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October 1 Today in classical music history

Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989)
  • 1644 Birth of Italian composer Alessandro STRADELLA in Rome. d-Genoa, 25 FEB 1682.Search Amazon.com for Alessandro STRADELLA
  • 1644 Birth of composer Jean Rousseau
  • 1657 FP of CAVALLI: "Artemisia" Venice.
  • 1694 FP of DESMARETS: "Circé" Paris.
  • 1699 FP of DESTOUCHES: October Premier: "Marthésie, reine des Amazones" Fontainebleau.
  • 1707 FP of BONONCINI: A. "La conquista delle Spagne di Scipione Africano" Vienna.
  • 1708 FP of BONONCINI: A. "La presa di Tebe" Vienna.
  • 1708 Death of English composer John Blow in Westminster,London. bap-Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire 23 FEB 1649.Search Amazon.com for John Blow
  • 1710 FP of FUX: "La decima fatica d'Ercole, ovvero La Sconfitta di Gerione in Spagna" Vienna.
  • 1714 FP of FUX: "Dafne in Lauro" Vienna.
  • 1714 FP of KEISER: October premier: "L'inganno fedele oder Der getreue Betrug" Hamburg.
  • 1715 FP of FUX: "Orfei ed Euridice" Vienna.
  • 1716 Death of Italian composer Giovanni Battista Bassano [Not to be confused with the painter of the same name] b. Padua, c. 1657; d. Bergamo, Oct. 1, 1716: Composed nine operas which were well regarded in their day. Opera: "The loving preda of Paride" (Bologna, 1683 [lost]); "Tyrannous Falaride of Agrigento" (Venice, 1683 [Lost]); "Alarico, king dè Goti" (Ferrara, 1685 [Lost]); "Vitige" (Ferrara, 1686 [Lost]); "The triumph of Venere in Ida" (Ferrara, 1688 [Lost]); "The fashionable loves" (Ferrara, 1688 [Lost]); "The Ginerva, infanta of Scozia" (Ferrara, 1690 [Lost]); "Coccio Nerva" (Ferrara, 1691 [Lost]); "The loves between gl' odii" (Verona, 1693 [Lost])
  • 1721 FP of BONONCINI: A. "Rosiclea in Dania" Naples.
  • 1722 FP of KEISER: October premier: "Ulysses" Kabenhavn.
  • 1724 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni Battista Cirri. Was cellist.
  • 1729 Birth of ADLGASSER: Anton Cajetan (organist/com/opera) Ger. b. Inzell, Oct. 1, 1729; d. Salzburg, Dec. 22, 1777; Opera: "La Nitteti" (Salzburg, 1776).
  • 1732 FP of HASSE: "Issipile" Naples (1732) .
  • 1733 FP of Rameau's opera Hippolyte et Aricie, at the Palais Royal Opéra in Paris.
  • 1735 Birth of composer Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi
  • 1751 FP of JOMMELLI: October premier: "Ipermestra" Spoleto.
  • 1771 Birth of French composer and violinist Pierre BAILLOT in Passy. d-Paris, 15 SEP 1842.
  • 1775 FP of PAISELLO: October Premier: "Socrate immaginario" Naples.
  • 1781 FP of ALESSANDRI: "Il vecchio geloso" Milan.
  • 1789 FP of GUGLIELMI: October premier "La bella pescatrice" Naples.
  • 1808 Birth of Prussian-Polish composer, conductor and writer J. Friedrich Eduard SOBOLEWSKI in Königsberg, East Prussia. d-17 MAY 1872.
  • 1809 FP of PAËR: October premier: "Agnese" Parma.
  • 1811 FP of GYROWETZ: "Der Augenarzt" Vienna.
  • 1816 Death of French opera composer Joseph Arquier. b. Toulon, 1763; d. Bordeaux. He died in poverty. Wrote about 16 comic operas.
  • 1817 FP of DANZI: October premier: "Die Probe" Karlsruhe.
  • 1820 Birth of composer Gustav Adolf Heinze
  • 1832 Birth of American composer and painterHenry Clay WORK in Middletown, CT. d-Hartford, 8 JUN 1884.
