Today in classical music history September 12

Sebastien de Brossard
  • 1655 Birth of composer Sebastien de Brossard. d-1730.
  • 1684 Burial of German organist and composer Johann Rosenmuller in Wolfenbuttel. b-Oisnitz, c.1619.
  • 1733 (11th?)Death of French composer and harpsichordist Francois Couperin. He influenced Corelli thus influencing J. S. Bach.
  • 1739 Death of German composer Reinhard Keiser in Hamburg. b-Teuchern, 21 JAN 1674.
  • 1761 Birth of composer Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf
  • 1764 Death of French composer Jean Philippe Rameau at 80, in Paris. Baptized, Dijon, 25 SEP 1683.
  • 1768 Birth of English composer Benjamin CARR in London. d-Philadelphia, PA 24 MAY 1831.
  • 1786 Birth of French flautist Jean-Louis TOLOU in Paris. Taught at Paris Conservatory. d-Nantes, 24 JUL 1865.
  • 1789 Death of Czech composer Franz Xaver Richter in Strassbourg, France. b-Moravia, 1 DEC 1709.
  • 1799 FP of CHERUBINI: w/ com. Boieldieu: "La Prisonnière" Patris (1799).
  • 1803 Birth of Frantisek Matej HILMAR. d- 1 OCT 1881.
  • 1807 Death of English organist Edward MILLER in Norwich. b-Doncaster, 30 OCT 1735.
  • 1818 Birth of Polish-German piano teacher Theodor KULLAK in Posen. d-Berlin, 1 MAR 1882.
  • 1825 Birth of Austrian flautist and conductor Karl DOPPLER in Lemberg, Poland. Brother of Albert Franz Doppler. Opera: "A gránátos tábor" (Pest, 1853 ) Karl Doppler, bio d- March 10, 1900, Stuttgart. Flute page BIO.
  • 1835 German Inventor Wilhelm WIEPRECHT patents the tuba. Director of music for Prussian Guards.
  • 1840 Marriage of Robert Schumann to Clara Wieck, the day before her 21st birthday.
  • 1842 Birth of Austrian contralto Marianne Brandt, Marianne [Marie Bischoff] in Vienna. d. Vienna, July 9, 1921: Studied Vienna, later Baden-Baden (1869-70). Début Olmütz (now Olomouc) [Rachel] La Juive (1867); Berlin Court Opera (1868-82), CG début [Leonore] Fidelio (1872). Sang [Waltraute] Götterdammerung, Bayreuth (1876). She was a member of the Berlin opera for eighteen years, and sang in London (1872). During a performance at the Met in Fidelio, Soprano Lehmann, who could not endure Brandt's success in one of her favorite roles, stationed herself at the back of the stage box, and just before the great duet Lehmann broke out into loud raucous laughter, causing Brandt to miss her cue. After this she preferred to withdraw. She made three recordings (Pathé) in 1905, at the age of sixty-three. MET: Début: Nov. 12, 1884 [Leonore] Fidelio, 4 seasons (1884-88) 189 perf. 21 roles, in 20 works.
  • 1856 Birth of composer Johann Heinrich BECK. d- 1924.
  • 1868 Birth of Dutch composer Jan Willem Frans BRANDTS BUYS in Zutphen. d-Salzburg, Austria 8 DEC 1933.
  • 1876 Birth of Belgian opera composer Flor Alpaerts, in Antwerp. d. Antwerp, Oct. 5, 1954: Opera: "Shylock" (Antwerp, 1913).
  • 1877 Death of composer, cellist and conductor Julius Rietz in Dresden. b-Berlin, 28 DEC 1812. A citizen of Berlin, a youth friend of Mendelssohn's and worked with him in 1835.
  • 1887 Birth of composer George Georgescu
  • 1890 Birth of Italian opera composer Guido GUERRINI in Faenza. d. Apr. 24, 1970: Opera: "Zalebi" (1915). "Nemici" (Bologna, 1921); "La vigna" (Rome, 1935); "L'arcangelo" (Bologna, 1949); "Enea" (Rome, 1953)
  • 1891 Birth of American composer and bassoonist Adolph WEISS in Baltimore. d-Van Nuys, CA 21 FEB 1971.
