John Dowland
  • 1575 English music rights granted for publishing by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.
  • 1626 Death of Irish composer John Dowland in London. Son, 35 year old Lutenist Robert Dowland, then succeeds his father as a member of the royal musicians in London. Sr. was buried on 20 FEB 1626 and some musiclogists indicate he may have died in mid-February 1926.
  • 1674 Birth of German composer Reinhard KEISER in Teuchern. d-Hamburg, 12 SEP 1739. Search  Reinhard KEISER.
  • 1713 FP of G. F. Handel's opera Teseo.
  • 1725 FP of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 111 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit on the 3rd Sunday following Epiphany, was part of Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig 1724-25.
  • 1735 Birth of German pianist and composer Johann Gottfried ECKARD in Augsburg. d-Paris, 24 JUL 1809. Search  Johann Gottfried ECKARD.
  • 1751 Birth of German composer Josephus Andreas FODOR in Venlo. d-St. Petersburg, 3 OCT 1828.
  • 1751 Handel starts his final oratorio Jephtha failing eyesight delays completion until 30 AUG. CD-Handel: Jephtha.
  • 1762 Birth of Italian composer Guiseppe Antonio SILVANI.
  • 1775 Birth of Spanish tenor and composer Manuel GARCIA. d-9 JUN 1832. Father of singers, Maria Malibran, Michelle Viardot and Manuel Garcia Jr. aka Manuel del Popolo Vicente Garcia Tenor Born 21 Jan 1775 Seville Died 10 June 1832 Debut in Griselda (Paer) 1808 Teachers, Giovanni Ansi, Antonio Ripa, Juan Almarcha Pupils :- Mme Favelli, Manuel Garcia Jnr, Jean-Antoine Geraldy Maria Malibran, Mme Barbier-Walbronne, Paolo De Roschi Henriette Meric-Lalande, Comtesse Merlin, Adolphe Nourrit Mme Rimbault, Mme Ruiz-Garcia, Pauline Viardot-Garcia Created Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Duke of Norfolk in Elisabetta Regina D'Inghilterra (Rossini) Ermindo in Gelosia Corretta (Carafa) Errico Williams in Vascello D'Occidente (Carafa).
  • 1791 Birth of Italian composer Padre Davide da Bergamo Felice MORETTI in Zanica. d-Piacenza, 24 JUL 1863.
  • 1793 Birth of Dutch composer Gertrude Van Den BERGH in Cologne. d-The Hague, 10 SEP 1840. 6 Women Composers From the Netherlands
  • 1801 Birth of composer Ramon Vilanova BARRERA. d-14 MAY 1870. Search Ramon Vilanova BARRERA.
  • 1814 Birth of English organist, teacher and composer Thomas Attwood WALMISLEY in London. d-Hastings, 17 JAN 1856. Search Thomas Attwood WALMISLEY.
  • 1816 FP of Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in Paris. CD-Cherubini: Requiem in C minor; Marche funèbre.
  • 1823 Birth of composer Alexandre Edouard GORIA. d-6 JUL 1860.
  • 1848 Birth of French composer Henri DuPARC in Paris. d-Mont-de-Marsan, 12 FEB 1933. French BiographySearch Henri DuPARC | BOOK-Complete Songs for Voice and Piano.
  • 1851 Death of German opera composer Albert Lortzing in Berlin. b-Berlin, 23 OCT 1801. Search  Albert Lortzing.
  • 1858 Birth of French composer Mélanie BONIS in Paris. d-Sarcelles, 18 MAR 1937. Search Mélanie BONIS.
  • 1859 Birth of Polish composer Antoni Wincenty RUTKOWSKISearch Antoni Wincenty RUTKOWSKI
  • 1859 Birth of baritone Karl Scheidemantel in Weimer. Died 26 June 1923, Debut as Wolfram in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1878 Teachers:- Julius Stockhausen, Bodo Borchers Pupils, Rudolf Bockelmann, Helena Forti, Parry Jones, Helene Jung Friedrich Plaschke, Fritz Soot, Mme Uhde, Georg Walter Created Faninal in Rosenkavalier (Strauss) Kunrad in Feuersnot (Strauss) Sang in premiere of Alpenkonig und Menschenfeind (Blech) Odysseus Heimkehr (Bungert) Nausikaa (Bungert) Muloch (Von Schillings).
  • 1860 Birth of tenor Werner Alberti in Gnesen. Died 29 Nov 1934, Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1888 Teachers, Martin Roder, Angelo Neumann.
