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Heritage Calendar

The Heritage Calendar was conceived as an online tool that can help us remember and rediscover all the great bassist, composers and bass events from our past. It may be perceived as a Hall of Fame listing, as well a device that can popularize the bass history. It may also be used to help us define important anniversaries for the years to come.

The calendar offers the following categories of entries: the birthday listing of all bassist who have made a lasting contribution, the birthday listing of important composers of bass music, the birthday listing of other great composers who have left a mark on bass heritage, the premieres of important solo pieces, the premieres of chamber music with bass and the important orchestra, oratorio, opera and ballet premieres. Included are also jazz bassists, electric bass players and even present-day pop music icons who have been associated with bass instrument.

Should you be aware of any other important bass personality, or a date of an important bass event that is not listed here, please send us a memo and we will be happy to include it here.





January

January 1

1862 – born: Max Dauthage

January 2

1912 – born: André Ameller in Arnaville, Meurthe et Moselle, France

January 4

1910 – born: Parks Grant in Cleveland, OH, US

1938 – born: Olli Kosonen in Helsinki, Finland

January 7

1936 – born: Eldee Young in Chicago, US

January 9

1819 – born: František Gregora in Netolice, Bohemia

January 11

1875 – born: Reinhold Glière in Kiev, Ukraine

January 19

1787 – premiere: Symphony no. 38 “Prague” by Mozart in Prague

1919 – born: Israel Crosby in Chicago, US

January 22

1924 – born: Alfred Planyavsky in Vienna, Austria

January 23

1861 – born: František Černý in Pardubice, Bohemia

January 24

1782 – born: Friedrich Hofmeister (publisher) in Strehla, Germany

January 25

1891 – born: Wellman Braud in St. James Parish, Louisiana, US

1928 – born: Andrzej Cwojdziński in Jaworznie, Poland

January 26

1748 – born: Emanuel Förster in Niederstaina, Saxony, Germany

1911 – premiere: “Der Rosenkavalier” by R. Strauss

1945 – premiere: concerto op. 64 by Thomas de Hartmann

January 27

1756 – born: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, Austria

1906 – born: Radamés Gnattali in Porto Alegre, Brazil

January 28

1918 – born: Ferdinand Maresh in Ohio, US

January 29

1715 – born: Georg Christoph Wagenseil in Vienna, Austria

January 31

1797 – born: Franz Schubert in Vienna, Austria

1943 – born; Knut Guettler in Oslo, Norway



February

February 1

1893 – premiere: “Manon Lascaut” by Giaccomo Puccini in Turin, Italy

1896 – premiere: “La Bohème” by Giacomo Puccini in Turin, Italy

1916 – premiere: “The Inextinguishable” Symphony by Carl Nielsen

February 2

1843 – premiere: Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner in Dresden, Germany

1890 – premiere: Symphony no. 8 by Antonin Dvorak in Prague, Bohemia

1892 – born: Alexandr Milushkin (Saratov Region, Russia)

February 3

1736 – born: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger in Klosterneuburg, Austria

February 5

1887 – premiere: Ottelo by Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy

February 6

1983 – premiere: Concerto by Eldon Obrecht

February 7

1792 – born: Johann Hindle in Vienna, Austria

1832 – born: Gaetano Negri in Naples, Italy

1926 – born: Pierre Villette (composer) in 1926 Duclair, Normandy, France

February 8

1907 – premiere: Chamber Symphony Op. 9 by Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna

February 9

1808 – born: Luigi Ghirelli in Bologna, Italy

1885 – born: Alban Berg in Vienna, Austria

1893 – premiere: “Falstaff” by Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy

February 10

1881 – premiere: “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach in Paris, France

1888 – born: Luigi Ratiglia in Tricase, Italy

February 11

1851 – born: Vendelín Sládek in Zlatníky, Bohemia

1874 – born: Max Kunze in Roßwein bei Dresden, Germany

1903 – premiere: Symphony no. 9 by Anton Bruckner in Vienna, Austria

February 12

1913 – born: Warren Benfield in Allentown, PA, US

1924 – premiere: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin in New York, US

