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  • 1723 a Good Friday, J. S. Bach conducts the FP of his St. John Passion, at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig.
  • 1811 Beethoven finishes his Archduke Trio Op 97.
  • 1826? Birth of German mezzo-soprano and singing teacher Mathilde MARCHESI. Calve, Eames, Gerster, Garden and Melba were her famous students.d- London, 17 NOV 1913.
  • 1827 Death of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna at age 56.
  • 1827 FP of Rossini's opera Moses in Egypt.
  • 1828 FP of Schubert's Eb trio, Op 100, in Vienna.
  • 1859 Birth of Russian composer Nikolai A. SOKOLOV who taught at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. d- Petrograd, 27 MA 1922.
  • 1882 Birth of French contralto Jeanne GERVILLE-REACHE. d- NYC, 5 JAN 1915.
  • 1884 Birth of German born, Swiss pianist Wilhelm BACKHAUS. d-5 JUL 1969.
  • 1885 The new building of the Leipzig Gewandhaus opens.
  • 1894 Birth of Roumanian soprano Viorica URSULEAC. d-22 OCT 1985.
  • 1905 Birth of Belgian born, French conductor Andre CLUYTENS. d- Near Paris, 3 JUN 1967.
  • 1916 Birth of English conductor and composer Harry RABINOWITZ.
  • 1923 Birth of American bandmaster and composer James Clifton WILLIAMS in Traskwood, Arkansas. d- 12 FEB 1976.
  • 1925 Birth of French composer conductor Pierre BOULEZ in Montbrison.
  • 1938 FP of Howard Hanson's Third Symphony.
  • 1943 FP of William Schuman's cantata A Free Song based on a Walt Whitman poem. FP in Boston it won Pulitzer Prize.(Whitman died on this day in 1892 in Camden, NJ).
  • 1948 Birth of Korean violinist Kyung WHA-CHUNG in Seoul.
  • 1948 Composer Hanns Eisler deported from USA because of his links to communists.
  • 2000 Classical composer John Corigliano (KOR eh LEE AH noh) wins Oscar for his score for the film The Red Violin.

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