Erik Satie - Gnossienne No.1
Death of MARC'ANTONIO INGEGNERI 1592 in Cremona
Italian composer and organist. He worked for most of his life in Cremona, where he became maestro di cappella about 1579. Most of his madrigals are contained in seven volumes published in Venice between 1572 and 1587, and one published posthumously in 1606. They are rather old-fashioned, although chromaticism is used occasionally, but were popular during Ingegneri's lifetime and after his death, and influenced his most important pupil, Monteverdi, with their clear, well-worked-out structures. His 27 responsories for Holy Week were for some time attributed to Palestrina.
In Monte Oliveti by Marc Antonio Ingegneri
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Death of THOMAS SELLE 1663 in Hamburg
German composer. He held appointments in north-west Germany before settling in Hamburg in 1641 as Kantor at the Johanneum and civic director of music. His compositions include some 280 sacred works,among them motets marked marked 'ad imitationnem Orlandi', which 'parodi' works by Lassus. His second St John Passion (1643) was the first to involve obbligato instruments, both to provide an accompaniment and to delineate characters.
Thomas Selle - Choralkonzerte
Birth of JOHANN STADEN 1581 in Nuremberg
German organist and composer. After service, from about 1604, as court organist at Bayreuth in 1611 to Nuremberg where, as organist of St Sebald's, he initiated the so-called Nuremburg School. His succesors included Johann Kindermann, J.P.Krieger, and Pachelbel. With his Kirchen-Musik (1625-6) he was one of the first in Germany to provide sacred concertos for mixed vocal and instrumental resources. His output also includes solo songs, sacred and secular, and numerous individual instrumental compositions-symphonias, sonata s, and dances-which are among the finest of his time.
Die Kunst der Stadtpfeifer (1/3) Gottfried Reiche, Johann Staden, Johann Kindermann
Death of FELIX MOTTL 1856 in Unter-St Veit, ViennaAustrian conductor. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory with Bruckner, assisted with the first Wagner Festival at Bayreuth in 1876 and in 1881 became principal conductor of the Karlsruhe Philharmonic Society, with which for 23 years he gave pioneering performances of Wagner and Berlioz with the highest standards of execution and ensemble. From 1886 he was a guest conductor at Bayreuth, where he closely followed Wagner's own flexible style of performance. In 1903 he became music director of the Munich Opera. He composed stage works and songs, and edited vocal scores of Wagner's operas.
Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Introduction (Vorspiel) played by Felix Mottl in 1907
Birth of CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK 1714 in Erasbach, Upper Palatinate
Austrian composer. For details SEE Nov.15 (music diary)
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orphee et Eurydice (1774 tenor version in French) -
No. 4. The Furies
Death of FRANCOIS BAZIN 1878 in Paris
French composer, teacher and conductor. At the ParisConservatoire (1834-40) he won first prizes for harmony, counterpoint, and organ, and also the Prix de Rome. He went on to pursue a career between theatre composition, teaching at the Conservatoire, and conducting. His success at the Opera-Comique inclured 'Maitre Pathelin' (1856) and,above all, 'Le Voyage en Chine' (1865). He also composed a Mass and other choral works. He published a harmony tutor in 1858 and succeeded Ambroise Thomas as professor of composition at the Conservatoire in 1871.