  • 1865 Birth of tenor Peter Cornelius in Labjergaard, Jutland.  Died 25 Dec 1934, Debut as Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet) 1892 Teachers, Julius Lieban, Nyrop, Hermann Spiro Created Jonathan in Saul Og David (Nielsen).
  • 1870 Birth of soprano Emilia Corsi in Lisbon. Died 17 Sep 1927,  Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1887 Teacher, Achille Corsi (father) Pupils, Ettore Cesa-Bianchi, Angelo Minghetti.
  • 1874 Death of Scottish coach Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa. Born 7 May 1836 in Edinburgh. Debut as Amina in Sonnambula (Bellini) 1852 Teacher, Elizabeth Seguin (her mother) Pupil, Giorgio Ronconi Formed Carl Rosa Opera Company with husband Carl Rosa.
  • 1876 Death of soprano Therese Grunbaum. Born 24 Aug 1791 in Vienna, Died 21 Jan 1876, Debut as Lilli in Donauweibchen (Kauer) 1798 (Premiere) Teacher, Wenzel Muller Pupil, Caroline Grunbaum Created Eglantine de Puiset in Euryanthe (Weber).
  • 1880 FP of N. Rimsky-Korsakov's opera May Night in St. Petersburg. CD-Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night.
  • 1881 Birth of Greek baritone Ghiannis Anghelopoulos in Athens. Died 5 Dec 1943, Debut as Rigoletto in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1910 Teachers, Borghi, Nina Phoka Sang in Premiere of Percuze (Sakellaridis) Master Builder (Kalomiris) Mother's Ring (Kalomiris).
  • 1884 Birth of tenor Hermann Gallos in Vienna. Died 20 Feb 1957. Teacher, Philipp Forsten Pupils,Walter Berry, Hans Braun, Ferry Gruber Karl Terkal Sang in premiere of Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss).
  • 1887 Birth of composer Alfred Henry ACKLEY.
  • 1891 Birth of Russian conductor, teacher and composer Nikolay Semyonovich GOLOVANOV in Moscow. d-Moscow, 28 AUG 1953.
  • 1891 Birth of American composer Timothy Mather SPELMAN in Brooklyn, NY. d-Florence, IT 21 AUG 1970. The Villa Razzolini of Spelman and his poet wife Leolyn Louise Everett Spelman.
  • 1891 Death of Canadian composer Calixa Lavallée in Boston. b-Verchères, 28 DEC 1842. Composed Canadian National Anthem, O CanadaSearch Calixa Lavallée.
  • 1894 Death of Belgian composer Guillaume Lekeu in Angers. b-Heusy, 20 JAN 1870. Search Guillaume Lekeu.
  • 1896 Death of baritone Fritz Arlberg. Born 21 Mar 1830 in Leksand, Sweden. Debut 1854 Teacher, Julius Gunther.
  • 1898 Birth of American composer Alan Avery CLAFLIN in Keene, NH. d-Greenwich, CT 9 JAN 1979.
  • 1899 (20th?) Birth of Russian composer Alexander TCHEREPNIN in St. Petersburg. aka Cherepnin. d-Paris, 29 AUG 1977. Operas / Tcherepnin Society. | Search Alexander TCHEREPNIN | BOOK-Alexander Tcherepnin: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music).
  • 1902 Birth of English tenor Webster BOOTH. d-1984. He began his recording career on the Regal-Zonophone label. His wife and singing partner was Anne ZieglerElijah: "Ye People Rend Your Hearts"... "If With All Your Hearts''
  • 1904 FP of Leos Janácek's opera Jenufa at the National Theater in Berno. CD-Jenufa: Complete Opera.
  • 1909 Birth of Yugoslavian composer Todor SKALOVSKI in Tetovo. Photo. | Search Todor SKALOVSKI .
  • 1912 FP of the orchestral version of Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, 'Ma Mere l'oye', in Paris. CD-Ravel: Boléro.
  • 1914 Birth of Greek composer Dimitris DRAGATAKIS in Platanoussa, Epirus. d-Athens, 18 DEC 2001. 
  • 1920 Birth of Swedish organist, choral director, teacher and composer Torsten NILSSON in Hoor. Swedish Music Information serviceSearch Torsten NILSSON.
  • 1920 Birth of bass Viorel Ban in Arad, Rumania. Debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1950 Teacher :- Constanin Stroescu Pupils, Lucia Becar, Victoria Bezetti.
  • 1921 Birth of mezzo-soprano Hilde Rossl-Majdan in Vienna. Debut 1950.
