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September 23 Today in classical music history

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  • 1591 Birth of composer Michael Lohr
  • 1642 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni Maria BONONCINI in Montecorone. d-Modena, 18 NOV 1678.
  • 1647 Birth of French musiclogist and oboist Andre Danican PHILIDOR in
    Versailles. d-Dreux, 11 AUG 1730. He was an early member of a famous dynasty of composers and musicians in the French royal court. François-André Danican Philidor's father, was also known as Philidor l'ainé (Philidor the Elder). He was an oboist and crumhorn player. He was a member of the Grande Écurie military band and later performed at the Court, at the Royal Chapel, in the employ of Louis XIV.
  • 1684 Birth of German composer Johann Theodor ROEMHILDT in Eisenach. d-Merseburg, OCT 1756.
  • 1700 Death of German composer Nicolaus Adam Strungk in Dresden. bap- Brunswick, 15 NOV 1640.
  • 1703 Birth of composer Jean-Marie Leclair
  • 1747 Birth of Spanish Jesuit Stefano ARTEAGA. Italian opera treatise writer.
  • 1754 FP of CONFORTO's "L'eroe cinese" Madrid (1754).
  • 1756 FP of CONFORTO's "Nitteti" Madrid (1756).
    GLUCK: "Armide" Paris (1777).
  • 1777 FP in Paris of Gluck's opera Armide at the Académie Royale in Paris.
  • 1782 Birth of French composer Jacques Féréol MAZAS in Lavaur. d-Bézier, 26 AUG 1849.
  • 1817 Birth of composer Leon Charles Fran‡ois Kreutzer
  • 1842 Birth of composer Karl Munzinger
  • 1835 Death of Italian composer Vincenzo BELLINI in Puteaux (Paris), at age 34. b-Catania, Sicily, 3 NOV 1801.
  • 1836 Death of Spanish guitarist and singer Maria Malibran-Garcia in Manchester, England. b-Paris, 24 MAR 1808.
  • 1849 Birth of Russian Opera composer Michail Vladimirovitch Ivanov-Boretzky in Moscow. d. Rome, Oct. 20, 1927. Opera: "Zabava Putiatishna" (Moscow, 1899); "Potemkin Holiday" (St. Petersburg, 1902).
  • 1849 Birth of composer Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov
  • 1866 Birth of composer Edouard Combe
  • 1872 Russian pianist Anton Rubinstein makes his American debut in New York City.
  • 1890 Birth of American composer A. Walter KRAMER in NYC. d-NYC, 8 APR 1969.
  • 1893 Birth of American composer, pianist, organist and conductor Clifford VAUGHAN in Philadelphia, PA. d-1987.
  • 1896 FP of SCHUBERT's "Der vierjährige Posten" singspiel, Dresden.
    Schubert: Der vierjährige Posten
  • 1899 Birth of Norwegian opera composer Odd Grüner-Hegge. d-1979. Associated with the Oslo Opera.
  • 1899 Birth of English baritone Dennis NOBEL in Bristol. d-14 MAR 1966.
  • 1899 Birth of American composer William Levi DAWSON, in Anniston, AL. d-1990. Search Amazon.com for William Levi DAWSON
  • 1899 Birth of Catalan cellist, composer and conductor Ricardo LAMOTE de GRIGNON in Barcelona. d-Barcelona, 5 FEB 1962. Son of Juan.
  • 1903 Birth of Czech soprano Jarmila Novotna. d. Feb 9, 1994. MET Début: Jan. 5, 1940 [Mimi] La Bohème, 16 seasons (1939-53) 142 perf., 14 roles.Search Amazon.com for Jarmila Novotna
  • 1904 Birth of Romanian soprano Stella Roman [née Florica Vierica Alma Stela Blasu]. d. N.Y., Feb. 12, 1992. MET: Début Jan. 1, 1941 [Aida] Aida, 10 seasons 126 perf. 13 roles. Stella Roman, Historical Recordings from 1945-50
  • 1905 Birth of composer Jeno Kenessey
  • 1907 Birth of Czech soprano Jarmila NOVOTNA in Prague. d- 1994.
  • 1907 Birth of Greek bass Nicola MOSCONA in Athens. d-Philadelphia, 17 SEP 1975. MET Début: Dec. 19, 1937 [Ramfis] Aida, 25 seasons (37-62) 717 perf., 35 roles.
