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  • 1473 Death of German blind organist-composer Conrad Paumann. b-c.1410.
  • 1639 FP of Cavalli's opera Le Nozze di Teti e Peleo 'The Marriage of Thetis and Peleus' at the Teatro San Cassiano in Venice.
  • 1666 Death of German composer Johann Andreas Herbst, at age 77. Search Johann Andreas Herbst.
  • 1705 Birth of Italian soprano-castrato Carlo FARINELLI in Andria, Apulia. Brother of Riccardo. d-Bologna, 16 Sep 1782 Debut in Angelica e Medoro (Porpora) 1720 Teachers, Antonio Mario Bernacchi, Nicola Porpora Created Arbace in Artaserse (Hasse) Arbace in Catone in Utica (Leo) Mirteo in Semiramide Riconosciuto (Porpora) Sang in premiere of Adelaide (Porpora). Was aka Carlo Broschi, see 1994 film DVD-Farinelli. | Carlo Broschi detto Farinelli: Il Quaderno dell'Imperatrice (The Empress' Notebook (1753), Vol.1).
  • 1712 Birth of Prussian Crown Prince Frederick aka Frederick the Great, composer and statesman, King of Prussia. b-Berlin. d-Pottsdam, 17 AUG 1786.
  • 1758 Birth of Austrian composer Johann Chrysostomus DREXEL in Epfenhausen bei Landsberg. d-Augsburg, 9 FEB 1801. Johann Chrysostomus Drexel (1758-1801): Leben und Werk zugleich ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Augsburger Dommusik (Collectanea musicologica) (German Edition).
  • 1760 Death of soprano Lavinia Fenton. Born 1708. Created Polly Peachum in Beggar's Opera (Pepusch).
  • 1774 Birth of German composer Karl MOSER.
  • 1776 Birth of German composer Ernst Theodor Amadeus HOFFMAN in Konigsburg. d-Berlin, 25 JUN 1822.
  • 1805 Death of Italian composer Giacomo Conti, at age 50.
  • 1812 Death of Italian composer Eligio Celestino, at 72
  • 1813 Founding of London's Royal Philharmonic Society.
  • 1828 Birth of composer Karol STUDZINSKI.
  • 1829 Birth of American composer and pianist William MASON in Boston, MA. d-NYC, 14 JUL 1908. See Famous family trees. | Search William MASON.
  • 1835 FP of Vincenzo Bellini's opera I Puritani at the Théatre-Italien in Paris. CD-Bellini: I Puritani.
  • 1841 Birth of baritone Carl-Fredrich Ludqvist in Sweden.  Died 12 May 1920. Debut as Joseph in Joseph (Mehul) 1869.
  • 1851 Death of Italian composer Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, at age 76, in Majolati. b-Majolati, Ancona, 14 NOV 1774.
  • 1858 Birth of tenor Joseph-Valentin Duc. Teacher, Louis-Henri Obin.
  • 1859 Birth of Russian composer Alexander Alexandrovich ILYINSKY in Selo. d- Moscow, 23 FEB 1920.
  • 1864 Death of composer Otto Jonas Lindblad, at 54
  • 1875 FP of Camille Saint Saën's Danse Macabre, in Paris. CD-Saint-Saëns: Greatest Hits.
  • 1883 Death of German composer Baron Friedrich von Flotow, at age 70, in Darmstadt. b-Toitendorf, 27 APR 1812. Search  Friedrich von Flotow.
  • 1884 Death of German composer Johann Christian Gebauer, at 75.
  • 1885 Birth of bass Grigory Pirogov in Novoselki, Ryazan. Died 20 Feb 1931 Debut 1908 Teachers, Donsky, Medvedyev.
  • 1885 (JC=12 JAN)FP of P. I. Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No. 3, in St. Petersburg.
  • 1891 Birth of tenor Jaro Dworsky in Konigsberg. Debut 1921 Teachers, Oscar Daniel, Jaroslav Dworsky (father), Ernst Grenzebach.
  • 1901 Death of composer and conductor Simon Hassler, at 68. b-1832. Hassler family of Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1904 Death of German composer Franz Coenen, at 77.
  • 1905 Birth of mezzo-soprano Elena Nicolai in Cerevo, Bulgaria. Died 24 Oct 1993 Debut as Maddalena in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1932 Teacher, Pintorno, Ivan Vulpe Sang in premiere of Ifigenia (Pizzetti) Figlia di Jorio (Pizzetti).
  • 1906 (JC=11 JAN) FP of S. Rachmaninoff's two one-act operas The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini at the Bolshoi Theater, in Moscow.
  • 1911 Birth of English oboist Evelyn BARBIROLLI. Photo gallery. m-Sir John. She died the day after her 97th birthday, 25 January 2008.
  • 1911 Death of composer Carl Eilhardt, at 67.
  • 1913 Death of German-American composer Gustav Luders, at 47. b-Breman, 1866. Search Gustav Luders.
  • 1913 Birth of American composer and pianist Norman DELLO JOIO in NYC. Search  Norman DELLO JOIO.
  • 1915 Birth of Czech composer Vitezslava KAPRALOVA in Brno. d-Montpellier, 16 JUN 1940. Search Vitezslava KAPRALOVA.
  • 1918 Birth of Austrian composer Gottfried von EINEM in Bern, Switzerland. d-Obernduernbach, 12 JUL 1996. Search Gottfried von EINEM .
