Sophie Arnould


  • 1669 FP of Lully's Ballet de Flore at the Teatre of the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
  • 1693 Death of German organist, composer and choral director Johann Kaspar von Kerill in Munich. b-Adorf, Saxony, 9 APR 1627.
  • 1700 Birth of mezzo-soprano Vittoria Tesi-Tramontini in Florence.  Died 1775 Teachers, Campeggi, Francesco Redi Pupil , Caterina Gabrielli Created Mandane in Artaserse (Galuppi) Megacle in Olimpiade (Leo).
  • 1713 Birth of Spanish composer Domingo TERRADELLAS in Barcelona. d-Rome, 20 MAY 1751.
  • 1725 (JC, GC=24 FEB)FP of Handel's Rodelinda with soprano Cuzzoni at the King's Theater in London.
  • 1727 Handel applies for British citizenship.
  • 1740 Birth of soprano Sophie Arnould in Paris.  Died 22 Oct 1802 Debut in Amours des Dieux (Mouret) 1832 Teachers, Marie Fel, Hippolyte Clairon, Pupil, Adelaide Phillips Created Iphigenia in Iphigenia en Aulide (Gluck) Sang in premiere of Pyrrhus et Polixere (D'Auvergne).
  • 1741 Death of Austrian composer Johan Josef Fux aka Fuchs, in Vienna. b-Hirtenfeld, 1660.
  • 1746 Birth of Italian composer Giovanni CAMBINI. d-29 DEC 1825.
  • 1778 Birth of Spanish composer Fernando SOR in Barcelona. d-Paris, 10 JUL 1839.
  • 1815 Birth of mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz in Paris.  Died 28 July 1903 Debut 1832 Teachers, Guillaume Cassel, Alexandre Choron, Louis Ponchard, Ramier Created Leonora in Favorita (Donizetti) Zaide in Dom Sebastiano (Donizetti) Desdemona in Otello (Rossini) Odette in Charles VI (Halevy) Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz) Marguerite in Lac des Fees (Auber) Sang in premiere of Guido et Ginevra (Halevy) Reine de Chypre (Halevy) Lazzarone (Halevy).
  • 1820 Birth of Hungarian conductor, composer and violinist Bela KELER aka Adalbert Paul von Keler in Bartfeld, Hungary. d-Wiesbaden, Germany, 1882.
  • 1859 Birth of Finish composer Ida Georgina MOBERG.
  • 1862 Birth of Czech composer Karl WEIS, in Prague. d-Prague, 4 APR 1944.
  • 1862 Birth of tenor Hans Buff-Giessen in Giesen. Died 1907 Teacher, Gustave Scharfe.
  • 1867 FP of the Strauss Blue Danube Waltz in Vienna.
  • 1870 Birth of Polish pianist Leopold GODOWSKY in Vilna. d-NYC, 21 NOV 1938.
  • 1873 Birth of Russian bass Feodor CHALIAPIN in Kazan. d-Paris, 12 APR 1938. Debut as Steward in Halka (Moniuszko) 1890 Teacher, Dmitri Usatov Created Don Quichotte in Don Quichotte (Massenet) Asvab in Vieil Angle (Gunsbourg).
  • 1874 Death of French composer Johann Franz Burgmuller in Beaulieu. b-1806.
  • 1882 Birth of Polish composer Ignaz FRIEDMAN in Podgorze near Cracow, Poland. d-Sydney, Australia 28 JAN 1948.
  • 1883 Birth of composer Bainbridge CRIST. d-1969. Fischer Catalog.
  • 1883 Death of German composer Richard Wagner in Bayreuth (by ROYT). b-Leipzig, 22 MAY 1813.
  • 1888 Gustav Mahler takes musical director position at the Budapest Opera.
  • 1891 Birth of Russian-born American bass Alexander KIPNIS in Zhitomir. d-Westport, CT, 14 MAY 1978. Father of harpsichordist Igor Kipnis who was an original member of MUSIClassicalist.
  • 1892 Birth of soprano Mariya Lytvynenko-Volhemut  in Kiev. Died 3 Apr 1966 Debut in Danube (Gulak-Artemovsky) Teachers, M Ivanitsky, Alexeya-Yunevich.
  • 1908 Birth of composer Gerald STRANG. d-1983.
  • 1910 Birth of French composer and teacher Jaqueline Else BARRAINE in Paris. Opera and motion picture composer and conductor, winner of the 1929 Prix de Rome.
  • 1913 Birth of bass-baritone Otto Wiener in Vienna.  Died Aug 2000 Debut as Simon Boccanegra in Simon Boccanegra (Verdi) 1953 Teachers:- Kuper, Hans Duhan.
  • 1914 Birth of composer George KLEINSINGER in California. d-NYC. 1982. Composed the music to children's classic Tubby the Tuba. Childrern's TV host Paul Tripp, (1911-2002), wrote the story in 1942 while he was serving in the Army. Kleinsinger and Tripp made a recording of the piece in 1946 and it became an instant hit, selling eight million copies.
  • 1914 Founding of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. About ASCAP.
  • 1931 FP of Honegger's Symphony for/by Boston Sym, Koussevitsky cond.
  • 1920 Birth of American soprano Eileen FARRELL in Willimantic, CT. Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1956 Teachers:- Merle Alcock, Eleanor McClellan Pupil :- Ted Wylie  BOOK:I Can't Help Singing | EILEEN FARRELL Obit, AP | CD- Verdi .
