October 13 Today in classical music history

  • 1652 Birth of composer Johann Heinrich Kittel
  • 1694 Death of German composer and trumpeter Johann Christoph Pezel, in Bautzen, age 55. b-Glatz, 5 DEC 1639. Search for Johann Christoph Pezel
  • 1726 Antonio Vivaldi becomes director of the Teatro Sant'Angelo in VeniceSearch for Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1762 Recital for Empress Maria Theresa by Mozart and his sister at the Schonbrunn Palace. Also attending were Francis I and Maria Antonia (To become Queen Maria-Antoinette of France). Search for Empress Maria Theresa
  • 1783 Birth of composer Frantiszek Soltyk
  • 1789 Birth of French soprano Josephine FODOR-MAINVILLE. First Rosina in Rossini's Barber of SevilleCD-Rossini - The Barber of Seville / Roberta Peters · Leinsdorf
  • 1792 Birth of German music teacher Moritz HAUPTMAN in Leipzig. He taught Ferdinand David, Hans von Bulow, Joseph Joachim and Arthur Sullivan. d-Dresden, 3 JAN 1868.
  • 1792 Birth of American composer Allen CARDEN in Tennesse. d-1857. Search for Allen CARDEN
  • 1794 Birth of composer Anselm Huttenbrenner
  • 1822 Birth of composer Karl Reinthaler
  • 1823 Birth of composer Immanuel Faisst
  • 1824 Birth of composer Henry Stephen Cutler
  • 1826 Birth of German soprano Johanna WAGNER, neice of Richard. First Elisabeth in Tannhauser. Wagner family tree. Search for Johanna WAGNER
  • 1827 FP of KREUTZER's "L'eau de jouvenance" Paris.
  • 1827 FP of SPOHR's "Pietro con Abano" Kassel.
  • 1830 FP of AUBER's "Le dieu et la bayadère, ou La courtisane amoureuse" Paris.
  • 1836 FP of ADAM's "Le Postillon de Longjumeau" Paris.
  • 1842 FP of ADAM's "Le Roi d'Yvetôt" Paris.
  • 1847 FP of HILLER: "Konradin" Dresden.
  • 1855 FP of first version of Brahms' Piano Trio No. 1 in B in Danzig. CD-Johannes Brahms: Complete Trios
  • 1876 FP of Offenbach's "Pierrette et Jacquot" Paris.
  • 1877 Birth of Dutch composer Elisabeth KUYPER in Amsterdam. d-Lugano, Switzerland, 26 FEB 1953. Search for Elisabeth KUYPER
  • 1879 Birth of Dutch composer-conductor Peter Van ANROOY in Zaltbommel. d-The Hague, 31 DEC 1954. Search for Peter Van ANROOY
  • 1890 Birth of Swedish composer, critic and painter Gösta NYSTROEM in Silvberg, Dalama. d-Särö, near Göteborg, 9 AUG 1966. Search for Gösta NYSTROEM
  • 1890 FP of Richard Strauss' tone poem Macbeth at Weimar with Strauss conducting. CD-Richard Strauss: Macbeth; Der Rosenkavalier Waltz Sequences 1 & 2; Notturno
  • 1891 Birth of composer Ludwig Weber
  • 1893 FP of D'Albert's "Der Rubin" Karlsruhe.
  • 1894 FP of Johann Strauss (II) "Jabuka, oder Das Apfelfest" Vienna.
  • 1897 Birth of American composer Harrison KERR in Cleveland, OH. d-15 AUG 1978. Search for Harrison KERR
  • 1899 Birth of composer Marcelle de Manziarly
  • 1900 Birth of composer Marius-Francois Gaillard
  • 1903 Birth of composer Jens Bjerre
  • 1900 Birth of German mezzo-soprano Irmgard Gerz, in Koblenz. d. Cologne, Sep. 21, 1971.
  • 1905 FP of S. Wagner's "Bruder Lustig" Hamburg.
  • 1908 Birth of Dominican composer Enrique de MARCHENA in Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. d-Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1988. Search for Enrique de MARCHENA
  • 1910 - Birth of composer Otto Joachim
  • 1911 Birth of French cellist Andre NAVARRA. d- 1988. Search for Andre NAVARRA
  • 1912 Birth of Moravian-American composer Hugo WEISGALL in Ivancice, Czechoslovakia. d-11 MAR 1997. Search for Hugo WEISGALL
  • 1913 Birth of Greek soprano Helen Dosia, [Helene-Odette Zygomala] [Elen Dosia] in Constantinople. d. Paris, May 10, 2002. MET Début: Nov. 15, 1947 [Tosca] Tosca, 2 seasons (1947-49) 5 perf., 3 works. Search for Elen Dosia
  • 1913 FP of HERBERT's "The Madcap Duchess" Operetta, Rochester, NY.
