1879 Birth of Polish composer Gregor FITELBERG in Latvia. Founded a young composers group with Szymanowski in Berlin in 1905. In 1935 conductor of Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In London from 1940. d-Katowice, 10 JUN 1953. Father of Jerzy.
1945 Birth of American soprano Betsy Norden, in Cincinnati, OH. MET Début: Apr. 29, 1972 [Barbarina] Le Nozze di Figaro, 21 seasons (1971-92) 522 perf., 39 roles, 35 works. Search Amazon.com for Betsy Norden
1953 Death of English mezzo-soprano Marguerite d'Alvarez in Alassio. b. Liverpool, 1886.
1953 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Preludium for Jazz Ensemble with Robert Craft conducting. An "Evenings on the Roof" concert in Los Angeles, CA.
1954 Birth of American composer Justin Dello Joio. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, NYC. Search Amazon.com for Justin Dello Joio