May 1: Names and Notes in Music

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May 1: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Tue May 02, 2006 10:18 am

MAY 1

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1872: Hugo Alfven, composer, died 05-08-1960
  • Born 1892: Howard Barlow, conductor, died 01-31-1972
  • Born 1927: Gary Bertini, conductor, died 03-17-2005
  • Died 1936: Hermine Bossetti [von Flick], soprano, born 09-28-1873
  • Born 1923: Yuri Boukoff, pianist
  • Died 1904: Antonin Dvorak, composer, born 09-08-1841
  • Born 1924: Earl George, composer
  • Died 1979: Bronislaw Gimpel, violinist, born 01-29-1911
  • Born 1873: Konstantin Igumnov, pianist/teacher, died 03-24-1948
  • Died 1989: Antonio Janigro, cellist/conductor, born 01-21-1918
  • Born 1909: George Melachrino, conductor, died 06-18 1965 ["Melachrino Strings"]
  • Died 1982: William Primrose, violist, born 08-23-1903
  • Born 1941: Ilona Prunyi, pianist
  • Died 2001: Elisabeth Reichelt, soprano, born 02-07-1910
  • Born 1898: Frank Sheridan, pianist, died 04-15-1962
  • Born 1923: Shafir Shulasmith, pianist/teacher, died 11-25-2000
  • Born 1895: Leo Sowerby, organist/composer, died 07-07-1968
  • Born 1913: Walter Susskind, conductor, died 03-25-1980
  • Died 1977: Johannes Weyrauch, composer, born 02-20-1897
Musical Quote for Today

"How divine is the vocation of art!"
Felix Mendelssohn, composer

What happened on this day in music history?

In 1885 the world premiere of César Franck's Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra was given.
Lance G. Hill
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When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

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