1749 Birth of librettist Lorenzo da Ponte
(Emanuele Conigliano) near
Venice. Collaborated with
Mozart on Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan
Was a trustee of and Professor of Italian studies at Columbia College in
New York. d-1838.
1755 Birth of composer Philipp Christoph Kayser in Frankfurt am Main. d-December 24th 1823 in Zurich. He was a German pianist, composer, orchestra musician, music educator, and poet and was a close friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
1808 Birth of tenor Napoleone Moriani in Florence. Died 4 Mar 1878
Debut in Arabi Nelle Gallie (Pacini)
Created Carlo in Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti)
Enrico in Maria di Rudenz (Donizetti)
Egmondo in Duca D'Alba (Pacini)
Lorenzo Alopo in Giovanni II (Coccia)
Armando in Due Illustre Rivali (Mercadante)
Luigi Rolla in Luigi Rolla (F Ricci)
Linceo in Dirce (A Peri)
Sang in premiere of La Sposa di Messina (Vaccai).
1823 Birth of Italian contralto Marietta ALBONI, studied with
Rossini. d-France, 23 JUN 1894. Debut as Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) 1839
Teachers, Gioacchino Rossini, Bafioli, Mme Bertolotti
Created Zerline in Corbeille D'Orange (Auber)
Berenice in Ebrea (Pacini)
Sang in premiere of Lara (Salvi)
1923 Birth of tenor Theodor Wachtel in Hamburg. Died 14 Nov 1893
Debut Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1849
Teachers, Eckhardt, Julie Grandjean.
1832 Death of Italian composer Muzio Clementi in Evesham, England at
the age of
1870 Death of Czech-born composer and pianist Ignaz Moscheles at age 75, in Leipzig.
1872 Birth of English-American composer, teacher and music critic Felix BOROWSKI in Burton, England. d-Chicago, 6 SEP 1956. Born of Polish father and lived his entire adult life in Chicago. Composed three sonatas (1904, 1906 and 1924) and an earlier suite (1900). Romantic works in the French style of Guilmant or Widor. Chicago Symphony premiered 17 of his compositions and arrangements 1910-1950.
1874 Birth of bass-baritone Andre Allard in Paris. Died 1938
Created Sforza in La Reine Fiammette (Leroux)
Eurymaque in Penelope (Faure)
Sang in premiere of Les Noces Corinthiennes (Busser)
Les Quatre Journees (Bruneau)
La Carmelite (Hahn)
Fille de Roland (Rabaud)
1875 Birth of composer Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser.
1892 Birth of English soprano Dame Eva TURNER in Oldham. d-London, 16
JUN 1990. Debut in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1917
Teachers, Edgardo Levy, Gigia Levy, Albert Richards-Broad
Dan Rootham, Mary Wilson
Pupils, Josephine Barstow, Eric Garrett, Rita Hunter, Robert Knie
Gwyneth Jones, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Amy Shuard
Pauline Tinsley, Elizabeth Vaughan, Anne Wilkens,
Linda Ester Gray, Ann Hood.
1892 Birth of Swiss composer Arthur Oscar HONEGGER in La Havre,
France. A member
Six'. d-27 NOV 1955.
1896 Birth of bass Georg Wieter in Hanover. Died 20 Mar 1988
Teachers, Hans Emge, F Northolt, Franz Xavier Battisti
Sang in premiere of Der Mond (Orff)
Don Juan de Manara (Tomasi)
Der Tag im Licht (Grimm)
Liebe de Danae (Strauss).
1908 Birth of bass Owen Brannigan in Annitsford. Died 9 May 1973
Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1943
Created Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
Noye in Noye's Fludde (Briten)
Swallow in Peter Grimes (Britten)
Collatinus in Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
Hasselbacher in Our Man in Havana (Williamson)
Courtras in Moon & Sixpence (Gardner)
Agenor in Violins of St Jacques (Williamson)
Sang in premiere of English Eccentrics (Williamson).
1910 Birth of baritone John Hargreaves in Colne Lancs. Died 5 Feb 1991
Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1936
Teacher, Frederick Austin
Pupil, Malcolm Rivers
Created Charles Strickland in Moon & Sixpence(Gardner).
1910 Death of German composer Carl Reinecke at age 85, in Leipzig.
1934 Birth of bass Sergio Pezzetti in Perugia. Debut as Zaccaria in Nabucco (Verdi) 1960
Teachers, Robert D'Alessio, Aldo Zeetti.
1934 Death of English music critic, author and teacher of singing Herman Klein. His brothers included Charles and Manuel Klein and Max Klein a violinist. Herman was born 23 Jul 1856 in Norwich. Teacher, Manuel Garcia Jnr
Pupil, Ruth Vincent.
1940 Birth of American pianist, composer and teacher Francis SCHWARTZ. d-NYC, JAN 2002.
1952 FP of David Diamond's Quintet for clarinet and strings, with clarinetist David Oppenheim, Nathan Gordon and Lillian Fuchs, violins, and Aaron Twerdowsky and Bernard Greenhouse, cellos, at Town Hall in NYC.
1955 Death of bass Albert Huberty. Born Feb 1881 in Belgium. Debut 1903
Teachers, Hippolyte Belhomme, Desire Demest
Pupil, Einar Norby
Created Fabio Conti in Chartreuse de Parme (Sauguet)
Sang in premiere of La Legende de St Christoph (D'Indy)
Le Jardin du Paris (Bruneau)
Roland et le mauvais garcon (Rabaud).
1960 Death of baritone Josef Herou. Born 6 Oct 1884 in Garfle. Debut as Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet) 1909
Teachers, Oskar Lejdstrom, Quadri
Sang in premiere of Arlnot (Peterson-Berger)
Resan till America (Rosenberg).
1963 FP of H. W Henze's opera Il re cervo 'The Stag King', at the Staatstheater in Kassel. Follow up of Henze's opera König Hirsch which was FP in Berlin on 24 SEP 1956. The original completed work FP in Stuttgart 7 MAY 1985.
1964 FP of John Harbison's Sinfonia with violinist Rose Mary Harbison and the Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard, Gregory Biss conducting in Cambridge, MA.
1967 Death of singing coach Frederick Cohen. Born 1905 in Bonn. Pupils, Evelyn Lear, Eileen Schauler.
1974 Death of bass Alexei Krivchenya. Born 12 Aug 1910 in Odessa. Teacher, Selyavina
Created Vershinin in Armoured Train (Kabalevsky).
1977 FP of John Harbison's Diotima for orchestra. Boston Symphony, Joseph Silverstein conducting, in Boston.
1983 Death of bass Martin Lawrence. Born 26 Sep 1909 in London. Debut 1944
Teachers, Mark Raphael, Spencer Clay, Alberto Erede
Created Don Jerome in Duenna (Gerhard)
Sang in premiere of Travallion (Philips).