• 1672 Birth of Italian composer Francesco Antonio BONPORTI in Trento, Italy. d-Padua, Italy 19 DEC 1749.

  • 1697 Birth of Italian organist and composer Francesco A VALLOTTI.

  • 1704 Birth of Portugese composer Jose Antonio Carlos De SEIXAS. d-Lisbon, 25 AUG 1742.

  • 1740 Birth of Italian composer Luigi GATTI.

  • 1764 Death of composer Christoph Stoltzenberg at 74.

  • 1775 Death of Italian composer Egidio Romoaldo Duni at age 67 in Paris. b-Matera, Italy 11 FEB 1798.

  • 1796 FP of Dittersdorf's "Ugolino" serious singspiel, Oels.

  • 1800 Death of German soprano Margarethe Danzi. b-Frankfurt, 1768. Debut as Telaira in Castore e Polluce (Vogler). Teacher was Leopold Mozart.

  • 1808 Death of Italian composer Giovanni Battista Cirri at 83. b-1724. brother of Ignazio.

  • 1812 FP of Catel's "Les Aubergistes de gualité" Paris.

  • 1826 FP of Donizetti "Don Gregorio" a revised version of "L'Ajo Nell'Imbarazzo" Naples.

  • 1829 Birth of French composer Horace POUSSARD in Chateau Gontier, France. d-Sydney, Australia 12 SEP 1898.

  • 1849 Death of German-French pianist and composer Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner in Enghien-les-Bains, France. b-near Kassel, Hesse-Kassel NOV 1785.

  • 1861 Birth of composer Sigismund Vladislavovich ZAREMBA.

  • 1864 Birth of German composer Richard STRAUSS in Munich. d-Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 8 SEP 1949. Operas, "Guntram" (Weimar, 1894, [rev] 1940); "Feuersnot" (Dresden, 1901); "Salome" (Dresden, 1905); "Electra" (Dresden, 1909); "Der Rosenkavalier" (Dresden, 1911); "Adriadne auf Naxos" (Stuttgart, 1912, [rev] 1916); "Die Frau ohne schatten" (Vienna, 1919); "Intermezzo" (Dresden, `1924); "Die ägypt6ische Helena" (Dresden, 1928, [rev] 1933); "Arabella" (Dresden, 1933); ""Die schweigsame Frau" (Dresden, 1935); "Friedenstag" (Munich, 1938); "Daphne" (Dresden, 1938); "Die Liebe der Danaë" (Salzburg, 1952); "Capriccio" (Munich, 1949).

  • 1870 FP of D'Arienzo's "Il cuoco" Naples.

  • 1874 Birth of composer Richard STOEHR.

  • 1874 FP of Balfe's "Il Talismano" London.

  • 1879 Birth of Swedish mezzo-soprano Julia CLAUSSEN [née Ohlson] in Stockholm. d-Stockholm, 1 MAY 1941. MET Opera Début 23 NOV 1917 [Dalila] Samson et Dalila, 15 seasons (19 17-32) 170 perf. 15 roles, 14 works. Debut 1902. Teachers were G. Friedrich, Oskar Lejdstrom. Pupil was Anna-Lisa Bjorling.

  • 1881 FP of Smetana's "Libuše" Prague.

  • 1882 Birth of American soprano Elizabeth PARKINA in Kansas City. d-11 JUN 1922. Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes) 1902. Teachers were Mathilde Marchesi, De la Nux, Marie Miolan-Carvalho.

  • 1895 Birth of German bass Paul GUMMER in Hanover. Teachers were Franzisca Mortienssen-Lohmann, Otto Iro.

  • 1895 FP of G. Ferrari's "Le Dernier Amour" Paris.

  • 1896 Birth of French soprano Madeleine GREY in Villaines-la-Juhel, Mayenne. d-Paris, 13 MAR 1979. Was a pianist, studied at the Conservatoire but soon discovered her voice had qualities of both soprano and mezzo-soprano. Début Paris, Fauré's Mirages (1921). Friend of Ravel, and they concert toured Spain together (1928). Ravel ask her to make the first recording of Chansons Madécasses (1932). She presented French art songs at three international festivals, Venice (1930); Siena (1932); and Florence (1934). Debut 1921. Teacher was Hettich. Pupil was Ginia Davis.

  • 1896 Death of German composer Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke at age 72 in Hamburg. b-Wachenhausen, Hartz 30 AUG 1767.

  • 1897 Birth of Polish composer and pianist Alexander TANSMANN, aka Tansman, in Lodz. d-Paris, 15 NOV 1986. Alexander Tansman was born in Lodz on June 11th (not 12th) 1897.He studied in Lodz and Warsaw under the guidance of professor Wojciech.

  • 1899 Birth of American composer George Frederick McKAY in Harrington, WA. d-Stateline, NV 4 OCT 1970.

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  • 1900 Death of English composer Charles Swinnerton Heap at 53

  • 1902 Birth of Russian composer Vissarion Yakovlevich SHEBALIN.

  • 1903 Birth of Czech conductor Herbert WEISKOPF in Hanover. d-Portland, OR 22 MAR 1970. Western Opera Co., of Seattle (1963); Portland Opera (1966-70).

  • 1904 Birth of Czech composer Emil Frantisek BURIAN in Plzen. d-Prague, 9 AUG 1959. Operas, "Alladine a Palomid" (1923); "Pred slunce východem" (Prague, 1925); "Mastickár" (Prague, 1926, [rev] as "I Beg Your Pardon" Prague, 1956); "Bubu from Montparnasse" (1927); "Vojna" (1935); "Milenci z kiosku" (Prague, 1950); "Maryša" (Brno, 1940); "The Emperor's New Clothes" (1947); "Opera z pouty" (Prague, 1956).

