August 22: Names and Notes in Music

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August 22: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:04 pm


Births and Deaths
  • Died 1976: Gina Bachauer [Luisa Dorothea Bachaouer], pianist, born 05-21-1910
  • Born 1928: Byron Belt, music critic/radio panelist (Met), died 08-10-2002
  • Died 1994: Wilfried Boettcher, conductor/cellist, born 08-11-1929
  • Born 1901: Saul W. Caston, trumpeter/conductor, died 07-28-1970
  • Born 1862: Claude Achilles Debussy, composer, died 03-25-1918
  • Died 1970: Richard Frank Donovan, composer, born 11-19-1891
  • Died 1955: Edward (Olin Davenport) Downes, conductor, born 01-27-1886 [father of Edward Olin Downes]
  • Died 1942: Henry Eichheim, composer, born 01-03-1870
  • Died 1998: Sergio Fiorentino, pianist, born 12-22-1927
  • Died 2000: Rina Gigli, soprano, born 01-31-1916 [daughter of tenor Beniamino Gigli]
  • Born 1922: Ivry Gitlis, violinist
  • Born 1879: Gérard Hekking, cellist/teacher, died 06-05-1942
  • Died 1997: Mary Roscoe Hill, soprano, born 12-19-1916
  • Born 1878: Edward Johnson, tenor, died 04-20-1959
  • Born 1909: Sergius Kagen, pianist/composer/teacher, died 03-01-1964
  • Died 1967: Paola Novikova, soprano/teacher, born 1896 [teacher of tenor Nicolai Gedda and baritone George London]
  • Born 1867: Maud Powell, violinist, died 01-08-1920 [heart attack while touring]
  • Born 1900: Vása Prihóda, violinist, died 07-26-1960
  • Born 1928: Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer
  • Born 1895: Paul White, conductor/composer, died-??
Musical Quote for Today

"It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of culture."
—John Cage, composer/pianist
Lance G. Hill

When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]


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Post by oisfetz » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:14 am

Vasa Prihoda was one of the best violinist of the first half of the past century. He had a fantastic technique, good sound and a lot of guts, because he played very risky works that very few intent. His own arrengements (like "Zigeunerweisen") are excelent. Today he is almost forgotten, except to specialist on violin history.


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