June 26: Names in Music

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June 26: Names in Music

Post by Lance » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:29 am

JUNE 26

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1933: Claudio Abbado, conductor
  • Born 1902: Antonia Brico, conductor, died 08-03-1989 [female]
  • Died 1981: James F. Burke, cornetist, born 04-15-1923 [left-handed cornetist]
  • Died 1975: Basil Cameron, conductor, born 08-18-1884
  • Died 2001: Gina Cigna, soprano, born 03-06-1900
  • Born 1900: Richard Crooks, tenor, died 09-29-1972
  • Born 1902: Hugues Cuenod, tenor [Did he pass way? Date, anybody?]
  • Born 1928: Jacob Rafael Druckman, composer/teacher, died 05-24-1996
  • Died 1986: Dusolina Giannini, soprano, born 12-19-1900 [possible birth year: 1902]
  • Died 2002: Dolores Gray, vocalist, born 06-07-1924
  • Born 1920: Leonid Hambro, pianist/duo-pianist, died 10-23-2006 [Hambro & Zayde Duo]
  • Born 1885: Frrieda Hempel, soprano, died 10-07-1955
  • Died 1977: Sergei Lemeshev, tenor, born 07-10-1902
  • Died 1983: Ruth (Francesca Milena) Miller, soprano, born 07-01-1892
  • Died 1950: Antonina Nezhdanova, soprano, born 06-16-1873
  • Died 1945: Ernö Rapée, conductor, born 06-04-1891
  • Born 1878: Albert Siklós [Schönwald], born 04-02-1942
  • Born 1875: Riccardo Stracciari, baritone, died 10-10-1955
  • Born 1916: Giuseppe Taddei, baritone
  • Died 1982: André Tchaikovsky, pianist, born 11-01-1935 [left his head to a Shakesperean museum]
  • Died 1945: Nikolai Tcherepnin, conductor/composer, born 05-15-1873 [father of composer Alexander Tcherepnin]
  • Born 1899: Jennie Tourel [Davidovich], mezzo-soprano, died 11-23-1973
  • Born 1918: Roger Voisin, trumpeter [Boston Symphony]
  • Born 1914: Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor, died 09-08-1974
  • Born 1875: Canukke Zecjwerm, composer/inventor, died 08-07-1924
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Hugues Cuenod

Post by Jppiano » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:48 am

Hi, Lance

He is still alive!

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Post by piston » Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:18 pm

Made his debut in 1928, at a concert directed by composer Florent Schmitt;

Sung Bach's cantatas, at a concert directed by Vincent d'Indy;

Among the performers of the Swiss premiere of Stravinsky's Les Noces, conducted by Ernest Ansermet;

Part of the world premiere of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf.

Makes his debut at the Met in 1987, alongside Placido Domingo and Eva Marton, in Puccini's Turandot, at the age of 85....

Currently lives at the Chateau de Lully, 18th century castle owned by his ancestors, with Alfred Augustin, his 64 year old partner.

For his 105th anniversary, Cuenod indicated that he would probably spend the day in bed.

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Post by Lance » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:58 pm

Hi Joe and Piston ... I'm glad to know Hugues is still alive and kicking. Imagine being 105. I'd like to get there myself, still be able to hear great music, and have all my faculties. I wonder if he has a secret for longevity.
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