbach). Teacher, Michel Senechal
  • 1960 Birth of Finnish soprano Karita MATTILA in Somero. Debut as Countess in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1983. Teacher, Vera Rozsa
  • 1961 Birth of French-Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin in Montréal.
  • 1962 Death of tenor Alessandro Granda. Born 26 Nov 1898 in Peru. Debut in Iris (Mascagni) 1926
    Teacher, Alfredo Cecchi
  • 1964 Death of tenor Giorgios Kokolios. Born Dec 1916 Athens. Debut as Nessenger in Aida (Verdi) 1944. Created Prince in Antigone (Liviabella)
  • 1965 Death of Belgian composer Stephan De Jonghe in Aalst. b-Aalst, 24 APR 1910.
  • 1968 Death of Argentinian composer Juan José Castro in Buenos Aires. b-Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7 MAR 1895.
  • 1970 Birth of German pianist Lars VOGT.
  • 1973 Death of baritone Petre Stefanescu-Goanga. Born 13 Mar 1902 Braila Died 5 Sep 1973
    Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1927. Teacher, Felia Litvinne. Pupils, Michaela Botez, Iulia Buciuceanu, Elena Dima. Nicolae Florei, George Lambrache, Ion Stoian. Nicolae Constaniecu, Gheorge Emil Crasnaru
  • 1975 Birth of American composer Andrew SHAPIRO.
  • 1980 FP of Philip Glass' opera Satyagraha. Netherlands Opera, Christopher Keene conducting, in Rotterdam.
  • 1987 Death of German composer Wolfgang Fortner. b-Leipzig, 12 OCT 1907.
  • 1997 Death announced of Hungarian born conductor Georg Solti, in his sleep,
    the previous night just before midnight, at the age of 84, in Antibes
    France. b-Budapest, 21 OCT 1912.
  • 1997 6pm EST Death of Philadelphia, Pa radio station WFLN-FM after almost 50 years of continuous classical music broadcasting to the Delaware Valley. WFLN Links & photos.
  • 2000 FP of Osvaldo Golijov's Las Pasión Según San Marcos 'St. Matthew Passion' by the orchestra of International Bach Academy and the Schola Cantorum de Caracas, Maria Guinand, conducting in Stuttgart, Germany. One of four passion settings commissioned by the International Bach Academy honoring the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.
  • 2011 Death of Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra after falling into a coma following injuries from a motorcycle accident. B-1968.
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