Werner Fabricius

  • 1633 Birth of composer Werner Fabricius. BIO.

  • 1602 Italian composer Claudio Monteverde becomes a citizen of Mantua.

  • 1707 Birth of Italian composer Michel CORRETTE. d-22 JAN 1795.

  • 1725 FP of ARIOSTI's "Dario" in London.

  • 1737 Birth of composer François Giroust.

  • 1764 Leopold Mozart and his two children leave Paris for London.

  • 1802 Death of English soprano Charlotte Brent. b-1735. Debut in Elizza (Arne) 1755. Teacher was Thomas Arne with whom it is believed she had an adulterous affair. Created Mandane in Artaxerxes (Arne T). Sally in Thomas & Sally (Arne T). Patty in Maid of the Mill (Arnold S).

  • 1808 Birth of composer Auguste Franchomme.

  • 1847 Birth of composer Charles Swinnerton Heap.

  • 1847 Birth of newspaper magnate Joseph PULITZER [PULL' it zer] publisher of St. Louis Dispatch, New York World, in Mako, Hungary. d-1911. His will left $2 million for establishment of school of journalism at Columbia University and a fund which established annual prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism.

  • 1853 FP of Charles Gounod's Ave Maria in Paris. The chord structure based on the first prelude from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.

  • 1855 Birth of Russian composer Anatol LIADOV, in St. Petersburg. d-1914.
    (Contributor Bill Fodor notes: 3 sources that give his Gregorian birthdate as 5/11/1855 and Julian birthdate as 4/29/1855, and one (IMDB????) that gives it as Gregorian 5/10/1855.

    Here are some links:

    (ClassicAlmanac date entry, 4/10)

    Three votes for 5/11 (G) or 4/29 (J):



  • 1864 Birth of British-born German pianist and composer Eugene D'ALBERT in Glasgow. d-Latvia, 3 MAR 1932.

  • 1868 FP of Brahms' German Requiem, at a Good Friday concert in Bremen. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Brahms conducting.

  • 1878 Birth of American soprano Lucy MARSH in Ithaca, NY. d-Providence, RI 20 JAN 1956. Teacher was Walter Hall, Angelo Trabadello. Had a number of hit recordings in the early 20th century for Victor Records including The Glow Worm released 1907. MET: Début: Nov. 24, 1904 [Flowermaiden] Parsifal, 1 season (1904-1905) 9 perf., 1 work.

  • 1880 Birth of Italian conductor Bernardino MOLINARI in Rome. d-Rome, 25 DEC 1952.

  • 1886 FP of Emanuel Chabrier's opera Gwendoline in Brussels.

  • 1887 Birth of composer Heinz Tiessen.

  • 1892 Birth of Italian conductor and composer Victor de SABATA in Trieste. d-11 DEC 1967.

  • 1893 Birth of English contralto-mezzo-soprano Astra DESMOND in Torquay. d-16 AUG 1973. Teachers were Blanche Marchesi, Ernst Grenzebach, Conrad Von Bos. In 1932 R. Vaughan-Williams dedicated his Magnificat to her. (For contralto solo, women's choir (SA), solo flute, and orchestra. Words adapted from the Bible. Dedication: To Astra Desmond.) There is also a rose named for her.

  • 1902 Birth of English brass band conductor and trumpeter Harry MORTIMER. d-1992.

  • 1903 Birth of Austrian opera stage director Herbert GRAF, in Vienna. Director of Zurich Opera.

  • 1910 Birth of American pianist Leonard SHURE.

  • 1910 Birth of Egyptian composer Abu-Bakr Khairat. BIO

  • 1911 Death of Lithuanian painter and composer Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis at age 35, in Pustelnik-Minski, Poland. [Julian calendar, 28 MAR].

  • 1913 FP of Montemezzi's opera L'Amore dei tre re at the Teatro della Scala in Milan, Tullio Serafin conducting.

  • 1914 Birth of American composer and arranger of Negro spirituals Noah Francis RYDER. d-1964.

  • 1919 FP of Gabriel Fauré's Masques et Bergamasques, in Monte Carlo.

  • 1922 Birth of Australian baritone Neil EASTON in Sydney. d-Sydney, Sep. 11, 2001.

  • 1925 Birth of Czech (Bohemian) tenor Vilem PRIBYL in Nachaod Bohemia. d-21 JUL 1990. Debut as Lukas in Kiss (Smetana) 27 OCT 1952. Teacher was Marie Jakoubkova.

  • 1926 Birth of composer Jacques Casterede.

