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
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.
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