October 9 Today in classical music history

  • 1585 Baptismal of German composer Heinrich SCHüTZ, in Bad Löstritz. Search for Heinrich SCHüTZ
  • 1600 FP of CACINI's "Il rapimento di Cefuto" Florence.
  • 1626 Birth of composer John Ferrabosco
  • 1714 FP of MOURET's "La critique des fêtes de Thalie" Paris.
  • 1718 FP of Campra's "Les Àges" opéra-ballet, Paris. Search for Campra's "Les Àges
  • 1727 Birth of composer Johann Wilhelm Hertel
  • 1760 Birth of composer Pierre Gaveaux
  • 1766 Birth of composer Bedrich Divis Weber
  • 1770 Fourteen year old Wolfgang Mozart enters the Accademia Filarmonica de BolognaSearch for Wolfgang Mozart
  • 1813 (10th?) Some sources indicate this date of birth of Italian composer Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco VERDI. However his birth registry is indicated as: Joseph Fortunin François Verdi; baptized Joseph Fortuninus Franciscus. Born in Le Roncole, Duchy of Parma, 10 OCT 1813. d-Milan, 27 JAN 1901. Search for Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco VERDI
  • 1826 Death of Irish tenor Michael Kelly, a friend of Mozart and Haydn, in Vienna, (Margaye?). He sang the roles of Don Basilio and Don Curzio at the FP of The Marriage of Figaro. b-Dublin, 25 DEC 1762.
  • 1826 FP of Rossini's opera Le siège de Corinthe -The Siege of Corinth at the Paris Opéra. CD-Rossini: L'Assedio di Corinto  Search for Rossini's opera Le siège de Corinthe
  • 1831 Twelve year old pianist Clara Wieck plays for Goethe. He places pillow on piano stool so she can sit higher.  Search for Clara Wieck
  • 1835 (1836?) Birth in Paris of French composer, conductor and pianist Camille (kah ME') SAINT-SAENS (Sah Sahnz) in Paris. d-Algiers, 16 DEC 1921. Search for SAINT-SAENS BIO.
  • 1863 Birth of Russian pianist Alexander SILOTI in Karkov. Was music professor at the Moscow Conservatory from 1888 to 1891
  • .The Alexander Siloti Collection
  • 1865 Birth of composer Henry Dike SLEEPER. d-28 JAN 1948.
  • 1869 Birth of American composer Harry Lawrence FREEMAN. d-24 MAR 1954.
  • 1875 Birth of composer Reynaldo Hahn
  • 1873 Birth of Hungarian violinist Carl FLESCH. d- 1944.  Search for Carl FLESCH
  • 1877 Birth of Guatemalan composer Jesús CASTILLO in San Juan, Ostuncalco. d-Quetzaltenango, 23 APR 1946.
  • 1881 Birth of tenor Oscar Ralf. d. Apr. 3, 1964
  • 1887 Birth of Austrian soprano Betty Fischer, in Vienna. d. there, Jan. 19, 1969.
  • 1887 Death of impresario and NYC musician, Maurice Strakosch, in Paris. Managed career of Patti and she married his brother. Search for Maurice Strakosch
  • 1890 Birth of composer Alfred Julius Swan
  • 1890 Birth of composer Janis Medins
  • 1891 FP of Dvorák's Requiem Op. 89, in Birmingham, England. CD-Dvorak: Requiem/Mass in D
  • 1896 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Ebe Ticozzi, in Milan. d. Oct. 8, 1977. Search for Ebe Ticozzi
  • 1896 FP of Dvorák's String Quartet No. 13 in G Op. 106, in Prague. CD-Dvorák: The String Quartets
  • 1899 Birth of English contralto Mary JARRED in Brotton, Yorkshire. d- DEC 1993.
  • 1899 FP of HERBERT's "The Ameer" Operetta, Scranton, PA.  Search for HERBERT's "The Ameer
  • 1900 Birth of French singer Marcelle Bunlet, in Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée. d. Paris, Dec. 19, 1991. Search for Marcelle Bunlet
  • 1900 Death of Austrian composer Heinrich von Herzogenberg in Wiesbaden. b-Graz, 10 JUN 1843. Search for Heinrich von Herzogenberg
  • 1903 Birth of German bass Heinrich Pflanzl, in Salzburg. d. Mar. 21, 1978.  Search for Heinrich Pflanzl
  • 1904 Birth of composer Carl Parrish
  • 1906 Birth of Latvian composer Janis IVANOVSSearch for Janis IVANOVS
  • 1908 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Rina Corsi.  Search for Rina Corsi
  • 1912 FP of HERBERT's "The Enchantress" operetta, Washington, D.C. Search for HERBERT's "The Enchantress
  • 1913 FP of BRAUNFELS' "Ulenspiegel" Stuttgart.
