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Anthony Philip HEINRICH
  • 1654 Birth of composer Heinrich Georg Neuss.
  • 1683 Birth of composer Giovanni Veneziano.
  • 1739 London based music publisher John Walsh, Jr. releases Handel's Trio Sonatas, Op. 5.
  • 1781 Birth of American-Bohemian violinist and composer Anthony Philip HEINRICH. d- 3 MAY 1861.
  • 1791 FP of F. J. Haydn's Symphony No. 92, Haydn conducting at the first of his London concerts. CD- Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 92, 94, & 96
  • 1791 FP of Haydn's 73rd Symphony, in D. Salomon conducting, in London. CD- Haydn: Complete Symphonies (Box Set)
  • 1811 Birth of singing coach Francesco Lamperti in Savona.  Died 1 May 1892 Teacher, Giuditta Pasta Pupils, Sophie Loewe, William Shakespeare, Eliza Biscaccianti Cornelie Van Zanten, Emma Albani, Max Alvary Desiree Artot de Padilla, Lola Beeth, Angela Peralta Italo Campanini, Sofia Cruvelli, Nikolay Figner Alma Fohstrom, Helene Hastreitter, Emmy Thursby Arthur J Hubbard, Salvatore Marchesi, Romilda Pantaleoni Franz Nachbaur, Oscar Niemann, George Osgood Antonio Scotti, Marcella Sembrich, Teresa Stoltz Jennie Van Zandt, Marie Waldmann, Cornelie Hollosy-Lonovicz Herbert Witherspoon, Emmy Achte,Irene Abendroth Gottardo Aldighieri, Guido Vannuccini, Franz Ferenczy Aurelie Wilczek, Adolf Robinson, John Acton, Paul Kalisch Friederike Gruen, Tiberini, Anna de la Grange Angelica Moro, Vialetti, Deveris, Palermi, Hjalmar Frey Camille Everardi, Emilia Tagliani, Daniel Filleborn.
  • 1812 Birth of Irish violinist, organist and composer of Operas, William Vincent WALLACE, nearly lost his life in a U.S. Steamboat accident in 1850. d- France, 12 OCT 1865.
  • 1819 Birth of Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer and choreographer (Don Quiotte).
  • 1827 Birth of composer Septimus Winner.
  • 1829 Mendelssohn, age 20, directs Bach's St. Matthew Passion. First time since Bach's death and sparks interest in Bach's music. CD- Bach: St. Matthew Passion
  • 1830 FP of Bellini's opera I Capuleti ed i Montecchi in Venice. CD- Vincenzo Bellini: Romeo and Juliet
  • 1839 FP of Mendelssohn's Ruy Blas Overture and incidental music, in Leipzig. CD: The Best of Mendelssohn
  • 1851 FP of Verdi's Rigoletto, in Venice, at Teatro la Fenice. CD- Verdi: Rigoletto / Sutherland
  • 1867 FP of Verdi's Don Carlos, in Paris. CD- Verdi: Don Carlos
  • 1874 Birth of tenor Domenico Russo in Messina.  Died 28 Sep 1932 Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1892 Teachers, Paccini, Rossi.
  • 1876 Birth of American composer Carl RUGGLES in Marion, MA. d-Bennington, VT 24 OCT 1971. Presser bio.
  • 1879 Birth of composer Justus Hermann Wetzel.
  • 1886 FP of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony inspired by Byron, in Moscow. CD- Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
  • 1888 FP of Antonin D'vorak's Symphony No. 2 in Bb (1865), in Prague. CD- D'vorak: Symphonies 1-9
  • 1890 Birth of soprano Martha Amstad in Beckenreid, Switzerland. Died 22 Sep 1981 Teachers, Virginia Ferni-Germano, Wally Schauseil.
  • 1893 Birth of tenor Jozef Sterkens in Antwerp.  Died 3 May 1952 Debut as Eisslinger in Meistersingers (Wagner) 1925 Teacher, Edmond Bergers.
