1872 Birth of English composer, conductor, church organist, folksong collector
and professor Ralph (Rayf) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS in Down
Ampney, Gloucester. d-London, 26 AUG
1958. Operas, "Hugh the Drover, gold Coils in the Stocks" (London, 1924); "The
Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains" (London, 1922 [ rev. 1956);
"Sir John in Coils" (London, 1929); "The Poisoned Kiss" (Cambridge,
1936, [ rev. 1937, [ rev 2, 1957); "Riders to the Sea" (London, 1937);
"The Pilgrim' S Progress" (London, 1951).
Edmund Rubbra composed tribute to RVW, titled: A Tribute for Ralph Vaughan-Williams on His 70th Birthday for orchestra, Op 56
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1882 Birth of composer Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist
1883 Birth of English soprano Caroline Hatchard, in Portsmouth. d. Jan, 7, 1970. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1900). She won the Melba Prize for sopranos July (1903). After graduating, she sang concerts and oratorio until late (1906). She made her first appearance in Grand Opera at Covent Garden, Hansel Und Gretel (1907), she also sang important parts in Faust, La Traviata, Tales of Hoffman,, Wagner's 'Ring," and other great Operas. She also established herself in concerts and oratorio. She sang at, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Yorkshire and others. Hatchard sang in the radio broadcast from Birmingham England, Nov. 5, 1924. Her recordings total about 27 recordings, 21 of which were released.