Today in classical music history August 30

Jacobus Nozeman
  • 1687 Birth of composer Francesco Maria Vallara

  • 1693 Birth of Dutch composer Jacobus Nozeman

  • 1751 After a few delays due to failing eyesite Handel finishes his last oratorio Jephtha.

  • 1763 W. A. Mozart appearing at a concert in Frankfurt-am-main at the age of six, shows he has perfect pitch.

  • 1767 Birth of German composer, organist and conductor Christian Friedrich Gottlieb SCHWENCKE in Wachenhausen, Hartz. d-Hamburg, 27 OCT 1822. Succeeded C.P.E. Bach as municipal music director in Hamburg, 1789. Studied with his father, Marpurg and Kirnberger.

  • 1769 Birth of Italian composer and harpsichordist Bonifazio ASIOLI in Correggio. d-Correggio, 18 MAY 1832.

  • 1809 Birth of composer Adolf Friedrich Hesse

  • 1820 Birth of American composer George F. ROOT in Shefield, MA. Battle Cry of Freedom, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp The Boys are Marching. d-Bailey's Island, ME 6 AUG 1895.

  • 1820 Birth of Edouard Gassier Bass-Baritone Born 30 Aug 1820 Draguignan France Died 18 Dec 1872 Debut as Fresque in Barcarolle (Auber) 1845 (premiere)

  • 1842 Birth of composer Victor Alphonse Duvernoy

  • 1853 Birth of American music teacher and critic Percy GOETSCHIUS in Patterson, NJ. d-Manchester, NH 29 OCT 1943.

  • 1868 Birth of Armida Parsi-Pettinella Mezzo-Soprano Born 30 Aug 1868 Gallese Died 9 Jan 1949 Debut 1893

  • 1875 Birth of Rudolf Jager Tenor Born 30 Aug 1875 Dresden Died 22 Jan 1948 Debut as Steersman in Flying Dutchman (Wagner) 1898 Teacher, Richard Muller Created Narraboth in Salome (Strauss)

  • 1879 Birth of Austrian soprano Fritzi SCHEFF in Vienna. d-NYC, 8 APR 1954. See: Photo.

  • 1881 Clement Ader patented the first stereophonic sound system in Germany. See his recording set-up.

  • 1883 Death of Angela Peralta Soprano Born 6 July 1845 Puebla Mexico Died 30 Aug 1883 Debut as Leonora in Trovatore (Verdi) Teacher, Francesco Lamperti Sang in premiere of Ildegonda (Morales) Gino Corsini (Morales) Guatimotzin (Ortego del Villar)

  • 1887 Birth of Polish pianist Yolanda MERO-IRION in Budapest. In USA from 1909. d- 17 OCT 1963.

  • 1891 Birth of Italian composer Tomaso GARDELLA in Carmogli.

  • 1902 Birth of Moravian-born Canadian composer Arnold WALTER in Hansdorf. d-Toronto, 6 OCT 1973.

  • 1904 Death of English composer and pianist Kate Fanny Loder in Headley. b-Bath, 21 AUG 1825.

  • 1910 FP of Arnold Bax In the Faery Hills, in London.

  • 1922 Birth of American (mezzo) soprano Regina RESNICK in NYC. Debut as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Verdi) Dec 1942 Teachers, Fritz Busch, Giuseppe Danise, Rosalie Miller Created Old Baroness in Vanessa (Barber) Delilah in Warrior (Rogers) d-8 AUG 2013

  • 1923 Birth of Austrian composer Gerhard Wimberger

  • 1926 Birth of composer Olgerts Gravitis

  • 1927 Birth of Dutch composer Piet KEE in Zaandam.

  • 1933 Birth of Terence Sharpe Baritone Born 30 Aug 1933 Sheffield Debut as Sherasmin in Oberon (Weber) 1967 Teachers, Stanley Jepson, Otakar Kraus, Luigi Ricci

  • 1933 Birth of composer Arne Mellnas

  • 1933 FP of Samuel Barber's Overture to the School for Scandal by The Philadelphia Orchestra at a Robin Hood Dell concert in Fairmount Park. (Barber, born in nearby West Chester, PA).

  • 1935 Birth of Peter Van Der Bilt Baritone Born 30 Aug 1936 Jakarta Died 25 Sep 1983 Debut as Dulcimara in Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti) 1960 Teachers, Hans Cleuver, Hermann Schey Created Wurm in Kabale und Liebe (Von Einem)

  • 1940 Death of Fritz Feinhals Baritone Born 4 Dec 1869 Cologne Died 30 Aug 1940 Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1895 Teachers, Alberto Giovannini, Alberto Selva Pupils, Manfred Huebner, Andor Lendvai, Emma Trentini, Alexander Sved Created Carlo Borromeo in Palestrina (Pfitzner)

  • 1943 Birth of American composer David MASLANKA in New Bedford, MA.

  • 1945 Birth of American composer David SCHIFF.

  • 1948 Birth of American composer Theadore DOLLARHIDE in Santa Rosa, CA.

  • 1952 Birth of English composer and conductor Simon BAINBRIDGE in London.

  • 1953 Death of Bulgarian composer Dimiter Nenov in Sofia. b-Razgrad, 19 DEC 1901.

  • 1953 Death of Italian-American opera director and conductor Gaetano Merola, while conducting a concert at Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco, age 72. b-Naples, 4 JAN 1881.

  • 1957 Birth of Chinese-American composer Chen Yuan Lin. Film scores Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with Tan Dun.

  • 1960 Birth of American composer Kevin OLDHAM in Kansas City. d-Kansas City, 11 MAR 1993.

  • 1969 Birth of Greek pianist Dimitris SGOUROS in Athens.
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