Andre Campra

  • 1717 Closing of the King's Theater in London for three years.
  • 1738 Birth of composer Constantin Reindl
  • 1744 Death of French opera composer Andre Campra at Versailles. Was music director of Notre Dame and published music under his brother Joseph's name in order to keep his job. Uncovered later, he was fired. b-Aix-en-Provence, 4 DEC 1660. Search for Andre Campra
  • 1769 First documented conducted concert in America given by Josiah Flagg in Boston, MA.
  • 1783 Birth of composer August Alexander Klengel
  • 1824 13 year old Franz Liszt performs a demonstration of the new Piano Forte invented by Sebastian Erard, at Drury Lane in London.
  • 1830 FP of complete Missa Solemnis by Beethoven, at Warnsdorf, Bohemia. CD-Beethoven: Missa Solemnis; Mass In C
  • 1842 Birth of composer Josef Labor
  • 1850 Birth of composer Joseph SKELLY. d-1895.
  • 1864 Birth of composer Anton Beer-Walbrun
  • 1865 Birth of English tenor John COATES in Yorkshire.
  • 1870 Birth of American composer Joseph Carl BREIL in Pittsburgh, PA. d-LA, CA 23 JAN 1926.
  • 1871 (28th?) Birth of Italian soprano Luisa TETRAZZINI sister of Eva in Florence. d- Milan 28 APR 1940.
  • 1874 Birth of composer Georg Gohler
  • 1881 Birth of German musicologist Kurt SACHS in Berlin. In America since 1938.
  • 1885 Birth of Chilian composer Pedro ALLENDE in Santiago. aka Pedro Humberto Allende Saròn. d-16 AUG 1959.
  • 1885 Birth of composer Andre Gailhard
  • 1886 Birth of composer George Frederick BOYLE. d-1948.
  • 1888 FP of Richard Wagner's Die Feen 'The Fairies' [1834], at the Hoftheater, in Munich. CD-Wagner - Die Feen (The Fairies) / Ether Gray, J. Alexander, J. Anderson, Studer, Hermann, Rootering, Orth, Lövaas, Laki, Moll, Helm; Sawallisch
  • 1889 FP of Alexander Glazunov's Symphony No. 2, in Paris.
  • 1893 Birth of Finnish composer Aarre MERIKANTO in Helsinki. d-Helsinki, 29 SEP 1958.
  • 1897 Birth of composer Ottmar Gerster
  • 1901 Birth of American baritone and actor Nelson EDDY Out of the Night [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] in Providence, RI. (Never married to film partner Jeanette MacDonald). Rose Marie, Naughty Marietta, Girl of the Golden West. See Links page. d-Miami Beach, FL 6 MAR 1967
  • 1908 Birth of American composer Leroy (luh ROY) ANDERSON Sleigh Ride: The Best of Leroy Anderson in Cambridge, MA. Light music and Boston Pops arranger. d-Woodbury, CT 18 MAY 1975.  Search for Leroy ANDERSON
  • 1910 Birth of American popular music composer Frank LOESSER.
  • 1911 Birth of American Composer and conductor Bernard HERRMANN in NYC. Hitchcock film scores. d-LA, CA 24 DEC 1975. GMN entry.
  • 1912 Birth of Mexican composer Jose Pablo MONCAYO in Guadalajara. d-Mexico City, 16 JUN 1958.
  • 1914 Birth of Czech-Swiss conductor and pianist Rafael KUBELIK near Kolin. d-Lucerne, 11 AUG 1996.
  • 1920 Birth of Cuban composer Juan BLANCO in Havana.
  • 1922 Birth of American film score composer Ralph BURNS in Newton, MA. d-LA, CA 21 NOV 2001.
  • 1923 Birth of Chinese-American composer Chou Wen-Chung in Cheefoo, China. On faculty at Columbia University, NYC.
  • 1924 Birth of American composer Ezra LADERMAN, in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1925 Birth of American composer Hale SMITH.
  • 1926 FP of Leos Janacek's Sinfonietta in Prague. CD-Janacek: Sinfonietta Op60; Taras Bulba, rhapsody
  • 1927 Birth of Dutch composer Mathieu DIJKER in Amsterdam.
  • 1929 Birth of composer Michio Mamaia
  • 1934 Radio Station W2XR begins broadcasting from NYC. It was a noncommercial high-fidelity experiment. It became classical music station WQXR when it received a commercial license.
  • 1940 Birth of composer Viacheslav Artyomov
  • 1941 Death of Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignace Jan Paderewski Ignace Paderewski Plays Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert, Debussy in NYC at age 80. Buried at Arlington National Cemetary in Virginia by order of FDR. On 30 JUN 1992, reburied with honors in Warsaw. b-Kurilowka, 18 NOV 1860. Search for Ignace Jan Paderewski
  • 1946 Birth of American composer Joelle WALLACH.
  • 1948 Birth of Bulgarian conductor Emil TCHAKAROV. Bulgarian State Philharmonic, 1974.
  • 1951 FP of Leroy Anderson's Plink, Plank, Plunk! and Fiddle-Faddle. Anderson conducting on his birthday at a Decca recording session in NYC.
  • 1957 Birth of American composer Richard STRUNK in Casper, WY.
  • 1962 Death of Canadian composer Rodolphe Mathieu in Montreal. b-Portneuf, Quebec 10 JUL 1890. father of Rene Andre Rodolphe 1929-1968.
  • 1963 Birth of German violinist Anne-Sophie MUTTER Violin Sonatas (AH' nah soh FEE' MOO´tr). Search for Anne-Sophie MUTTER
  • 1965 Death of Belgian composer Joseph Ryelandt in Brugge. b-Brugge, 7 APR 1870.
  • 1966 Death of Belgian composer Arthur Meulemans in Brussels. b-Aarschot, 19 MAY 1884.
  • 1971 Birth of American composer Mischa Sarché ZUPKO.
  • 1985 FP of Joan Tower's Island Rhythms. Tower: Silver Ladders, Island Prelude, Island Rhythms, Music for Cello and Orchestra, Sequoia Florida Orchestra, Irwin Hoffman, conducting. Commissioned for the opening of Harbour Island in Tampa, FL.
  • 1987 Birth of English composer Peter STEVENS in Bury, Manchester.
  • 1997 FP of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Giro revised for orchestra. Avanti! Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer, in Porvoo, Finland. CD-Salonen - LA Variations · Five Images After Sappho · Mania · Gambit · Giro / Upshaw · Karttunen · L.A. Phil. · London Sinfonietta · Salonen
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