1743 FP of Handel's Messiah. At the Hallelujah Chorus in London. King
George II jumps to his feet establishing a tradition.
1749 Birth of composer Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen.
1750 Birth of German composer Johann Matthias SPERGER in Feldberg, Valtice/Czechia, today Austria. He was trained as bass player and worked at courts of Großwardstein and Eisenstadt. He was employed at the court of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. d-13 MAY 1812.
1899 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Doris DOE in Barharbor, ME. d-Chattanooga, TN, 26 DEC 1985. MET Début: Feb. 3, 1932
Tristan und Isolde, 16 seasons (1931-47) 347 perf., 34 roles, 25 works.
1917 Birth of Irish tenor Josef LOCKE in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. aka Joseph McLaughlin. d-Clane, Ireland, 15 OCT 1999. His romantic tenor
voice and colorful life inspired the 1992 film Hear My Song starring Ned Beatty as Locke. Was 82 years old when he passed away. DVD-Hear My Song
1917 Ernest Bloch conducts the BSO in FP of his Three Hebrew
Poems in Boston.
1917 Birth of American violinist Oscar SHUMSKY in Philadelphia. d- Rye, NY, 24 JUL 2000.
1925 Birth of British contralto Monica SINCLAIR, in Evercreech, Somerset. m-Anthony Tunstall (six children). d-London 7 MAY 2002. Obituary. MET Début: Mar. 14, 1972 [Berkenfield] La Fille du
Régiment, 2 seasons (1971-73) 20 perf., 2 works.
1944 FP of Henry Cowell's Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 2 for strings. Henri Nosco and his Concert Orchestra, on WEAF radio, NYC. The first concert performance was at Town Hall, NYC, 8 OCT 1944, with Daniel Saidenburg's Little Symphony.
1945 FP of A. Copland's, with 9 other composers, Variations on a Theme by Eugene Goosens by the Cincinnati Symphony.
1946 FP of Marc Blitzstein's Airbourne Symphony, in NYC.