  • 1898 Birth of Spanish composer Salvador BACARISSE in Milan. d-Paris, 5 AUG 1963.
  • 1898 Death of French composer Horace Poussard in Sydney, Australia. b-Chateau Gontier, 11 JUN 1829.
  • 1900 Birth of composer Eric Harding Thiman
  • 1901 Birth of German composer Ernst PEPPING, in Duisburg. d-Berlin, 1 FEB 1981.
  • 1904 Birth of Russian composer Gavril (Gabriel) POPOV in Novocherkassk. d-nr. Leningrad, 17 FEB 1972.
  • 1905 Birth of composer Boris Arapov
  • 1906 (JC, GC=25 SEP)Birth of Russian composer Dimitri SHOSTAKOVICH, in St. Petersburg.
  • 1906 Birth of composer Ruvim Pergament
  • 1910 FP of Mahler's 8th Sym, Symphony of a Thousand in Munich, Mahler conducting. CD-Mahler: Symphony Nos.1-9
  • 1912 Birth of Australian soprano Emelie Hooke, in Melbourne, Sep. 12, 1912
  • 1919 Birth of American composer and Juilliard administrator composer Gideon WALDROP. d-NYC, 19 MAY 2000.
  • 1922 Birth of American composer Jackson Mac LOW in Chicago.
  • 1927 FP of ROMBERG: "My Maryland" operetta, NYC.
  • 1929 Birth of composer Harvey Lester Schmidt
  • 1930 Birth of American composer Larry AUSTIN in OK.
  • 1932 FP of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasilieras No. 1, in Rio de Janerio.
  • 1937 FP of Darius Milhaud's Suite Provençale conducted by the composer in Venice.
  • 1938 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Tatiana TROYANOS in NYC. d-21 AUG 1993. Teacher, Hans Heinz. Debut as Hippolyta in Midsummer Night's Dream by Britten in 1963. Created Monna Vanna in Monna Vanna by Rachmaninov; Mother Jeanne in Devils of Loudon by Penderecki; Isabella in Voyage by Glass. MET: Début: Mar. 8, 1976 [Octavian] Der Rosenkavalier, 18 seasons (1975-93) 272 perf., 22 works.
  • 1939 Birth of American composer and writer Phillip RAMEY in Chicago.
  • 1941 Birth of composer Hans-Karsten Raecke
  • 1942 Birth of Spanish composer Tomas MARCO in Madrid.
  • 1945 Birth of American conductor John MAUCERI in NYC.
  • 1946 Birth of Russian violinist and conductor Vladimir SPIVAKOV in Ufa.
  • 1948 Birth of Argentinian tenor Luis Lima, in Córdoba, Argentina, Sep. 12, 1948
  • 1948 FP of Cyril Scott's Oboe Concerto at Royal Albert Hall. BBC Sym conducted by Stanford Robinson.
  • 1954 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Serenade based on Plato's Symposium composer conducting; Isaac Stern, violin; at Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
  • 1961 Birth of American composer Cindy COX.
  • 1967 FP of Joonas Kokkonen's Symphony No. 3, in Helsinki.
  • 1969 FP of Henri Lazaroff's Cello Concerto, in Oslo, Norway.
  • 1976 Birth of American oboist and electronic and computer music composer Coa SCHWAB.
  • 1977 Death of English conductor Isidor Godfrey.  b. ? 1901.
  • 1979 Birth of Irish composer Barry Griffin in Birr.
  • 1982 Death of Spanish composer Federico Moreno Torroba in Madrid. b-Madrid, 3 MAR 1891.
  • 1989 Death of Hungarian composer Géza Frid in Beverwijk, The Netherlands. b-Máramarossziget, 25 JAN 1904.
  • 1996 Death of Danish composer Vagn Holmboe in Denmark. b-Horsens, East Jutland 20 DEC 1909.
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