  • 1910 Birth of Russian pianist Sviatoslav Soulima STRAVINSKY in Lucerne, Switzerland. Son of composer Igor. d-1994. Search Amazon.com for Sviatoslav Soulima STRAVINSKY
  • 1913 Birth of composer Alexey Davidovich Machavariani
  • 1913 FP of Charles Wakefield Cadman's Piano Trio in D, at a private home in Denver. The first public performance took place in October, 1913, in Minneapolis, MN.
  • 1914 Birth of American composer Norman CAZDEN. d-18 AUG 1980.Search Amazon.com for Norman CAZDEN
  • 1915 Birth of American flutist Julius BAKER, in Cleveland. Principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic for 18 years, died at age 87, 6 AUG 2003. NY Times obituary.
    Julius Baker in Recital, Vol.2
  • 1915 Birth of composer Finn Arnestad
  • 1920 Birth of composer Jiri Jaroch
  • 1920 Birth of Soviet-Armenian composer Alexander ARUTUNIAN in Erevan. Search Amazon.com for Alexander ARUTUNIAN
  • 1923 Birth of Hungarian tenor Sandor KONYA in Sarkad. d.Ibiza, Spain, May 20, 2002. MET Début: Oct. 28, 1961 [Lohengrin] 14 seasons (1961-75) 287 perf. 22 roles.
    Verdi - Requiem / Sandor Konya, Grace Bumbry, Ilva Ligabue, Raffaele Arie, Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • 1928 Birth of Bulgarian tenor Spas Wenkoff in Tírnovo, Sep. 23, 1928.
  • 1928 Birth of American composer, teacher and pianist Robert HELPS in Passaic, NJ. d-Tampa, FL, 24 NOV 2001.Robert Helps: Orchestral Works
  • 1930 Birth of bass Robert Hoyem.
  • 1935 Birth of composer Pierre Marietan
  • 1937 First televised performance of an entire opera. BBC-TV, Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona.
  • 1940 Birth of Egyptian bass Peter Sidhom of a Maltese-Italian mother and an Egyptian father. Search Amazon.com for Peter Sidhom
  • 1940 Death of French composer Rhené-Bâton in Le Mans . b-Courseulles-sur-Mer, 5 SEP 1879.
  • 1942 Birth of soprano Margarita Kyriaki.
  • 1945 Birth of bass Franz-Josef Kapellmann.
  • 1949 FP of BLACHER's "Preussisches Märchen" ballet-opera, Berlin.
  • 1952 Birth of English baritone William SHIMELL in Brentwood, Essex. Search Amazon.com for William SHIMELL
  • 1956 FP of HENZE's "König Hirsch" Berlin (1956); rev. "Il Recervo" (1962).Search Amazon.com for König Hirsch
  • 1958 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Threni, by the North German Radio Orchestra of Hamburg, who had commissioned the work, conducted by the composer, at San Rocco in Venice. Search Amazon.com for Threni
  • 1962 FP of Aaron Copland's Connotations for Orchestra, at Philharmonic Hall, now Avery Fisher Hall, during the opening season of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This concert was televised by CBS, and also included the Gloria from Beethoven's Missa Solemnis along with the first movement Veni, creator spiritus from Mahler's Symphony No.8. Search Amazon.com for Copland Connotations for Orchestra
  • 1964 Birth of Dutch composer Robert ZUIDAM in Gouda.
  • 1965 FP of David Diamond's Elegies for Flute, English Horn, and Strings, by Murray Panitz, flute, Louis Rosenblatt, English horn, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. Search Amazon.com for Diamond Elegies
  • 1990 FP of James MacMillan's Sowetan Spring for winds, by the winds of the Royal Scottish Orchestra, John Paynter conducting at the Glasgow Hospitality Inn, Glasgow, Scotland. Search Amazon.com for Sowetan Spring
  • 2003 FP of Peter Lieberson's Piano Quintet. Pianist Peter Serkin and The Orion String Quartet in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC.
    Peter Lieberson: Red Garuda, Rilke Songs, Bagatelles, Piano Quintet
  • 2006 Death of English composer (Sir) Malcolm ARNOLD born in Northampton, 21 Oct 1921. Search Amazon.com for Malcolm ARNOLD. BIO.
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