  • 1895 Birth of soprano Dorothea Manski in New York.  Died 24 Feb 1967 Debut 1911 Teacher, Emmy Raabe-Burg Pupils, Felicia Weathers, Eldred A Thierstein Sang in premiere of Sharazade (Sekles).
  • 1897 Birth of American composer Henry Dixon COWELL in Menlo Park, CA. d-Shady, NY 10 DEC 1965.
  • 1900 Birth of baritone Paul Payen in Auberchicourt.  Died 31 Aug 1982 Debut as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 21 Nov 1925 Teacher, Jacques Isnardon Created Ehemann in Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Poulenc) Sang in premiere of Le Roi d Yvetot (Ibert) Mon Oncle Benjamin (Bousquet) La Farse de Maitre Patelin (Barraud).
  • 1902 Birth of baritone Zdenek Otava in Vitejeves U Policky.  Died 4 Dec 1980 Debut as Iago in Otello (Verdi) Teachers, Bohumil Benoni, Max Koblizek, Joseph Masopust Riccardo Stracciari Pupils, Ludmilla Hanzalikova, Nadezda Kniplova Marcela Machotkova, Eva Zikmundova Created Baron Prus in Makropulos Affair (Janacek) Columbus in Columbus (Skroup) Sang in premiere of Kraluv Mincmistr (Vostrak).
  • 1903 The MET Opera stages first opera composed by a woman,  Portrait Smyth Composer Der Wald Sargent Print 1902Ethel Smyth's Der Wald (The Forest).
  • 1906 Birth of composer Aasan Ferit Alnar.
  • 1909 Birth of composer Ljubica MaricLjubica Maric: Songs of Space; Byzantine Concerto; Threshold of Dream; Etc.
  • 1911 Birth of American conductor and cellist Howard MITCHELL in Lyons, Nebraska. Conductor of Washington D.C. National S.O. 1949-1970.
  • 1911 FP of Enrique Granados Goyescas, inspired by Goya paintings, composer performing in Barcelona. CD- Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas
  • 1912 Birth of Spanish (Catalan) composer Xavier MONTSALVATGE in Gerona. Biography of MONTSALVATGE, Xavier also see Spanish Catalan composer. d-Barcelona, 7 MAY 2002. CD- Montsalvatge: Orchestral Works
  • 1913 Birth of Canadian composer John WEINZWEIG in Toronto.
  • 1915 FP of Maurice Ravel's orchestral suite for ballet Ma Mère l'Oye 'Mother Goose' at the Paris Opéra. CD- Ravel: Ma Mère L'Oye
  • 1917 FP of O. Respighi's tone-poem The Fountains of Rome in Rome. CD: Respighi: Pini di Roma/Feste Romane/Fontane di Roma
  • 1920 Birth of baritone Marcel Cordes Dokumente einer Sängerkarriere - Marcel Cordes in Stelzenberg. Died 26 Nov 1992 Debut as Canio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1941 Teacher, Fritz Krauss Created Tansus in Harmonie der Welt (Hindemith) Sang in premiere of Titus Feuerfuchs (Sutermeister).
  • 1921 Birth of Argentinian composer Astor PIAZZOLA in Mar del Plata, Argentina. d- Buenos Aires, 4 JUL 1992.
  • 1923 FP of Deems Taylor's Through the Looking Glass full orchestral suite. Walter Damrosch conducting the New York Symphony Society Orchestra. Original chamber version was FP in 1919. CD- The Music Fantasies Of Griffes & Taylor
  • 1926 Birth of Turkish-American electronic music composer Ilhan MIMAROGLU in Istanbul.
  • 1929 Birth of Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal.
  • 1929 FP of Colin McPhee's Concerto for Piano with Wind Octet, in Boston. CD- McPhee: works.
  • 1932 Birth of American composer, violinist and arranger Leroy JENKINS.
  • 1932 Birth of mezzo-soprano Stefania Malagu in Milan. Died 16 Jan 1989 Debut as Katchen in Werther (Massenet) 1956 Teachers, Guido Gonfallonieri, Arturo Martinis Sang in premiere of Linguaggio Dei Fiori (Rossellini).