February 13

1926 – born: Barney Childs in Spokane, WA, US

February 14

1881 – born: Henri O’Kelly in Paris, France

1920 – born: Jack Lesberg in Boston, MA, US

1933 – born: Bertram Turetzky in Norwich, CT, US

February 15

1807 – born: Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (composer) in Volhinia, Ukraine

1847 – born: Robert Fuchs (composer) in Frauental an der Laßnitz, Austria

February 16

1903 – born: Alec Wilder (composer) in Rochester, NY, US

February 17

1858 – born: Artemio Dall’Aglio in Parma, Italy

1859 – premiere: “Un Ballo in Maschera” by Giuseppe Verdi in Rome, Italy

1889 – premiere: Symphony in D minor by Cesar Frank in Paris, France

1904 – premiere: “Madam Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini in Milan, Italy

February 18

1855 – born: Ludwig E. Manoly in Teresianopel, Hungary

1869 – premiere: German Requiem by Johannes Brahms in Leipzig, Germany

February 19

1743 – born: Luigi Boccherini in Lucca, Italy

February 20

1816 – premiere: “Il Barbiere de Seviglia” by Gioachino Rossini in Rome, Italy.

1827 – premiere: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” overture by Felix Mendelssohn in Szczecin, Poland

February 21

1920 – premiere: “Le Boef sur le Toît” by Darius Milhaus in Paris, France

February 22

1878 – premiere: Symphony no. 4 by Tchaikovsky in Moscow, Russia

February 23

1685 – born: Georg Frideric Handel in Halle, Germany

1854 – premiere: “Les Préludes” by Franz List in Weimar, Germany

February 24

1876 – premiere: “Peer Gynt” suite by Edvard Grieg in Oslo, Norway

1879 – born: Herman Reinshagen in New Jersey, US

February 25

1905 – premiere: Concerto by Koussevitzky in Moscow, Russia

1922 – premiere: “Le Carnaval des Animaux” by Camille Saint-Saëns in Paris, France

February 26

1899 – premiere: Symphony no. 6 by Anton Bruckner in Vienna, Austria

1935 – premiere: Symphony no. 1 by Georges Bizet, in Basel, Switzerland

February 27

1814 – premiere: Symphony no. 8 by Beethoven in Vienna, Austria.

1879 – premiere: Polovetsian Dances by Alexander Borodin in St. Petersburg, Russia.

February 28

1853 – born: Albert Wolschke in Ortrand, Germany

February 29

1792 – born: Gioachino Rossini in Pesaro, Italy



March

March 1

1829 – born: Wilhelm Sturm in Gloine [Kreis Jerichow], Germany

March 2

1824 – born: Bedřich Smetana in Litomyšl, Bohemia

March 3

1825 – born: Eustachio Pinetti,

1842 – premiere: “Scottish” Symphony by F. Mendelssohn in Leipzig, Germany.

1875 – premiere: “Carmen” opera by G. Bizet in Paris, France.

1899 – premiere: “Ein Heldenleben” op. 40 by Richard Strauss in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1936 – died: Theodor Albin Findeisen

1928 – born: Pierre Michelot in Saint-Denis, Paris, France

1943 – premiere: Variations for Orchestra by Anton von Webern in Wintherthur, Austria.

March 4

1678 – born: Antonio Vivaldi in Venice, Italy

March 5

1887 – born: Heitor Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

March 6

1763 – born: Giacomo Carloni in Parma, Italy

1853 – premiere: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi in Venice, Italy.

1927 – premiere: Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 by Prokofiev in Moscow

March 7

1875 – born: Maurice Ravel in Ciboure, France

March 8

1791 – Premiere: “Per Questa Bella Mano by” W.A. Mozart in Vienna

1898 – Premiere: “Don Quixote” by R. Strauss in Cologne, Germany

1902 – premiere: Symphony no. 2 by Jean Sibelius in Helsinki, Finland

March 9

1886 – premiere: “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns

1910 – born: Samuel Barber in West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

March 10

1892 – born: Arthur Honegger in Le Havre, France.

