September 20 in classical music history

  • 1460 Death of Belgian composer Gilles Binchois in Soignies. b-Mons, c 1400.Search for Gilles Binchois
  • 1696 Death of Italian organist and singer Matteo Simonelli in Rome. b-Rome, 1618.Search for Matteo Simonelli
  • 1593 Birth of composer Gottfried Scheidt
  • 1653 Birth of composer Benedict Schultheiss 1706 Birth of composer Franz Habermann
  • 1767 Birth of Brazilian composer Jose Nunes GARCIA in Rio de Janeiro. d-Rio de Janeiro, 1830.Search for Jose Nunes GARCIA
  • 1769 FP of GRÉTRY's "Le Tableau parlant" Paris (1769).Search for GRÉTRY "Le Tableau parlant
  • 1777 Birth of composer Ramon Felix Cuellar y Altarriba
  • 1779 FP of BENDA's "Pygmalion" Gotha Search for BENDA Pygmalion
  • 1795 Birth of German composer Charles ZEUNER in Eisleben. d-1857.Search for Charles ZEUNER
  • 1799 FP of BENDA's "Philon und Theone," also known as "Almansor und Nadine" Gotha.
  • 1800 Birth of American composer Benjamin Franklin WHITE nr Spartanburg, SC. d-Atlanta, Georgia, of injuries received in a fall, 5 DEC 1879.
  • 1832 Birth of composer Johann Joseph Abert
  • 1839 FP of LORTZING's "Caramo, oder Das Fischerstechen" Leipzig (1839).
  • 1846 Birth of composer Agnes Tyrrell
  • 1852 Birth of English-American Opera composer Henry HOUSELEY in Sutton-in-Ashfield. d. Denver, CO, Mar. 13, 1925. Omar Khayyam: A Dramatic Cantata, For Soli, Chorus, And Orchestra (1917)
  • 1866 Birth of Swiss conductor Gustave DORET in Aigle. d-Lusanne, 19 APR 1943.
  • 1868 Birth of American tenor George Hamlin. d.Denver, Mar. 13, 1925
  • 1877 Birth of Belgian conductor and composer Armand MARSICK in Liege. d-Haine-St.Paul 30 APR 1959.Search for Armand MARSICK
  • 1878 FP of Tchaikovsky's Valse-scherzo for violin and orchestra. Nicolai Rubinstein conducting and Stanislaw Barcewicz the soloist in Paris.Search for Tchaikovsky valse-scherzo
  • 1879 Birth of composer Jacobo Conrad
  • 1880 Birth of Italian composer and teacher Ildebrando PIZZETTI inParma. d-Rome, 13 FEB 1968.Search for Ildebrando PIZZETTI
  • 1884 Birth of composer Piotr Rytel
  • 1885 Birth of Canadian contralto Eva GAUTHIER in Ottawa. d-NYC, 26 DEC 1958. She took piano,harmony and voice lessons, and sang at St. Patrick's Church andOttawa's Notre Dame Basilica. After a successful concert début in1901, traveled to Europe. Originally sheperformed as a contralto, but expanded her range to include thesoprano and even coloratura registers, knownprimarily as a mezzo. Debut 1909, in Pavia, Italy, role ofMicaela in Carmen. Returned to singing in recitals with variousEuropean orchestras, mostly to ArtSongs. She settled in Greenwich Village, New York.Search for Eva GAUTHIER
  • 1886 Death of English pianist and singer John Liptrot Hatton in Margate. b-Liverpool, 12 OCT 1809.Search for John Liptrot Hatton
  • 1890 Birth of Canadian violinist Kathleen PARLOW in Alberta. d-Oakville, Ontario 19 AUG 1963.Search for Kathleen PARLOW
  • 1897 Birth of composer Efim Golishev
  • 1897 FP of Victor HERBERT's "The Idol's Eye" operetta, Troy, NY (1897).Search for The Idol's Eye
  • 1900 Birth of Finnish composer Uuno KLAMI in Virolahti. d-Helsinki, 29 MAY 1961.Search for Uuno KLAMI
  • 1900 Birth of composer Wilhelm Weismann
  • 1901 Birth of composer Leo Justinus Kauffmann
  • 1906 Birth of American composer David SHEINFELD in St. Louis, MO. d-San Francisco, CA 9 JUN 2001.Search for David SHEINFELD
  • 1908 Death of Spanish violinist Pablo de Sarasate in Biarritz. b-Pampalona, 10 MAR 1844.Search for Pablo de Sarasate

  • 1911 Birth of Dutch composer Jan MUL in Haarlem. d-Overveen, 30 DEC 1971.

  • 1917 Birth of administrator Goeran Gentele, General Manager of the Metropolitan opera, he served only 18 days. d. July 18,1972.

  • 1922 Birth of American concert pianist William KAPELL, in New York City. d-29 OCT 1953, plane crash King's Mountain nr San Francisco.Search for William KAPELL

  • 1923 FP of F. Delius's incidental music for Flecker's Hassan at His Majesty's Theater in London. Orchestral excerpts on CD: Delius: Orchestral Works Search for F. Delius

  • 1930 FP of Sir Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5, in London. CD-Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches Op39
  • 1935 Birth of composer Lubos Fiser
  • 1938 Birth of English soprano Jane MANNING in Norwich. m-Composer Anthony Payne, 1966.Search for Jane_Manning
  • 1945 Birth of American computer-music composer Laurie SPIEGEL in Chicago.Search for Laurie SPIEGEL

  • 1954 FP of Igor Stravinsky's In Memoriam Dylan Thomas conducted by Robert Craft in Los Angeles, CA.

  • 1955 American Debute of Elizabeth Schwarzkopf in San Francisco,in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.  CD-Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, Stich-Randall, Endelmann, Wächter; Karajan

  • 1957 Death of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in Jarvenpaa, Finland, at age 91. b-Hameenlinna, 8 DEC 1865.Search for Jean Sibelius

  • 1958 Birth of English saxophonist John HARLE.Saxophone Concertos

  • 1967 Death of French composer and organist Henri Mulet in Draguignan. b-Paris, 17 OCT 1878. Choirmaster of the basilica of Sacré-Coeur, Paris. Won first prize for cello in Delsart's class in 1893 and second prize for organ in 1897. Studied organ with Guilmant and Widor. Organist in many Paris churches. Professor at the Ecole Niedermeyer and at the Schola Cantorum, 1924 to 1931. Burned his manuscripts in 1937 and left Paris for Provence. He was cathedral organist in Draguignan until 1958. Lived in seclusion and died in a convent.Search for Henri Mulet

  • 1968 FP of R. Strauss: "Capriccio" w/Donna Jeffery (s) [Countess], Melvin Hakola (b) [Count] Dale Moore (b) [Olivier] Andrij Dobrainsky (bs)[LaRoache], Richard Miller (t) [Flamand] 1968. Lake Erie Opera Theater, Cleveland, OH.Search for Strauss: "Capriccio

  • 1975 FP of Jack Beeson's opera Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines in Kansas City, MO.Search for Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines
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