  • 1832 FP of AUBER: "Le serment, ou Les faux-monnayeurs" Paris.
  • 1833 Death of Portugese mezzo-soprano Luisa Todi in Lisbon. b-Setubal, 9 JAN 1753.
  • 1841 Birth of composer Anatol' Vakhnyanyn
  • 1849 FP of HALÉVY: "La Fée aux roses" Paris.
  • 1857 Birth of Scottish pianist and composer Marjory Kennedy-Fraser in Perth. d-Edinburgh, 21 NOV 1930.
  • 1865 Birth of French composer Paul DUKAS in Paris. d-Paris, 17 MAY 1935. Operas, "Horn et Rimenhild" (inc. [lost] 1892); "L'arbre de science" (inc, [lost] 1899); "Ariane et Barge Bleue" (Paris, 1907); "Le nouveau monde" ([lost] c.1910).
  • 1870 Birth of American bass-baritone Leon Rains, in New York. d. Los Angeles, 1954: U.S. MET: Début Feb. 24, 1909 [Hagen] Götterdammerung, 1 season (1908-09) 3 perf., 2 roles, 1-concert.
  • 1880 American bandmaster John Philip Sousa named conductor of the U.S. Marine Band.
  • 1880 FP of Strauss: Johann (II): "Das Spitzentuch der Königin" Vienna.
  • 1881 Birth of Flemish mezzo-soprano (Dutch contralto) Julia CULP in Groningen. d-Amsterdam, 13 OCT 1970.
  • 1881 Birth of French soprano Victoria Fer in Nice. d. Oct. 1, 1963: Studied music at the Conservatory in Marseilles. She performed in Belgium before traveling to London in 1912, to appear at the London Opera House where she specialized in the French repertory; Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, Mignon, Faust, Thaïs, and Guillaume Tell. She appeared with Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera, substituting for Mary Garden in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame. She was only mildly received in New York, but had better success in London at Hammerstein's London Opera House. She was called "brilliant" in a performance of the Mad Scene from Thomas's Hamlet. She appeared at the Paris Opéra during the 1916-17 season. In 1959, she became a singing instructor at the Conservatory in Nice, the city where she was born.
  • 1881 Birth of composer Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev
  • 1890 Birth of composer Constantin Nottara
  • 1891 ('94?)Birth of Guatemalan composer Ricardo CASTILLO in Quetzaltenango. d-Guatemala City, 23 MAY 1966.
  • 1894 FP of DE KOVEN: October Premier: "Rob Roy" Detroit.
  • 1894 Birth of composer Ricardo Castillo
  • 1898 Birth of Austrian-British conductor and composer Karl RANKL in Gaaden. d-St Gilgen, 8 SEP 1968. Opera, "Deirdre of the Sorrows."
  • 1899 Birth of Hungarian composer Lajos BARDOS in Budapest. d-Budapest, 18 NOV 1986.
  • 1900 FP of Joseph Suk's E-flat Symphony, in Prague.
  • 1901 Birth of German tenor Marcel Wittrisch. d. Stuttgart, Germany, June 2, 1955
  • 1903 Birth of German tenor Karl Ostertag, in Ulm. d. Munich, Dec. 26, 1979
  • 1903 or 1904? Birth of Russian American pianist Vladimir HOROWITZ in Kiev. d-NYC, 5 NOV 1989. Bio Vladimir Horowitz.
  • 1903 FP of BLECH: "Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind" Dresden. Was rewritten and produced as "Rappelkopf" Berlin (1917).
  • 1907 Birth of composer Oedoen Partos
  • 1908 Birth of Danish composer, pianist and teacher Herman KOPPEL in Copenhagen. d-Copenhagen, 14 JUL 1998.
  • 1913 FP of E. Elgar's symphonic poem, Falstaff. Elgar conducting at the Leeds Festival.
  • 1914 FP of HERBERT: "The Only Girl" Operetta, Atlantic City.
  • 1915 Death of American band composer Russell Alexander in  Liberty, NY. b-Nevada City, MO 26 FEB 1877.
  • 1916 FP of STOLZ: October premier: "Der Favorit" Berlin.