  • 1910 Birth of Italian-American composer and conductor Carmine COPPOLA.

  • 1912 Birth of composer Mukhtar ASHRAFI.

  • 1913 Birth of composer Revaz Kondratyevich GABICHWADZE.

  • 1913 Birth of American soprano Risë STEVENS aka Risë Steenberg, in NY. Debut in Bartered Bride (Smetana) 1931. Teachers were Herbert Graf, Marie Gutheil-Schroder, Orry Prado, Anne Shoen-Rene. d-20 Mar 2013 Obit

  • 1913 FP of Ildebrando Pizetti's incidental music to La Pisanella in Paris.

  • 1914 FP of Graener's "Don Juans letztes Abenteur" Leipzig.

  • 1918 Birth of French bass Andre VESSIERES in Bordeux. Pupil was Eiddwen Harrhy. Created De Pourceaugnac in Monsieur de Pourceaugnac (Martin). Agamemnon in Hecuba (Martinon).

  • 1921 FP of Arthur Honegger's cantata Le Roi David 'King David' in Mézières.

  • 1922 Death of American soprano Elizabeth PARKINA. (On her birthday, see 1882 above).

  • 1924 Death of French composer Clément Théodore Dubois at age 86 in Paris. b-Rosnay, France 24 AUG 1837.

  • 1925 FP of Arthur Honegger's opera Judith at the Théatre du Jorat in Mézières.

  • 1926 Birth of American composer Carlisle FLOYD in Latta, SC. Operas, "Slow Dusk" (Syracuse, 1949); "Fugitives" (Tallahasse, 1951); "Susannah" (Tallahasse, 1955); "Wuthering Heights" (Santa Fe, 1958, [rev] 1959); "The Passion of Jonathan Wade" (NYCO, 1962); "The Sojourner and Mollie Sinclair" (composed for television, Raleigh, NC, 1964); "Markheim" (New Orleans, 1966); "Of Mice and Men" (Seattle, 1970); "Flower and Hawk" (Jacksonville, FL, 1972); "Bilby's Doll" (Houston, 1976); "Willie Stark" (1981); "Cold Sassy Tree" (Houston, 2000).

  • 1927 Birth of German composer Josef Anton RIEDL. See Biography.

  • 1932 Death of soprano Clementine Schuch-Proska. b-Sop´ron, 12 FEB 1853. Teacher was Mathilde Marchesi.

  • 1932 Birth of German bass Rolf KUHNE in Ascherleben. Created Ubu in Roi Ubu (Hummel F). Sang in FP of Ophelia (Kelterborn).

  • 1934 Birth of American pianist Agustin ANIEVAS in NYC.

  • 1942 Birth of Italian tenor Nunzio TODISCO in Naples. MET Opera Début 11 APR 1991 [Cararadossi] Tosca, 1 season (1990-91) 4. perf., 1 work.

  • 1942 Birth of Hungarian soprano Marina KRILOVICI in Bucharest. Debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1967. Teachers were Maria Caniglia, Luigi Ricci, Mme. Vrabiescu-Vatianu.

  • 1942 Death of English conductor Geoffrey Toye in London at age 53. b-Winchester, 17 FEB 1889.

  • 1944 Birth of English lutinist Anthony ROOLEY.

  • 1947 Death of German soprano Frieda Langendorff. b-Breslau, 23 APR 1868. Debut 1901. Teachers were August Iffert, Mathilde Mallinger, Jenny Meyer.

  • 1949 Death of German baritone Franz Egenieff. b-Niederwalluf, 31 MAY 1874. Teachers were Alfredo Cairati, Lilli Lehmann, Victor Maurel.

  • 1955 Birth of English Conductor Douglas BOSTOCK.

  • 1960 FP of Benjamin Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.

  • 1960 FP of Karlheinze Stockhausen's Kontakte for electronic instruments, piano and percussion, in Cologne.

  • 1965 Death of mezzo-soprano Gertrude Runger. b-Poson, 1899. Debut 1924. Teacher was Hertha Dehmlow.

  • 1966 Death of American baritone Thomas Chalmers. b-NY, 20 OCT 1884. Debut Marcello in Boheme (Puccini) 1911. Teacher was Vincenzo Lombardi. Sang in FP of Shanewis (Cadman).

  • 1966 Death of Italian tenor Carlo Alabiso. b-Sicily, FEB 1886. Debut as Hoffmann in Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach). Teachers were Giuseppe Bracci, Raffaele Tenaglia. Created Baldo in Compagnacci (Riccitelli). Enrico in Vera (Savasta).

  • 1970 FP of Alan Hovhaness' And God Created Great Whales with sound of humpback whales and orchestra, conducted by André Kostelanetz at a New York Philharmonic Promenade concert.

  • 1974 FP of Musgrave's "The Voice of Ariadne" Aldeburgh.

  • 1975 Death of Argentinian composer Floro Manuel Ugarte at age 90 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. b-Buenos Aires, 15 SEP 1884.

  • 1979 Birth of composer Joshua PENMAN.

  • 1987 Death of Russian composer Alexander Lazarevich Lokshin in Moscow. b-Biysk, Siberia 19 SEP 1920.

  • 1987 FP of Michael Torke's ballet Purple. New York City Ballet Orchestra, Lukas Foss conducting at the New York State Theater.

  • 2003 Death of English bass Dennis Wicks. With Glyndebourne, the ENO and the Royal Opera. b-6 OCT 1928. London Times Obituary.

  • 2005 Death of Bulgarian soprano Ghena Dimitrova. b-Beglej, Bulgaria 6 MAY 1941.

  • 2014 Death of Spanish Conductor Rafael Frubeck de Burgos. b-Pamplona Spain, 15 SEP 1933.

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