March 11

1851 – premiere: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi in Venice

1921 – born: Astor Piazzolla in Mar del Plata, Argentina

2002 – died: Ludwig Streicher

March 12

1927 – born: Georg Hörtnagel in Munchen, Germany

1931 – born: François Rabbath in Aleppo, Syria

March 13

1914 – born: Bob Haggard in New York City, US

March 14

1816 – born: Josef Hrabe in Prague, Bohemia

March 16

1870 – premiere: Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky in Moscow, Russia

1917 – born: Alvin Redrick Raglin “Junior” in Omaha, US

March 17

1918 – born: Henrik Lindemann in Oslo, Norway

March 18

1844 – born: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov in Tikhvin, Russia

1876 – premiere: Quintet No.2, Op. 77 by Antonin Dvorak in Prague, Bohemia

March 19

1892 – premiere: “The Nutcracker Suite” for Orchestra op. 71a by P.I. Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg , Russia

March 20

1880 – born: Franz Josef Moser in Vienna, Austria

March 21

1839 – born: Modest Musorgsky in Toropets, Russia

1839 – premiere: Symphony no. 8 “The Great” by Franz Schubert in Leipzig, Germany

March 22

1931 – born: Rodion Azarkhin in Kharkiv, USSR

March 23

1750 – born: Johann Matthias Sperger in Valtice, Bohemia

1783 – premiere: Symphony no. 35 “Haffner” by Mozart in Vienna, Austria

March 24

1872 – born: Edouard Nanny in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

March 25

1881 – born: Béla Bartók in Sânnicolau Mare, Romania

March 27

1926 – born: John Mathews in Birmingham, Michigan, US

March 31

1685 – born: Johann Sebastian Bach in Eisenach, Germany



April

April 1

1873 – born: Sergei Rachmaninoff in Great Novgorod, Russia

2006 – premiere: Concerto for Bass Viol by John Harbison in Toronto, Canada

April 2

1800 – premiere: Septet in E-flat, Op. 20 by Beethoven in Vienna

1800 – premiere: Symphony no. 1 by Beethoven in Vienna

1803 – born: Franz Lachner in Rain, Germany

April 3

1906 – born: Billy Taylor in Washington, D.C., US

1936 – born: Scott LaFaro in Newark, NJ, US

April 4

1870 – born: Vito Allegri (Parma Bass School)

1905 – born: Eugène Bozza in Nice, France

April 5

1755 – born: Vincenc Václav Mašek in Zwikowetz, Bohemia

1784 – born: Louis Spohr in Braunschweig, Germany

1803 – Premiere: Symphony no. 2 by Beethoven in Vienna

1874 – premiere: “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauß Jr.in Vienna, Austria

April 7

1726 – born: Charles Burney in Shrewsbury, England

1763 – born: Domenico Dragonetti in Venice, Italy

1805 – premiere: Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” by Beethoven in Vienna

April 8

1894 – premiere: Symphony no. 5 by Bruckner in Vienna

April 9

1717 – born: Matthias Georg Monn in Vienna

April 10

1707 – born: Michel Corrette in Rouen, France

April 11

1872 – born: Lebrecht Goedecke in Gross-Quenstedt bei Halberstadt, Germany

1916 – born: Alberto Ginastera in Buenost Aires, Argentina

1917 – born: Francis Athelstone Baines in Oxford, Great Britain

April 12

1864 – born: Ugo Marchetti in Imola, Italy

April 13

1742 – premiere: “Messiah” oratorio by G. F. Handel in Dublin

April 14

1907 – born: Alfeo Gigli in Modigliana, Italy

April 15

1729 – premiere: St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach in Leipzig, Germany.

April 18

1906 – born: František Hertl in Zbůch of Plzeň, Bohemia

1906- born: Rudolf Malarić in Budapest, Hungary

April 19

1774 – premiere: “Iphigenie in Aulis” by C.W. Gluck in Paris, France.