  • 1921 FP of FRIML's "June Love" New York.
  • 1922 Birth of composer Gilberto Mendes
  • 1929 First Delius concert, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting, Delius attending in London.
  • 1933 Birth of composer Adam Kaczynski
  • 1938 Birth of Italian bass Enzo Dara, in Mantua. MET Début Feb. 15, 1982 [Bartolo] Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 8 seasons (1981-82, 84-85, 88-90, 91-95) 59 perf., 2 roles. Search for Enzo Dara
  • 1944 Birth of New Zealand composer Lyell Richard CRESSWELL in Wellington. Search for Lyell Richard CRESSWELL
  • 1944 FP of David Diamond's Symphony No. 2. Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, conducting. CD-Diamond: Symphonies 2 & 4 / Concerto for Orchestra
  • 1945 FP of B. Martinu's Symphony No. 3. Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting. CD-Martinu: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5
  • 1949 (?1948)Birth of American soprano Leona MITCHELL in Enid, OK. MET: Début: Dec. 15, 1975 [Micaela] Carmen, 17 seasons (1975-81, 82-93) 215 perf., 17 roles, 16 works. Search for Leona MITCHELL.
  • Leona Mitchell sings Favourite Soprano Arias [Australia]
  • 1950 Birth of American soprano Katherine CIESINSKI in Newark, DE. Studied in Philadelphia, Temple University and Curtis Institute, with Margaret Harshaw. Début Aix-en-Provence 1976 as Annina in La traviata. American début in Santa Fe, 1979, as Countess Geschwitz in Lulu. MET Opera début 16 MAR 1988 as Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, 2 seasons, 1987-89. Sister of American soprano Kristine CIESINSKI who was born 1952 in Wilmington, DE. Search for Katherine CIESINSKI
  • 1951 Birth of Australian baritone Gregory Yurisich. Search for Gregory Yurisich
  • 1956 Birth in Singapore of English fortepianist Melvyn TAN
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto Nos 20, 23, 24, & 25
  • 1958 Birth of Australian baritone Peter Coleman-Wright. Search for Peter Coleman-Wright
  • 1958 FP of William Kraft's Nonet for brass and percussion, in LA, CA.
  • 1959 Death of German [Dutch] composer Rudolf Mengelberg in Monte Carlo, Monaco. b-Krefeld, Germany, 1 FEB 1892. Search for Rudolf Mengelberg
  • 1960 Birth of American tenor César Hernández, in San Juan. Puerto Rico. Search for César Hernández
  • 1960 FP of DONIZETTI's "Il Pigmalione" (scena drammatica, Bergamo.
  • 1960 FP of MANZONI's "La sentenza" Bergamo.
  • 1966 Death of Russian-American composer Arthur Vincent Lourié in Princeton, NJ. b-Saint Petersburg, Russia 14 MAY 1892. Search for Arthur Vincent Lourié
  • 1967 Birth of American composer Mark APPLEBAUMSearch for Mark APPLEBAUM
  • 1968 FP of Allan Pettersson's Symphony No. 7, in Stockholm. CD-Allan Pettersson: Symphony No.7
  • 1974 Death of Austrian conductor Joseph Krips in Geneva, age 72. b- 2 APR 1902. Search for Joseph Krips
  • 1977 FP of Andrew Imbrie's Concerto for Flute. Julius Baker with New York Philharmonic.
  • 1979 Death of English composer Rebecca CLARKE in NYC. b-Harrow, 27 AUG 1886. Search for Rebecca CLARKE
  • Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata; Dumka; Chinese Puzzle; Passacaglia on an Old English Tune
  • 1982 FP of Leonard Bernstein's opera-house performance of Candide. New York City Opera at Lincoln Center in NYC. The operatic version, w/ Irra Petina (m/s) (1907-2000) Russ. [Old Woman] in the original cast recording. CD-Candide
  • 1991 Death of baritone Eike Wilm Schulte. b. Oct. 13, 1939. MET Début: Oct. 11, 1991 [Speaker] Die Zauberflöte, 4 seasons (1991-93 97-99) 26 perf., of 13 works. Search for Eike Wilm Schulte
  • 1991 FP of Daniel Asia's Black Light for orchestra. American Composers Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies conducting at Carnegie Hall in NYC. CD-Gateways-Symphonic Works of Daniel Asia
  • 1994 FP of James MacMillan's Memento for string quartet. Kronos Quartet at Merkin Hall in NYC. CD-MacMillan: Why is this night different?, Tuireadh, Visions of a November Spring
  • 1998 FP of Giya Kancheli's Piano Quartet L'istesso tempo. Bridge Ensemble in Seattle, WA. Search for Kancheli's Piano Quartet L'istesso tempo
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