May 23: Names and Notes in Music

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May 23: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Sun May 28, 2006 9:51 pm

MAY 23

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1928: Rosemary Clooney, pop singer, died 06-29-2002
  • Born 1942: Joel Israel Cohen, conductor/lutenist
  • Died 1962: Marcello Cortis, bass singer, born 11-23-1915
  • Born 1923: Alicia De Larrocha, pianist
  • Born 1917: Sidney Foster, pianist/teacher, died 02-07-1977
  • Born 1912: Jean Francaix, composer, died 09-25-1997
  • Born 1933: Ingeborg Hallstein, soprano [possible birth year: 1931]
  • Died 1991: Wilhelm Kempff, pianist/teacher, born 11-25-1895
  • Died 2004: Adele Leigh, soprano, born 06-15-1928
  • Born 1923: François Lesure, scholar/author, died 06-21-2001 [Debussy biographer]
  • Born 1934: Robert A. Moog, electronic composer, died 08-21-2005 [brain tumour]
  • Born 1794: Ignaz Moscheles, pianist/composer, died 03-10-1870
  • Born 1920: Helen O'Connell, jazz singer, died 09-09-1993
  • Born 1893: Rosa Raisa [Rosa Burchstein], soprano, died 08-28-1963
  • Born 1901: Edmund Rubbra, composer, died 02-14-1986
  • Born 1879: Harold Samuel, pianist, died 01-15-1937
  • Born 1903: Joseph Schuster, cellist, died 02-16-1969 [NY Philharmonic first chair]
  • Born 1851: Antoni Stolpe, composer, died 09-07-1869
  • Born 1878: Émile Vuilermoz, music critic/poet, died 03-20-1960
  • Born 1918: Erik Werba, pianist/accompanist, died 04-09-1992
  • Born 1837: Josef Wieniawski, composer/pianist, died 11-11-1912 [brother of composer Henryk Wieniawski]
Musical Quote for Today

"Beethoven rose so far above his fellow men that he saw seas and countries, yes, suns and stars, which we cannot yet behold."
—Merz

What happened on this day in music history?

In 1814, the premier performance of Beethoven's opera Fidelio was given in Vienna, Austria.
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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