October 24th, 2012 | Published in History
OCTOBER 24 Today in classical music history
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
1633 Death of French composer Jehan Titelouze in Rouen. b-Saint Omar, 1563.
1697 FP of Andre Campra’s first opera L’Europe Galante in Paris.CD-Lully: Bourgeois gentilhomme, comĂ©die-ballet, LWV 43 LWV43; Campra: L’Europe galante
1725 Funeral service of Italian composer Alessandro Scarlatti in Naples. b-1660.
173 7 FP of Rameau’s opera Castor et Pollux at Academie de Musique in Paris. CD-Rameau: Castor & Pollux
1789 Birth of Spanish opera composer and conductor Ramon CARNICER in Tarrega. d-Madrid, 1855. Search Amazon.com for Ramon CARNICER
1799 Death of Austrian violinist and composer Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf at age 59, at Castle Rothlottia, near Neuhaus, Bohemia. b-Vienna, 2 NOV 1739. Search Amazon.com for Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
1811 Birth of German composer, conductor and pianist Ferdinand HILLER in Frankfurt am Main. In 1827 he saw Beethoven on his death bed. d-Cologne, 10 MAY 1885. Search Amazon.com for Ferdinand HILLER
1818 At the age of nine years, Felix Mendelssohn plays his first public concert, in Berlin. Search Amazon.com for Felix Mendelssohn
1848 Birth of music critic and Boston Symphony program annotator W. F. APTHORP. Search Amazon.com for W. F. APTHORP
1864 Birth of English musicologist and author of books on Bach, Charles Sanford TERRY. Search Amazon.com for Charles Sanford TERRY
1882 Birth of Hungarian Operetta composer Emmerich KALMAN in Slokok. d-Paris, 30 OCT 1953. Search Amazon.com for Emmerich KALMAN
1885 FP of Johann Strauss, Jr’s Gypsy Baron in Vienna. CD-Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron
1890 Birth of American composer Kathleen Lockhart MANNING. d-20 MAR 1954. Search Amazon.com for Kathleen Lockhart MANNING
1892 Death of German composer Robert FRANZ in Halle. b-Halle, 28 JUN 1815.
1892 Birth of French violinist Marius CASADESUS in Paris. d-Suresnes, Paris 13 OCT 1981. Uncle of Robert.
1897 Birth of American composer Lazar WEINER. d-10 JAN 1982. Search Amazon.com for Lazar WEINER
1910 FP of Victor Herbert’s Naughty Marietta in Syracuse, NY. CD-Herbert: Naughty Marietta / Byess, Ohio Light Opera, et al
1913 Birth of Italian baritone Tito GOBBI in Bassano del Grappa. d-Rome, 5 MAR 1984. Search Amazon.com for Tito GOBBI.
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1914 Birth of Latvian conductor Arvid YANSONS (Jansons) in Leipaja. d-Manchester, England 21 NOV 1984. Father of conductor Mariss Jansons. Search Amazon.com for Arvid YANSONS
1918 Death of French composer Charles Lecocq. b-Paris, 3 JUN 1832. Search Amazon.com for Charles Lecocq
1919 FP by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Walter Rothwell conducting. Search Amazon.com for Los Angeles Philharmonic.
1921 Birth of Yugoslavian soprano Sena JURINAC in Travnik, Bosnia. Search Amazon.com for Sena JURINAC.
1925 Birth of Italian composer Luciano BERIO in Oneglia. d-Rome, 27 MAY 2003. Search Amazon.com for Luciano BERIO
1929 Birth of American composer George CRUMB in Charleston, West VA. Search Amazon.com for George CRUMB
1930 FP of Albert Roussel’s Third Symphony in Boston. Koussevitsky conducting BSO. CD-Roussel: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Bacchus & Ariane Suite; Sinfonietta
1931 Birth of Russian composer Sofia GUBAIDULINA in Tchistpol, Tatarstan, East European Russia, on the Kuybyshev Reservoir. Search Amazon.com for Sofia GUBAIDULINA
1931 FP of Robert Russell Bennett’s Abraham Lincoln Symphony. Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting. CD-Bennett: Lincoln: Likeness in Symphony
1932 Birth of composer Eric KNIGHT.
1935 Birth of American harpsichordist and pianist Malcolm BILSON in Los Angeles, CA. Vita Search Amazon.com for Malcolm BILSON
1936 FP of Nikolai Miaskovsky’s Symphony No. 16, in Moscow.
1940 FP of John Alden Carpenter’s Symphony No. 1, revision. Chicago Symphony, Frederick Stock conducting. CD-Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator / Symphonies 1 & 2
1946 FP of Leonard Bernstein’s Facsimile at the Broadway Ballet Theater, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with composer conducting in NYC. CD-Bernstein Century – Bernstein: Trouble In Tahiti, Facsimile / Bernstein, New York Philharmonic
1946 FP of Henry Cowell’s Fourth Symphony, Richard Burgin conducting the Boston Symphony in Boston. Search Amazon.com for Henry Cowell
1948 Death of Hungarian composer Franz Lehar in Bad Ischl, Austria, at age 78. b-KomĂˇrom, 30 APR 1870. The Merry Widow. Search Amazon.com for Franz Lehar
1948 FP of Poulenc’s Sinfonietta. By BBC Orchestra in London. CD-Poulenc: Aubade & Sinfonietta; Hahn: Le Bal de BĂ©atrice d’Este
1949 Death of Cuban composer and violinist Joaquin Nin y Castellanos in Havana. b-Havana, 29 SEP 1879. Search Amazon.com for Joaquin Nin y Castellanos
1951 Birth of American composer George TSONTAKIS in Astoria, NY. Search Amazon.com for George TSONTAKIS
1953 Birth of American composer and organist James GUTHRIE in Portsmouth, VA.
1954 Birth of American composer and pianist Eric MOE. Search Amazon.com for Eric MOE
1955 Birth of American soprano Cheryl STUDER in Midland, MI. Search Amazon.com for Cheryl STUDER
1955 Birth of American composer Steve BUTLER.
1963 Birth of American composer John REAGER in Claremont, CA.
1970 FP of Krystof Penderecki’s Kosmogonia at UN headquarters in NYC. Search Amazon.com for Penderecki’s Kosmogonia
1971 Death of American composer Carl Ruggles in Bennington, VT at age 95. b-Marion, MA 11 MAR 1876. Search Amazon.com for Carl Ruggles
1992 FP of Libby Larsen’s After Hampton marimba concerto. Long Beach Symphony, with William Moersch and JoAnn Falleta conducting. CD-Larsen: Solo Symphony; Marimba Concerto: After Hampton
1994 FP of Harrison Birtwistle’s opera The Second Mrs. Kong at Glyndebourne. Search Amazon.com for The Second Mrs. Kong
1997 FP of Geoffrey Burgon’s Piano Concerto. Joanna MacGregor and the Singapore Symphony.
1997 FP of John Corigliano’s DC Fanfare. National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting.
2001 FP of Steve Reich’s Different Trains for orchestra. Philadelphia Orchestra, David Robertson, conducting. CD-Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint / Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny
2004 FP of John Harbison’s Songs America Loves to Sing/Variations on Common Tunes by The Atlanta Chamber Players, Atlanta, GA. Search Amazon.com for Harbison’s Songs America Loves to Sing/