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Today in classical music history September 15

 Jeno HUBAY

  • 1572 Birth of composer Erasmus Widmann

  • 1586 Birth of composer Cristobal de Isla Diego

  • 1685 Birth of composer Gottfried Kirkhoff

  • 1690 Birth of composer Ignazio Prota

  • 1707 J.S. Bach employed by Church of St. Blaise in Muhlhausen as organist. [Some sources say Bach started as organist at St. Blaise in Muhlhausen on 15 June 1707, not Sept. 15 Bach time line | hoasm]

  • 1744 Birth of composer Georg Ritschel

  • 1750 Gluck marries Maria Anna Bergin of aristocratic Viennese family.

  • 1764 Birth of composer Friedrich Heine

  • 1764 Birth of composer Paolo Francesco Parenti

  • 1795 FP of DITTERSDORF: "Der Schach von Schiras" singspiel, Oles.

  • 1808 Birth of composer Louis Clapisson

  • 1815 (17th?)  Birth of Norwegian conductor Halfdan KJERULF in Oslo. d-Christiania, 11 AUG 1868.

  • 1816 Birth of composer Edward Wolff

  • 1837 Birth of composer Leo van Gheluwe

  • 1841 Death of Italian composer Alessandro Rolla in Pavia. b-Milan, 23 APR 1757.

  • 1842 Death of French violinist Pierre Marie BAILLOT in Paris. b-nr. Paris, 1 OCT 1771.

  • 1851 Birth of composer Josif Marinkovic

  • 1854 FP of BARBIERI: "Los diamantes de la corona" Madrid.

  • 1855 Birth of German-American organist and composer Adam GEIBEL. Blind since childhood. d-1933.

  • 1856 (18th?) Birth of Austrian mezzo-soprano Rosa Papier-Paumgartner, in Baden, nr Vienna, Sep. 15, 1858; d. Vienna, Feb. 9, 1932

  • 1858 Birth of Hungarian composer and teacher Jeno HUBAY in Budapest. d-Vienna, 12 MAR 1937. Operas, "Alienor" (Budapest, 1891); "Moharózsa" (Budapest, 1903); "Lavotta szerelme" (Budapest, 1906); A Cremonai hegedüs" Budapest, 1894); "A falu rossza" (Budapest, 1896); "Anna Karenina" (Budapest, 1923); "Az álarc" (Budapest, 1931); "Die Venus von Milo" (Budapest, 1932); "Judith Simon" (?)

  • 1863 Birth of American composer of church music, Horatio William PARKER in Auberndale, MA. d-Cedarhurst, NY 18 DEC 1919.

  • 1863 FP of GOMES: "Joana de Flandres" Rio de Janeiro (1863).

  • 1867 Birth of Swedish soprano Alma Hulting, in Karlesborg, Sep. 15, 1867; d. May 25, 1916:

  • 1875 Death of French pianist Louise Dumont Farrenc in Paris. b-Paris, 31 MAY 1804.

  • 1876 Birth in Berlin of American-naturalized conductor Bruno WALTER (SCHLESINGER) in Berlin. d-Beverly Hills, CA 17 FEB 1962. MET: Fidelio, Feb. 14, 1941, 10- seasons (1940-46, 50-51, 55-57, 58-59) 118-perf. of 9-works.

  • 1878 Birth of Polish baritone Waclaw Brzezinski. d. Feb. 13, 1955.

  • 1879 Birth of Italian baritone Taurino Parvis, in Turin. d. May 9, 1957 MET: Début: Nov. 23, 1904 [Enrico] Lucia di Lammermoor, 2 seasons (1904-06) 70 Perf., 10 works.

  • 1884 Birth of Argentinian composer Floro Manuel UGARTE in Buenos Aires. d-Buenos Aires, 11 JUN 1975.

  • 1884 Death (Suicide) of Russian pianist and composer Joseph Rubinstein in Lucerne. Wagner supporter. b-StaroKonstantinov, 8 FEB 1847.

  • 1886 Birth of American soprano Gretchen Hood. d. May. 2, 1978.

