1862 Birth of Belgian pianist and composer Arthur de GREEF in Louvain. d-Brussels, 29 AUG 1940.
1864 Birth of Belgian soprano Blanche ARRAL, aka Clara Lardinois, in Liège. d-Cliffside, NY 3 MAR 1945. She was the youngest of seventeen children. Studied at the Conservatoire in Paris, and with Matilde Marchesi. Started her career at age sixteen. Was serving maid in the world premiere of Massenet's Manon. Toured throughout Europe, the U.S. South America, and the Orient. Married a New Jersey grammar-school principal twenty-five years younger. Recorded 8 Victor Records in May 1912, and ten other recordings.
1908 Birth in NYC of composer John Waldo Green, who arranged for Guy Lombardo's band and wrote songs like Body and Soul.
1911 FP of Kálmán's "Der gute Kamerad" operetta, Vienna rev. as "Gold gab ich für Eisen" Vienna Oct. 16, 1914.
1916 Birth of composer Scott Huston
1919 FP of Richard Strauss' opera Die Frau Ohne Schatten 'The Woman Without a Shadow' at the Vienna Staatsoper. w/ Karl Agard Oestvig (t) [Emperor ]; Maria Jeritza (s) (1887-1982) Moravian/Am/cit., and Richard Mayr (bs) (1877-1935) Austrian. [Barak]. CD-Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
1921 Birth of Turkish soprano Leyla Gencer in Istanbul.
1924 Birth of American composer Philip WALKER in Newburyport, MA.