October 11 Today in classical music history

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  • 1706 FP of KEISER's "La costanza sforzata, Die gezwungene Beständigkeit oder Die listige Rache des Sueno" Hamburg.

  • 1727 Handel finishes four anthems for the coronation of George II. One of them is Zadok the Priest which is performed at all future coronations. CD-Handel: Coronations Anthems

  • 1747 - Birth of composer Marian Paradeiser, composer

  • 1768 FP of ALESSANDRI's "Arianna e Teseo" London.

  • 1774 FP of SALIERI's "La calamità de' cuori" Vienna.

  • 1788 Birth of Viennese composer Simon SECHTER in Bohemia.  Search for Simon SECHTER

  • 1795 Death of German composer Franz Neubauer in Buckeburg.

  • 1799 FP of MÉHUL's "Ariodant" Paris.

  • 1809 FP of HOFFMANN's "Dirna" Bamberg.

  • 1821 Birth of Italian conductor Angelo MARIANI aka Maurizio Gaspar, in Ravenna. d-Genoa, 13 JUN 1873.

  • 1830 FP of Chopin's E-minor Piano Concerto, composer at piano in Warsaw. CD-Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

  • 1831 FP of RICCI's "Chiara di Rosembergh" Milan; composed for the diva Giuditta Grisi (m/s) (1811-1869) It.

  • 1832 FP of LORTZING's "Szenen aus Mozarts Leben" singspiel, Osnabrück.

  • 1833 Birth of Austrian opera conductor Fritz Stiedry, in Vienna. d. Zurich, Aug. 9, 1968: MET Début: Nov. 15, 1946, Siegfried, 12 seasons (1946-58) 315 perf., 19 works.

  • 1835 Birth of German violinist, conductor and teacher Theodore THOMAS in Hanover. d-Chicago, 4 JAN 1905.

  • 1837 Death of English composer Samuel Wesley in London. b-Bristol, 24 FEB 1766.

  • 1841 Birth of composer Freidrich Hegar

  • 1860 Birth of French-Russian soprano Félia LITVINNE in St. Petersburg. d-Paris, 12 OCT 1936. German and Canadian descent, studied in Paris, début with the Théâtre Italien troupe as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, 1883. Was Brünhilde in the first Die Walküre, in France, 1887. In Mapleson's last stand at the Academy of music, NYC. From 1890, she appeared in the imperial theatres in Moscow, and St. Petersburg; and sang in several Russian Ring cycles, 1899-1914, and with Charles Dalmorès in the French premières of Götterdämmerung, and Tristan under Cortot in 1902. She appeared at Covent Garden. MET Opera début, 25 NOV 1896 as Valentine in Les Huguenots, 1 season (1896-97) 43 perf. 10 works.

  • 1863 Birth of Italian opera composer Xaiver LEROUX in Velletri, Papal States. d. Paris, Feb. 2, 1919; Opera: "Evangeline" (Brussels, 1895); "Vénus et Adonis" (Nîmes, 1905); "Vénus et Adonis" (Paris, 1897); "Astarté" (Paris, 1901); "La reine Fiammette" (Paris, 1903); "William Ratcliff" (Nice, 1906); "Théodora" (Monte Carlo, 1907); "Le chemineau" (Paris, 1907); "Le carillonneur" (Paris, 1913); "La fille di Figaro" (Paris, 1914); "Les cadeaux de Noël" (Paris, 1915); "1814" (Monte Carlo, 1918); "Nausithoé" (Nice, 1920); "La plus forte" (Paris, 1924); "L'ingénu" (Bordeaux, 1931).

  • 1867 FP of LECOCQ's "Le cabaret de Ramponneau" Paris.

  • 1868 Birth of Canadian composer, organist and teacher Paul AMBROSE in Hamilton, Ontario. d-Hamilton, 1 JUN 1941.

  • 1869 Birth of composer Gordon Frederic Norton

  • 1874 FP of GOETZ's "Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung" based on Shakespeare's, 'The Taming of the Shrew' Mannheim.

  • 1877 Birth of composer John Parsons BEACH. d-1953.

  • 1880 FP of BUCK's "Desert, or a Saint's Afflection" New York.

  • 1882 Birth of Canadian-American composer R. Nathaniel DETT in Drummondvill, Quebec, Canada. d-Battle Creek, MI 2 OCT 1943.

  • 1883 Birth of Austrian-American conductor Fritz STIEDRY in Vienna. In NYC from 1938. d- Zurich, 9 AUG 1968. Berlin Opera, MET Opera début 15 NOV 1946, Siegfried, 12 seasons (1946-58) 315 perf., 19 works.

  • 1883 Birth of composer Archibald T Davison

  • 1884 Birth of composer Robert Muller-Hartmann

  • 1888 Birth of Italian conductor Piero COPPOLA. d-1971.

  • 1894 Birth of American composer, conductor and violinist Albert STOESSEL. d-1943.