  • 1890 Birth of Swiss composer Frank MARTIN  (mar TAHN) in Geneva. d-Netherlands, 21 NOV 1974. Operas, "Der Sturm" (Vienna, 1956); "Monsieur de Pourceaugnac" (Geneva, 1963); "Das Märchen vom Aschenbrödel" (Basel, 1945); "Ein Totentanz zu Basel im Jahre" (Basel, 1943).

  • 1895 Birth of Italian-American pianist and composer Aurelio GIORNI in Perugia. With Elshuco Trio 1919-1934. d-Pittsfield, MA Suicide, 23 SEP 1938.

  • 1896 Birth of composer Tadeusz Szeligowski

  • 1897 Borth of German bass-baritone Pail Schöeffler, in Dresden, Sep. 15, 1897; d. Eng. Nov. 21, 1977

  • 1899 FP of FRONTINI: "Il Falconiere" Catania (1899).

  • 1900 FP of ENNA: "Princess on the Pea" after Anderson; Århus (1900).

  • 1903 Birth of Italian soprano-mezzo soprano Pia Tassinari, in Madigliana. d. May 15, 1995

  • 1909 Birth of Uruguayan composer Carlos ESTRADA in Montevideo.

  • 1912 Birth of composer Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo

  • 1913 Birth of Canadian composer Henry Dreyfus BRANT in Montreal.

  • 1913 Birth of German glass harmonica player Bruno HOFFMANN in Stuttgart. d-Stuttgart, 11 APR 1991.

  • 1917 Birth of Austrian soprano (photo) bio: Hilde GUEDEN in Vienna. d-Klosterneuburg, 17 SEP 1988. MET: Début: Nov. 15, 1951 [Gilda] Rigoletto, 9 seasons (1951-60) 137 perf. 14 roles, 12 works.

  • 1917 Birth of English composer Richard ARNELL.

  • 1921 Birth of composer Jan Frank Fischer

  • 1922 FP of FERRARI-TRECATE: "Pierozzo" Alessandria (1922); [Lost}.

  • 1923 Birth of Austrian organist, conductor and composer Anton HEILLER in Vienna. d-Vienna, 25 MAR 1979.

  • 1923 Birth of American composer David KRAEHENBUEHL. d- 1997.

  • 1927 Birth of German soprano Erika Koth. d. Feb. 21, 1989.

  • 1930 FP of ATANASOV: "Altzek" Sofia (1930).

  • 1933 Birth of Spanish conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de BURGOS in Burgos, Spain. d-11 June 2014. OBIT

  • 1934 FP of KRENEK: " Cefalo e Procri" Venice (1934); w/Apolo Granforte (t/b) (1886-1975) It.

  • 1945 Birth of American Soprano Jessye NORMAN in Augusta, GA. MET: Début: Sep. 26, 1983 [Cassandre] Les Troyens, 9 seasons (1983-85, 86- 91, 92-93, 95-96) 85 perf., 11 roles, 10 works.

  • 1945 Death of Austrian composer Anton von Webern, accidentally shot by an American soldier in Mittersill, Austria. b-Vienna, 3 DEC 1883.

  • 1946 FP by the Royal Philharmonic, with Sir Thomas Beecham conducting.

  • 1946 FP of Charles Ives' String Quartet No. 2 [1913], at the Yaddo Music Festival by the Walden Quartet in Saratoga, NY.

  • 1946 FP of Henry Cowell's Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 5 for string orchestra. Spa Music Festival Orchestra, F. Charles Adler conducting at the Saratoga Springs, NY, Convention Hall.

  • 1948 Release of european recording of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra with Eduard van Beinum conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.

  • 1951 Birth of English baritone Richard SUART in Lancashire.

  • 1955 Birth of American composer John SHARPLEY.

  • 1956 Birth of composer and woodwind performer Ned ROTHENBERG.

  • 1957 Birth of American composer Miguel del AGUILA in Uraguay.

  • 1973 FP of BLACHER: "Yvonne, Prinzessin von Burgund" Wuppertal (1973).

  • 1983 Death of choreographer LeRoy Prinz at 88.

  • 2000 FP of Sallinen's opera King Lear. Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.

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