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FEBRUARY 1

 Francesco VERACINI

  • 1603 Birth of composer Michael TRUMPER.
  • 1633 Birth of composer Gabriel SCHUTZ.
  • 1669 Birth of composer Miguel LOPEZ. d-1723.
  • 1671 Birth of Italian violin craftsman Francesco STRADIVARI in Cremona. Son of Antonio. d-11 MAY 1743. Search  Francesco STRADIVARI.
  • 1690 Birth of Italian composer Francesco VERACINI in Florence. d-Florence, 31 OCT 1768. CD-Frans Brüggen Edition Vol. 2 - Italian Recorder Sonatas
  • 1701 Birth of Swedish composer Johan Joachim AGRELL, in Löth. CD-Johann Joachim Agrell: 4 Konzerte
  • 1708 Birth of Italian composer Pasquale CAFARO. d-27 OCT 1787. CD-Cafaro, Jommelli, et. al.: Veni Creator Spiritus
  • 1743 Death of Italian composer Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, at age 85. b-18 MAR 1657.
  • 1789 Birth of composer Hippolyte-Andre Baptiste CHEHARD.
  • 1795 Death of Italian composer Giacomo Insanguine, at age 66. CD-L'Organo Napoletano nel XVIII Secolo
  • 1801 Birth of Swedish composer Adolf Fredrik LINDBLAD in Skanninge. d-Linkoping, 23 AUG 1878.
  • 1818 Death of Italian composer Giuseppi Gazzaniga, at age 74 in Crema. b-Verona, 5 OCT 1743.
  • 1821 Birth of American composer Charles Samuel BOVY-LYSBERG. d-14 FEB 1873. Composed Civil War song, La Fontaine.
  • 1824 Death of Austrian pianist and composer Maria Theresia von Paradis, at age 64, in Vienna.
  • 1827 FP of Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in Stettin. Karl Loewe conducting. DVD-A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 1837 Birth of baritone and coach Gustave Garcia in Milan. Died 12 June 1925 Debut as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni (Mozart) Teacher, Manuel Garcia Jnr (father) Pupil, George Baker, Bataille, Bucine, Tudor Davies, Walter Hyde Alberto Garcia (son), Florence Taylor, Harry Dearth,Arthur Wynn Louise Kirkby Lunn, Martyn Green. **REPRINT** Garcia, Gustave, 1837-1925. The actor's art a practical treatise on stage declamation, public speaking, and deportment for the use of artists, students, and amateurs, including a sketch on the history of the theatre, from the Greeks to the present tim**REPRINT**
  • 1856 Deathy of bass Henri Etienne Derivis. Born 2 Aug 1780 Alby. Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 11 Feb 1803 Teachers, Richer, Leonard Hermann-Leon Created Mahomet II in Siege of Corinth (Rossini) Antigone in Olympie (Spontini) Pontifex Maximus in Vestale (Spontini) High Priest in Fernando Cortez (Spontini) Alemar in Abencerages (Cherubini) Sang in premiere of La Xacarilla (Marliani) Macbeth (Chelard) La Belle au Bois dormant (Carafa) Virginie (Berton) Aristippe (Kreutzer) La Mort d'Adam (LeSueur) Les Amazones (Mehul) Vendome en Espagne (Auber).
  • 1859 Birth of Irish born-American composer and cellist Victor HERBERT in Dublin. d-NYC, 26 MAY 1924. Works list. CD-Vintage Artists: Victor Herbert ShowcaseVictor Herbert: A Theatrical LifeThe Music of Victor Herbert, Volume IISearch Victor HERBERT
  • 1866 Birth of bass Henri Albers in Amsterdam. Died 12 Sep 1925 Debut as Mephistopheles in Faust (Gounod) 1889 Teacher, Jean Baptiste Faure Pupils, Mark Raphael, Jane Laval Created Arthus in Roi Arthus (Chausson) Macbeth in Macbeth (Bloch) Etranger in Etranger (D'Indy) Sang in premiere of Lorenzaccio (Moret).
  • 1856 Death of bass Henri Etienne Derivis.
  • 1869 Birth of American popular music composer Kerry MILLS. d-1948.
  • 1869 (GC, JC=20 JAN) Birth of Russian composer and violinist Julius CONUS aka Yuly Konyus, in Moscow. d-Malenki, District of Ivanov, 3 JAN 1942. 1869-1942 Russia, Moscow. Brother of Georgi, father of Sergei. Composed Violin concerto premiered in Moscow in 1898, popular in Russian repertoire. Search Julius CONUS.
