October 5 Today in classical music history

Ken Noda
  • 1626 Birth of composer Johann Schop
  • 1684 Birth of composer Johann Jacob de Neufville
  • 1707 Death of German composer Georgy Daniel Speer in Göppingen. b-Breslau, 2 JUL 1636. 
  • 1722 Birth of composer Gregorio Sciroli
  • 1743 Birth of Italian composer Giuseppe GAZZANIGA in Verona. d-Cremona, 1 FEB 1818.Search for Giuseppe GAZZANIGA
  • 1758 Birth of composer Thomas Greatorex
  • 1762 FP of W. Gluck's opera, in Italian of Orfeo ed Euridice at the Kaiserliches Hoftheater in Vienna.
  • 1813 Birth of German composer Ernst HABERBIER in Königsberg now Kaliningrad, Germany, now Russia. d-Bergen, Norway 12 MAR 1869.
  • 1813 Birth of English composer, writer and critic James William DAVISON in London. d-Margate, 24 MAR 1885.
  • 1817 Birth of composer Eduard Franck
  • 1822 Birth of composer Hans Hampel
  • 1823 Birth of composer Feliks Jaronski
  • 1823 Birth of Italian composer Vincenzo BATTISTA in Naples. d- Naples, 14 NOV 1873. He wrote 13 operas.
  • 1840 Birth of composer Fran Gerbic
  • 1867 British musicologist George Grove and the British composer Arthur Sullivan start to look for lost works of Schubert in Vienna.
  • 1875 Birth of English composer and organist Cyril Bradley ROOTHAM, in Bristol. d-17 MAR 1938.
  • 1876 Birth of Belgian soprano Lola Artôt de PADILLA. d-12 APR 1933. Daughter of mezzo-soprano Désirée Artôt (1835-1907) and Spanish baritone Mariano Padilla y Ramos (1842-1906). Berlin Imperial Opera (1909-1927). Was known for her interpretations of [Cherubino] Le Nozze di Figaro, and [Zerlina] Don Giovanni. She remained in Berlin after her retirement and taught singing.
  • 1879 Birth of composer Halfdan Cleve
  • 1880 Death of German composer Jacques Offenbach in Paris. b-Köln, 20 JUN 1819.
  • 1881 Birth of American soprano Agnes Kimball, in Princeton, IL. d. Toledo, OH, Jan. 5, 1918.
  • 1883 Birth of composer Charles Maduro, Antillean
  • 1896 Birth of Italian tenor Silvio Lo Giudice, in Palermo. d. Oct. 11, 1982
  • 1898 FP of E. Elgar's cantata, Caractacus at the Leeds Festival.
  • 1899 Birth of composer Boleslaw Woytowicz
  • 1900 FP of FARKAS: "The Inquest" Budapest.
  • 1902 Birth of composer Michael Kondracki, composer
  • 1906 Birth of choreographer and dancer Louise Brown
  • 1908 FP of HERBERT: "The Prima Donna" Chicago.
  • 1914 Birth of Brazilian tenor Assis Pacheco.
  • 1924 Birth of French-Tunisian baritone Matteo Manuguerra, in Tunis, Tunisia. d. Montpellier, France, July 23, 1998: MET: Début Jan. 11, 1971 [Enrico] Lucia di Lammermoor, 12 seasons (1970-77, 79-80, 81-83, 85-86, 91-92) 127 perf., 15-Roles.
  • 1924 Death of Canadian composer and bandmaster Joseph Vezina in Quebec. b-Quebec, 1849.
  • 1926 Birth of composer Gottfried Michael Koenig
  • 1927 Birth of American composer John DOWNEY in Chicago, IL.
  • 1930 The New York Philharmonic starts the popular broadcasts of weekly Sunday afternoon network programs from Carnegie Hall conducted by Erich Kleiber.
  • 1933 FP of HAHN: "O mon bel inconnu" Paris.
  • 1935 Birth of American soprano Arlene Saunderss. MET: Début: Apr. 2, 1976 [Eva] Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 1 season (1975-76) 3 perf., 1 work.
  • 1936 Birth of American baritone Robert Goodloe, in St. Petersburg, FL. MET: Début: Oct. 17, 1964 [Philistine] Samson et Dalila, 18 seasons (1964-82) 984 perf., 41 works.
  • 1936 Birth of German pianist Annerose Schmidt
  • 1939 Birth of Swiss composer Jean-Paul LIARDET in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 1940 Death of Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas in Mexico City, Mexico. b-Santiago Papasquiaro, Mexico 31 DEC 1899.
  • 1946 Birth of American soprano Penelope Chalmers.
  • 1946 Death of Italian tenor Rinaldo Grassi. b-1885.
  • 1956 Birth of Italian conductor Oleg CAETANI.
  • 1957 Birth of American composer Eleanor SANDRESKY.
  • 1959 FP of CIKKER: "Mr Scrooge" Kassel.
  • 1960 Birth of American composer William MAXWELL in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1962 Birth of American composer and pianist Ken NODA, in NYC.  Ken Noda is musical assistant to James Levine on the artistic administration of the Metropolitan Opera, where he began working in 1991.
  • 1967 FP of ANDRIESSEN: "De Spiegel uit Venetië" (The Mirror from Venice) Dutch Television.
  • 1972 FP of D. Argento's A Ring of Time by the Minneapolis Symphony, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducting in Minneapolis, MN.
  • 1973 FP of Havergal Brian's Symphony No. 28, by the New Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting in London.
  • 1988 FP of Daniel Pinkham's Sonata da Camera for flute, alto flute and viola. Flutist Fenwick Smith and violist Burton Fine at Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.
  • 2001 FP of Stephen Paulus' A Place for Hope for chorus and chamber ensemble, at the Mayo Clinic. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andreas Delfs with the Choral Arts Ensemble in Rochester, MN.
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