October 19 Today in classical music history

  • 1545 Birth of composer Giovanale Ancina

  • 1545 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni ANCINA. d-31 AUG 1604.

  • 1652 Birth of French composer Louis Le QUOINTE. d-9 JUN 1717.

  • 1684 Birth of German composer Johann Christoph FRAUENHOLTZ. d-9 NOV 1754.

  • 1690 Birth of Italian composer Giuseppi Maria CARRETTI. d-7 JUL 1774.

  • 1701 FP of Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco's La purpura de la rosa at Viceroyal Palace in Lima, Peru. The earliest surviving opera to be performed in the Western Hemisphere. CD-Purpura De La Rosa-Complete Opera

  • 1739 FP of Rameau's opera Dardanus in Paris. CD-Rameau - Dardanus / Ainsley, Gens, Naouri, Delunsch, Courtis, Kozená, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski

  • 1758 (20th?) Death of Finnish-Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, Johan H Roman. b- Stockholm, 26 OCT 1694. Search for Johan H Roman

  • 1786 Death of Italian composer Pietro Alessandro Pavona, at 58 in Manzano, 1786. b-Palmanova, 1728. Search for Pietro Alessandro Pavona

  • 1793 Death of composer Francisco Morera, at 62. Search for Francisco Morera

  • 1814 FP of The Star Spangled Banner, in Baltimore, MD. CD-God Bless America: The Ultimate Patriotic Album

  • 1814 At the age of 17 Schubert composes his first great hit, the song Gretchen am SpinnradeCD-Renée Fleming - The Schubert Album

  • 1824 Birth of composer Frantisek PIVODA. d-4 JAN 1898.

  • 1828 Birth of Italian pianist and composer Adolfo FUMAGALLI in Inzago, Italy. d-Firenze, 1856 of cholera. Search for Adolfo FUMAGALLI

  • 1845 FP of Wagner's Tannhauser in Dresden. CD-Wagner: Tannhäuser

  • 1848 Birth of Russian pianist and composer Nadezhda Rimskaya KORSAKOVA in St. Petersburg. d-Petrograd, 24 MAY 1919. Search for Nadezhda Rimskaya KORSAKOVA

  • 1865 FP of Grisar's "Les Douze Innocentes" Paris.

  • 1866 Birth of composer Clarence LUCASSearch for Clarence LUCAS

  • 1873 Birth of Lithuanian opera composer Mikas PETRAUSKAS in Kaunas. d. there, Mar. 23, 1937. Search for Mikas PETRAUSKAS

  • 1873 FP of PONCHIELLI's "Il parlatore eterno" Lecco..

  • 1875 Death of Sir Charles Wheatstone, acoustical engineer, instrument developer and inventor of the microphone, in Paris. Search for Sir Charles Wheatstone

  • 1875 FP of Offenbach's "La Boulangère a des éccus" Paris.

  • 1882 FP of LECOCQ's "Le Cœur et la main" operetta, Paris.

  • 1892 Birth of composer Ilmari Hannikainen

  • 1899 Birth of German bass-baritone Karl Kamann, in Cologne. d. Apr. 10, 1959. Search for Karl Kamann,

  • 1892 Birth of Finnish composer Toivo Ilmari HANNIKAINEN in Jyvaskyla. d-Kuhmoinen, 25 JUL 1955.

  • 1894 FP of George Whitefield Chadwick's Symphony No. 3. Boston Symphony, Emil Paur conducting.

  • 1896 FP of EDWARDS: "Brian Boru" romantic Irish opera, NEW York (1896).

  • 1899 Birth of English harpist Sidonie GOOSSENS. Sister of Marie, harpist and father was Eugene Goosens. d-15 DEC 2004. Search for Toivo Ilmari HANNIKAINEN

  • 1900 Birth of Peruvian composer Theodoro VALCARCEL in Puno. d-Lima, 20 MAR 1942. Search for Theodoro VALCARCEL

  • 1900 Birth of German soprano Erna BERGER in Cossebaude, nr Dresden. d. Essen, June 14, 1990. MET Début: Nov. 21, 1949 [Sophie] Der Rosenkavalier, 2 seasons (1949-51) 28 perf. 7 works.

  • Singers Series

  • 1900 Birth of composer Theodoro Valcarcel

  • 1901 FP of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D, and No 2, by the Liverpool Orchestral Society. CD-Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches Op. 39; Enigma Variations Op. 36

  • 1903 Birth of Italian composer Vittorio GIANNINI in Philadelphia, PA. d-NYC, 28 NOV 1966. Search for Vittorio GIANNINI

  • 1905 ('03?) FP of Sibelius' revised Violin Concerto in Berlin. R. Strauss, conducting. Karl Halir, violin. Revised from FP 8 FEB 1904. CD-Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto In D/Sibelius: Violin Concerto In D

  • 1908 Birth of Norwegian pianist, teacher and composer Nils Geirr TVEITT, in Hardanger. d-Oslo, 1 FEB 1981. 

  • Geirr Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 5; Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger

  • 1911 Birth of American baritone Frederick Sharp, in Mansfield, Oct. 19, 1911; d. Apr. 20, 1988. 