  • 1918 Birth of composer Antonio Iglesias Alvares
  • 1921 Birth of American choral conductor Margaret Eleanor HILLIS in Kokomo, IN. d-Chicago, 4 FEB 1998. Chicago Symphony Chorus. OBIT.
  • 1922 Birth of composer Hector Campos-Parsi
  • 1924 Opening of The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia by MaryLouise Curtis Bok who donated $12 million from her Curtis Publishing Saturday Evening Post fortune.
  • 1925 Birth of Irish tenor Brendan O'dowda, in Dundalk County Louth. d. Feb. 22, 2002: (Popular Irish tenor).
  • 1926 Birth of German tenor Gerhard Stolze, in Dessau. d. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mar. 11, 1979: MET: Début Nov. 22, 1968 [Loge] Das Rheingold, 3 seasons (68-69, 71-73) 15 perf., 3 roles.
  • 1929 Birth of German bass Peter Meven, in Cologne. d. Waldorf, Aug. 30, 2003.
  • 1931 Birth of Italian composer Sylvano BUSSOTTI in Florence. Operas, "La passion selon Sade" (1969), "Lorenzaccio" (1972), "L'ispirazione" (1988), "Fedra" (1988). Operina monodanza: "Syron-Sadun-settimino" (1974), "Nottetempo" 1976.
  • 1933 Birth of Peruvian composer Olga Pozzi ESCOT.
  • 1937 FP of Nikolai Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 18. Alexander Gauk conducting in Moscow.
  • 1938 FP of KAUFMANN: "Anasuya" Bombay.
  • 1939 Birth of American composer James H. WILLEY.
  • 1945 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Sandra Walker. MET: Début: Feb. 15, 1986 [Micah] Samson, 5 seasons (1985-86, 88-89, 94-96, 97-98) 37 perf., 7 works.
  • 1947 Birth of Dutch composer Kees SCHOONENBEEK in Arnhem.
  • 1948 Birth of soprano Josella Ligi.
  • 1952 Death of French bass Jean DAquistapace. b-1888.
  • 1954 FP of ARGENTO: "Sicilian Limes" New York.
  • 1955 Birth of American guitarist and composer Benjamin VERDERY.
  • 1955 FP of CHAILLY: "Ferrovia soprelevata" (Bergamo, 1955)
  • 1960 Birth of Dutch composer Richard TOLENAAR in Rotterdam.
  • 1961 Death of American violinist and composer Carl Ellis Eppert in Milwaukee, WI. b-Carbon, Clay County, Indiana, and grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana, where in 1903 he founded a symphony orchestra.
  • 1961 FP of Dimitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12 The Year 1917. Leningrad Philharmonic, Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting.
  • 1964 Death of Austrian-American composer Ernst Toch in Santa Monica, CA. b-Vienna, 7 DEC 1887. Pulitzer prize winning Symphony No. 3, (1956).
  • 1967 FP of Roger Sessions' Symphony No. 7. Chicago Symphony, Jean Martinon conducting in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • 1973 Birth of American composer John MacKEY in New Philadelphia, OH.
  • 1975 FP of Dimitri Shostakovich's Viola Sonata by Fyodor Druzhinin, viola and Mikhail Muntyan, piano in Leningrad.
  • 1975 FP of John Tavener's Piano Concerto in London.
  • 1976 Birth of American composer John F. KAEFER in Ridgewood, NJ.
  • 1976 FP of Antal Dorati's Cello Concerto in Louisville, KY.
  • 1976 FP of PASATIERI: "Washington Square" Detroit (1976); w/Sheri Greenwald (s).
  • 1979 Death of American composer Roy Harris in Santa Monica, CA.  b-Chandler, OK 12 FEB 1898.
  • 1992 FP of Michael Torke's Chalk for string quartet. Balanescu Quartet at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.
  • 1998 FP of Charles Ives Emerson Overture arranged for piano and orchestra by David G. Porter, with soloist Alan Feinberg and the Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi conducting.
  • 2000 FP of Sofia Gubaidulina's St. John Passion.Sofia Gubaidulina : St. John Passion / St. John Easter (Bachakademie) [RARE]
  • 2003 Death of English soprano Anne Ziegler, [Irene Frances Eastwood] in Wales. b. Liverpool, 1910.
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