Roberto Alagna - "Je pense à vous" François Bazin
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Birth of LEOS JANACEK 1854 in Hukvaldy,Czechoslovakia
Czech composer. The son of a schoolmaster and organist, he studied at the Augustinian 'Queen's' Monastery and the German Realschule in Brno and in 1869 prepared himself to follow his father's career, attending the Brno Teacher Training College (1869-74) and the Prague Organ School (1874-5). He went for brief periods to study at the conservatories of Leipzig (1879-80) and Vienna (1880). In 1881 he became founder and first director of the Brno Organ School. For the next 30 or so years he lived in Brno in relative obscurity: his first mature works, such as the 'Lachian Dances' for orchestra (1889-90), suggested only that he would develop as a gifted follower of Dvorak. All his studies bore fruit in his opera 'Jenufa' (1904), a passionate tale of love and jealousy set in a Moravian village. The Prague premiere of this opera in a revised version, given in 1916, belatedly established his reputation, both nationally and soon internationally. A major influence of the music of this time was Janacek's passionate friendship with Camila Stosslova, 35 years his junior. In many ways she became his muse, and his love for her is commemorated in several of his later works. From this period came his orchestral rhapsody 'Taras Bulba' (1915-18) and his boldly scored Sinfonietta (1926), his two String Quarters (1923 qand 1928), and a variety of other chamber pieces. His greatest achievements however, came in a rapid succession of operas: 'The Excursions of Mr Broucek' (1920), 'The Cunning Little Vixen',(1924), The Makropoulos Affair (1926), and 'From the House of the Dead' (1930).Leoš Janáček - Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905 "From the Street" (1 of 2)
Birth of LEOS JANACEK 1854 in Hukvaldy, Czechoslovakia
Czech composer. The son of a schoolmaster and organist, he studied at the Augustinian 'Queen's' Monastery and the German Realschule in Brno and in 1869 prepared himself to follow his father's career, attending the Brno Teacher Training College (1869-74) and the Prague Organ School(1874-5). He went for brief periods to study at the conservatories of Leipzig (1879-80) and Vienna (1880). In 1881 he became founder and first director of the Brno Organ School. For the next 30 or so years he lived in Brno in relative obscurity: his first mature works, such as the 'Lachian Dances' for orchestra (1889-90), suggested only that he would develop as a gifted follower og Dvorak. All his studies bore fruit in his opera 'Jenufa' (1904), a passionate tale of love and jealousy set in a Moravian village. The Prague premiere of this opera in a revised version, given in 1916, belatedly established his reputation, both nationally and soon internationally. A major influence of the music of this time was Janacek's passionate friendship with Camila Stosslova, 35 years his junior. In many ways she became his muse, and his love for her is commemorated in several of his later works. From this period came his orchestral rhapsody 'Taras Bulba' (1915-18) and his boldly scored Sinfonietta (1926), his two String Quarters (1923 and 1928), and a variety of other chamber pieces. His greatest achievements however, came in a rapid succession of operas:'The Excursions of Mr Broucek' (1920), 'The Cunning Little Vixen',(1924) 'The Makropoulos Affair' (1926), and 'From the House of the Dead' (1930).
Leoš Janáček - Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905 "From the Street" (1 of 2)
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Birth of FLOR PEETERS 1903 in Tielen
Belgian composer and organist. He studied at the Lemmens Institute in Mechelen, where he became cathedral organist in 1925, and in Paris with Marcel Dupre and Charles Tournemire. He was active as a recitalist throughout the world and as a teacher, directing the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp (1952-68). His enormous output includes organ music of all kinds, much of it reflecting his interests in Flemish Renaissance polyphony, the music of Bach, Gregorian chant, and Flemish folk music. In addition he composed masses and other church music, some secular vocal works, chamber music, and piano pieces.
Gloria Flor Peeters
Death of WILLIAM BYRD 1623 in Stondon Massey, Essex
English composer. He was the foremost English composer during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. His large output, which includes masses, motets, polyphonic songs, and works for keyboard and instrumental consort, ranks among the most individual and inspired of the late Renaissance, on a level of that of Palestrina, Lassus, or Victoria. It is thought likely that Byrd was a pupil of Tallis in the Chapel Royal, becoming Tallis's assistant after his voice broke. Early in 1572 Byrd was sworn in as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in the succession to Robert Parsons, also becoming joint organist with Tallis. During his career in London, Byrd devoted a greal deal of time to the composition of motets, Latin having been officially sanctioned by Elizabeth for the services of the Chapel Royal. In 1589 and 1591 Byrd issued two collections of 'Cantiones sacrae', many of which stand as moving testaments of his personal convictions. He was a prolific composer of keyboard music. He produced many fine sets of variations on popular melodies and ground basses as well as stylised dance music and such abstract pieces as fantasias and preludes.Byrd's impact on his contemporaries was profound; his pupils includedMorley and Tomkins, and there can have been few English composers of the period who failed to learn by his example. His output was widely admired, and served as a secure foundation for the work of a whole generation of younger composers.
