1662 Death of English composer Henry Lawes, at 66, in London. b-Wiltshire, 5 JAN 1596. He received his musical education from John Cooper, better known under his Italian pseudonym Giovanni Coperario. In 1626, Lawes was received as one of the gentlemen of the chapel royal, and held the position until the Commonwealth put a stop to church music. Search Amazon.com for Henry Lawes
1680 Birth of Uraguayan composer Francisco Jose COUTINHO.
1706 COLASSE's "Polyxène et Pyrrhus" Paris.
1721 FP of Louis Clerambault's Le Loleil Vainqueur in Paris.
1727 FP of ARIOSTI's "Teuzzone" London.
1751 Birth of German composer, violinist, clarinetist and horn player,
David Moritz MICHAEL in Keinhausen. d-Nuewied, 26 FEB 1827.
1767 Birth of Italian composer Francesco RUGGI in Naples. d-Naples, 23 JAN 1845.
1772 FP of SALIERI: "La secchia rapita" Vienna (1772).
1775 Birth of Italian composer Abbate Giuseppe BAINI in Rome. d-Rome, 21 MAY 1844
1807 Birth of French composer Henri REBER in Mulhouse. d- Paris, 24 NOV 1880.
1807 Birth of Spanish composer Miguel Hilarion ESLAVA y ELIZONDO.
1810 Death of organist, cellist, bass-singer and composer Franz Teyber,
at 52, in Vienna. b-Vienna, 15 NOV 1756. He studied composition with his father and Georg Christoph
Wagenseil, and was considered the best organist in Vienna.
1885 Birth of Italian baritone-tenor Marcella Govoni, in Bologna. d. Rome, Oct. 10, 1944. He had an incredible career. He started vocal
studies as a bass. He made his debut around 1909 as a baritone. In
that period he alternated roles between light baritone and basso buffo
roles. In 1918 he started to sing as a tenor making his debut at the
Comunale in Bologna as [Werther]. Search Amazon.com for Marcella Govoni
1889 FP of Sidney Jones operetta San Toy, opened in London.
1921 FP of the last version of Sibelius' Symphony No. 5, composer conducting in Helsinki. Sibelius conducted the erlier performances in Helsinki on 8 DEC 1915 and 14 DEC 1916. CD-Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies 1
1923 Birth of American tenor John ALEXANDER in Meridian, MS. d-
8 DEC 1990. MET Dec. 19, 1961 [Ferrando] Così Fan Tutte, 27-seasons
(1961-88) 373-perf. in 37-roles.
1926 FP of Carl Nielsen's Flute Concerto conducted by Emil Telmányi, the composer's son-in-law, with Holger Gilbert-Jespersen, soloist in Paris. Nielsen revised the score- FP of the last version 9 NOV 1926, with Gilbert-Jespersen, soloist in Oslo. CD-Neilsen: Concertos, etc.
1927 Birth of South African-British ballerina Nadine JUDD,
aka Nadia Moore-Nerina.
1928 Birth of Austrian composer and teacher Lucia ALCALAY in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
1935 Birth of English baritone Kenneth Collins, in Birmingham.