  • 1895 Birth of Yugoslavian composer Jakov GOTOVAC in Split. d-Zegreb, 16 OCT 1982. Operas, "Dubravka" (1928) "Morana" (Brno, 1930); "Ero s onoga svijeta" (Zagreb, 1935, also know as "Ero der Schelm"); "Morana" (Brno, 1930); "Kamenik" (Zagreb, 1946); music drama "Mila Gojsalica" (Zagreb, 1952); "Stanac" (Zagreb, 1959); "Dalmaro" (Zagreb, 1964); "Peter Svacic" (not produced. 1969).

  • 1896 Death of composer Anton Bruckner in Vienna at age 72. b-Ansfelden, 4 SEP 1824.

  • 1897 Birth of composer Arvo Hannikainen. d- 28 Jan 1942.

  • 1897 Death of French composer Léon Boëllmann in Paris. b-Ensisheim, Upper Alsace; France, 25 SEP 1862.

  • 1901 Birth of composer Emil Hlobil

  • 1908 Birth of composer Armen Carapetyan

  • 1910 Birth of composer Eugene WEIGEL.

  • 1912 Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time.

  • 1917 Birth of composer Franz Alphons Wolpert

  • 1928 Birth of American counter tenor Russell Oberlin, in Akron, Oh, Oct. 11, 1928.

  • 1928 (November 10?) Birth of Italian composer Ennio MORRICONECD-Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
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  • 1928 FP of Carl Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto composer conducting, soloist was Aage Ozenvad in Copenhagen. CD-Neilsen: Concertos, etc.

  • 1931 Birth of composer Thomas MIRANTE.

  • 1934 Birth of American soprano Annabelle Bernard, in New Orleans.

  • 1934 Birth of Italian tenor Fernando de Lucia, in Naples. d. Naples, Feb. 21, 1925: MET Début: Dec. 11, 1893 [Canio] Pagliacci, 1 season (1893-94) 46 perf., 9 roles.

  • 1935 Birth of Dutch composer Jan VAN VLIJMEN in Rotterdam.

  • 1937 Debut of violinist Isaac Stern in New York City.

  • 1939 Birth of dancer Woiciech Wiesidlowski Lowski

  • 1943 Birth of composer Per-Gunnar Alldahl

  • 1946 Birth of Russian pianist Victor TRETYAKOV.

  • 1947 FP of Serge Prokofiev's Symphony No. 6. Leningrad Philharmonic, Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. CD-Prokofiev: 7 Symphonies / Lieutenant Kijé

  • 1948 Birth of English tenor David RENDALL in London. MET Début Feb. 28, 1980 [Ernesto] Don Pasquale, 9 seasons (1979-88) 134 perf., 12 roles.

  • 1949 FP of Blitzstein's "Regina" Boston. A musical revue to Lillian Hellman's play `Little Foxes' expanded into a full-fledged opera.

  • 1952 FP of Prokofiev's Symphony No. 7, in Moscow. CD-Prokofiev: 7 Symphonies / Lieutenant Kijé

  • 1953 FP of Olivier Messiaen's Réveil des oiseaux in Donaueschingen, Germany. CD-Messiaen: Réveil des Oiseaux; Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine

  • 1955 FP of B.A. Zimmermann's Nobody Knows de Trouble I See for Trumpet and Orchestra. North German Radio Orchestra conducted by Ernest Bour, with soloist Adolf Scherbaum in Hamburg. CD-Nobody Knows de Trouble I See: Trompetenkonzerte des 20. Jahrhunderts

  • 1962 FP of Carlisle Floyd's opera The Passion on Jonathan Wader. New York City Opera. w/ Norman Treigle (bs) (1927-1975) U.S. & Phillis Curtin (s) U.S.

  • 1969 Birth of soprano Alida Vane. d. Feb. 27, 1969.

  • 1977 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Songfest, Three Mediations from 'Mass', and Slava!. National Symphony, conducted by the composer. CD-Bernstein conducts Bernstein: Serenade, Songfest / Bernstein / CD-Essential Leonard Bernstein

  • 1980 FP of Bernstein's A Musical Toast 'A Fanfare in Memory of André Kostelanetz'. New York Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta. CD-Essential Leonard Bernstein

  • 1980 FP of Alexander Zemlinksy's opera Der Traumgörge Goerge the Dreamer' (1906), posthumously, at the Nuremberg Opernhaus. CD-Der Traumgörge

  • 1985 FP of John Harbison's String Quartet No. 1. Cleveland Quartet at Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. CD-String Quartets 1 & 2

  • 1985 FP of Michael Torke's Vanada for brass, keyboards and percussion. Asko Ensemble, Lukas Vis conducting at the Concertgebouw Chamber Hall in Amsterdam. CD-Michael Torke: Chamber Works

  • 2003 FP of McCabe's Les Martinets Noirs Concerto for two violins and string orchestra. Amsterdam Sinfonietta in Arnhem, Netherlands.

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