1840 – born: Friedrich Schlufter in Jecha bei Sonderhausen, Germany

April 21

1918 – premiere: “Classical Symphony” by Sergey Prokofiev in St. Petersburg, Russia

1925 – born: Carline Ray in New York City, US

April 22

1757 – born: Alessandro Rolla in Pavia, Italy

1922 – born: Charles Mingus in Nogales, Arizona, US

1935 – born: Paul Chambers in Pittsburgh, PA, US

April 24

1801 – premiere: “The Seasons” oratorio by J. Haydn in Vienna, Austria

1860 – born: Carl Gianicelli in Gaming, Lower Austria

1889 – born: Hans Fryba in Reisenberg, Austria

1921 – born: Aaron Bell in Muskogee, Oklahoma, US

April 25

1926 – premiere: “Turandot” opera by G. Puccini in Milan, Italy

April 26

1749 – premiere: Music for the Royal Fireworks by F. Handel in London, England

1808 – born: August Müller in Darmstadt, Germany

1950 – premiere: Hidemith’s sonata for Double Bass and Piano

April 27

1891 – born: Sergey Prokofiev in Sontsovka, Eastern Ukraine

April 29

1803 – born: Joseph Karl Kühn in Elbing, Prussia (now Poland)

1899 – born: Duke Ellington in Washington, DC, USA

1936 – born: Zubin Mehta in Mumbai, India

April 30

1923 – born: Percy Heath in Wilmington, North Carolina, US



May

May 1

1786 – premiere: “Le Nozze di Figaro” by W.A. Mozart in Vienna, Austria

1851 – born: Ludvig Hegner in Copenhagen, Danemark

1907 – born: Hayes Alvis in Chicago, Illinois, US

May 2

1952 – premiere: “Peter and the Wolf” op. 67, by Sergey Prokofiev in Moscow, Russia

May 3

1923 – Premiere: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky in Ravel’s orchestration – in Paris, France.

May 4

1804 – born: Anton Sláma in Prague, Bohemia

1937 – born: Ron Carter in Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.

May 5

1906 – born: Reidar Furu in Høvik Verk – Bærum, Norway

May 6

1915 – born: George Perle in Bayonne, NJ, US

1981 – premiere: “Angel of Dusk” bass concerto by Einojuhani Rautavaara in Helsinki, Finland

May 7

1824 – premiere: Symphony no. 9 by Beethoven in Vienna

1833 – born: Johannes Brahms in Hamburg, Germany

1871 – born: Vojta Kuchynka in Nove Straseci, Bohemia

1840 – born: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Votkinsk, Russia

May 8

1745 – born: Carl Stamitz in Mannheim, Germany

1924 – premiere: “Pacific 231” by Arthur Honegger in Paris, France

1938 – premiere: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto by Igor Stravinsky in Washington D.C., USA

May 9

1868 – premiere: Symphony no. 1 by Anton Bruckner in Linz, Austria

May 12

1739 – born: Johann Baptist Vanhal in Neu Nechanitz, East Bohemia

1754 – born: Franz Anton Hoffmesiter in Rottenburg am Neckar, Austria

1872 – born: Claude Hobday in Faversham, Kent, United Kingdom

1887 – born: Iosif Frantsevich Gertovich in Vilnus, Latvia

1935 – born: Gary Peacock in Burley, Idaho, US

May 13

1833 – premiere: Symphony no. 4 “The Italian” by Felix Mendelssohn in London, England

1930 – born: Erik Moseholm in Fredericia, Denmark

May 14

1966 – premiere: “Concerto per Corde” by Alberto Ginastera in Caracas, Venezuela

May 15

1908 – born: Lars Erik Larsson in Åkarp, Sweden

1920 – premiere: “Pulcinella” by Stravinsky in Paris, France

May 16

1927 – born: Paul Angerer (composer) in Vienna, Austria

1945 – born: Michael Moore in Glen Este, Ohio

May 17

1850 – born: Antonio Scontrino in Trapani, (Sicily) Italy

1932 – born: David Izenzon in Pittsburgh, US

May 18

1906 – born: Frederick Zimmermann in New York City, US

1919 – born: Roger Scott in Brooklyn, New York, US

May 19

1859 – born: Johann Geißel in Pardubitz, Bohemia

1886 – premiere: Symphony no. 3 “Organ Symphony” by Camille Saint-Saëns in London

