May 11: Names and Notes in Music

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May 11: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Wed May 10, 2006 9:50 am

MAY 11

Births and Deaths
  • Died 1981: Webster Aitken, pianist/teacher, born 06-17-1908
  • Born 1911: Jeanne Behrend, soprano, died 03-20-1988
  • Born 1888: Irving Berlin [Isidore Balin], composer, died 09-22-1989
  • Died 1928: Lilli Bohnke von Mendelssohn, violinist, born c. 1898 [wife of composer/conductor/violist Emil Bohnke] [auto accident]
  • Died 1928: Emil Bohnke, composer/conductor/violist, born 10-11-1888 [auto accident]
  • Born 1907: Elsa Colveti, mezzo-soprano, died 08-10-2001
  • Died 1985: Ria Ginster, soprano, born 04-15-1898
  • Born 1884: Alma Gluck [Reba Fiersohn], soprano, died 10-27-1938 [once wife of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., mother of actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., mother of Mozart biographer Marcia Davenport]
  • Died 1973: Odd Gruner-Hegge, conductor/composer, born 09-23-1899
  • Born 1961: Cecile Licad, pianist
  • Born 1882: Joseph (Rupert) Marx, composer, died 09-03-1964
  • Died 1916: Max Reger, composer, born 03-19-1873
  • Born 1902: Bidu Sayao, soprano, died 03-12-1999
  • Born 1895: William Grant Still, composer, died 12-03-1978
  • Born 1791: Jan Vaclav Vorisek, composer, died 11-19-1825
Musical Quote for Today

"The happiest genius will hardly succeed by nature and instinct alone in rising to the sublime. Art is art; he who has not thought it out has no right to call himself an artist."
—Wolfgang von Goethe

What happened on this day in music history?

The First Symphony of Andrew Imbrie was given its premiere performance by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
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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