May 12: Names and Notes in Music

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May 12: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Wed May 10, 2006 10:01 am

MAY 12

Births and Deaths
  • Died 1948: Isidor Achron, composer/pianist, born 11-24-1892
  • Died 1871: Daniel François Auber, composer, born 01-29-1782
  • Born 1928: Burt Bacharach, composer
  • Born 1903: Lennox Berkeley, composer, died 12-26-1989
  • Born 1877: Emma Carelli, soprano, died 08-17-1928
  • Died 2001: Perry Como, pop singer, born 05-18-1912
  • Died 1935: Andreas Dippel, tenor, born 11-30-1866
  • Born 1845: Gabriel Fauré, composer, died 11-04-1924
  • Born 1910: Felix Galimir, violinist/teacher, died 11-10-1999
  • Born 1886: Hermann Grabner, composer, died 07-03-1969
  • Born 1883: Hazel Harrison, pianist, died-??
  • Born 1909: Margaret Harshaw, soprano, died 11-07-1997
  • Died 2001: Norman Kay, composer/writer, born 01-05-1929
  • Died 1976: Rudolf Kempe, conductor, born 06-14-1910
  • Born 1916: Ellis Bonoff Kohs, composer, died 05-17-2000
  • Born 1936: Anne Koscielny, pianist/teacher
  • Died 1988: Ernest Lush, pianist/accompanist, born 01-23-1908
  • Born 1842: Jules Massenet, composer, died 08-13-1912
  • Born 1925: Patrice Munsel, soprano
  • Born 1941: Anthony Newman, organist/harpsichordist/conductor
  • Born 1910: Henry Pleasants, writer/author, died 01-04-2000 [wife of pianist Virginia Pleasants]
  • Died 1996: Margrit Schramm, soprano, born 07-21-1935
  • Died 1982: Humphrey Searle, composer/writer/author, born 08-26-1915
  • Born 1910: Giulietta Simionato, mezzo-soprano
  • Died 1884: Bedrich Smetana, composer, born 03-01-1824
  • Born 1888: Mariano Stabile, baritone, died 01-11-1968
  • Died 1943: Albert Frederic Stoessel, violinist/conductor, born 10-11-1894
  • Born 1755: Giovanni Battista Viotti, composer/violinist, died 03-03-1824
  • Died 1931: Eugéne Ysaÿe, composer/violinist, born 07-16-1858
Musical Quote for Today

"No art is more closely connected with the inner life of man than music, whose magic power steps in preciesly at the point where the positive expression of language fails."
—Ritter

What happened on this day in music history?

Gaetano Donizetti's opera L'Elisir d'Amore was first performed in 1832 featuring soprano Erminia Fezzolini.
Lance G. Hill
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When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

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