1892 – born: Pops Foster in McCall, Louisiana, US

1917 – born: Abe Luboff in Chicago, Illinois, US

May 22

1813 – born: Richard Wagner in Leipzig, Germany

May 23

1794 – born: Ignaz Moscheles in Prague, Bohemia [composed Grand Septour]

1880 – born: Guido Gallignani in Lugo di Romagna, Italy ( +BHB 150523)

1912 – born: Jean Françaix in Le Mans, France

May 24

1911 – born: Carleen Maley Hutchins in Springfield, Massachusetts, US

May 26

1915 – born: Samuel Kolstein in Manhattan, New York City, US

May 27

1906 – premiere: Symphony no. 6 by Gustav Mahler in Essen, Germany

1946 – born: Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen in Osted, Zealand, Denmark

May 30

1846 – born: Oswald Schwabe in Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany

1866 – premiere: “The Bartered Bride” opera by B. Smetana in Prague, Bohemia



June

June 1

1763 – born: Antonio Dall’Occa in Bologna, Italy

June 2

1857 – born: Edward Elgar in Broadheath, United Kingdom

1937 – premiere: Lulu by Alban Berg in in Zürich, Switzerland

1953 – premiere: “Variaciones Concertantes” by Alberto Ginastera in Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 3

1914 – Carl Nielsen’s “Serenata in Vano” premiered in Nykøbing Falster, Danemark

1921 – born: Herman Burkhart in Brooklyn, NY, USA

June 4

1928 – born: Teddy Kotick in Haverhill, Massachusetts, US

June 5

1870 – born: Eugen Uhlig in Ehrenfriedersdorf, Germany

June 6

1920 – born: Eldon Obrecht in Rolfe, Iowa, US

June 8

1773 – born: Pierre Chénier in Paris, France

1810 – born: Robert Schumann in Zwickau, Germany

1937 – premiere: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in Frankfurt, Germany

June 9

1902 – premiere: Symphony no. 3 by Gustav Mahler in Krefeld, Germany

June 10

1865 – premiere: “Tristan und Isolde” by Richard Wagner in Munich, Germany

1902 – born: Peter Schwarz (composer), Vienna, Austria

1935 – born: Lucas Drew, Richmond, VA, USA

June 11

1864 – born: Richard Strauss in Munich, Germany

June 13

1911 – premiere: “Pétroushka” by Igor Sravinsky in Paris, France

June 17

1882 – born: Igor Stravinsky in Lomonosov, Russia

June 18

1757 – born: Ignaz Pleyel in Ruppersthal, Austria

1818 – born: Charles Gounod in Paris, France

1821 – premiere: Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber in Berlin, Germany

1905 – born: Edouard Tubin in Kallaste, Estonia

1942 – born: Paul McCartney (Beatles) in Liverpool, United Kingdom

June 19

1717 – born: Johann Stamitz in Havlíčkův Brod, Bohemia

1865 – born: Josef Schmid in Wernstein, Austria

1899 – premiere: “Enigma Variations” by Edward Elgar in London, England

June 20

1819 – born: Jaques Offenbach in Cologne, Germany

June 21

1868 – premiere: “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” by Richard Wagner in Munich, Germany

1890 – premiere: “Death and Transfiguration”, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss

1932 – born: Jamil Nasser in Memphis, Tennessee, US

June 23

1907 – born: Victor Serventi in Algiers, Algeria

1910 – born: Milt Hinton in Vicksburg, Mississippi, US

June 26

1747 – born: Leopold Kozeluch in Velvary, Bohemia

1788 – completed: Symphony no. 39 by Mozart in Vienna

1870 – premiere: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner in Munich, Germany

1912 – premiere: Symphony no. 9 by Gustav Mahler in Vienna, Austria

1920 – born: Ludwig Streicher in Vienna, Austria

June 30

1884 – born: Anton Torello in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Spain