  • 1916 Birth of Swedish composer, broadcaster and teacher Karl-Birger BLOMDAHL in Växjö. d- Kungsängen, 14 JUN 1968. Search for Karl-Birger BLOMDAHL.

  • 1916 Birth of Russian pianist Emil GILELS, in Odessa. d-Moscow, 14 OCT 1985. Search for Emil GILELS

  • 1922 FP of M. Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition as orchestraed by Maurice Ravel, Serge Koussevitzky conducting in Paris. CD-Moussorgky: Night on Bald Mountain/Pictures at an Exhibition

  • 1928 FP of A. Honegger's Rugby symphonic movement, in Paris. CD-Honegger: Pacific 231 / Rugby

  • 1929 Birth of Rumanian composer Dumitru CAPOIANU in Bucarest.

  • 1930 Birth of Israeli pianist Yardena Alotin RYWERANT in Tel-Aviv. d-NYC, 1884.

  • 1931 Birth of Hungarian director, screenwriter and composer Laszlo KALMAR in Budapest.

  • 1932 Death of German pianist and composer Arthur Friedheim, at 72 in NYC. b-St. Petersburg, 26 OCT 1859. Search for Arthur Friedheim.

  • 1933 German conductor and composer Otto Klemperer conducts his first concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The program includes Leo Weiner's transcription of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d, Stravinsky's Petrouchka Ballet Suite, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.

  • 1934 Birth of American soprano Benita VALENTE in Delano, CA. BIO. MET: Début: Sep. 22, 1973 [Pamina] Magic Flute, 10 seasons (1973-77, 78-79, 81-84, 85-86, 91-92) 73 perf., 7 roles, 6 works.

  • Benita Valente, Soprano - Great Singers of the 20th Century, Vol. 1

  • 1943 Birth of English critic, teacher and composer Robin HOLLOWAY in Leamington Spa. Search for Robin HOLLOWAY

  • 1942 Birth of American bass Ray Morrison, in Asheville, NC, Oct. 19, 1942.

  • 1943 Birth of English born, American composer Robert Daniel MORRIS in Cheltenham.

  • 1943 Birth of composer Robin Greville Holloway

  • 1946 Birth of Peruvian tenor Ernesto Palacio, in Lima. Search for Ernesto Palacio,

  • 1948 Birth of American composer Chester Biscardi in Kenosha, WI. Search for Chester Biscardi

  • 1949 Birth of American composer Daniel GAWLTHROP.

  • 1953 Birth of American tenor Eduardo Villa.

  • 1953 FP of Morton Gould's Inventions for Four Pianos and Orchestra by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Mitropoulos, in NYC. Search for Gould's Inventions for Four Pianos and Orchestra

  • 1954 Birth of Argentine mezzo-soprano Marta Senn. Has sung at Houston, NYCO, La Scala, Lisbom, Bogotá, and Prague.

  • 1955 Birth of French composer and guitarist Roland DYENSSearch for Roland DYENS

  • 1959 Death (suicide) of English composer Richard Stanley Bate, at 45 in London. b-Plymouth, 12 DEC 1911.

  • 1960 Death of German composer Gunther Raphael (Busskantate) at 57 in Berlin. b-1903.  Search for Gunther Raphael

  • 1961 Death of Swedish conductor and composer John Axel Fernstrom, at 63 in Lund. b- I-Chang, Hupei, China; 6 DEC 1897.

  • 1964 FP of Virgil Thomson's Autumn, Concertino for harp, strings, and percussion, at the American-Spanish Festival of Music in Madrid, with Nicanor Zabeleta the harp soloist and Enrique Jordá conducting. CD-American Miniatures

  • 1967 FP of George Gershwin's Lullaby for string quartet (1919-20), by the Juilliard String Quartet. CD-American String Quartets 1900-1950
    at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

  • 1987 Death of English cellist Jacqueline DuPRE in London, at 42. b-Oxford, 26 JAN 1945. Search for Jacqueline DuPRE Married to pianist-conductor Daniel Barenboim. Diagnosed with MS in 1973. Her life was the subject of the Broadway play Duet for One (1981) and film starring Julie Andrews (1986), Search for Duet for One and film Hilary and Jackie (1998). Search for Hilary and Jackie

  • 1990 FP of Shulamit Ran's Symphony. Philadelphia Orchestra, Gary Bertini conducting. 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Search for Shulamit Ran's Symphony

  • 1992 Death of French conductor and composer Maurice le Roux.

  • Moussorgski, Boris Godounov (Les Grands operas) (French Edition)

  • 1996 FP of John Adams's Clarinet Concerto Gnarly Buttons with soloist Michael Collins and the London Sinfonietta conducted by the composer. CD-Adams: John's Book Of Alleged Dances/Gnarly Buttons

  • 2003 Death of Dutch composer Maarten Bon in Amsterdam. b-Amsterdam, 20 AUG 1933.

  • 2014 Death of American composer Stephen Paulus. b-24 AUG 1949. See Obit

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