• 1745 (4th?) Birth of English popular song composer Charles DIBDIN in Southampton, England. D- 25 July 1814. He was a British musician, dramatist, novelist, actor and songwriter. The son of a parish clerk. BIO.

  • 1754 Birth of composer Silvestro Palma.

  • 1790 Birth of composer Nicola Vaccai.

  • 1807 FP of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. Conducted by the composer at a benefit concert in Vienna.

  • 1808 Birth of composer Gaetano Gaspari.

  • 1812 FP of DANZI'S "Camilla und Eugen oder Der Gartenschlüssel" Stuttgart.

  • 1821 FP of Weber's Preciosa in Berlin.

  • 1835 Birth of Austrian composer and conductor Eduard STRAUSS in Vienna. d- 28 DEC 1916. The youngest son of Johann Strauss, Sr. BIO.

  • 1836 Birth of composer Henrique Alves de Mesquita.

  • 1842 Death of Italian composer Luigi Cherubini in Paris. b- Florence, 14 SEP 1760.

  • 1851 Birth of composer Jozef Surzynski.

  • 1853 Death of Italian violinist Giovanni Ricordi founder of Italian Music Publishers.

  • 1855 Birth of German tenor Fritz Schrödter in Leipzig. d. Wienborn, Jan. 16, 1924.

  • 1864 Birth of Norwegian violinist and composer Johan HALVORSEN in Drammen. d- 4 DEC 1935.

  • 1864 Birth of composer Leslie Stuart.

  • 1866 Birth of English light music composer Leslie STUART aka Thomas A BARRETT, composer of hit Floradora.

  • 1867 Birth of composer Will Rossiter.

  • 1873 Birth of composer David Vaughan Thomas.

  • 1876 Birth of American baritone Horatio CONNELL.

  • 1882 Birth of German-Polish conductor-composer Ignaz WAGHALTER, State Sym Orch of N.Y.

  • 1883 Birth of Italian composer and pianist Enrico TOSELLI in Florence.

  • 1884 Birth of composer Rudolf Piskacek.

  • 1885 FP of Cesar Franck's symphonic poem Les Djinns 'The Genies' in Paris.

  • 1893 Birth of American soprano Hulda LASHANSKA Photo Hulda Lashanska 1900 in NYC. d-NYC, 17 JAN 1974.

  • 1894 Birth of composer Slava Vorlova.

  • 1895 (1894?) Birth of Hungarian soprano Rose PAULY in Eperjes. d-Kfar Shmaryahn, near Tel Aviv, Dec. 14, 1975: MET: Début: Jan. 7, 1938 [Elektra] Elektra, 3 seasons (1937-40) 10 perf., 3 works.

  • 1895 Operatic debut of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, age 22, singing the lead tenor role in Domenico Morelli's comic opera L'Amico Francesco at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples.

  • 1897 FP of S. Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1. Rachmaninoff: The 3 Symphonies, The Rock Op. 7

  • 1900 (01?) Birth of American composer Colin McPHEE in Montreal, Canada. d-Los Angeles, 7 JAN 1964.

  • 1908 Birth of Czech tenor Kurt BAUM Kurt Baum  in Prague. d. 27 DEC 1989. MET Opera Début 27 NOV 1941 as Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier. 23 seasons (1941-62, 64-66) 352 perf., 18 works.

  • 1908 FP of Ravel's Rhapsody Espagnole in Paris.

  • 1911 FP of Scriabin's Prometheus, "Poem of Fire" under Serge Kousevitsky, composer at the piano, in Moscow.

  • 1915 Birth of Italian tenor Mirto PICCHI in Florence. d-Florence, Sep. 29, 1980.

  • 1918 Death of French composer Lily Boulanger. b-Paris 21 AUG 1893.

  • 1924 Birth of American composer and composition teacher Lockrem JOHNSON. d-1977.

  • 1926 Birth of American composer Benjamin Buswell JOHNSTON who used his own standard for instrument tuning, in Macon GA.

  • 1927 Birth of American violinist Aaron ROSAND.

  • 1928 Birth of American conductor and composer Nicolas FLAGELLO in NYC.

  • 1929 Birth of composer Tiezo Matsumura.

  • 1929 Birth of Italian soprano Antonietta STELLAHiFi (Stereo) Review Magazine December 1958 (Antonietta Stella feature) (Volume 1, No. 10)Operatic Arias in Perugia, It. MET Opera Début: Nov. 13, 1956 [Aida] Aida, 4 seasons (1956-60) 71 perf., 8 works.

  • 1933 Birth of American composer and oboist Ronald ROSEMAN. d-2000.

  • 1934 Birth of composer Wolfgang Hufschmidt.

  • 1938 Birth of composer Dick Higgins in Cambridge, England. Dick Higgins. d- October 25, 1998 Composer, poet, printer, and early Fluxus artist. He was raised in the United States in various parts of New England, including Worcester, Massachusetts, Putney, Vermont, and Concord, New Hampshire. BIO.

  • 1940 Opening of Pittsburgh Opera Society, at Pittsburgh Carnegie Music Hall, with a performance of Les Countes d'Hoffman.

  • 1942 Birth of Catalan soprano Montserrat Figueras. m- Jordi Savall. d-23 NOV 2011.
  • 1942 Death of Russian composer Alexander von Zemlinsky. b-14 OCT 1871.

  • 1946 Birth of British dancer David WALL, ballet master at the English National Ballet.

  • 1947 Birth of Austrian pianist Jean Rudolph KARS.

  • 1950 FP of the Pulitzer award winning opera, The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti in NYC.

  • 1952 Birth of English soprano Lynda RUSSELL.

  • 1954 Birth of Scottish soprano Isobel BUCHANAN.

  • 1954 Birth of American composer Benjamin BIERMAN.

  • 1956 FP of Lerner and Leowe's My Fair Lady on Broadway, NYC.

  • 1962 DÉBUT in NYCO of tenor José Carreras; Puccini: [Pinkerton] Madama Butterfly (1972).

  • 1962 First major appearance of tenor Luciano Pavarotti; [Duke] Rigoletto, in Palermo.

  • 1974 Death of Italian soprano Anita Corridori in Lecco. b-Italy, 1920.

  • 1980 Death of American soprano Jessica Dragonette. b-1905.

  • 1981 FP of Karlheinz Stockhausen's opera Donnerstag, aus Licht 'Thursday, from Light' at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. From seven operas named after a day of the week.

  • 1994 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Chat Moss, the name of a Lancashire, England quagmire. Orchestra of St. Edward's College, John Moseley conducting, in Liverpool.

  • 2000 FP of John Corigliano's Mr. Tamborine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan with soprano Sylvia McNair and pianist Martin Katz and Carnegie Hall in NYC.

  • 2004 Death of Czrch soprano Eva Livkova in Detroit MI. b-1920.

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