1826 Death of composer Pavel Lambert Masek, at 65.
1826 Prince Nicolas Gallitzin receives Beethoven's Last String Quartets. Ops 127, 130 and 132, in Vienna.
1833 Birth of Italian baritone Francesco Pandolfini. Died 15 Feb 1916 Debut as Di Vergy in Gemma di Vergy (Donizetti) 1859 Teachers:- Ronconi, Luigi Vannuccini Created Arnoldo in Lituandi (Ponchielli) Virginio in Virginia (Mercadente)
1838 Birth of composer Jose Augusto da Ferreira VEIGA, Viscount d' Arneiro.
1859 Birth of French soprano Cecile Ritter-Ciampi in La Cabriere. Died 1939, Teachers:- Carlotta Patti, Caroline Carvalho Pupil :- Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi (daughter) Created Virginia in Paul & Virginia (Masse)
1872 FP of piano version of A. Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A, Op. 5 He revised this early chamber work in 1887. Performed at the Konvikt Hall in Prague. CD-Piano Quintets
1876 Birth of French baritone Edouard Rouard in Nice. Died 13 Mar, 1962 Debut 1902 Teacher :- Auguste-Acanthe Bourouresque Pupils :- Freda Betti, Albert Voli Created Alaouddin in Padmavati (Roussel) King of Gold in Legende de St Christophe (D'Indy) Cheyboub in Antar (Dupont) Petrucchio in Megere Apprivoisee (Le Rey) Baron Pons in Nerto (Widor / Mistral) Amaury-Gancion in Fille de Roland (Rabaud) Eusebe in Jardin du Paradis (Bruneau) Kadour in Naila (Gaubert) Pan in Dieux sont Morts (Tournemire)
1877 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Muriel Foster in Sunderland. Died 23 Dec 1937, Teacher :- Anna Williams
1895 (JC, GC=4 DEC) FP og S. Rachmaninoff's Caprice bohémien Capriccio on Gypsy Themes.
1896 Death of Italian tenor Italo Campanini. Born 30 June 1845 Parma. Debut as Oloferno in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) 1863 Teachers:- G Griffini, Francesco Lamperti Sang in premiere of Talismano (Balfe). Search Amazon.com for Italo Campanini.
1921 Birth of German baritone Gunther Reich in Liegnitz. Died 15 Jan 1989, Debut as Iago in Otello (Verdi) 1961 Pupil :- Karl-Friedrich Durr Created Lower Perl in Schwarze Maske (Penderecki) Soroker in 200,000 Taler (Blacher) Sang in premiere of Hamlet (Reutter) Madchen aus Domrery (Klebe)
1921 Death of Swedish soprano Christine Nilsson in Vaxjo, Sweden. Died 22 Nov 1921. Debut as Violetta in Traviata (Verdi) 27 Oct 1864 Teachers:- Franz Berwald, Enrico Delle Sedie, Baroness Leuhusen Victor Masse, Pierre-Francois Wartel Created as Ophelia in Hamlet (Thomas) Myrrha in Sardanapale (De Joncieres) Lucrezia in Talismano (Balfe)
1936 Birth of German conductor and composer Hans ZENDER in Wiesbaden.
1943 Death of Italian composer Pietro Alessandro Yon, at 57 in Huntington, Long Island, NY. b-Settimo-Vittone, 8 AUG 1886.
1949 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Laurence in Harrogate. Debut in Nuit des Soupliantes (Cornelios) 1982 Created Lady de Hautdesert in Gawain (Birtwistle) Anna Arild in Electrification of Soviet Union (Osborne) Behemoyh in Meister und Marguerite (Holler)
1961 Death of French soprano Ninon Vallin in Isere [a department in the Rhône-Alpes (Rôno-Arpes in Arpitan) region in the east of France]. Died 22 Nov 1961, Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1912 Teachers:- Meyriane Heglon, M Mathieu, Mauvarnay Pupil :- Estelle Valery Sang in premiere of Martyre de St =Sebastien (Debussy) Jacquerie (Marinuzzi) Imperatore (Franci)
1968 Death of Italian bass Melchiorre Luise. Born 1899 in Naples. Debut as Rigoletto in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1928 Teacher :- Fernando De Lucia Pupils :- Umberto Borso, Morley Meredith, Hugh Beresford. Search Amazon.com for Melchiorre Luise