October 10 Today In Classical Music History

  • 1713 Birth of German composer Johann KREBS in Weimar. d-Altenburg, 1 JAN 1780. Search for Johann KREBS

  • 1727 FP of George F. Handel's Coronation Anthems at Westminster Abbey during the coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline, in London. CD-Handel: Coronations Anthems etc...

  • 1739 Handel finishes his Concerto Grosso in G, Op 6, no. 5 in London.

  • 1743 FP of HASSE's "Antigono" Hubertusburg.

  • 1789 Death of French court organist Pierre Louis Couperin. b-Paris, 14 MAR 1755.

  • 1790 Birth of composer George Gerson

  • 1791 Death of Poet Christian Schubart, wrote The Trout later set to music by Schubert. CD-Schubert: String Quintet in C, D. 956

  • 1797 FP of Spontini's "Adelina Senese, o sia L'lamore secreto" dramma giocoso, Venice (1797).

  • 1804 Birth of composer Albin Masek

  • 1813 (9th?) Birth of Opera composer Giuseppi VERDI in Parma. d-Milan 27 JAN 1901. Search for Giuseppi VERDI

  • 1823 Birth of composer Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner

  • 1825 Death of Russian composer Dimitri Bortniansky, at age 74 in St. Petersburg. b-Glukhov, Ukraine 28 OCT 1751.

  • 1843 FP of DONIZETTI's "Maria di Rohan" Vienna.

  • Donizetti: Maria di Rohan

  • 1843 FP of THOMAS' "Mina Ménage à trois" Paris.

  • 1847 Birth of composer Gheorghe Dima

  • 1854 Birth of Spanish composer, conductor and violinist Jeronimo GIMENEZ in Seville. d-Madrid, 19 FEB 1923.

  • 1857 FP of Offenbach's "Le Mariage aux lanterns" rev. from "Le Trésor à Mathurin" Paris. Search for Offenbach's "Le Mariage aux lanterns

  • 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.

  • 1868 Birth of composer Guillermo M Tomas

  • 1874 Birth of German soprano Minnie Nast. d. June 20, 1956. Search for Minnie Nast

  • 1876 Birth of composer Walter Niemann

  • 1880 Birth of Latvian baritone Joseph Schwarz, in Riga. d. Nov. 10, 1926

  • 1889 Death of German composer, pianist and teacher Adolph von Henselt in Warmbrunn, Silesia. b-Schwabach, Bavaria, 9 MAY 1814.

  • 1890 Birth of Italian soprano Gemma Bosini, in Milan. d. Feb. 2, 1982. Search for Gemma Bosini

  • 1896 FP of BLOCK's "Herbergprinses" Antwerp.

  • 1897 Birth of American composer Lamar Edwin STRINGFIELD. d. 21 JAN 1959.

  • 1897 FP of Zemlinsky's "Sarema" Munich.

  • Zemlinsky: Seejungfrau / Sarema / Sinfonietta

  • 1898 Birth of German tenor Peter Markwort, in Cologne. d. June 9, 1982. Search for Peter Markwort

  • 1903 Birth of Russian-American composer Vladimir Dukelsky near Pskov. He also wrote popular music as Vernon DUKE.  Search for Vernon DUKE

  • 1906 Birth of French-American composer Louise Victoria TALMA in Arcachon. d-1996.

  • 1906 Birth of American composer Giuseppe Guttovegio, aka Paul CRESTON in NYC. d-San Diego, CA 24 AUG 1985.  Search for Paul CRESTON

  • 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.

  • Legendary Performances of Gencer [Box Set]

  • 1924 Birth of American composer Philip WALKER in Newburyport, MA.

  • 1924 Serge Koussevitsky conducts first concert with Boston Symphony.

  • 1925 Birth of mezzo-soprano Ursula Mayer-Reinach.  Search for Ursula Mayer-Reinach

  • 1927 Birth of composer Thomas Brendon Wilson

  • 1929 Birth of German soprano Eva-maria Molnar in Mannheim. Search for Eva-maria Molnar

  • 1931 FP of William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast oratorio at the Leeds music festival in London. CD-Walton: Belshazzar's Feast; Coronation Te Deum; Gloria

  • 1935 Birth of composer Paolo Renosto

  • 1935 FP on Broadway, NYC, of George Gerswin's Opera Porgy and Bess at the Alvin Theater. A trial run began on 30 SEP 1935 in Boston. CD-Masterworks Heritage Edition - Gershwin: Porgy & Bess

  • 1937 Death of German composer Walter GRONOSTAY in Berlin. b-Berlin, 1906. Search for Walter GRONOSTAY

  • 1938 Birth of American composer Gloria COATESSearch for Gloria COATES

  • 1938 FP of Dimitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 1. Glazunov Quartet in Leningrad. CD-Shostakovich: String Quartets 1-13

  • 1943 FP of IBERT's "Barbebleue" radio opera, Lausanne Radio.

  • 1944 Birth of American composer Stephen SCOTT in Corvallis, OR.

  • 1944 Birth of New Zealand composer and teacher John Body in Te Aroha.

  • 1944 Birth of composer Stephen Scott

  • 1946 Birth of Jamaican Bass Willard WHITE.

  • American Spirituals; Folk-songs from Barbados; Copland: Old American Songs I & II

  • 1948 FP of Bernstein's La bonne cuisine, Town Hall, NYC. CD-Bernstein: La bonne cuisine; Jeremiah's Symphony And The Age Of Anxiety

  • 1949 Birth of American composer Warren BURT. Moved to Australia in 1975.

  • 1956 Birth of Franch soprano Sylvie ValayreSearch for  Sylvie Valayre

  • 1959 Birth of English composer Steve MARTLAND.

  • 1962 Birth of mezzo-soprano Liliana Nikiteanu. Search for Liliana Nikiteanu

  • 1968 FP of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia. New York Philharmonic and The Swingle Singers, Berio conducting. CD-Berio: Sinfonia; Eindrücke

  • 1973 Birth of Russian-Southern Ural composer Lera AUERBACH in ChelyabinskSearch for Lera AUERBACH

  • 1971 Birth of Russian pianist Evgeny KISSIN in Moscow. Search for Evgeny KISSIN

  • Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 27

  • 1985 FP of Benjamin Lees' Symphony No. 4 Memorial Candles. Pinchas Zukerman, in Dallas. Search for Lees' Symphony No. 4 Memorial Candles

  • 1986 Death of South African (British) composer, violinist, cellist and teacher Priaulx Rainier in France. b-Natal, South Africa 3 FEB 1903. Search for Priaulx Rainier

  • 2000 Death of Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas in Budapest. b-15 December 1905, in Nagykanizsa.Wikipedia
  • 2003 Death of American pianist Eugene Istomin. b-1925 Search for Eugene Istomin

  • 2003 FP of Sallinen's Concerto for Horn. Esa Tapani, horn. Helsinki Philharmonic, Finland. Search for Sallinen's Concerto for Horn

  • 2004 FP of Gabriela Len Franks' Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea.  Performed by baritone Robert Gardner with composer, piano at Weill Recital Hall, NYC. Search for Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea.

  • 2010 Death of Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland in Geneva. OBIT

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