Glenn Gould plays William Byrd - Sellinger's Round
Birth of PHILIPPE DE MONTE 1521 in Mechelen
Flemish composer. An educated man who spoke and wrote five languages, he was in Italy from 1542 to 1551, teaching the children of a noble family in Naples. By 1554 he was in Rome, and that year visited Antwerp before travelling to England, where he was a member of the private chapel of Philip II of Spain, husband of Mary Tudor; there he met Thomas Byrd. He left England in 1555 and after a few more years in Italy was appointed court Kapellmeister to Maximilian II in 1568, remaining in the imperial service for the rest of his life and moving between Vienna and Prague, the favourite court of Maximilian's successor, Rudolf II. His output of 19 books of madrigals for five voices, nine for six, and three for seven was unusually large.
CINQUECENTO La dolce vista Philippe de Monte
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Death of WILLIAM G WHITTAKER 1944 in Orkney Isles
English choral conductor and composer.He taught at Armstrong College,Durham University,between 1898 and 1929.He was then appointed professor of music at Glasgow University.In 1915 he founded the Newcastle Bach Choir,which became renowned for its performances of Bach and new British and French vocal music.Much of his own work,which included many arrangements of Northumbrian folk tunes,was vocal,notably the large-scale'A Lyke-Wake Dirge'and a setting of Psalm 139,but he also produced a piano quintet 'Among the North-umbrian Hills and a wind quintet.
"Maa Bonny Lad" arranged by Cheryl Shantz
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Birth of JOSEPH HOLBROOKE 1878 in Croydon
English composer. He studied at the RAM and was heavily influenced by Wagner and Richard Strauss. His large output is dominated by music for the stage,the orchestra,and for chamber ensembles. Obsessed with the work of Edgar Allan Poe, he had his first success with the symphonic poem 'The Raven' (1900). He produced four symphonies,concertos for piano, violin, and cello, and many symphonic poems, all written for huge orchestra.
Joseph Holbrooke - The Children of Don.mpeg
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Death of NICOLAS LEBEGUE 1702 in Paris
French composer. The son of a miller-maker, he left Laon for Paris when he was in his 20s. In 1664 he was appointed organist of St Merri, and in 1678 he joined Nivers, J.-D.Thomelin, and J.-B Buterne as one of the four organists to the royal chapel. In his later years he was swindled of his life savings, and at the age of 69 underwent successful surgery for a kidney stone. His published volumes of harpsichord pieces helped to standardize the number and order of dances in the suite, and his collections of organ works contain a wide range of pieces, from virtuoso keyboard trios to simple Mass versets and arrangements of popular 'noels'.
NICOLAS LEBEGUE ( 1631-1702 ) - SUITE DU 1er TON POUR ORGUE - THIERRY MAEDER, orgue Parisot
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Birth of GUSTAV MAHLER 1860 in Kaliste, Bohemia
Austrian composer and conductor.For details SEE May 18th (music diary)
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No.9 in D-major - IV, Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend
Birth of GIAN CARLO MENOTTI 1911 in Cadegliano
Italian-born American composer. He studied at the Milan Concervatory and with Rosario Scalero at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where he taught from 1984 to 1955. In 1958 he founded the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto. Primarily an opera composer, he achieved international attention in the years immediately after World War II with 'The Medium' (1946), 'The Telephone' (1947), and 'The Consul' (1950), all of which show theatrical flair and an opportune use of music to heighten melodramatic situations. Menotti wrote the libretos for all his own operas and also for Samuel Barber's 'Vanesse'.
Gian Carlo Menotti - Sebastian (1944) ballet suite [1/2]
Death of MICHELANGELO ROSSI 1656 in Rome
Ιtalian composer and violinist. His early life was spent in Genoa, but by 1624 he was in Rome, where, apart from occasional visits elsewhere, he remained for the rest of his life. In the 1630s he was involved with the Barberini family; his opera'Erminia sul Giordano', performed with sets by Bernini at the Palazzo Barberini in 1633, includes some splendid arias and ensembles. Rossi's most important music is for keyboard; about 1640 he published a volume of keyboard music containing toccatas in a style similar to that of Frescobaldi. In his lifetime he was best known as a virtuoso violinist.