  • 1871 (20 JAN?) Death of Russian composer Alexander Nikolayevich Serov, at age 51. b-St. Petersburg, 23 JAN 1820. Search  Alexander Nikolayevich Serov.
  • 1872 Birth of English contralto Clara BUTT in Southwick Sussex. First to sing Elgar's Sea Pictures, Norwich Festival in 1899. d-North Stoke, Oxfordshire, 13 JUL 1936. CD-Dame Clara Butt: Britain's Queen of Song. Teachers, J H Blower, Jacques Bouhy, Etelka Gerster, Dan Rootham Clara Novello Davies.
  • 1874 Birth of German writer Hugo Von HOFMANNSTHAL. Collaborated with R. Strauss. BOOK-A Companion to the Works of Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
  • 1875 Death of English composer William Sterndale Bennett, at 58, in London. Lectures on Musical Life: William Sterndale Bennett (Music in Britain, 1600-1900) BOOK-William Sterndale Bennett: A Descriptive Thematic CatalogueSearch William Sterndale Bennett.
  • 1876 Birth of soprano Lucette Korsoff in Genoa. Died 14 Feb 1955 Debut in Serva Padrona (Pergolesi) 1892 Teachers, Teresa Arkel, Frederic Boyer, Rosine Laborde Pupils, Gina Cigna, Tadeusz Wierzbicki, Konstantin Youkovitch Constantin Jankowitsch, Joseph Rogatschevsky Created Orlinde in Amadis (Massenet).
  • 1877 Death French of composer Joseph-Leon Gatayes, at age 71 in Paris. b-Paris, 26 DEC 1805.Search  Joseph-Leon Gatayes.
  • 1877 Birth of English composer and teacher Thomas Frederick DUNHILL in London. d-London, 13 MAR 1946. He studied under Charles Stanford and taught at the Royal College of Music. Composer of chamber works, songs, and the light opera Tantivy Towers, 1931, words by A. P. Herbert.  Search  Thomas Frederick DUNHILL.
  • 1879 Birth of English composer Sydney BAYNES. CD-British Light Music Classics - 1
  • 1880 Birth of Italian conductor Antonio GUARNIERI.
  • 1880 Birth of Italian composer Francesco Balilla PRATELLA. d-1955. CD-Lieder & Arias
  • 1881 Birth of composer Jose Ignacio QUINTON.
  • 1889 (31 JAN?)Death of Hungarian composer, oboist and bandmaster Joseph Gungl, at 78 in Weimar. b-Zsambek, 1810. Uncle of Johann.
  • 1890 Birth of soprano Germaine Lubin in Paris. Died 27 Oct 1979 Debut as Antonia in Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach) 1912 Teachers, Jacques Isnardon, Lilli Lehmann, Felia Litvinne, Martini Pupils :- Nadine Denize, Jocelyne Tailon, Rachel Yakar, Chloe Owens Regine Crespin, Udo Reinemann, Emile Belcourt, Pierre Fleta Created Charlotte in Maximilian (Milhaud) Nicea in Legende of St Christopher (D'Indy) Gina in Chartreuse de Parme (Sauguet) Sang in premiere of Le Pays (Ropartz).
  • 1891 Birth of Russian-American bass Alexander KIPNIS in Zhitomir. d- Westport, CT 14 MAY 1978. Father of Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist. CD-The Golden Age of Singing: Vol. 3 1920-1930
  • 1891 Birth of American pianist and composer James Price JOHNSON.
  • 1892 Birth of composer and musicologist K. Rudolf MENGELBERG in Krefeld. Worked with Amsterdam Concertgebouw. d-Monte Carlo, Monaco 13 OCT 1959.
  • 1893 FP of Puccini's opera Manon Lescaut, in Turin. DVD-Puccini - Manon Lescaut / Levine, Scotto, Domingo, Metropolitan Opera
  • 1896 FP of Puccini's La Boheme, Toscanini conducting, in Turin. DVD-Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème / Franco Zeffirelli · James Levine - T. Stratas · R. Scotto · J. Carreras · MET
  • 1902 Birth of Cuban composer Carlo BORBOLLA. d-1990.
  • 1902 Death of German composer Salomon Jadassohn, at age 70, in Leipzig. b-Breslau, 1831.
  • 1904 Enrico Caruso records his first music for Victor Records. Ten songs, paid $4,000.
