September 30 Today in classical music history

David OISTRAKH (1908-1974)
  • 1622 Birth of composer Johann Sebastiani
  • 1685 Birth of composer Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus
  • 1729 Vivaldi's father prepares to leave for Bohemia with his son Antonio by taking leave from St. Marks's in Venice.
  • 1732 FP of PERGOLESI's "Lo Frate 'nnamurato" Naples.
  • 1743 Birth of composer Jeronymo Francisco de Lima
  • 1752 Birth of composer Justin Heinrich Knecht
  • 1755 Death of Italian composer and teacher Francesco Durante in Naples. b-Frattamaggiore, 31 MAR 1684.Search for Francesco Durante
  • 1752 Birth of German organist, conductor, and composer Justin Heinrich KNECHT in Biberach. d-Biberach, 1 DEC 1817.
  • 1775 FP of BIANCHI's "La réduetion de Paris" Paris.
  • 1787 (30 MAR?)Death of German composer and Prussian music patron Princess Anna Amalia in Berlin. b-Berlin, 9 NOV 1723.
  • 1791 FP of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, at the Freihaustheater auf der Wieden, conducted by the composer in Vienna. CD-Mozart: Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute] with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Karl Bohm, Fritz Wunderlich, Roberta Peters, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
  • 1805 FP of DALAYRAC's "Gulistan" Paris.
  • 1810 FP of CHERUBINI's "Le Crescendo" Paris.
  • 1812 FP of DRECHSLER's "Die Feldmühle" singspiel, Vienna.
  • 1832 Debut of 13 year old pianist Clara WIECK at Leipzig Gewandhaus. Playing Moscheles Piano Concerto g.
  • 1824 Birth of composer Peter Milne
  • 1840 Birth of Norwegian composer Johann SVENDSEN in Christiania. d-Copenhagen, 14 JUN 1911.
  • 1852 Birth of Irish composer and organist Sir Charles Villiers STANFORD in Dublin. d-London, 29 MAR 1924.
  • 1856 Birth of composer Andrejs Jurjans
  • 1862 Birth of composer Georgy Eduardovich Konyus
  • 1863 FP of Georges Bizet's opera Les Pecheurs de perles 'The Pearl Fishers' at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris.
  • 1867 Birth of Spanish organist, composer and conductor Joaquin CASSADO near Barcelona. d- Barcelona, 25 MAR 1926. Father of Gaspar on same day in 1897*. Zarzuela: "La real mentira" (1906); "La noche del Pilar" (1906); "El cortijo" (1908); Opera: "Lo monjo negre" (1920).
  • 1868 FP of Offenbach's "L'lle de Tulipatan" Paris.
  • 1869 FP of HEISE's "The Pasha's Daughter" Copenhagen.
  • 1871 Birth of composer Ruben Mattias Liljefors
  • 1877 FP of GOETZ's "Francesca da Rimini" unfinished, 3rd Act completed by Ernest Frank; Mannheim.
  • 1878 Birth of Austrian soprano Hedwig Francillo-Kaufmann, in Vienna. d. Rio de Janeiro, Apr. 26, 1948.
  • 1879 Birth of French conductor, composer and violist Henri CASADESUS in Paris. d-Paris, 31 MAY 1947. Founded Society of Ancient Instruments of Paris.
  • 1879 Birth of composer Ernst Isler
  • 1887 Death of Austrian singer Josef Matras in Vienna. b-Vienna, 1 MAR 1832.
  • 1896 Birth of American soprano Jeannette Vreeland, in Los Angeles. d. July 20, 1939.
  • 1897 Birth of Catalan cellist Gaspar CASSADO in Barcelona, Spain. d-Madrid, 24 DEC 1966.
  • 1898 Birth of composer Johannes Rontgen
  • 1903 Birth of German baritone Renate Specht-Lengstorf. d. 1982.
  • 1906 Birth of composer Eamonn O Gallagher
  • 1907 Birth of American composer Arnold ELSTON. d-1971.
  • 1908 Birth of Russian violinst David OISTRAKH in Odessa. d-Amsterdam, 24 OCT 1974. Search for David OISTRAKH
  • David Oistrakh: The Complete EMI Recordings
  • 1919 Birth of American soprano Patricia NEWAY in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1920 Birth of composer Ghazar Saryan
  • 1921 FP of ROMBERG's "Blossom Time" operetta, New York.
  • 1923 Birth of English composer and entertainer Donald SWANN. d- 3 APR 1984.
  • 1926 Birth of composer Peder Holm
  • 1929 Birth of American composer Norman HEIM in Chicago, IL.
  • 1930 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Flora Raffanelli, in Florence. d. Jan. 17, 1990. Search for Flora Raffanelli
  • 1933 Birth of Italian tenor Giuseppe Campora, in Tortona. MET Début Jan. 20, 1955 [Rodolfo] La Bohème, 7 seasons (1954-59, 63-65) 90 perf., 9 roles.
  • 1933 FP of STOLZ "2 Herzen im 3/4 Takt" operetta, Zürich.
  • 1933 FP of STOLZ "Der verlorene Walzer" operetta, Zürich.
  • 1935 Birth of Czech composer Lubos FISER in Prague. d-1999.
  • 1935 FP of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with book by DeBose Heyward.
    At Boston's Colonial Theater. w/Todd Duncan (1903-1998) U.S. [Porgy] CD-Porgy And Bess (1956 Studio Cast) [CAST RECORDING] Mel Torme, Frances Faye, Porgy And Bess (Related Recordings), George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Betty Roche
  • 1937 Birth of Ukranian composer Valentin SILVESTROV in Kiev.
  • 1938 Birth of English clarinetist and conductor Alan HACKER in Dorking.
  • 1941 FP of FERNÁNDEZ "Malazarte" Rio Janeiro.
  • 1944 Birth of Scottish soprano Patricia Hay.
  • 1944 FP of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto, soloist Leon Goosens and the Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Search for Ralph Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto
  • 1946 Birth of Canadian composer Jean Jacques LAMOUREUX in Montreal.
  • 1948 Birth of English composer Jonathan LLOYD in London.
  • 1957 Birth of American guitarist and composer Scott FIELDS in Chicago, IL.
  • 1959 FP of BETTINELLI's "La smorfia" in Como.
  • 1959 FP of CHAILLY's "Procedura penale" in Como.
  • 1960 FP of Samuel Barber's Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra. Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy, Paul Callaway the soloist at Academy of Music.
  • 1961 FP of DZERZHINSKY's "A Man's Destiny" Moscow.
  • 1963 Birth of American composer Andrew RINDFLEISCH.
  • 1968 Birth of American composer Lisa BIELAWA.
  • 1968 FP of DALLAPICCOLA: "Odysseus" Berlin.
  • 1972 Death of Austrian mezzo-soprano Maria Huder. b. Vienna, 1907.
  • 1975 Birth of American composer Javier ARAU.
  • 1979 FP of Krystoff Penderecki's Te Deum in Assisi, Italy.
  • 1984 FP of Reimann's "Die Gespenstersonate" Berlin.
  • 1989 FP of Daniel Asia's Piano Quartet. Domus ensemble at Wigmore Hall in London.
  • 1989 Death of American composer and music critic Virgil Thomson at age 92, in NYC. b-Kansas City, MO 25 NOV 1896. Search for Virgil Thomson
  • 1999 FP of Michael Tilson Thomas' Whitman Songs for Orchestra. San Francisco Symphony, composer conducting.
  • 2003 FP of Magnus Lindberg's Concerto for Orchestra, commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste at the Barbican Centre in London.Search for Magnus Lindberg Concerto for Orchestra
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