Toccata Settima by Michelangelo Rossi on harpsichord
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Death of ANTONIO MARIA BONONCINI 1726 in Modena
Italian composer. The younger brother of Giovanni, also studied in Bologna. He then worked in Vienna until 1713, when he returned to Italy,becoming maestro di cappella at Modena in 1721. Padre Martini praised the skilful counterpoint and bold use of harmony in his small output of opera, cantatas, and church music, but these factors may have militated against his achieving a popular success comparable to that of his brother.
Sul margine adorato -
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Death of GIOVANNI BONONCINI 1747 in Vienna
Italian composer. The eldest son of Giovanni Maria, after whose death he went to Bologna; there he studied with Colonna and at the age of 15 became a member of the Accademia Filarmonica. By 18 he had become both maestro di cappella at S.Giovanni in Monte and a musician at S.Petronio, and had prodused a large quantity of instrumental and sacred music. In 1692 he went to Rome where he composed the opera'Il trionfo di Camilla', which enjoyed unprecedented success in Italy and elsewhere. In 1697 he entered the service of Leopold I in Vienna at an enormous salary. By the time he returned to Italy in 1713 Bononcini was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe. His recruitment by the Earl of Burlington as composer to the Royal Academy of music in London must have been a considerable coup for that organization. He arrived in London in 1720 and he remained in England until 1731. He returned to Vienna after a short visit to Lisbon. With Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti,Bononcini was one of the most composers of his time. In London he was regarded as virtually Handel's equal.
Luciano Pavarotti. Per la gloria d´adorarvi. Giovanni Bononcini.
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Birth of CARL ORFF 1895 in Munich
German composer. For details SEE March 29th (music diary)
Carl Orff - Music for 1936 Olympics
Death of Sir DONALD TOVEY 1940 in Edinburgh
English pianist, composer, and writer of music. The son of an Eton master, he studied classics at Oxford but spent some years after graduation as a pianist and composer. In 1914 he was appointed professor ofmusic at Edinburgh University, where he wrote his famous programme notes for the Reid concerts which he also conducted. These were later collected and published as 'Essays in Musical Analysis'. He also wrote a book on Beethoven and some miscellaneous essays.
Tovey - Air for Strings
Birth of LJUBA WELITSCH 1913 in Vienna
Austrian soprano. As a child she played the violin, going on to study philosophy at Sofia University before turning to singing. She made her operatic debut in Sofia in 1935, and sang in Graz and Munich before joining the Vienna State Opera in 1944; she caused a sensation during the company's visit to Covent Garden in 1947. She was famous-even-notorious-for the unbridled eroticism she brought to her singing. Her Salome, a role in which she was coached by Strauss, was considered definite.
Ljuba Welitsch - Vissi d'arte Tosca
Death of RUED LANGGAARD 1952 in Ride Danisnist. Grounded in music by his parents, he made his debut as a virtuoso organist at the age of 11, and his precocious First Symphony was performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. His output is bizzarely inconsistent in style and quality, but at his best-as in the Fourth and Sixth Symphonies,T he Third Quartet, and above all the visionary 'Music of the Spheres', -he could be strikingly original.
Rued Langgaard: Symphony #1 in B Minor "Mountain Pastorals", BVN 32 - I "Surf and Glimpses of Sun"
Birth of CARLOS GOMES 1836 in Campinas
Brazilian composer, of Portuguese parentage. He studied with father,a bandmaster,and began composing at the age of 15. He then entered the conservatory at Rio de Janeiro,where in 1861 he wrote his first opera. Two years later he went to Italy on an imperial scholarship to study at the Milan Conservatory.There he embarked on a highly successful career as a composer of operas in robust, lyrical Italian style. His best-known work,'Il Guarany', was produced at La Scala in 1870. About 1890 Gomes returned to Brazil, but his monarchist leanings made him unpopular with the new rebublic, and no significant appointment came his way until a few months before his death, when he was appointed director of the Belem Conservatory (1895).
