Today in classical music history August 9

Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher
  • 1690 Birth of composer Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri

  • 1703 J.S. Bach takes position of organist at Neuekirche in Arnstadt.

  • 1718 Birth of composer Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher. d-1782

  • 1746 Death of Italian singer Francesca de L'Epine in London. In England first Italian to sing in English. b-c. 1683.

  • 1781 Birth of Austrian violinist, conductor and composer Michael UMLAUFF, in Vienna. Conducted for Beethoven after he became deaf. d-nr. Vienna, 20 JUN 1842.

  • 1826 Birth of Italian soprano Adelaide Borghi-Mamo in Bologna. Died 29 Sep 1901 Debut as Urbino in Giuramento (Mercadante) 1846 Teacher, Francesca Festa Created Morna in Malvina di Scozia (Pacini) Odetta in Romilda di Provenza (Pacini)

  • 1834 Birth of composer Elias Alvares Lobo

  • 1853 Birth of Russian soprano Emiliya Karlovna Pavlovskaya in St Petersburg Died 23 Mar 1935 Debut 1873 Pupil, Dmitri Smirnov Created Maria in Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky) Kuma in Enchantress (Tchaikovsky)

  • 1858 Birth of English opera compooser Isidor DE LARA (Cohen) in London, 1858; d. Paris, Sep. 2, 1935:

  • 1861 Birth of composer Wilhelm Berger

  • 1861 Death of English organist Vincent Novello in Nice. b-London, 6 SEP 1781.

  • 1862 FP of Hector Berlioz' opera Beatrice and Benedict Berlioz conducting at the Neues Theater in Baden-Baden. The libretto, by Berlioz, is from Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

  • 1874 Birth of Venezuelan-French composer, conductor and music critic Reynaldo HAHN in Caracas. d-Paris, 28 JAN 1947. Brief Bio. Pupils, Georgi Boue, Jennie Tourel

  • 1875 Birth of English composer Albert William KETELBEY in Birmingham. d-Isle of Wight, 26 NOV 1959. WIKIPEDIA

  • 1875 Birth of Italian opera composer Primo RICCIARELLI in Campli. d. Giullianova, Mar. 27, 1941.

  • 1882 Birth of Italian tenor Manfredo Polverosi, in Florence. d. Rome, June 1, 1965:

  • 1890 Birth of composer Cesar Cortinas

  • 1890 Birth of Hungarian composer Sandor Alexander JEMNITZ in Budapest. d-Balatonfoldvar, 8 AUG 1963.

  • 1891 Birth of Dutch violinist and radio host, Max Tak

  • 1902 Birth of French violinist Zino FRANCESCATTI in Marseilles. d- 1991.

  • 1902 Birth of English pianist Solomon Cutner, known professionally as SOLOMON, in London. d-London, 2 FEB 1988.

  • 1914 Birth of Hungarian conductor Ferenc FRICSAY in Budapest. d- Basel, 20 FEB 1963.

  • 1915 Birth of American tenor Brian Sullivan, in Oakland, CA. d. Geneva, Switzerland, June 17, 1969: MET: Début Feb. 23, 1948 [Peter] Peter Grimes, 12 seasons (1947-57, 58-59, 60- 61) 161 perf., 20 roles, 19 works.

  • 1915 Birth of American soprano Anne Brown in Baltimore. Teachers, Lotte Lehmann, Paul Althouse

  • 1915 Birth of composer Haim Alexander

  • 1916 Birth of Canadian-American composer Dorothy Cadzow HOKANSON in Edmonton, Alberta. d-Seattle, 26 JUN 2001.

  • 1919 Death of Italian composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo in Montecatini, Italy, at age 62. b-Naples, 23 APR 1857. The holograph score of his opera Pagliacci at the Library of Congress.

  • 1924 Birth of baritone Heinz Imdahl.

  • 1925 Birth of Dutch composer Robert HEPPENER in Amsterdam.

  • 1928 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Maria Teresa Mandalari in Messina Debut 1947 Created Alisa in Celestina (Testi) Sang in premiere of Figlio di Jorio (Pizzetti)

  • 1928 Percy Grainger marries Swedish poet and painter Ella Viola Strom at the Hollywood Bowl in front of 22,000 concert goers. He conducted the LA Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of his work, To A Nordic Princess, written to honor his bride.

