April 1: Names in Music

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April 1: Names in Music

Post by Lance » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:36 pm

APRIL 1 ["April Fools Day" (USA)]

Births and Deaths
  • Died 1958: Bretislav Bakala, composer/conductor, born 02-12-1897 [pupil of Leos Janacek]
  • Born 1921: William Laurence Bergsma, composer
  • Died 2004: Ward Botsford, record producer/CMG founder, born 06-22-1927
  • Born 1926: Charles Bressler, countertenor
  • Died 1958: David Broekman, conductor, born 05-13-1899
  • Born 1866: Ferruccio Busoni, pianist/composer/teacher, died 07-27-1924
  • Born 1906: Lucette Descaves, pianist, died 04-15-1993
  • Born 1924: Robert Gerle, violinist/teacher, died 10-29-2005
  • Born 1937: Ralph Holmes, violinist, died 09-04-1984
  • Died 1917: Scott Joplin, pianist/composer [rag music], born 11-24-1868
  • Born 1901: Boris Koutzen, composer, died 12-10-1966
  • Born 1920: Henri Legay, tenor, died 09-16-1992 [possible birth: 07-01-1920]
  • Born 1970: Shira Rabin, violinist
  • Born 1873: Sergei Rachmaninoff, pianist/composer/conductor, died 03-28-1943 [American citizen 1943]
  • Born 1636: Gregory Daniel Speer, composer, died 11-15-1787
  • Died 2004: Denis (William) Stevens, conductor/musicologist, born 03-02-1922
  • Died 1993: Nicanor Zabaleta, harpist, born 01-07-1907
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Post by rasputin » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:02 pm

Curious. Sergey get his american citezenship.and died. Cause and consecuence?

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Post by Lance » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:48 pm

rasputin wrote:Curious. Sergey get his american citezenship.and died. Cause and consecuence?
Indeed, he did! On February 1, 1943, Rachmaninoff and his wife received their papers saying they were now American citizens. And to quote from Andreas Wehrmeyer's book Rahkmaninov [published by Haus Publishing in London, England (2004)], I quote this excerpt: "Constant travelling and the strain of giving concerts had already left their mark on Rakhmaninov in the 1930s and had necessitated treatment in Baden-Baden and Aix-les Bains, but now in America his strength was failing fast. He felt under pressure and spiritually restless and had to resist his addiction to coffee and cigarettes. He looked like a shadow of his former self and was always feeling weak and tired. Out of a sense of duty he gave his last concerts in February 1943 - superbly as always. The doctors initially diagnosed pleurisy and neuralgia, then cancer. The end came quickly; he died on 18 March 1943, a few days before his seventieth birthday." [Page 112].

A more complete and detailed account is given in Max Harrison's outstanding book, Rachmaninoff - Life, Works Recordings [published by Continuum in London/New York, 2005. See pages 345-347].
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