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Today in classical music history SEPTEMBER 4


Constantin HUYGENS
  • 1596 Birth of Dutch composer, violist, lutenist,
    harpsichordist and organist Constantin HUYGENS at The Hague.


  • 1622 - Birth of composer Jacob Hintze


  • 1644 Birth of Spanish organist and composer Juan Bautista Jose CABANILLES in Valencia. d-Valencia, 29 APR 1712.


  • 1761 Birth of composer Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen


  • 1765 Leopold Mozart and his children travel to The Hague. The children get an intestinal typhoid.


  • 1811 (4 JUL?)Birth of French concert pianist and teacher Marie PLEYEL in Paris. m-Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder and composer. d-Saint-Josse-ten-Noode (one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels Capital Region of Belgium), 30 MAR 1875. Affair with Berlioz in 1830.


  • 1815 Birth of composer Mihaly Mosonyi


  • 1816 Birth of composer Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin


  • 1824(5th?)Birth of Austrian composer and organist Anton Joseph BRUCKNER in Ansfelden. d-Vienna, 11
    SEP 1896.


  • 1827 Death of Michael Pamer.


  • 1843 Birth of composer Jan Levoslav Bella


  • 1844 Death of minister-composer Oliver Holden in Charlestown, MA. b-Shirley, MA 18 SEP 1765.


  • 1859 Birth of composer Edoardo Mascheroni



  • 1872 Birth of
    Alexander Davidov Tenor
    Born 4 Sep 1872 Poltava Died 28 Jun 1944
    Debut 1893
    Teacher, Camille Everardi


  • 1876 Birth of Ernesto Badini Baritone
    Born 4 Sep 1876 S.Colombano al Lambro Died 6 July 1937
    Debut as Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1895
    Teacher, Cesari
    Created Blake in Sly (Wolf-Ferrari)
    Sang in premiere of Piccolo Marat (Mascagni)
    Cena Delle Beffe (Giordano)


  • 1881 Birth of Erna Denera Soprano
    Born 4 Sep 1881 Posnan Died 16 Mar 1938
    Debut as Senta in Flying Dutchman (Wagner) 1906
    Teachers, Franz Dulong, Heinrich Feinhals


  • 1881 Birth of American composer Walter Ruel COWLES. d-1959.


  • 1883 Birth of composer Karel Candael


  • 1887 Birth of Carl Martin Oehman Tenor / Teacher of Singing
    Born 4 Sep 1887 Floda Sweden Died 26 Dec 1967
    Debut as Chenier in Andrea Chenier (Giordano) 1914
    Teachers, Gentzel, Giuseppe Oxilia, Quadri
    Pupils, Nicolai Gedda, Carl-Axel Hallgren, Erik Saeden
    Uno Stjernqvist, Martti Talvela, Usko Viitanen


  • 1892 Birth of French composer Darius MILHAUD in Aix-en-Provence. d-Geneva, 22 JUN 1974. In USA
    from 1940.


  • 1896 Birth of Cyrena Van Gordon Mezzo-Soprano
    Born 4 Sep 1896 Camden Ohio Died 4 Apr 1964
    Debut as Amneris in Aida (Verdi) 1913
    Teacher, Louise Dotti


  • 1899 Birth of English composer and organist Frederic CURZON in London. d-Bournemouth, 1973.


  • 1903 Death of German conductor Hermann Zumpe in Munich. b-Oppach, 9 APR 1850.


  • 1906 Birth of American critic and musicologist Gilbert CHASE in Havana.


  • 1906 Birth of composer Antanas Raciunas


  • 1906 Birth of composer Alexander Moyzes


  • 1907(5th)Death of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in Bergen. b-Bergen, 15 JUN 1843.


  • 1909 Birth of composer Karel Horky


  • 1915 Birth of German opera/ and operetta singer Rudolf Schock


  • 1921 Birth of soprano Gita De La Fuente
    Born 4 Sep 1921 London
    Sang in premiere of Manana (Benjamin)


  • 1934 Birth of Umberto Grilli Tenor
    Born 4 Sep 1934 Pavia
    Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1957
    Teachers, Adelaide Saraceni, Giannino Zecca


  • 1937 Death of Vasily Petrov Bass
    Born 12 Mar 1875 Alexeyevka Ukraine Died 4 Sep 1937
    Debut as Miller in Rusalka (Dargomyzsky) 1902
    Teacher, Bartsal


  • 1937 Death of Stanislav Doubransky Tenor
    Born 19 Jun 1867 Kolin Died 4 Sep 1937
    Debut as Dalibor in Dalibor (Smetana) 13 Oct 1897


  • 1939 Birth of American pianist Irwin GAGE in Cleveland.


  • 1942 Birth of Canadian composer Brian CHERNEY in Peterborough, Ontario.


  • 1962 Birth of Irish-American composer Michael REMSON.


  • 1964 Birth of German bass-baritone Rene PAPE.


  • 1965 Death of Alsatian theologist, missionary, organist and Bach scholar, Albert Schweitzer, in Lambarene, Gabon at the age of 90. b-Kaysersberg, 14 JAN 1875.


  • 1972 Birth of American composer Mickey HELMS in Redwood City, CA.


  • 1991 Death of Carlos Alexander Bass-Baritone
    Born 18 Oct 1915 Died 4 Sep 1991
    Dwbuy as Masetto in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1941
    Teachers, Alma Achadow, Anna Bahr-Mildenburg, Friedrich Schorr
    Lothar Wallerstein
    Created Prometheus in Prometheus (Orff)
    Maestro in Ameise (Ronnefeld)


  • 1996 FP of Steven Mackey's Lost Found for orchestra. San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.


  • 1997 (5th)Death of Hungarian-English conductor Georg Solti age 84, vacationing in Southern France
    with his family...just before midnight. b-Budapest, 21 OCT 1912.


  • 1999 FP of Philip Glass' score to accompany the classic 1931 Tod Browning horror film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. Kronos Quartet at Telluride, CO.


  • 2002 Death of Lituanian born French pianist Vlado Perlemuter in Paris. b- Kaunas, Lithuania 26 MAY 1904. Obituary. | CD-Vlado Perlemuter Plays Ravel.


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