July

July 1

1915 – born: Willie Dixon in Vicksburg, Mississippi, US

1926 – born: Hans Werner Henze in Gütersloh, Germany

July 2

1714 – born: Christoph Willibald von Gluck in Berching, Germany

July 3

1889 – born: Oskar Geier in Roßleben, Germany

July 4

1867 – born: Karel Kukla in Janeće, Bohemia

July 7

1757 – born: Giuseppe Andreoli in Milan, Italy

1860 – born: Gustav Mahler in Kaliště, Bohemia

1911 – born: Gian Carlo Menotti in Cadegliano-Viconago, Italy

July 9

1879 – born: Ottorino Respighi in Bologna, Italy

July 10

1778 – born: Sigismund Neukomm in Salzburg, Austria

1832 – born: Auguste Warlimont in Liege, Belgium.

1895 – born: Carl Orff in Munich, Germany

1924 – born: Major Holley in Detroit, Michigan, US

July 13

1928 – born: Leroy Vinnegar in Indianapolis, Indiana, US

July 16

1782 – premiere: “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” by W.A. Mozart in Vienna, Austria

July 19

1916 – born: Ernie Shepard in Beaumont, Texas, US

July 20

1925 – born: Michel Perrault (composer) in Montreal, Canada

July 22

1871 – born: Italo Caimmi in Cesenatico, Italy

1928 – born: Keter Betts in Port Chester, NY, US

July 23

1796 – born: Franz Berwald in Stockholm, Sweden

July 24

1880 – born: Ernest Bloch in Geneva, Switzerland

1894 – born: Ludvig Juht in Väägvere, Estonia

July 25

1788 – completed: Symphony no. 40 by Mozart

July 26

1809 – born: Carlo Montanari in Parma, Italy

1874 – born: Serge Koussevitzky in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia

1882 – premiere: Parsifal by Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, Germany

July 27

1784 – born: George Onslow in Clermont-Ferrand, France

1959 – premiere: Nonet (H. 374) by Bohuslav Martinu in Salzburg

July 31

1913 – born: Anatoly Bogatyrev in Vitebsk, Belorussia



August

August 1

1755 – born: Antonio Capuzzi in Brescia, Italy

1840 – born: Franz Simandl in Blatno, Bohemia

1845 – born: Vasiliĭ Aleksandrovich Zhdanov in Russia

1923 – born: Edward Krolick in Rochester, New York, US

August 3

1829 – premiere: “Guillaume Tell” by Giocchino Rossini in Paris, France

August 4

1900 – born: Georges Edmond Moleux in France

August 6

1937 – born: Charlie Haden in Shenandoah, Iowa, US

August 7

1881 – born: Vaclav Jiskra in Žinkovech, Bohemia

1908 – born: Manuel Verdeguer in Valencia, Spain

August 9

1890 – born: Sándor Jemnitz in Budapest, Hungary

August 10

1788 – completed: Symphony no. 41 “Jupiter” by Mozart

1872 – born: Bill Johnson in Talladega, Alabama, US

August 13

1913 – born: Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatyrev  in Vitebsk, Belarus

August 14

1738 – born: Leopold Hofmann in Vienna, Austria

August 16

1876 – premiere: “Siegfried” by Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, Germany

August 17

1876 – premiere: “Götterdämmerung” by Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, Germany

1920 – born: George Duvivier in New York City, US

August 18

1750 – born: Antonio Salieri in Legnago, Republic of Venice

August 19

1881 – born: George Enescu in Botoşani, Romania

                1908 – born: Al Morgan in New Orleans, US

August 20

1880 – premiere: “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky in Moscow, Russia

August 21

1917 – born: Rodney Richardson in New Orleans, US

August 22

1862 – born: Claude Debussy in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

