Today in classical music history August 3

Luther Orlando EMERSON

  • 1645 Birth of composer August Kuhnel
  • 1668 Marriage of German composer Dietrich Buxtehude to the daughter of Franz Tunder, retiring organist at St. Mary's Church in Lübeck.
  • 1704 Birth of French soprano Catherine-Nicole Le Maure Paris Died Jan 1787. Debut as Astree in Phaeton (Lully) 1721. Created Iphise in Jepthe (Monteclair)
  • 1716 Death of Spanish composer Sebastián Durón in Cambó, Pyrenees. b-Brihuega, Castile 19 APR 1660.
  • 1748 Birth of composer Carl Ludwig Junker
  • 1778 Opening of Milan's La Scala Opera House, The Teatro alla Scala is inaugurated with the premiere of Antonio Salieri's opera Europa Riconosciuta 'Europe Rewarded'.
  • 1779 Mozart finishes his Posthorn Serenade in Salzburg.
  • 1784 Death of Italian composer and teacher Giovanni Battista Martini at age 78, in Bologna. Taught Mozart and Gluck. b-Bologna, 24 APR 1706.
  • 1795 Founding of The Paris Conservatory by the National Revolutionary Convention.
  • 1800 Death of composer Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch. b-18 NOV 1736. Son of Johann Friedrich. 
  • 1820 Birth of American composer Luther Orlando EMERSON in Parsonfield, ME. d-Hyde Park,MA 29 SEP 1915. Search  for Luther Orlando EMERSON
  • 1823 Birth of Spanish zarzuela composer Francisco BARBIERI in Madrid. d- 19 FEB 1894. 1829 FP of Rossini's William Tell, Paris Opera. CD-Rossini - Guillaume Tell / Bacquier, Caballé, Gedda, Mesplé, Kovacs, Howell, RPO, Gardelli
  • 1832 Birth of Operetta composer Ivan Giovanni ZAJE.
  • 1838 Birth of English composer Frederic Emes CLAY, in Paris. He introduced Gilbert to Sullivan. d-nr. London, 24 NOV 1889.
  • 1843 (20th?) Birth of Swedish soprano Christine NILSSON in Sjoabol. d-Stockholm, 22 NOV 1921.
  • 1854(5?) (5th?)Birth of Russian conductor and composer Alexander VINOGRADSKY in Kiev. d-Kiev, 17 OCT 1912.
  • 1854 Birth of composer Fernand de La Tombelle
  • 1870 Birth of Susan Strong Soprano Born 3 Aug 1870 Brooklyn N Y Died 11 Mar 1946
  • Debut as Sieglinde in Walkure (Wagner) 1893 Teacher , Francis Korbay
  • 1875 Birth of French contralto Marie DELNA in Meudon. d-Paris, 23 JUL 1932.
  • 1878 Birth of composer Constantino Gaito
  • 1880 Birth of Theodor Scheidl Baritone Born 3 Aug 1880 Vienna Died 13 Apr 1959
  • Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1910 Pupil, Wilhelm Strienz Sang in the premiere of Singing Devil (Schreker)
  • 1881 Birth of Poval Frijsch Soprano
  • Bor 3 Aug 1881 Denmark Died 10 July 1960 Teachers, Sarah De La Lande, Jean Perier Pupils, Jean Kraft, Hilda Ohlin, Ginia Davis
  • 1882 Birth of composer Charles O'Neill
  • 1882 Birth of composer Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade
  • 1884 Birth of Polish-American composer, professor and pianist Louis GRUENBERG in Brest Litovsk, Poland. d-Los Angeles, CA, 9 JUN 1964. Raised in the U.S., studied piano and composition with Ferruccio Busoni and Friedrich Koch. Piano debut in 1912 with Busoni conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. Taught at the Vienna Conservatory.
  • 1885 Birth of composer Naphtali Siegfried Salomon
  • 1891 Death of Russian music writer Prince Nicolai YOUSUPOV. b-St. Petersburg, 1827.
  • 1892 Birth of Belgian composer Oscar Van HEMEL in Antwerp. d-Hilversum, Hollad The Netherlands, 9 JUL 1981.
  • 1901 Birth of composer Bernard Reichel
  • 1902 Birth of American composer David BUTTOLPH Jr. in NYC. d-1985.