  • 1927 Birth of Peruvian tenor Luigi ALVA, in Lima, Peru. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1952. Teachers were Ettore Campogalliani, Emilio Ghirardini, Rose Mercedes de Morales. Pupil was Dominic Natoli. Created Lomor in Domanda di Matrimonio (Chailly). Sang in premiere of Donna e Mobile (Malipiero).

  • 1927 FP of George Antheil's Ballet mécanique at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The first symphonic work using an airplane propeller and other mechanical devices.

  • 1927 FP of G. Antheil's A Jazz Symphony. W.C. Handy jazz band with the composer at the piano.

  • 1929 Birth of film music composer Dusan Radic.

  • 1930 Birth of French jazz pianist and composer Claude BOLLING in Cannes, studied in Nice.

  • 1932 Birth of American pianist Enid KATAHN 1986 Pianist Enid Katahn Photo Booking Print Ad (Music Memorabilia) (50373)  in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 1933 Birth of American minimalist composer Philip CORNER.

  • 1934 Birth of Yugoslavian soprano Mirka KLARIC. Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1954. Teachers were Lav Urbancic, Lea Vomacka. Created Eva in Adam I Eva (Bombardelli).

  • 1935 Birth of American conductor Jorge (pr-'Georg' not hor hay) MESTER in Mexico City. Conductor Pasadena Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Mexico City Philharmonic, PDQ Bach, Naples FL Symphony.

  • 1935 FP of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 4. BBC Symphony, Sir Adrian Boult conducting in London.

  • 1937 Birth of Italian soprano Edith MARTELLI  of Milan was born in Cremona. Debut 1957. Teacher was Ettore Campogalliani. Sang in premiere of Visita Meravigliosa (Rota). Calzare D'Argento (Pizzetti). Linguaggio dei Fiori (Rossellini).

  • 1938 Birth of American tenor Kenneth RIEGEL in West Hamburg, PA.

  • 1939 Birth of American composer Andrew RUDIN in New Gulf, TX. Resides in Allentown, NJ, and retired from Philadelphia's University of the Arts, where he taught since 1964. Member announcing staff of WWFM, Trenton, NJ.

  • 1942 Birth of American soprano June CARD in Dunkirk, NY. Debut as Elvira in Italiana in Algeri (Rossini). Teacher was May Browner. Created Una in Widwespenstige Heilige (Lothar). Southern Girl in Gentleman be Seated (Moross).

  • 1949 Birth of Yugoslavian composer Vladimir TOSIC in Belgrade.

  • 1952 Death of English baritone and composer Frederic Austin in London. b-London, 30 MAR 1872. Debut as Gunther in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) 1908. Teacher was Charles Lunn. Pupils were Constance Shacklock, John Hargreaves, Joyce Mary Gow. Created Eochaidh in Immortal Hour (Boughton).

  • 1953 Birth of English soprano Sarah LEONARD in Winchester, Hampshire.

  • 1955 Birth of English soprano Leslie GARRETT Lesley Garrett - Diva! ~ A Soprano at the Movies in Yorkshire. Debut as Amor in Orontea (Cesti) 1979. Teachers were Henry Cummings, Joy Mamman, Flora Nielsen. Created Nicola in Journey (Metcalf). Vivette in Belle Vivette (Offenbach). [Not to be confused with children's book author of the same name.]

  • 1958 Birth of Russian pianist Yefim BRONFMANSearchYefim BRONFMAN.

  • 1963 FP of Francis Poulenc's Clarinet Sonata, at Carnegie Hall. Clarinetist Benny Goodman and pianist Leonard Bernstein.

  • 1964 Death of German baritone Robert Von Scheidt. b-Bremen, 16 APR 1879. Bremen. Debut 1897. Created Tamare in Gezeichneten (Schreker). Vogt in Schatzgraber (Schreker). Sang in premiere of Zubergeige (Egk).

  • 1984 FP of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Prologue and Variations. Chattanooga Symphony, Richard Cormier conducting.

  • 1988 FP of Joan Tower's Clarinet Concerto. Charles Neidich and the American Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Mester conducting.

  • 1992 FP of Michael Torke's Music on the Floor for chamber ensemble. Present Music ensemble, Kevin Stalheim conducting in Milwaukee, WI.

  • 1996 FP of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski's Passacaglia Immaginaria. Minnesota Orchestra, Eiji Oue conducting in Minneapolis.

  • 1997 Death of Japanese composer Toshiro Mayuzumi. b-20 February 1929.

  • 2004 Death of South African soprano Marita Napier. b-Johannesburg, 1939. MET: Début: Sep. 22, 1986 [Helmwige] Die Walküre, 3 seasons (1986-89) 36 perf., 4 works.

  • 2005 Death of Austrian-English violinist Norbert BRAININ. Obituary. b-12 MAR 1923.
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