1919 – born: František Pošta in Lány, Chehoslovakia

August 23

1847 – born: Gustav Laska in Prague, Bohemia

August 25

1885 – born: Rudolf Tulaček in Jicin, Bohemia

1918 – born: Leonard Bernstein in Lawrence, Massachusetts, US

August 26

1687 – born: Willem de Fesch in Alkmaar, Netherlands

1726 – born: Karl Kohaut in Vienna, Austria

1869 – born: Ludwig Moser (composer) in Linz, Austria

August 28

1850 – premiere: Lohengrin by Richard Wagner in Weimar, Germany

August 29

1875 – born: Adolf Míšek in Modletín, Bohemia

August 30

1769 – born: Bonifazio Asioli in Correggio, Italy

August 31

1928 – premiere: “Die Dreigroschenoper” by Kurt Weill in Berlin, Germany



September

September 1

1883 – born: Josep Cervera Bret in Peralada, Spain

September 3

1915 – born: Alpert Trigger in Indianapolis, Indiana, US

September 4

1804 – born: Achille Gouffé in Pontoise, France

1824 – born: Anton Bruckner in Ansfelden, Austria

1892 – born: Michael Krasnopolsky in Russia

1892 – born: Darius Milhaud in Marseilles, France

September 5

1912 – born: John Cage in Los Angeles, California, US

September 7

1839 – born: Tullo Battioni in Parma, Italy

1924 – born: Hugh Aitken in New York, US

September 8

1841 – born: Antonín Dvořák in Nelahozeves, Bohemia

1923 – born: Wilbur Ware in Chicago, US

September 9

1898 – born: Gaston Dufresne in Lille, France

September 11

1935 – born: Arvo Pärt in Paide, Estonia

September 13

1874 – born: Arnold Schoenberg in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

September 14

1737 – born: Michael Haydn in Rohrau, Austria

1918 – born: Cachao – Israel López Valdés in Havana, Cuba

September 16

1755 – born: Kark Wach in Löbau, Germany

September 20

1832 – born: Johan Joseph Abert in Kochowitz, Bohemia

1877 – born: Eduard Madenski in Vienna, Austria

1927 – born: Red Mithcell in New York City, US

September 21

1910 – born: Oscar Zimmerman in Philadelphia, PA, US

1914 – born: Slam Stwerat in Englewood, New Jersey, US

September 23

1928 – born: Jimmy Woode in Philadelphia, PA, US

September 24

1804 – born: Achille Gouffé in Pontoise, France

September 25

1741 – born: Václav Pichl in Bechyně, Bohemia.

1866 – born: Giuseppe Marangoni in Lugo di Romagna, Italy

September 28

1918 – premiere: Histoire du soldat by Stravinsky in Lausanne.

September 30

1897 – born: Fabien Sevitzky in Wishny Wolotchok, Russia

1922 – born: Oscar Pettiford in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, US



October

October 1

1881 – born: Theodor Albin Findeisen in Zeitz, Germany

Ocotber 2

1951 – born: Sting (Gordon Matthew Sumner) in Wallsend, England

October 3

1885 – born: Vladimir Bakaleinikoff (composer) in Moscow, Russia

October 4

1772 – born: François-Louis Perne in Paris, France

1815 – born: Jozef Wladyslaw Krogulski (composer) in Tarnów, Poland

October 5

1918 – born: Jimmie Blanton in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US

October 6

1767 – born: Gottlieb Graupner in Hannover, Germany

October 8

1939 – born: Aladár Pege in Budapest, Hungary

October 9

1912 – born: Konrad Siebach in Pausa, Germany

1835 – born: Camille Saint-Saëns in Paris, France

October 10

1813 – born: Giuseppe Verdi in Le Roncole, Italy

1830 – born: A.C. White in Canterbury, England

October 11

1929 – born: Luděk Hulan in Prague, Czech Republic

October 12

1872 – born: Ralph Vaughan Williams (composer) in Down Ampney, England

October 13

1926 – born: Ray Brown in Indianapolis, IN, US

October 14

1753 – born: Anton Dimmler in Manheim, Germany

October 19

1810 – born: Charles Labro in Ardennes, France

October 23

1877 – born: Václav Bech in Lounky, Bohemia

October 24

1920 – born: Wendell Marshall in St. Louis, Missouri, US

October 25

1801 – born: Luigi Anglois in Torino, Italy

1918 – born: Chubby Jackson in New York City, US

October 28

1893 – premiere: Symphony no. 6 “Pathétique” by P.I. Tchaikovsky

1915 – premiere: “Alpine Symphony“, Op. 64 by R. Strauss

Ocotber 30

1944 – premiere: “Appalachian Spring“ by Aaron Copland in Washington, DC, USA



November

November 2

1739 – born: Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf in Vienna, Austria