O Guarani (Carlos Gomes)
Death of GEORGE GERSHWIN 1937 in Hollywood, CA
American composer.For details SEE Sept 26 (music diary)
George Gershwin clip on Nightmusic
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Birth of JUAN del ENCINA 1468 in Salamanca
Spanish poet, dramatist, and composer. The son of an artisan called Fermoselle, he was a choirboy at Salamanca Cathedral and studied at the University there. By 1495 he was in the service of the Duke of Alba, and became famous as a writer of plays, on both secular and sacred themes. By 1500 he was in Rome; he was favoured by Pope Julius II, who granted him the archdiaconate of Malaga Cathedral. He was ordained in 1519, and celebrated his first Mass in Jerusalem that year. More than 60 villancicos by Encina survive, and he is considered the finest master of the genre.
Juan del Enzina (1468 - 1529), Hoy comamos y bevamos. Savall
Birth of EVARISTO FELICE DALL'ABACO 1675 in Verona
Italian composer and violinist. He worked at the Este cour at Modena from 1696 until at least 1701, and is next heard of in 1704 at the Bavarian court of Elector Maximilian II. He wrote attractive sonatas and concertos, and the rhythmic quality of his themes is sometimes reminiscent of Vivaldi.
Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco (1675-1742) Concerto a più Istrumenti No.3, Op.5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd7wsv1mAK0&feature=share
Birth of GEORGE BUTTERWORTH 1885 in London
English composer. He was educated at Eton, where he had lessons from Thomas Dunhill, and at Trinity College, Oxford (1904-8). He studied composition with Charles Wood ant the organ with Walter Parratt. He formed a friendship with Vaughan Williams and helped him with the reconstruction of 'A London Symphony'. Soon after war was declared in 1914 he joined the army and was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. A slender output reveals a refined sensibility inspired by the folksong movement. His orchestral works include ''Two English Idylls'' (1911), the rhapsody ''A Shropshire Lad'' (1912), and ''The Banks of Green Willow'' (1913).
The Banks of Green Willow
Death of ARNOLD SCHOENBERG 1951 in Los Angeles
Austro-Hungarian composer. For details SEE Sep.13th (music diary)
Arnold Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie op. 9
Death of EDMUND HOOPER 1621 in London English church musician and composer.By 1582 he was a singer at the choir of Westminster Abbey; six years later he was appointed Master of the Choristers there. In 1604 he became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and in 1615 was promoted to the position of joint organist, working alongside Orlando Gibbons. In addition to anthems and canticles, he wrote sacred songs for domestic use and some keyboard dance movements.
Westminster Abbey Choir - Great Service(Hooper).wmv
Death of ERNEST BLOCH 1959 in Portland
Swiss-born American composer. His violin and composition studies included periods in Geneva, Brussels, Frankfurt, and Munich. In 1904 he returned to work for his father in Geneva, where he composed his opera 'Macbeth', a bold music drama combining influence from Debussy, Wagner, and Musorgsky. In 1916 Bloch emigrated to the USA, where he taught at the Mannes School in New York, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the San Francisco Conservatory; his pupils included Roger Sessions and Quincy Porter. He continued to compose steadily, influenced by neo-classicism in such works as the Concerto Grosso no.1 but retaining the melodic warmth that had characterized his earlier Jewish music. He returned to Switzerland in 1930 and began to write large-scale works including the Jewish liturgical setting 'Avodath an Hakodesh' and the Violin Concerto. In 1939 he went back to the USA, settled in Oregon, and taught summer courses at the University of California at Berkeley. During his final period he concentrated on larger abstract forms.
Ernest Bloch - Concerto Grosso 1
Death of GABRIEL PIERNE 1937 in Ploujean
French composer. He studied composition with Massenet and the organ with Franck at the Paris Conservatoire, winning the Prix de Rome. He returned from Italy to succeed Franck as organist of Ste Clotilde in Paris but then concentrated on conducting and composition. A conductor of the Colonne concerts he was responsible for the first performance of Debussy's 'Images' among many other works. His own compositions range from light pieces to substantial oratorios,o peras, and chamber works, and show a fertile imagination at work in a basically Franckian style.
Canzonetta - Pierne
Death of JEAN-BAPTISTE FORQUERAY 1782 in Paris French composer.
