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May 31: Names and Notes in Music

Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:30 pm
by Lance
MAY 31

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1883: Frances Alda, soprano, died 09-18-1952 [possible birth year 1879]
  • Died 1927: Giuseppe Campanari, baritone, born 11-17-1855
  • Born 1908: Edith Coates, mezzo-soprano, died 01-07-1983
  • Born 1941: Kenneth Cooper, harpsichordist
  • Born 1817: Edouard-Marie Ernest Deldevez, violinist/composer/conductor, died 11-05-1897
  • Born 1912: Aflred Deller, countertenor, died 07-16-1979
  • Born 1804: Jeanne Louise Farrenc, pianist/composer, died 11-15-1875
  • Born 1892: Louis Fourestier, conductor/composer, died 09-30-1976
  • Died 1809: Franz Joseph Haydn, composer, born 03-31-1732
  • Born 1822: Rafael José Maria Hernando, composer/teacher, died 07-10-1888
  • Born 1911: Maryla Jonas, pianist, died 07-03-1959 [a great pianistic career was predicted for her by pianist Artur Rubinstein. Her few American Columbia records reveal a pianist of great talent. Her life was too brief for it to develop beyond what it did.]
  • Born 1928: Jacob Lateiner, pianist
  • Died 1939: Edgar Levintritt, musical patron, born 10-18-1873
  • Died 1953: Audrey Mildmay, soprano, born 10-18-1873
  • Died 1994: Heva Nelli, soprano, born 01-09-1909
  • Born 1924: Ida Presti, guitarist, died 04-24-1967 [wife of guitarist Alexandre Laboya]
  • Born 1922: Florence Quartararo, soprano
  • Born 1866: Vladimir Ivanovitch Rebikov, composer, died 12-01-1920
  • Died 1922: Barrington Rutland, baritone, born 01-15-1853 [sang in Gilbert & Sullivan operetta premieres]
  • Born 1936: Olivia Stapp, soprano#
  • Born 1931: Shirley Verrett [sometimes Verrett-Carter], mezzo-soprano
  • Died 1948: José Vianna da Motta, pianist/composer, born 04-22-1868 [possible death 06-01-1948]
# I have been advised by a viewer the birth date for this artist is not 1940, but 1936.

Musical Quote for Today

"But God has a few of us whom he
whispers in the ear;
The rest may reason and welcome: 'tis we
musicians know.'"
—Robert Browning, poet

What happened on this day in music history?

Apprently nothing of great importance!

Re: May 31: Names and Notes in Music

Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:43 pm
by karlhenning
Lance wrote:
  • Born 1940: Olivia Stapp, soprano
Can't Stapp the music!

Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:51 pm
by Donald Isler
David Dubal recently played Maryla Jonas' recording of a mazurka on his program here in New York on WQXR. It was wonderful.

Re: May 31: Names and Notes in Music

Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:17 pm
by Lance
karlhenning wrote:
Lance wrote:
  • Born 1940: Olivia Stapp, soprano
Can't Stapp the music!
:lol:

Well, I had the pleasure of meeting her once - and have a couple of her recordings on LP. Her accompanist was Diane Richardson, one of the finest I know of recent times, who has a home in the Binghamton area, and still teaches, I believe, at Juiliiard, with her husband, baritone David Clatworthy. Richardson was associated with the NYC Opera as well.Funny you should pick up on the name Stapp! These were very dear friends of mine during my Binghamton University years.

Re: May 31: Names and Notes in Music

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 5:41 am
by Ricordanza
Lance wrote: Died 1948: José Vianna da Motta, pianist/composer, born 04-22-1968
Hmmmmmmm...quite a different direction in life for this individual.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:19 am
by val
Vianna da Mota: Born 22/4/1868. He was a disciple of Liszt. There are some recordings of his interpretation of Liszt's Totentanz and some of his own works.

As composer he was mediocre.

Re: May 31: Names and Notes in Music

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:55 am
by Lance
Ricordanza wrote:
Lance wrote: Died 1948: José Vianna da Motta, pianist/composer, born 04-22-1968
Hmmmmmmm...quite a different direction in life for this individual.
Some of us get lucky once-in-a-while! :)