1842 Birth of Austrian contralto Marianne Brandt, Marianne [Marie Bischoff] in Vienna. d. Vienna, July 9, 1921: Studied Vienna,
later Baden-Baden (1869-70). Début Olmütz (now Olomouc) [Rachel] La
Juive (1867); Berlin Court Opera (1868-82), CG début [Leonore]
Fidelio (1872). Sang [Waltraute] Götterdammerung, Bayreuth (1876).
She was a member of the Berlin opera for eighteen years, and sang in
London (1872). During a performance at the Met in Fidelio, Soprano
Lehmann, who could not endure Brandt's success in one of her
favorite roles, stationed herself at the back of the stage box, and
just before the great duet Lehmann broke out into loud raucous
laughter, causing Brandt to miss her cue. After this she preferred
to withdraw. She made three recordings (Pathé) in 1905, at the age
of sixty-three. MET: Début: Nov. 12, 1884 [Leonore] Fidelio, 4
seasons (1884-88) 189 perf. 21 roles, in 20 works.
1856 Birth of composer Johann Heinrich BECK. d- 1924.
1876 Birth of Belgian opera composer Flor Alpaerts, in Antwerp. d. Antwerp, Oct. 5, 1954: Opera: "Shylock" (Antwerp, 1913).
1877 Death of composer, cellist and conductor Julius Rietz in Dresden. b-Berlin, 28 DEC 1812. A citizen of Berlin, a youth friend of
Mendelssohn's and worked with him in 1835.
1887 Birth of composer George Georgescu
1890 Birth of Italian opera composer Guido GUERRINI in Faenza. d. Apr. 24, 1970: Opera: "Zalebi" (1915). "Nemici"
(Bologna, 1921); "La vigna" (Rome, 1935); "L'arcangelo" (Bologna,
1949); "Enea" (Rome, 1953)
1891 Birth of American composer and bassoonist Adolph WEISS in Baltimore. d-Van Nuys, CA 21 FEB 1971.
1932 FP of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasilieras No. 1, in Rio de Janerio.
1937 FP of Darius Milhaud's Suite Provençale conducted by the composer in Venice.
1938 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Tatiana TROYANOS in NYC. d-21 AUG 1993. Teacher, Hans Heinz. Debut as Hippolyta in Midsummer Night's Dream by Britten in 1963. Created Monna Vanna in Monna Vanna by Rachmaninov; Mother Jeanne in Devils of Loudon by Penderecki; Isabella in Voyage by Glass. MET: Début: Mar. 8, 1976 [Octavian]
Der Rosenkavalier, 18 seasons (1975-93) 272 perf., 22 works.
1939 Birth of American composer and writer Phillip RAMEY in Chicago.