  • 1906 Birth of American composer Robert Emmett DOLAN in Hartford, CT. d-1972.
  • 1912 Birth of Marian Nowakowski Bass Born 3 Aug 1912 Westphalia Died 4 Apr 2000 Debut 1937 Teacher, Adamo Didur Pupil, Willard White
  • 1912 Birth of Richard Holm Tenor Born 3 Aug 1912 Stuttgart Died 20 July 1988 Debut 1937 Teacher, Rudolf Ritter Pupils, Francisco Araiza, Martin Chambers Created Apollo in Alcestaid (Talma) Mr Black in Verlobung in San Domingo (Egk)
  • 1914 Death of French composer Gabriel Dupont in Vésinet. b-Caen, 1 MAR 1878.
  • 1917 Birth of Venezuelan composer Antonio LAURO in Ciudad Bolivar. d-Caracas, 7 APR 1986.
  • 1921 Birth of English composer Alec WYTON.
  • 1921 Birth of American popular music composer Richard ADLER in NYC. Jerry Ross collaborator, Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, The Statue of Liberty Suite 'The Lady Remembers' for soprano and orchestra.
  • 1927 Birth of composer Enrique Pinella
  • 1929 Death of Emile Berliner in NYC. Invented the microphone and circular disk gramophone recordings.
  • 1933 Birth of Tord Slattegaard Tenor Born 3 Aug 1933 Kalmar Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1963 Teacher, Hjordis Schymberg Created Emil in Herr von Hacken (Blomdahl) Sang in the premiere of Svart Ar Vitt (Boldemann)
  • 1940 Birth of composer Joseph Dorfman
  • 1940 Birth of American lutenist James TYLER in Hartford, CT. Co-founder of The Consort of Musicke in 1969.
  • 1941 FP of Robert Russell Bennett's Symphony in D For the Dodgers in NYC.
  • 1947 Maria Callas makes her international operatic debut in Verona, starring in La Gioconda.
  • 1950 Death of Danish conductor and violinist Georg Hoeberg in Vedboek. b-Copenhagen, 27 DEC 1872.
  • 1957 Pablo Casals, 80 years old, marries his cello student Marta Montanez.
  • 1959 Birth of English baritone Simon KEENLYSIDE in London Debut as Count in Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart) 1987 Teacher, John Cameron, George Guest, Geoffrey Parsons, Eric Sams
  • 1959 Death of Fernando Carpi Tenor / Teacher of Singing
  • Born 1876 Florence Died 3 Aug 1959 Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1876 Pupils, Gosta Bjorling, Suzanne Danco, Geraint Evans, Ernst Haefliger Rudolf Jedlicka, Otakar Kraus, Zinka Milanov, Eric Tappy Marie Tauberova
  • 1961 FP of John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis at the 'International Week of Today's Music' in Montréal. 
  • 1962 Death of Ettore Verna Baritone / Teacher of Singing Born 1902 Died 3 Aug 1962 Pupils, Eugene Conley, Mary Curtis-Verna (wife), Ramon Vinay Zinka Milanov, Grace Moore
  • 1962 Death of Stefan Belina-Skupiewski Tenor Born 1885 Kiev Died 3 Aug 1962 Debut as Tonio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1908 Teachers, Jacques Stuckgold, Felix Mottl Pupil, Krystina Szczepanska Created Oedipus in Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky)
  • 1967 FP of Lalo Schifrin's cantata The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, from the his filmscore, by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lawrence Foster conducting at the Hollywood Bowl in LA.
  • 1990 Birth of American composer Natasha SINHA in Milton, MA.
  • 1998 Death of Russian composer Alfred Schnittke after suffering stroke in Hamburg. b-Engles, 24 NOV 1934.
  • 2004 FP of Clarice Assad's Violin Concerto. Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg, violin. Marin Alsop, conducting Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • 2006 Death of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, the renowned German-born soprano and one of the most intelligent and dazzling artists of her time. She died at her home in western Austria. She was 90. Obit. Born on December 9, 1915 in Jarotchin, near Posen, Germany.
  • 2011 Death of Russian pianist Nikolai Petrov in Moscow. b- 14 Apr 1943.
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