May 26: Names and Notes in Music

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May 26: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Tue May 30, 2006 11:13 am

MAY 26

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1898: Ernst Bacon, composer, died 03-16-1990
  • Born 1938: William E. Bolcom, pianist/composer
  • Born 1917: Inge Borkh, soprano
  • Died 1971: Mark Brunswick, composer, born 01-06-1902
  • Died 1987: Robert Easton, bass singer, born 06-08-1898
  • Born 1890: Samuel [Samuil] Feinberg, pianist/teacher, died 10-22-1962
  • Died 1959: Ferdinand Frantz, bass-baritone, born 02-08-1906
  • Born 1893: (Sir) Eugene Goossens, conductor/composer, died 06-13-1962
  • Died 1963: Cor de Groot, pianist/composer, born 07-07-1914
  • Died 1924: Victor Herbert, composer/cellist, born 02-01-1859
  • Born 1866: Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer, died 10-23-1950
  • Born 1870: Bruno Kittel, violinist/conductor, died 03-10-1948
  • Born 1920: Peggy Lee, pop singer, died 01-21-2002
  • Born 1921: Ernst Maerzendorfer, conductor
  • Born 1935: Susann McDonald, harpist
  • Born 1904: Vlado Perlemuter, pianist/teacher, died 09-04-2002
  • Died 1999: Paul Sacher, conductor, born 04-28-1906
  • Born 1872: Leonid Sobinov, tenor, died 10-14-1934
  • Died 1953: Albert Spalding, violinist, born 08-15-1888 [of the famous Spalding sports equipment family]
  • Died 1978: Elena Stepanova, soprano, born 05-17-1891
  • Born 1938: Teresa Stratas, soprano
  • Died 1976: Maggie Teyte [Tate], soprano, born 04-17-1888
  • Died 2001: John Toll, harpsichordist/organist, born 10-01-1947
Musical Quote for Today

"There are many things in music which must be imagined without being heard. It is the intelligent hearers who are endowed with that imagination whom we should endeavor to please especially."
—C.P.E. Bach, composer [son of J. S. Bach]

What happened on this day in music history?

Igor Stravinsky's La Rossignol was premiered in Paris, France in 1914 with Pierre Monteux conducting the orchestra.
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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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