February 23: Names in Music

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February 23: Names in Music

Post by Lance » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:27 pm

FEBRUARY 23

Births and Deaths
  • Died 1931: Mario Ancona, baritone, born 02-28-1860
  • Born 1873: Dmitri Arakishvili, conductor, died 08-13-1953
  • Died 1897: Woldemar Bargiel, composer/pianist, born 10-03-1828 [Clara Wieck Schumann's half brother]
  • Born 1648: John Blow, composer/organist, died 10-01-1708
  • Born 1910: Maria Cebotari, soprano, died 06-09-1949 [possible birth 02-10-1910, possible death 04-09-1949]
  • Died 1928: Edmon Clement, tenor, born 03-28-1867 (possible birth 02-24-1928]
  • Born 1901: André D'Arkor, tenor, died 12-19-1971
  • Born 1894: Mildred Dilling, harpist, died 12-30-1982
  • Died 1934: (Sir) Edward Elgar, composer, born 06-02-1857
  • Born 1685: George Frederic Handel, composer, died 04-14-1759
  • Born 1924: Lejaren Arthur Hiller, Jr., composer
  • Born 1922: Ilse Hollweg, soprano, died 02-09-1900
  • Born 1749: Gertrud Elisabeth Mara, soprano/violin prodigy, died 01-20-1833
  • Died 1931: (Dame) Nellie Melba [Helen Mitchell], soprano, born 05-19-1859 [possible birth year 1861, doubtful]
  • Died 1918: Sophie Menter, pianist/composer, born 07-29-1846 [Liszt pupil]
  • Died 1704: Georg Muffat, composer/organist, born 06-01-1653
  • Born 1834: Ernest Nicolini [Nicolas], tenor, died 01-19-1898 [husband of soprano Adelina Patti]
  • Died 1914: Adolf Prosniz, pianist/teacher, born 12-02-1829 [pupil of Porksch]
  • Died 2001: (Dame) Ruth Railton, youth orchestra founder, born 12-14-1915
  • Born 1886: Albert Sammons, violinist, died 08-24-1957
  • Died 1969: Constantin Silvestri, conductor, born 05-13-1913
  • Died 1972: Michael Taube, conductor, born 03-13-1890
  • Born 1882: Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, died 01-09-1969
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