  • 1934 Birth of composer Joep Straesser. (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
  • 1937 Birth of soprano Victoria Bezetti in Konstantza, Rumania. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1964 Teacher, Viorel Ban.
  • 1940 Birth of American composer Jon GIBSON.
  • 1940 Birth of American composer Richard TOENSING in St. Paul, MN.
  • 1941 Death of soprano Melanie Kurt. Born 8 Jan 1880 in Vienna. Debut as Elisabeth in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1902 Teachers, Lilli Lehmann, Marie Lehmann, Fannie Muller.
  • 1943 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Sarah WALKER in Cheltenham. Debut as Diana in Calisto (Cavalli) 1971 Teachers, Ruth Packer, Vera Rozsa, Cuthbert Smith Created Suzanne in Toussaint (Blake) Agave in Bakxai (Buller).
  • 1946 Death of soprano Susan Strong. Born 3 Aug 1870 in Brooklyn N Y. Debut as Sieglinde in Walkure (Wagner) 1893 Teacher, Francis Korbay.
  • 1950 Birth of French pianist Katia LABEQUE. The French piano duo sisters Katia and Marielle  Stravinski & Debussy: ?uvres pour piano(Marielle was born 6 March 1952),  have performed and recorded most of the repertoire for two pianos, spanning the instrumental, chamber, and concerto genres encompassing musical periods from Baroque through contemporary. BIO.
  • 1950 Birth of American Vocalist and conductor Bobby McFERRIN. Biography.
  • 1956 Birth of American composer Michael ROBINSON.
  • 1956 Death of tenor Ernest Bauer. Born 16 Apr 1899 in Vevey. Teachers, Peter Hegar, Magda Donatelli.
  • 1967 Death of soprano Geraldine Farrar. Photo (S): Geraldine FarrarBorn 28 Feb 1882 in Melrose, Mass.  Debut in Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 15 Oct 1896 Teachers, Francesco Graziani, Lilli Lehmann, Mrs J H Long, Emma Thursby Angelo Trabadello Created Rosaura in Donne Curiose (Wolf-Ferrari) Goose Girl in Konigskinder (Humperdinck) Angelica in Suor Angelica (Puccini) Orlanda in Reine Fiammette (Leroux) Catherine Huebscher in Madame Sans Gene (Giordano) Amica in Amica (Mascagni) Margareta in Ancetre (Saint Saens) Sang in premiere of Le Clown (Camondo). Geraldine Farrar.
  • 1976 Birth of American composer Roger PRZYTULSKI.
  • 1979 Death of tenor Gerhard Stolz. Born 1 Oct 1926 in Dessau. Debut as Moser in Meistersingers (Wagner) 1949 Teachers, Willy Bader, Rudolf Dittrich, Hermann Weissborn Created Ulysses in 17 Tage und 4 Minuten (Egk) Satan in Mystere de la Nativite (Martin) Sang in premiere of Revisor (Egk) Julietta (Erbse) Oedipus der Tyrann (Orff) Jacobowsky und der Oberst (Klebe) Der Arme Konrad (K Forest).
  • 1988 Death of mezzo-soprano Gianna Pederzini. Gianna Pederzini Born 10 Feb 1900 in Vo di Avio.  Debut as Preziosilla in Forza del Destino (Verdi) 192 Teacher, Fernando De Lucia Pupil, Veronika Kincses Created Old Prioress in Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc) Sang in premiere of Re Lear (Ghislanzoni).
  • 1990 Death of soprano Muriel Dickson. Born 1903 in Edinburgh. Debut 1927 Teacher, Luigi Ricci.
  • 1991 Death of Maria Reining Soprano Born 7 Aug 1903 Vienna Died 11 Mar 1991 Debut 1931 Pupil :- Gabriele Fuchs.
  • 1999 FP of John Corigliano's A Dylan Thomas Trilogy. National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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