  • 1914 Birth of American composer Roger GOEB in Cherokee, IO. d-3 JAN 1997.  Search for Roger GOEB
  • 1919 Birth of Hungarian composer Rezsõ SUGáR in Budapest. d-Budapest, 22 SEP 1988. Search for Rezsõ SUGáR
  • 1919 Birth of German soprano Irmgard SEEFRIED in Kongetried, Bavaria. d-Vienna, 24 NOV 1988. Studied with her father, then at the Augsburg conservatory, début Aachen Stadttheater as Priestess in Aida in 1940. She was an admired Lieder singer. MET Opera début, 20 NOV 1953, Sussana Le Nozze di Figaro, 1 season, 1953-54. Search for Irmgard SEEFRIED.
  • Irmgard Seefried - Lieder
  • 1921 Birth of French composer Adrienne CLOSTRE in Thomery, Seine-Marne.
  • 1921 FP of Leos Janácek's Taras Bulba, based on Gogol fable, in Brno. CD-Janácek: Taras Bulba
  • 1922 Birth of composer Raymond WILDING-WHITE. d-24 AUG 2001.
  • 1923 Birth of composer Ronald Tremain
  • 1928 Birth of Finnish composer Einojuhani RAUTAVAARA in Helsinki.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara: Before the Icons; A Tapestry of Life
  • 1930 Birth of composer Fjolnir Stefansson
  • 1932 Birth of German pianist Alfons KONTARSKY in Westphalia.  Search for Alfons KONTARSKY
  • 1932 Birth of French baritone Alain Fondary.  Search for Alain Fondary
  • 1936 Birth of American conductor Richard Paul KAPP in Chicago. He founded and led the Philharmonia Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra, and released a series of classical "greatest hits" records. He died at his home in Danbury, CT at the age of 69 from effects of cancer on Sunday June 4, 2006. Kapp was a founding member of MUSIClassical group. NY Times Obit.  Search for Richard KAPP
  • 1937 Birth of Australian soprano Joan Carden.  Search for Joan Carden
  • 1937 Birth of American baritone Will Roy, in Schenectady, New York. 
  • 1937 Death of Belgian composer Auguste De Boeck in Merchtem. b-Merchtem, 9 MAY 1865.
  • 1939 Birth of soprano Marta Szirmay. 
  • 1940 Birth of composer Hans Ulrich Humpert
  • 1943 FP of MONTEMEZZI's "L'incantesimo" NBC radio network broadcast.
  • 1946 Birth of German soprano Ruthild Engert in Frankfurt. Search for Ruthild Engert
  • 1953 Birth of composer Roberto SIERRA.
  • Roberto Sierra: Missa Latina 'Pro Pace'
  • 1953 Birth of South African mezzo-soprano Sally BURGESS in Durban, Oct. 9, 1953; MET: Début: Oct. 25, 1995 [Carmen] Carmen, 1 season, 8 perf., of 2 roles. Search for Sally BURGESS
  • 1955 FP of Dimiti Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1. David Oistrakh with Leningrad Philharmonic conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky. CD- Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no 1, Rostropovich, Vengerov
  • 1960 Birth of composer J. Mark SCEARCESearch for J. Mark SCEARCE
  • 1963 FP of Hans Werner Henze's Symphony No. 4 composer conducting in Berlin. CD-Henze: Symphonies Nos. 1-6
  • 1966 Death of Italian soprano Maria Carena,  (née Giraud) in Turin. d. Rome, Oct. 9, 1966. Search for Maria Carena
  • 1968 FP of Weisgall's "Nine Rivers from Jordan" w/ Joshua Hecht, Paul Huddleston, Nico Castel, Eileen Schauler, and Gustav Meier conducting. Search for Weisgall's "Nine Rivers from Jordan
  • 1970 Birth of American composer Eric McINTYRE.
  • 1973 First of six lectures by Leonard Bernstein as The Unanswered Question. Was the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. DVD-The Unanswered Question - Six Talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein
  • 1980 FP of Jon Deak's Concerto for Oboe d'amore and Orchestra. Thomas Stacy with New York Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta.
  • 1980 FP of PASATIERI's "Before Breakfast" New York. Search for PASATIERI's "Before Breakfast
  • 1985 FP of Anthony Davis' opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X in Philadelphia. Premiered by the New York City Opera on 28 SEP 1986. CD-Anthony Davis: X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X
  • 1986 FP of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. CD-The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast)Broadway premiere at the Majestic Theater on 26 JAN 1988.
  • 1987 FP of John Corigliano's Campane di Ravello 'Bells of Ravello' for orchestra by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Jean conducting, as a birthday tribute to CSO conductor Sir Georg Solti, in Chicago. CD-John Corigliano: Creations And Other Works
  • 1992 FP of David Ott's Symphony No. 3, by the Grand Rapids Symphony, Catherine Comet conducting in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Ott: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
  • 1997 FP of Robert X. Rodriguez' Il Lamento di Tristano. Susan Morris De Jong, flute, with guitarist Jeffrey Van, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.  Search for Rodriguez' Il Lamento di Tristano
  • 1999 FP of William Bolcom's opera A View From the Bridge. Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dennis Russell Davies, conducting. CD-Bolcom - A View from the Bridge / Josephson, Malfitano, Turay, Lyric Opera of Chicago, D. Russell Davies
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