  • 1922 Birth of bass Mario Petri in Perugia. Died 26 Jan 1985, Debut as Creon in Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky) 1948 Created Agamemnon in Clitennestra (Pizzetti).
  • 1927 FP of Albert Roussel's Suite in F for Orchestra, in Boston.
  • 1929 FP of Franz Schreker's opera Der Schatzgräber, 'The Treasure Hunter', in Frankfurt. CD-Schreker: Der Schatzgräber.
  • 1930 FP of D. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 3 May First, in Leningrad. CD-Ovation--Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 and 3 / Haitink.
  • 1936 FP of George Gershwin's Catfish Row Suite fom Porgy and Bess. Philadelphia Orchestra, Alexander Smallens conducting. CD-The Authentic George Gershwin.
  • 1938 American debut of conductor Erich Leinsdorf in NYC. Search Erich Leinsdorf.
  • 1941 Birth of Spanish tenor and conductor Placido DOMINGO in Madrid. Debut as Borsa in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1959 Teachers:- Franco Iglesias, Carlo Morelli Created Jose de Esproceda in Poeta (Torroba) Goya in Goya (Menotti). Search  Placido DOMINGO | BOOK-Placido Domingo: Opera Superstar (Hispanic Biographies).
  • 1941 Death of Norwegian composer Iver Holter in Oslo. b-Østre Gausdal, 13 DEC 1850. Search  Iver Holter.
  • 1944 Birth of American composer Neely BRUCE. 
  • 1947 FP of Bohuslav Martinu's Toccata e due canzona for chamber orchestra, in Basel.
  • 1948 Death of Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari in Venice, at age 82. b-Vienna, 12 JAN 1876. Search Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.
  • 1952 Birth of tenor Donald Dame. Born 17 June 1917 New York. Teacher, Vera Schwarz.
  • 1957 Death of tenor Valentin Sindler. Born 30 Jan 1885 in Cholina. Debut as Hoffmann in Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach) 6 Jan 1909 Teachers, Adolf Robinson Pupil, Vladimir Jedenactik.
  • 1957 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Suzanne MENTZERSearch Suzanne MENTZER.
  • 1958 Death of tenor Jose De Trevi. Born 31 Mar 1890 in Liege. Debut 1911 Sang in premiere of Maximilien (Milhaud) Oedipe (Enescu) La Samaritaine (D'Olenne).
  • 1967 Birth of American composer P. Kellach WADDLE in Louisville, KY.
  • 1968 FP of Allan Pettersson's Symphony No. 6, in Stockholm. CD-Allan Pettersson: Symphony No.6.
  • 1970 Birth of American composer James R. CARLSON.
  • 1970 Death of mezzo-soprano Jane Bathori. Born 14 June 1877 in Paris. Debut 1900 Teachers, Emile Engel, Marie-Helene Lamoureux Sang in premiere of Germania (Franchetti).
  • 1973 Death of tenor William Wernigk. Born 5 Feb 1894 in Chemnitz. Sang in premiere of Danton's Tod (Von Einem).
  • 1982 Death of bass Andre Huc-Santana. Born 11 Oct 1912 in Argentina. Debut in Louise (Charpentier) 1939 Teachers, Pietro Albertini, Balbis, Jean-Emile Vanni-Marcoux Created Father in Canuts (Kosma).
  • 1984 Death of baritone Kari Nurmela. Born 26 May 1933 in Finland. Debut as Di Luna in Trovatore (Verdi) 1961 Teachers, Arturo Merlini, Olavi Nyberg, Sergei Radamsky.
  • 1985 Death of baritone Joel Berglund. Born 4 June 1903 in Torsaker, Sweden. Debut as Lothario in Mignon (Thomas) 1929 Teacher, John Forsell, Oskar Lejdstrom Pupils, Bernhard Sonnerstadt, Uno Stjernqvist, Edith Thallaug Sang in premiere of Fredlos(Linberg) Resan till Amerika (Rosenberg).
  • 1988 FP of Christopher Rouse's Symphony No. 1. Baltimore Symphony, David Zinman conducting.
  • 1996 Death of baritone John Gibbs. Born 19 June 1937 in London. Debut as Joe Blake in the premiere of One Man Show (Maw) 1964 Teachers, Joan Cross, Dominique Modesti, Luigi Ricci Created Joe Blake in One Man Show (Maw) Sang in premiere of Rising of the Moon (Maw) Burning Fiery Furnace (Britten).
  • 2003 FP of Lowell Liebermann's Quintet for Piano & Strings, composer at piano, with members of the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin.
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