  • 1919 Birth of American composer, pianist and conductor Leon KIRCHNER in Brooklyn, NY. Third String Quartet won Pulitzer Prize in 1967. d-17 SEP 2009. Search  Leon KIRCHNER.
  • 1922 FP of William Walton's Facade, with Dame Edith Sitwell reading her poems. CD-Walton: Façade; Sinfonia Concertante.
  • 1922 FP of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 5, in Copenhagen. CD-Carl Nielsen: Complete Symphonies (Box Set).
  • 1923 Birth of Dutch composer Simeon ten HOLT in Bergen. Search for Simeon ten HOLT.
  • 1924 Birth of American organist and composer David CRAIGHEAD in Strasburg, PA. Search David CRAIGHEAD.
  • 1924 Birth of WCLV, Cleveland,  music commentator Klaus George Roy. Also music writer and composer. d-17 JUN 2010.  Klaus George ROY.  Search Klaus George ROY.
  • 1925 Birth of counter-tenor John Ferrante in Hartford, Connecticut. Teachers, Lois Albright, Rhea Massicotte.
  • 1926 Debut of conductor Otto Klemperer in U.S. conducting the New York Symphonic Society Orchestra. Orchestral ExcerptsSearch for Otto Klemperer.
  • 1925 Birth of American ballerina Maria (Betty Marie) Tallchief. Danced with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, New York City Ballet; founded ballet school in 1974 which became Chicago City Ballet in 1980. Was married to choreographer George Balanchine. BOOK-Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina.
  • 1930 Death of baritone Mario Sammarco. Born 13 Dec 1868 in Palermo. Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1888 Teachers, Antonio Cantelli, Franz Emmerich Pupils, Imre Pallo, Paul Schoeffler, Alexander Sved, Giovanni Inghilleri Created Gerard in Andrea Chenier (Giordano) Carlo Worms in Germania (Franchetti) Juan Alvardo in Natoma(Herbert) Cascart in Zaza (Leoncavallo) Gaos in Vita Brettone (Mugnone) Sang in premiere of Dispettosi Amanti (Parelli).
  • 1931 Birth of Danish organist and composer Ib NORHOLM in Copenhagen.
  • 1932 Birth of German composer Werner STEGER. 
  • 1936 Birth of American clarinetist and composer Daniel GOODE in NYC. #2
  • 1940 Death of American composer Charles Whitney Coombs in Orange, NJ. b-Bucksport, Maine 25 DEC 1859. Search  Charles Whitney Coombs.
  • 1940 Death of baritone Emiel Van Bosch. Born 10 Jan 1886 in Boom, Belgium. Teacher, Henri Fontaine
  • 1946 FP of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, by the New York Philharmonic. CD-Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms/Symphony in 3 Movements.
  • 1952 FP of Hilding Rosenberg's Symphony No 6 Sinfonia Semplice in Gayle, Sweden.CD-Hilding Rosenberg: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 3.
  • 1953 Birth of Russian violinist and conductor Yuri BASHMETYuri Bashmet (Viola) : Brahms;ShostakovichSearch Yuri BASHMET.
  • 1956 Birth of composer Akemi NAITO. Search Akemi NAITO.
  • 1957 FP of Walter Piston's Wind Quintet, by the Boston Woodwind Quintet at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. CD-Another View: American Classics For Winds.
  • 1959 FP of D. Shostakovich's operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki at the Moscow Operetta Theater. CD-Shostakovich: Cheryomushki, The Bolt, The Gadfly.
  • 1960 Death of composer Rutland Boughton, at age 82, in London. b-Aylesbury, 23 JAN 1878. Search Rutland Boughton.
  • 1965 Death of mezzo-soprano Elvira Casazza. Born 15 Nov 1887 in Ferrara. Debut 1911 Teacher, Fernando Ferrara Created Debora in Debora e Jaele (Pizzetti) Commander in Cavalieri di Ekuba (Zandonai) Sang in premiere of Diavolo nel Campanile (Lualdi) Uomo che ride (Pedrollo).
  • 1969 Death of composer Pauline Hall, at age 78. Founded International Society for Contemporary Music in 1938. b-1890. Veslemøy.
  • 1981 FP of John Harbison's Violin Concerto, soloist Rose Mary Harbison and the Emmanuel Chamber Orchestra, Craig Smith conducting at Emmanuel Church in Boston. CD-Harbison: Violin Concerto/Recordare.
  • 1982 Death of tenor Bjarne Buntz. Born 2 Sep1901 in Bergen. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1933 Sang in premiere of Cymbelin (Eggen L).
  • 1986 Death of bass-baritone Kenneth Schon. Born 1909 in Esdale, Wisconsin. Debut as Tomsky in Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky) 1909 Teachers, Gertrude Hull, Forrest Lamont, Estelle Liebling, Richard Lert Created Jupiter in Olympians (Bliss).  I Can't Find My Wife.
  • 1991 FP of George Perle's Piano Concerto No. 1, with San Francisco Symphony conducted by David Zinman, with pianist Richard Goode. CD-George Perle: Orchestral Works.
  • 1999 Death of American choral director and conductor Robert Shaw in New Haven, CT. Robert Shaw Chorale on CD.  
  • Robert Lawson Shaw was born in Red Bluff, California, on April 30, 1916.
  • 2004 FP of Jeffery Cotton's Symphony for Strings. Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra also performing two Mozart piano concertos, with William Wolfram as soloist, in Jordan Hall, Boston, MA.
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