  • 1930 Birth of Australian baritone Geoffrey Chard, Geoffrey.

  • 1935 Birth of composer George S Leotsakos

  • 1938 'Novachord' was patented by Laurens Hammond. Spinet, grand like instrument played as a piano but making electronic sounds similar to other orchestral instruments.

  • 1939 Birth of composer and percussionist Max NEUHAUS.

  • 1939 Birth of American soprano - mezzo-sporano Janis Martin, in Sacramento. MET: Début: Dec. 19, 1962 [Flora] La Traviata, 11 seasons (1962-65, 73- 75, 76-77, 88-90, 91-92, 93-94, 96-97) 147 perf., 23 roles, 20 works.

  • 1940 Death of Italian tenor Alessandro Bonci. Born 10 Feb 1870 in Caseno nr. Bologna. Debut as Fenton in Falstaff (Verdi) Jan 1896 Teachers, Felice Coen, Enrico Delle Sedie, Carlo Pedrotti

  • 1941 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Nuala Willis in London. Debut as Mother Goose in Rake's Progress (Stravinsky) 1977 Teachers, Gita Denise, David Harper, Peter Pears Created Mrs Van Hopper in Rebecca(Joseph) Madame Lena in Second Mrs Kong (Birtwistle) Ustinya in Family Affair (Grant)

  • 1949 FP of Carl Orff's opera Antigone (ahn teh gon ee) in Salzburg at the Felsenreitschile. w/Hermann Uhde (b) (1914-1965) Ger. [Creon]; Res Fischer (m/s) (1896-1974) Ger.

  • 1950 Death of Russian composer Nikolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky in Moscow. b-Novogeorgiyevsk, 20 APR 1881.

  • 1955 Death of American composer Marion Eugene Bauer in South Hadley, MA. b-Walla Walla, WA, 15 AUG 1887.

  • 1956 American debut of soprano Birgit Nilsson at the Hollywood Bowl.

  • 1958 Death of Italian bass-baritone Louis D'Angelo. Born 6 May 1888 in Naples. Debut in Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Teacher, Michele Guarini Created Marco in Gianni Schicci (Puccini)

  • 1959 Birth of Ukranian soprano Maria Guleghina, in Odesa. She studied at the Odesa Conservatory, and began her professional career in 1985, with the Minsk Opera. Western European debut in 1987, at La Scala, Milan, singing the title role in Tosca, [Amelia] Un Ballo in Maschera alongside Luciano Pavarotti. She has been particularly identified with the role of Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, the San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Berlin and Hamburg Operas, and the opera houses of Florence and Rome. MET: Début Jan. 3, 1991 [Maddalena] Andrea Chénier, 6 seasons (19 90-91, 93-97, 98-99) 67 perf., 6 works.

  • 1961 Birth of American composer Louis KARCHIN in Philadelphia PA.

  • 1962 Death of American soprano Helene Noldi Alberti. Born 25 Feb 1874 in Chicago. Died 9 Aug 1962 Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi.

  • 1963 FP of Lennox Berkeley's Four Ronsard Sonnets in London.

  • 1965 Birth of American composer John DeBORDE.

  • 1966 Death of Swedish composer Gosta Nystroem in suburban Gothenberg. b-Silvberg, Dalama, 13 OCT 1890.

  • 1975 Death of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow at age 68. b-St. Petersburg, 25 SEP 1906.

  • 1978 FP of Dave Brubeck's oratorio Beloved Son. Richard Sieber conducting, at the American Lutheran Women’s Convention in Minneapolis, MN.

  • 1979 FP of Howard Hanson's ballet Nymph and Satyr in Chautauqua, TN.

  • 1985 Death of Swedish composer Stig Rybrant in Stockholm. b-Norrkoping, 8 AUG 1916.

  • 1988 Death of Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi at age 83, in Rome.

  • 1988 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Symphony No. 5. BBC Proms Concert by Philharmonia Orchestra, with the composer conducting at Royal Albert Hall in London.

  • 1997 (10th?)Death of American composer Conlon Nancarrow in Mexico City. b-Texarkana, AR, 27 OCT 1912.

  • 2002 Death of German composer Bertold Hummel in Würzburg. b-Hüfingen, 27 NOV 1925.

  • 2004 Death of American composer David RAKSIN in Los Angeles, CA. Works list. b-Philadelphia, PA 4 AUG 1912. Obit.

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