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Johann Gottfried Müthel

  • 1621 Birth of German violin craftsman Jacob STAINER.
  • 1674 Death of English chorister and composer Pelham Humfrey at age 27 in Windsor, England.
  • 1701 FP of Campra's "Aréthuse, ou La Vengeance de l'Amour" Paris (1701).
  • 1707 Birth of composer Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary
  • 1788 Death of German composer Johann Gottfried Müthel in Bienenhof near Riga, Latvia (then Germany). b-Mölln, Lauenburg, 17 JAN 1728.
  • 1789 Bastille Day...citizens of Paris storm Bastille prison.
  • 1807 Death of soprano Julie Angelique Scio. Born 1768 Lille. Created Costanza in Deux Journees (Cherubini) Elisa in Elisa (Cherubini) Medea in Medea (Cherubini)
  • 1839 Birth of English pianist Sydney SMITH in Dorchester. d-14 JUL 1839.
  • 1847 Birth of baritone Giuseppe Kaschmann in Lussimpiccolo Istria.  Died 7 Feb 1925 Debut as Banquo in Macbeth (Verdi) 1868 Teacher, Alberto Giovannini Pupil, Salvatore Baccaloni Created Christofero Colombo in Cristofero Colombo (Franchetti) Mislav in Mislav (Zacj) Don Gil in Maria Tudor (Gomes)
  • 1847 Birth of baritone Alberto de Bassini in Firenze. Debut in Belisario (Donizetti) 1869 Teacher, Achille de Bassani (father) Pupil, Edith Helena
  • 1850 Birth of baritone Giuseppe KASCHMANN aka. Kasman. d-7 FEB 1925. MET Opera Début 24 OCT 1883. [Ashton] Lucia di Lammermoor (1883-84, 95-96) 93 perf., 13 works.
  • 1854 Birth of Russian composer Alexander KOPYLOV in St. Petersburg.
  • 1855 Birth of composer Richard Samuel Hughes
  • 1859 Birth of German violinist Willy HESS in Mannheim, successor to Kneisel as concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra 1904-1910.
  • 1871 (26th?)Birth of Russian tenor Andrei LABINSKY. d-8 AUG 1941.
  • 1872 Birth of Polish-German soprano Irene ABENDROTH in Lemberg. d-2 SEP 1932.
  • 1875 Birth of composer and conductor Clemens Erwein Heinrich Karl Bonaventura Freiherr von FRANCKENSTEIN in Wiesentheid, (Kitzingen). d. Hechendorf (Munich) Aug. 19, 1942
  • 1877 Birth of English soprano Agnes NICHOLLS in Cheltenham. d-London, 21 SEP 1959. Debut in Hansel and Gretel 1895. Teachers were John Acton, Alberto Antonio Visetti. Pupils were Margaret Ritchie, Rose Alper.
  • 1883 Birth of composer Alexandru Zirra
  • 1901 Birth of English composer Gerald Raphael FINZI in London. He studied with Ernest Farrar who was killed in the battle of the Somme in World War I. Finzi then studied with Edward Bairstow in 1917 and in 1925 with R.O. Morris. d-Oxford, 27 SEP 1956.
  • 1905 Birth of Russian pianist and teacher Nadia REISENBERG. Lived and taught in USAmerica, born in Vilna. d-NYC, 10 JUN 1983.
  • 1906 Birth of composer Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings
  • 1908 Death of American composer and pianist William Mason in NYC. b-Boston, MA 24 JAN 1829.
  • 1910 Birth of Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic
  • 1911 Birth of tenor Franz BIERBACH.
  • 1912 Birth of English soprano Gertrude GRISWOLD.
  • 1917 Birth of Arthur Leavins, violinist
  • 1922 Birth of Turkish bass Gerard Serkoyan in Istanbul. Debut in Louise 1949. Teacher was Paul Razavet.
  • 1922 Birth of composer Peter Andrew Tranchell
  • 1925 Birth of composer Luis Antonio Escobar, composer
  • 1926 Birth of Polish conductor Bohumil GREGOR.
  • 1926 Birth of French tenor Gustave Botiaux in Paris.
  • 1926 Birth of composer Jan Krenz
  • 1927 Birth of Bulgarian composer Alexander POPOV.
  • 1927 Birth of Welsh soprano Patricia KERN.
  • 1928 Birth of Danish composer Olé SCHMIDT in Copenhagen.
  • 1930 Birth of American composer Eric STOKES in Haddon Heights, NJ. d-St. Paul, MN 16 MAR 1999.
  • 1930 Birth of Irish tenor Francis EGERTON in Limerick. Debut as Missail in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1965 Teachers, Hervey Alan, Vera Rozsa Created 1st Monk in Taverner (Maxwell-Davies) 1st Soldier in We Came to the River (Henze) M. Le Comte in Belle Vivette (Offenbach) Montague Cress in One Man Show (Maw) Egerton, Francis (t) Irish. b. Limerick, July 14, 1930; Début [Missail] Boris Godounov (1965).
  • 1933 Death of mezzo-soprano Amanda Campodonico. Born 17 Nov 1879 Rosario di Sante Fe. Debut as Delilah in Samson et Delilah (Saint-Saens) 1896 Teachers, Jose Escalente, A Guagne, Antonio Cotogni, Warnols Pupil, Hina Spani Sang in premiere of Marcella (Tarenghi)
  • 1933 Death of tenor Francesco Vignas. Born 27 Mar 1863 in Moia Barcelona. Debut as Lohengrin in Lohengrin (Wagner) 9 Feb 1888 Teachers, Goncal Tintorer, Melchiorre Vidal, Juan Goula Pupil , Piero Pauli
  • 1936 Birth of Dutch baritone Jan Derksen in Alkmaar. Debut as Posa in Don Carlos (Verdi) 1965 Teachers, Heinrich Altmaa, Felix Hupka, Coby Riemensma Created Hunchback in Naima (Loevendie) Manager in Houdini (Schat)
  • 1940 Birth of Italian tenor Benito MARESCA.
  • 1940 Birth of Austrian tenor Adolf DALLAPOZZA in Bolzano.
  • 1942 FP of William Schuman's Newsreel conducted by Arthur Smallens at a New York Philharmonic concert at Lewisohn Stadium in NYC.
  • 1943 Death of baritone Jules Bledsoe. Born 29 July 1898 in Waco, Texas. Teachers, Mme Bakkers, Parisotti
  • 1945 Birth of composer Peter James Leonard Klatzow
  • 1948 Birth of French composer and guitarist Claude ENGEL in Paris.
  • 1948 FP of Kurt Weill's folk opera Down in the Valley at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, IN. CD-Kurt Weill: Der Jasager/Down In The Valley
  • 1949 FP of Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands. CD-Britten: Spring Symphony; Five flower Songs; Hymn to St. Cecilia
  • 1950 Birth of American opera composer and guitarist Allan JAFFE.
  • 1952 Birth of American improvisor-trombonist, composer and computer/installation artist George LEWIS. Professor of Music University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA.
  • 1961 Birth of Korean composer Unsuk CHIN. Winner of 2004 Grawemeyer award.
  • 1965 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms for chorus and orchestra, commissioned by the Dean of Chichester in England. Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. CD-Bernstein: Chichester Psalms No1-3; Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
  • 1998 Death of Danish composer and pianist Herman Koppel in Copenhagen. b-Copenhagen, 1 OCT 1908.
  • 1999 FP of Alan Jay Kernis' Concierto de Dance Hits. Minnesota Orchestra conducted by David Miller, guitarist David Tanenbaum in Minneapolis, MN.
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