  • 1921 Birth of soprano Renee Doria in Perpignan Debut as Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1942 Teacher :- Umberto Valdarnini
  • 1923 Birth of Lebanese violinist Yfrah NEAMAN in Sidon.
  • 1926 Birth of composer Barney CHILDS in Spokane, WA. d-Redlands, CA 11 JAN 2000.
  • 1926 FP of Artur Honegger's opera Judith revised, at the Monte Carlo Opéra.
  • 1928 Birth of composer Gerald Fried.
  • 1929 Birth of tenor Anton De Ridder in Amsterdam. Debut 1952 Created Master in Meister und Margarita (Kunad) Sang in premiere Soldaten (Zimmermann).
  • 1937 Birth of mezzo-soprano Anna Malewicz-Madey in Pinsk, Poland. Debut as Mercedes in Carmen (Bizet) 1959 Teacher, Victor Bregy Created Old Woman in Tutto Cio Che Accade (Bartolozzi).
  • 1938 Birth of soprano Johanna Meier in Chicago. Debut as Countess in Capriccio (Strauss) Teachers, John Brownlee, Arturo di Filippi, Chloe Owens.
  • 1943 FP of William Schuman's Prayer in Time of War. Pittsburgh Symphony, Fritz Reiner conducting.
  • 1944 FP of George Antheil's Symphony No. 4. NBC Symphony, Leopold Stokowski conducting.
  • 1945 Death of tenor Romeo Boscacci. Born 25 Sep 1875 in Rome. Debut 1906 as Guglielmo Ratcliff in Guglielmo Ratcliff (Mascagni) Created Flamand in Marcello (Giordano) Sang in premiere of Helenis (Zandonai).
  • 1946 Birth of English composer Colin MATTHEWS in London. BiographyCD-Holst: The Planets, Matthews: Pluto.
  • 1947 Birth of soprano Susan Kessler in Sydney. Died 11 Mar 1992.
  • 1948 Birth of Japanese composer and teacher Junko MORI in Niigata-ken.
  • 1952 Death of tenor Max Altglass. Born 16 Feb 1890 in Warsaw.  Died 13 Feb 1952 Debut 1913 Pupil, Maria Muller.
  • 1953 FP of Carl Orff's Il Trionfo d'Afrodite at La Scala in Milan.
  • 1954 Birth of composer Orlando Jacinto GARCíA.
  • 1955 Death of baritone Waclaw Brzezinski. Born 15 Sep 1878 in Lodz.  Debut as Plunkett in Martha (Flotow) Teacher, Alexandrowicz Pupils, Wlodzimierz Denysenko, Jan Kiepura, Eugeniusz Mossakowski.
  • 1956 FP of Ernst Toch's Peter Pan Symphonic Fairy Tale for orchestra, in Seattle.
  • 1957 Birth of Polish-American composer Raymond WOJCIK.
  • 1959 FP of B. Martinu's The Parables for orchestra. Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting.
  • 1960 Birth of composer Daniel BURWASSER.
  • 1960 Birth of mezzo-soprano Anna Steiger in Los Angeles. Debut as Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart) 1984 Teachers, Noelle Barker, Vera Rozsa Created Sashka in Electrification of Soviet Union (Osborne) Hooded Figure in Terrible Mouth (Osborne).
  • 1961 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. New York Philharmonic conducted by Lukas Foss.
  • 1964 Death of soprano Louise Kartousch. Born 17 Aug 1886 in Linz. Sang in premiere of Dollarprinzessin (Fall) Rose von Stambul (Fall) Mann mit den drei frauen (Lehar) Graf von Luxemburg (Lehar) Eva (Lehar) Ideale Gattin (Lehar) Endlich Allein (Lehar) Sterngucker (Lehar) Blaue Mazur (Lehar) Galbe Jacke (Lehar) Clo-Clo (Lehar) Bajadere (Kalman).
  • 1968 Death of Italian composer Ildebrando Pizzetti, at age 87, in Rome. b-Parma, 20 SEP 1880.
  • 1969 Death of tenor Georges Jouatte. Born 17 Jun 1892 in Paris. Debut as Faust in Damnation of Faust (Berlioz) July 1935 Pupils, Regine Crespin, Alain Fondary, Medy Mesple, Roger Soyer.
  • 1978 Death of baritone Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender. Born 19 Feb 1897 in Aachen. Debut as Wolfram in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1922 Teachers:- Peter Raabe, Giuseppe Borgatti, Paul Bruns, Daub, Felix Knubben Jacques Stuckgold Pupils, Charlotte Berthold, Brigitte Fassbaender (daughter), Rita Streich Hans Gunter Nocker, Christianne Zinkler Eva Maria Molnar Erwin Wohlfart
  • 1978 FP of Roger Reynolds's Fiery Winds for orchestra, in NYC.
  • 1986 Death of English composer and pianist Charles Rubbra in Gerrard's Cross. b-Northampton, 23 MAY 1901.
  • 1991 Death of tenor Flaviano Labo. Born 1 Feb 1927 in Piacenza. Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 1954 Teachers Ettore Campogalliani, Valentino Metti, Renato Pastorino.
  • 2000 Death of bass-baritone Rudolf Asmus. Born 30 Oct 1921 in Gottwaldov. Debut as Ramphis in Aida (Verdi) 1942
  • 2005 Death of Swedish conductor Sixten Ehrling in Stockhom. b-Malmo, 3 APR 1918.
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