Births and Deaths
- Died 1960: Hugo Alfven, composer, born 05-01-1872
- Born 1932: Carlo Cossutta, tenor, died 01-22-2000
- Born 1921: Marie-Madeleine Duruflé, organist, died 10-05-1999 [wife of composer Maurice Duruflé]
- Born 1872: Ilona Eibenschütz, pianist, died 05-02-1967 [pupil of Clara Wieck Schumann]
- Died 1986: Georges Georgiadis, pianist, born 09-08-1912
- Born 1829: Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer/pianist, died 12-18-1869 ["America's Liszt"]
- Born 1930: Heather Harper, soprano
- Died 1996: Ludwig Hoelscher, cellist, born 08-23-1907
- Born 1945: Keith Jarrett, pianist
- Died 1991: Jean-Marie Langlais, blind organist/composer, born 02-15-1907
- Died 1991: Gaston Litaize, composer, born 08-11-1909
- Born 1947: Felicity Lott, soprano
- Died 1951: Charles Marshall, tenor, born 09-14-1885
- Died 1985: Karl Marx, composer/teacher, born 11-12-1897
- Born 1908: Martha Musial, soprano, died-??
- Died 1984: Arnoldo Rebello, pianist/teacher, born 06-07-1905
- Died 1996: Celedonio Romero, guitarist, born 03-02-1913 [father of Angel, Celedonio, Celin and Pepe Romero, all guitarists]
- Died 1991: Rudolf Serkin, pianist/teacher, born 03-28-1903 [father of pianist Peter Serkin]
- Born 1901: Vladimir Sofronitsky, pianist, died 08-29-1961 [brith via old calendar: 04-25-1901]
- Born 1950: Lepo Sumera, recording engineer/composer, died 06-01-2000
- Born 1928: William Jay Sydeman, composer
- Born 1901: Mihaly Szekeley, bass singer, died 03-23-1963
- Born 1906: David Van Vactor, composer, died 03-24-1994
- Born 1913: Maria von Ilosvay, mezzo-soprano, died 06-16-1987
"The study of the history of music, and the hearing of masterworks of different epochs, will cure one of vanity and self-adulation."
—Robert Schumann, composer
What happened on this day in music history?
In 1946, the premiere performance of Gian Carlo Menotti's opera, The Medium, was given at Columbia University in New York City. Claramae Turner participated in this world premiere.