November 4

1919 – born: Joe Benjamin in Atlantic City, New Jersey, US

November 5

1895 – premiere: ”Till Eulenspiegel” by R. Strauss in Cologne, Germany

November 6

1888 – premiere: Symphony no. 5 by P. I. Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg

November 10

1872 – born: Mikhail Bukinik in Dubno, Ukraine

November 11

1889 – premiere: “Don Juan“, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss

November 12

1945 – premiere: “Ode to the End of the War” by Prokofiev in Moscow

November 14

1900 – born: Aaron Copland in Brooklyn, NY, USA

1924 – born: Sam Jones in Jacksonville, Florida, US

November 16

1888 – born: Burnet Tuthill in New York City, US

1895 – born: Paul Hindemith in Hanau, Germany

November 18

1786 – born: Henry Rowley Bishop in London, United Kingdom

November 19

1843 – born: Abelardo Lauger in Parma, Italy

1856 – born: Friedrich Warnecke in Hannover, Germany

November 20

1889 – premiere: Symphony no. 1 “Titan” by Mahler in Budapest, Hungary

1941 – born: Gary Karr in Los Angeles, California, US

November 21

1908 – born: Jindrich Piacek in Malenovice, Bohemia

November 22

1925 – born: Gunther Schuller in New York City, US

1928 – premiere: “Boléro” by Maurice Ravel in Paris, France.

November 24

1936 – premiere: “Romeo and Juliet“ Orchestral Suite no. 1 in Moscow, Russia

November 27

1896 – premiere: “Also sprach Zarathustra“, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss

November 28

1784 – baptized: Ferdinand Ries in Bonn, Germany

November 29

1825 – born: Victor Verrimst in Paris, France

1916 – born: Valentino Bucchi in Florence , Italy



December

December 4

1871 – born: Adolf Lotter in Prague, Bohemia

December 3

1911 – born: Nino Rota (composer) at Milan, Italy

1917 – born: Anthony Bianco in New Haven, Connecticut, US

December 5

1830 – premiere: “Symphonie Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz in Paris, France

1837 – premiere: “Requiem” by Hector Berlioz in Paris, France (requiries 18 double basses)

1934 – born: Art Davis in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

December 7

1840 – born: Hermann Goetz (composer) in Königsberg, Germany

December 8

1813 – premiere: Symphony no. 7 by Beethoven in Vienna

1908 – premiere: Symphony no. 2 “Resurrection” by Mahler in New York City, US

December 10

1822 – born: Cesar Franck in Liège, Belgium.

December 11

1803 – born: Hector Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André, France

1880 – born: Louis Winsel (bassist) in Collme, Germany

December 12

1886 – born: Joseph Prunner in Graz, Austria

December 13

1933 – born: Walter Booker in Prairie View, Texas, US

December 16

1893 – premiere: Symphony no. 9 “New World” by Dvorak in New York

December 17

1770 – baptised: Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, Germany

1865 – premiere: “Unfinished Symphony” by Franz Schubert in Vienna, Austria

December 18

1892 – premiere: “The Nutcracker” ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg, Russia

1908 – born: Paul Toenniges in DeKalb, Illinois, US

December 21

1921 – born: Julius Levine in Brooklyn, NY, US

December 22

1808 – premiere: Symphony no. 5 by Beethoven in Vienna, Austria

1821 – born: Giovanni Bottesini in Crema, Italy

1874 – born: Isaia Billé in Fermo, Italy

1922 – premiere: Pulcinella Suite by Stravinsky in Boston

December 25

1918 – born: Eddie Safranski in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

December 30

1877 – premiere: Symphony no. 2 by Johannes Brahms in Vienna



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Posted: June 21, 2015