September 27 Today in classical music history

  • 1637 Birth of composer Hieronymus Gradenthaler
  • 1677 Birth of composer Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari
  • 1711 Vivaldi is employed again by resuming his teaching position as violin master with the Pieta in Venice.
  • 1732 FP of PERGOLESI's "Lo Frate 'nnamorato" Naples (1732).
  • 1738 Handel finishes his oratorio Saul and starts Israel in Egypt
  • 1779 FP of ARNE's M. "The Conscious Lovers" London (1779).
  • 1786 Birth of composer Jose Mariano Elizaga
  • 1819 Birth of Czech (Bohemian) brass instrument craftsman Wenzel Franz CERVENY in Dubeck. d-Koninggratz, 19 JAN 1896. Made improvements
    to many existing instruments.
  • 1827 Franz Schubert finishes his song cycle Winterreise.
  • 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.
  • 1898 Birth of American composer Vincent YOUMANS in NYC. d-Denver, 5 APR 1946.Search for Vincent YOUMANS
  • 1903(JC, GC=10 OCT) Birth of Russian-American composer and songwriter Vernon Duke aka Vladimir Dukelsky, in Parfianovka (Pskov). d-Santa Monica, CA, 1969.
  • 1905 Birth of Belgian composer and conductor Daniel STERNEFELD in Antwerp. d-1986.
  • 1909 Birth of composer and pianist Jean BERGER. d-May, 2002.
  • 1912 Birth of Finnish composer Tauno MARTINEN.
  • 1917 Birth of Italian soprano Sally Amato. d. New York, Aug. 16, 2000
  • 1919 Death of Spanish-born Italian soprano Adelina Patti in Brecon, Wales. One of the highest paid singers of her time, performed until 1914. b-Madrid, 19 FEB 1843.Search for Adelina Patti
  • Adelina Patti: Queen of Hearts (Opera Biography)
  • 1921 Death of German composer Engelbert Humperdink, in Neustrelitz, Germany. b-nr. Bonn, 1 SEP 1854. Composer of the opera Hansel and Gretel.
  • 1922 Birth of composer James Wilson
  • 1924 FP of BANTOCK's "The Seal Woman" Birmingham.
  • 1927 Birth of composer Boris Porena
  • 1929 Birth of American composer Albert BIALES in Cleveland, OH.
  • 1930 Birth of American harpsichordist Igor KIPNIS in Berlin. d-CT 23 JAN 2002. One of the founding members of the MUSIClassicalist discussion group associated with these blogs.Search for Igor KIPNIS
  • 1932 Birth of composer Mario Bertoncini
  • 1937 Birth of composer Persis Parshall VEHAR.
  • 1940 Birth of English soprano Dame Josephine BARSTOW in Sheffield.
  • 1945 Birth of American pianist Misha DICHTER in Shanghai.Search for Misha DICHTER
  • 1966 Pianist Misha Dichter Photo Booking Print Ad (Music Memorabilia) (48349)
  • 1949 Birth of German tenor Hans-Peter Blochwitz, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.Search for Hans-Peter Blochwitz
  • 1952 Birth of American tenor Chris MERRITT in Oklahoma City.
  • 1953 Birth of Canadian composer Joel HOFFMAN in Vancouver.
  • 1954 Birth of Russian violinist Dimitry SITKOVETSKY in Baku/Azerbaijan.
  • 1956 Death of British composer Gerald Finzi at age 55, in Oxford. b-London, 14 JUL 1901.Search for Gerald Finzi
  • Finzi: A Centenary Collection
  • 1960 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum. Which are three madrigals by Gesualdo transcribed for orchestra, composer conducting in Venice.
  • 1962 Birth of composer David LIEBERMAN.
  • 1963 Birth of American soprano Elizabeth Futral.
  • Bach Solo Cantatas BWV #51, 209 & 210
  • 1972 Birth of American composer Christopher ADLER.
  • 1999 Spanish tenor Placido Domingo breaks his tie with Enrico Caruso headlining his 18th
    opening performance at the MET in NYC.
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