  • 1906 Birth of French composer and conductor Pierre CAPDEVIELLE. A pupil of Vincent d' Indy and directed the chamber music orchestra of the ORTF in 1944. d-1969.
  • 1907 Birth of Brazilian composer and conductor Mozart Camargo GUARNIERI in Tiete. d-São Paulo, 13 JAN 1993.
  • 1907 Birth of Hungarian-Swiss composer and pianist Sandor VERESS in Kolozsvar. d-Bern, Switzerland, 4 MAR 1992.
  • 1908 Birth of Swiss composer Edward STAEMPFLI in Bern. d-2002. CD-Staempfli: String Quintet; Duo 1
  • 1908 Death of baritone Dennis O'Sullivan. Born 25 Apr 1868 in San Francisco. Debut as Ferrando in Trovatore (Verdi) 25 Aug 1895 Teachers, Karl Formes, Charles Santley, Giovanni Sbriglia William Shakespeare, Luigi Vannuccini, Ugo Talbo Created Shamus O'Brien in Shamus O'Brien (Stanford) Marquise of Saint-Andre in Little Corporal (Englander).
  • 1916 FP of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 The Inextinguishable. Orchestra of the Copenhagen Music Society, the composer conducting. CD-Nielsen: Symphonies no 4-6 / Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • 1916 Death of composer Anton Simon, at 65.
  • 1918 FP of Franz Lehar's operetta Wo die Lerche singt, in Budapest.
  • 1919 Birth of soprano Philine Fischer in Leipzig. Died Jan 2001 Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1944 Teachers, Fritz Polster, Erna Westenberger, Else Helling-Rosenthal.
  • 1922 Birth of Italian soprano Renata TEBALDI in Pesaro. d- at her home in Marino, Italy. BBC obit  CD-Renata Tebaldi: The Voice of an Angel (Great Voices, No 2).
    Debut as Elena in Mefistofele (Boito) 1944 Teachers, Ersilde Cervi Caroli, Italo Brancucci, Ettore Campogalliani Carmen Melis, Giuseppe Pais, Mercedes Llopart.
  • 1927 Birth of tenor Flaviano Labo in Piacenza. Died 13 Feb 1991 Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 1954 Teachers, Ettore Campogalliani, Valentino Metti, Renato Pastorino.
  • 1927 (21 FEB?)Birth of Canadian composer Pierre MERCURE. d-Avallon, France 29 JAN 1966.
  • 1928 Birth of German-American composer Ursula MAMLOK in Berlin.
  • 1929 Death of composer August Otto Halm, at age 59.
  • 1930 FP of Arnold Schoenberg's opera Von Heute af Morgen at the Frankfurt Opera.
  • 1931 Birth of American composer Nancy Bloomer DEUSSENSearch Nancy Bloomer DEUSSEN.
  • 1934 Birth of baritone Andrei Fedoseyev in Tiraspol. Debut as Onegin in Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky) 1962 Teacher, A A Solovjova.
  • 1935 Death of tenor Adolphe Marechal. Born 26 Sep 1867 in Liege. Debut 1891 Created Alain in Griseldis (Massenet) Jean in Jongleur de Notre Dame (Massenet) Julian in Louise (Charpentier) Danielo in Reine Fiamette (Leroux) Sang in premiere of Princess Osra (Bunning) L'Ouragan (Bruneau) Le Chemineau (Leroux).
  • 1936 Birth of bass-baritone Max van Egmond in Java. Teacher, Tine van Willingen.
  • 1940 Death of tenor Julius Lieban Tenor. Born 19 Feb 1857 in Lundenburg. Debut 1877 Teacher,Joseph Gansbacher Pupils, Peter Cornelius, Einar Forchammer, Albert Reiss Mafalda Salvatini Sang in premiere Der Improvisitor(D'Albert) Die Heirat wider Willem (Humperdinck) Der Rastenfanger von Hameln (Nessler) Boabdil (Moszkowski) Ronald von Berlin (Leoncavallo).
  • 1944 Birth of bass Aage Haugland in Copenhagen. Died 24 Dec 2000 Debut as Brewer in Comedy on Bridge (Martinu) 1968 Teachers, Kristian Riis, Mogens Woeldike Created Jason in Freispruch fur Medea (Liebermann) Commander in Handmaiden's Tale (Ruders) Sang in premiere of Pergolesi Heimservice (Lorentzen).
  • 1944 Death of composer Martin Lunssens, at 72.
