May 25: Names and Notes in Music

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May 25: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Tue May 30, 2006 11:04 am

MAY 25

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1888: Anatol Alexandrov, composer, died 04-16-1982
  • Born 1898: Margarete Bäumer, soprano, died 12-??-1969
  • Born 1937: Franco Bonisolli, tenor, died 10-29-2003
  • Died 2001: Delme Bryn-Jones, baritone, born 03-28-1935
  • Died 1926: Juan Cassadó, organist/composer, born 09-30-1867
  • Died 1917: Eduoard de Reszke, bass singer, born 12-22-1853 [brother of tenor Jean de Reszke]
  • Died 1942: Emanuel Feuermann, cellist, born 11-22-1902
  • Died 1985: Jules Gentil, pianist, born 02-10-1898
  • Born 1459: Paul Hofhamier, composer/organist, died 1537
  • Died 1934: Gustav Holst, composer, born 09-21-1874 [father of Imogen Holst]
  • Died 1916: Alma Hulting, soprano, born 09-15-1867
  • Died 1991: Gunnar Johansen, pianist/organist/teacher, born 01-21-1906
  • Died 2005: Ruth [Meckler] Laredo, pianist, born 11-20-1937 [once wife of violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo]
  • Born 1898: Mischa Levitzki, pianist/composer, died 01-02-1941
  • Died 1969: Douglas Moore, composer, born 08-10-1893 [Ballad of Baby Doe opera]
  • Died 1985: Julian Olevsky, violinist, born 05-07-1926
  • Died 1981: Rosa Ponselle [Ponzillo], soprano, born 01-22-1897 [sister of contralto Carmella Ponselle]
  • Born 1917: Heinz Rehfuss, bass-baritone
  • Died 1995: Adelaide Saraceni, soprano, born 11-26-1895
  • Born 1929: Beverly ("Bubbles") Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], soprano
  • Born 1849: Thomas (Greene) Wiggins, pianist/composer, died 06-13-1908 ["Blind Tom"]
  • Died 1964: Vassily A. Zolotarev, composer, born 03-07-1873
Musical Quote for Today

"The masterworks of the past should be the standard of the works of the present."
—Robert Franz, composer (1815-1892)
[Do you think this pronouncement is holding true? —Ed.]

What happened on this day in music history?

In 1878, the first performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore, was premiered at the Opéra Comique Theater in London, England.
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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