1838 FP of DORN's "Der Schöffe von Paris" Riga (1838).
1855 FP of BRISTOW's "Rip Van Winkle" New York (1855).
1855 Death of Austrian composer August (Augustin) Lanner in Vienna at the age of 20. Son of composer Joseph Lanner. He first conducted his late father's orchestra at the age 8. Debut in 1853. Composed over 30 pieces of dance music. b-Vienna, 23 JAN 1835.
1871 Birth of German tenor Alois BURGSTALLER in Holzkirchen. d-19 APR 1945. Watchmaker and singer he was encouraged by Cosima Wagner to train at the Bayreuth School. He made his stage début there in 1894. Roles included Siegfried in Siegfried (1896). He also sang in Paris, Brussels and various German cities. Was the first Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera (1903), which drew the wrath of Cosima Wagner, who wished to gain exclusive rights for the work. As a result, Burgstaller, as well as basso Anton van Rooy, and conductor Alfred Hertz, were barred from any further performances at Bayreuth. By 1908, his voice deteriorated and he returned to Germany
1873 FP of German soprano Katherine Fleischer-Edel, in Mülheim. d. Dresden, July 18, 1928.
1874 Birth of Dutch composer Bertha Frensel WEGENER-KOOPMAN in Bloemendaal. d-Amsterdam, 17 JUL 1953.
1877 Birth of American composer William Clifford HEILMAN in Williamsport, PA. d- Williamsport, 20 DEC 1946.
1879 Birth of English composer, pianist, poet and writer Cyril Meir SCOTT in Oxton, Cheshire. d-Eastbourne, 31 DEC 1970.
1880 Birth of French violinist Jacques THIBAUD in Bordeaux. d-French Alps, 1 SEP 1953, in an airplane crash en route to French Indochina.
1881 Birth of composer Ernest Samuel Williams
1889 FP of GOMES' "Lo Schiavo" Rio de Janeiro.
1892 Arrival of Czech composer Antonin Dvorák to take Director's position at the National Conservatory in NYC.