  • 1946 Birth of soprano Carol NEBLETT in Modesto California. Debut as Musetta in Boheme (Puccini) 1969 Teachers, Pierre Bernac, Lotte Lehmann, William Vennard.
  • 1946 Death of tenor Jose Palet. Born 7 Jun 1877 in Martorell, Barcelona. Debut as Fernando in Favorita (Donizetti) Teachers, Paredes, Juan Goula Sang in premiere of Eidelberga Mia (Pacchierotti) Marianela (Pahissa) Anna Karenina (Robbiani).
  • 1946 Death of soprano Tina Poli-Randaccio. Born 13 Apr 1879 in Ferrara. Debut as Amelia in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1901 Teacher, Gaetano Ortisi Pupils, Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Stella Roman, Simone Dall'Argine Sang in premiere of Parisina (Mascagni) Abisso (Smeraglia) Madama di Challant (Guarino) Ombre di Don Giovanni(Alfano).
  • 1947 FP of Paul Hindemith's Sinfonia Serena by the Dallas Symphony, Antal Dorati conducting.
  • 1947 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at music conservatory of Leningrad.
  • 1949 Death of American composer Herbert Stothart, at age 63.
  • 1949 RCA Victor Records releases it's first small 7" plastic recording with a big hole in the center. Plays at 45rpm speed and wipes out 78 rpm single releases in six months.
  • 1953 FP of Dimitri Kabalevsky's Piano Concerto #3. Composer conducting in Moscow. CD-Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto No. 3; Muczynski: Piano Concerto No. 1; A Serenade for Summer.
  • 1961 Death of bass Charles Gillig. Born 29 Oct 1906 in Bischheim. Created Lejeune in Leonore 40/45 (Liebermann) Sang in premiere of Moses und Aron (Schoenberg).
  • 1962 Death of soprano Ida Quaiatti. Born 1887 in Trieste. Debut as Frasquita in Carmen (Bizet) 1907 Teacher, Fortunato Cantoni Sang in premiere of Canossa (Malipiero).
  • 1965 Death of mezzo-soprano Anna Gramegna. Born 1880 in Naples. Debut as Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1902 Created Mara in Debora e Jaele (Pizzetti) Sang in premiere of Belfagor (Respighi) Dafni (Mule).
  • 1970 Death of Slovenian composer Blaz Arnic, at age 69 in Ljubljana. b-Slovenia, 1901. Photo. Father of Lovrenc Blaz Arnic.
  • 1975 Death of bass Pierre Froumenty. Born 14 June 1897 in Agen. Debut as Retz in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 4 Jul 1930 Sang in premiere of Fou (Landowski) Virginie (Bruneau) Bolivar (Milhaud).
  • 1978 FP of Vittorio Rieti's Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra in NYC. CD-Vittorio Rieti: Serenata, etc.
  • 1981 Death of German composer Ernst Pepping, at age 79, in Berlin. b-Duisburg, 12 SEP 1901.
  • 1981 Death of Norwegian composer Nils Geirr Tveitt, at age 72, in Norheimsund, Oslo. b-Bergen, 19 OCT 1908.
  • 1984 FP of John Harbison's chamber orchestra version of Mirabai Songs to poems of Mirabai, translated by Robert Bly. Mezzo-soprano Janice Felty and the Ensemble Collage, Gunther Schuller conducting at Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA. CD-Knoxville: Summer of 1915.
  • 1996 FP of George Walker's Lilacs for voice and orchestra. Soprano Faye Robinson and the Boston Symphony, Seiji Ozawa conducting. Won the Pulitzer Prize for music. CD-Lilacs: The Music of George Walker.
  • 1999 Death of mezzo-soprano Joann Grillo. Born 14 May 1936 in New York. Debut as Gertrude in Louise (Charpentier) 1962 Teachers, Samuel Margolis, Marinka Gurewich, Anton Guadagno Clemens Kaiser-Breme.
  • 2001 Death of Dutch composer Willem Strietman in Amstelveen. b-Amsterdam, 1918.
  • 2002 FP of Michael Torke's An American Abroad for orchestra. Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Marin Alsop conducting in Edinburgh, Scotland. CD-Michael Torke: Rapture; An American Abroad; Jasper.
  • 2002 FP of Benjamin Gutierrez Pavana Para Cuerdas Pavane For Strings. San Antonio Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting.
  • 2007 Death of Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti in Monaco. b-Cadegliano, IT 7 JUL 1911.Gian-Carlo Menotti / TIME Cover: May 01, 1950, Art Poster by TIME Magazine
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