He was the son of Antoine. He too was a virtuoso viol player, who as a child played for Louis XIV. By 1726 he was playing in the 'petit choeur' of the Academie Royale as well as in the salons of wealthy Parisians; after his marriage in 1732 he lived with his wife at the hotel of the Chevalier Etienne Boucon, where he played with Jean-Pierre Guignon and Rameau. After the death of his wife in 1740 he married the harpsichordist Marie-Rose Dubois. During the 1740s they were much in demand as a duo and it would seem probable that she had a hand in the harpsichord transcription of the Forquerays'pieces de viole, which was published simultaneously.
Jean-Baptiste Forqueray - La Forqueray
Death of JOHANN CHRISTOPH PEPUSCH 1752 in London
German composer and theorist. After service at the Prussian court he settled in London as viola player and harpsichordist at Drury Lane theatre. His music for the stage includes five masques, notably 'Venus and Adonis' and 'Apollo and Daphne ' and he probably wrote the overture to The Beggar's Opera'. He did much to revive older music being among the founders of the Academy of Vocal Music, editing Corelli's instrumental works for publication in London. In 1713 he was awarded the Oxford D.Mus. and in 1746 Fellowship of the Royal Society. He married Margherita de L'Epine, a wealthy Italian opera singer, with whom he lived in considerable style.
The Beggar's Opera: Johann Christoph Pepusch - Ouverture
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Death of BENEDETTO MARCELLO 1739 in Brescia
Italian composer,writer,theorist,and public servant,younger brother of Alessandro Marcello.He entered the service of the Venetian Republic in 1707,becoming governer of Pola in 1730,and chamberlain of Brescia in 1738.He was admitted to the Academia Filarmonica in Bologna in 1712.He was one of the leading cantata composers of the time,and a successful singing teacher. His satire of the manners of the opera house,'Il teatro alla moda',which lampooned such major figures as Vivaldi,brought him considerable notoriety at the time,but should not be taken too seriously as a historical document.
Benedetto Marcello: Le quattro stagioni (1731) - Sinfonia for strings & b.c. / I Virtuosi delle Muse
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Death of DOUGLAS S MOORE 1969 in Greenport,NYAmerican composer and teacher.He studied at Yale with Oratio Parker and after the war,with d'Indy and Boulanger in Paris and Bloch in Cleveland.He taught at Columbia University from 1926 to 1962.Although he wrote orchestral and chamber music and many choruses and songs,he is best remembered as the composer of some of the first native operas to find a place in the American repertory,notably the folk opera 'The Devil and Daniel Webster(New York,1939) and 'The Ballad of Baby Doe(Central City,CO,1956).
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Death of ANTONIO VIVALDI
1741 in ViennaItalian violinist and composer.For more details SEE March 4th(music diary)
Antonio Vivaldi Concierto en D mayor-John Williams
Death of JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
1750 in LeipzigGerman composer.For more details SEE March 21st (music diary)
J. S. Bach: Air (Classical guitar)
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Death of ROBERT SCHUMANN
1856 in Endenich,near BonnGerman composer.For more details SEE June 8th (music diary)
Mitsuko Uchida Plays Schumann's Carnaval, Op. 9 - Part I
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Death of THOMAS WHYTHORNE
1596 in LondonEnglish music teacher and composer.The son of a Somerset gentleman ,he was educated at Magdalen College School,Oxford,and studied with the playwright-musician John Heywood.In the early 1550s he travelled to Italy via the Nethelands and Germany. He spent most of his life in the service of the English nobility,partly as a music tutor.Between 1571 and 1575 he was Master of Music at the Archbishop of Canterbury's chapel at Lambeth Palace.His polyphonic songs,largely settings of his own verse,appeared in a 'vanity ' publcation in 1571 He also published(1591) a set of two-voice pieces that are aimed principally at 'young beginners '.
I have ere this time - Thomas Whythorne (University of Mobi
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Death of FRANZ LISZT
1886 in BayreuthHungarian composer.For more details SEE Oct.22nd (music diary)
Franz Liszt - Un Sospiro (by Marc-André Hamelin)