1551 Birth of Italian composer Giulio CACINI aka Romano, in Tivoli. d-Florence, 10 DEC 1618. First composer to publish an operatic score, I che dal ciel cadere io renderebbe a luna a privatly in Florence, 1589; Il combattimendo d'Apolline col serpente, Euridice, The rapimento of Cefalo another Euridice, 1602. [called Romano, because he lived mostly in Rome]
1909 Birth of American baritone Mack HARRELL in Celeste, TX. d- Dallas, 29 JAN 1960. Father of cellist Lynn Harrell. He studied at the Juilliard School, and won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air in 1939, début as Biterolf in Tannhäuser. He created Samson in Bernard Rogers's The Warrior in 1947. Search Amazon.com for Mack HARRELL
1925 Birth of American mezzo-soprano, teacher and administrator Irene DALIS in San Jose, CA. MET Début: Mar. 16, 1957 [Eboli] Don Carlo, 19 seasons (1956-58, 59-76) 272 perf., 22 roles, 21 works. Search Amazon.com for Irene DALIS
1993 FP of John Corigliano's Troubadours Variations for Guitar and Orchestra. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff, with guitarist Sharon Isbin at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul, MN. CD-American Landscapes
1999 FP of Alan Jay Kernis' Garden of Light with Michael Torke's Four Seasons, commissioned by Walt Disney Company and company president Michael Eisner for the Millennium season of the New York Philharmonic, with Kurt Masur conducting the orchestra, vocal soloists, and choirs.
2003 FP of David Arditti's String Quartet No. 2, Op. 31. The Bingham Quartet in the Chapel of Christopher Wren's Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
2011 Death of Swedish baritone Ingvar Wixell. b-7 MAy 1931. OBIT.