1770 (1772?) Traditional date of birth of German composer Ludwig van
Bonn, not 1772 which may have been the correct year. He often said
he may have been born on the 15th of 1772 because his
namesake brother, who died as an infant, was born in 1770. The family name is Dutch meaning 'Beet
Garden'. d-Vienna, 26 MAR 1827. (His grandfather, with same name, was a
church choir director in Belgium). BOOK-Beethoven: The Music and the Life | Search BEETHOVEN.
1772 Musicologists indicate this as Beethoven's birthday. He insisted the
date was his older brother's birthdate...died as a young child. Beethoven
said he was born on November 15th
1772. See more at The Beethoven Links Page. | CD-Beethoven: 9 Symphonien.
1926 Birth of American tenor James McCracken in Gary, Indiana. Died 30 April 1988, Debut as Rodolfo Boheme (Puccini) 1952
Teachers:- Marcello Conati, Ezekiel, Joyce McLean
Mario Pagano, Elsa Seyfert.
1929 Birth of Canadian tenor Donald Grobe in Ottawa. Died 1 April 1986, Debut as Borsa in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1952
Teachers:- Robert Long, Martial Singher, Margarethe von Winterfeldt
Created Claude Vallee in Play of Love and Death (Cikker)
Astor in Untergang der Titanic (Siebert)
Wilhelm in Junge Lord (Henze)
Arundel in Elisabeth Tudor (Fortner)
Sang in premiere of Ophelia (Kelterborn)
1939 Birth of English tenor Philip Langridge in Hawkhurst Kent. Debut as Manservant in Capriccio (Strauss) 1964
Teachers:- Celia Bizony, Bruce Boyce, Erich Vierheer
Created Zephyre in Zephyre (Rameau)
Balder in Jesse Tree (Maconchy)
Kong in Second Mrs Kong (Birtwistle)
Orpheus the Man in Mark of Orpheus (Birtwistle)
Sang in premiere of Therese (Taverner)
Boreades (Rameau). Bio: Philip LANGRIDGE.
1961 Death of Italian tenor Giuseppe Nessi. Born 25 Sep 1887 in Bergamo. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1910
Teachers:- Melli, Alessandro Vezzani
Created Pong in Turandot (Puccini)
Gobrias in Nerone (Boito)
Icelo in Nerone (Mascagni)
Donna Pasqua Polegano in Campiello (Wolf-Ferrari)
Fra Simone in Fra Gherardo (Pizzetti)
Sang in premiere of Francesca da Rimini (Zandonai).
1965 Death of Italian tenor Tito Schipa. Born 2 Jan 1888 in Lecce. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1910
Teachers:- Alceste Gerunda, Emilio Piccoli
Pupils :- Andrej Kucharsky, Cesare Valletti, Bruce Brewer
Created Ruggero in Rondine (Puccini)
Sang in premiere of Capminante (Sanchez De Fuentes).