1907 Birth of American conductor and pianist Edwin McARTHUR in Denver, CO. d-17 FEB 1987. Studied at Julliard and made his conducting début with the Chicago Opera, Lohengrin in 1938. Led the Harrisburg, PA, Symphony (1950-1972. Was the music director for the St. Louis Municipal Opera, for twenty-three years. His MET Opera début on 17 FEB 1941, Tristan und Isolde, 2 seasons (1939-41) 6 performances. Was accompanist with Kirsten Flagstad from 1935-1955.
1907 Birth of Italian soprano Lina Bruna Rasa, nr. Padua. d. Milan Oct. 1984
1909 (JC, GC=7 OCT) FP of N. Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Golden Cockerel. Performed posthumously, in Moscow.
1910 - Birth of composer Frank Pelleg, composer
1910 Birth of Czech composer Vaclav NELHYBEL in Polanka, Czechoslovakia. d-Scranton, PA. 22 MAR 1996.
1910 Death of composer Rudolf Dellinger.
1913 Birth of German bass Maax Proebstl, in Munich. d. Nov. 19, 1979
1914 Birth of Polish composer Andrzej PANUFNIK in Warsaw. d-Twickenham 27 OCT 1991.
1928 Birth of German composer Karl HAUS in Schweinfurt.
1930 Birth of opera singer Edgar Waehlte.
1934 Birth of American composer and music professor Fisher TULL. d-Huntsville, TX 23 AUG 1994.
1936 Birth of German baritone Marion Lippert, in Munich. MET Debut: Oct. 3, 1968 [Turandot] Turandot, 3 seasons (1968-70, 73-74) 25 perf., 4 works.
1937 Birth of Puerto Rican baritone Pablo Elvira, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. d. Bozeman, Montana, Feb. 5, 2000: MET: Début: Mar.22, 1978 [Rigoletto] Rigoletto, 10 seasons (1977-78, 79-85, 87-90) 117 perf. 13 roles Pablo ELVIRA. d- 7 FEB 2000. OBIT.
1945 Birth of English conductor and composer John RUTTER in London.
1988 Death of Welsh composer Arwel Hughes in Cardiff. b-Wales, 25 AUG 1909. Father of conductor Owain Arwel Hughes.
1989 FP of Balada: "Cristóbal Colón" Barcelona, with tenor José Carreras as 'Christopher Columbus'.
1992 FP of Tobias Picker's Bang!. The New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur conducting a New York Philharmonic 150th Anniversary commission.
1994 FP of Ellen T. Zwilich's American Concerto for trumpet and orchestra, by the San Diego Symphony, JoAnn Faletta conducting, with soloist Doc Severinson. The inaugural concert of the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.