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today in classical music
from CLASSICalmanac.com
on July 13 in...

  • 1672 Death of English composer and singer Captain Henry Cook at Hampton Court. He was Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal.
  • 1762 Benjamin Franklin promotes his armonica, based on skimming moist fingers around the top of drinking glasses. It was refined as a large spinning drum.
  • 1844 Death of Vienna Kapellmeister Johann GANSBACHER.
  • 1846 Birth of German pianist and conductor Karl ARMBRUSTER. Assistant to Hans Richter and stage director at Bayreuth.
  • 1852 Birth of Danish pianist and composer Siegfred LANGGAARD .
  • 1858 Birth of Italian composer and music writer Cesare POLLINI.
  • 1877 Birth of German tenor Karl ERB in Ravensburg. m- Maria Ivogun. d-Ravensburg, 13 JUL 1958
  • 1905 Birth of English conductor Reginald GOODALL. Was one of England's finest post-war Wagnerian conductors, mostly at Covent Garden. He also helped to make operatic history by conducting the first performance of Britten's Peter Grimes in 1945. d- 1990.
  • 1909 Birth of Russian composer Paul CONSTANTINESCU in Ploesti. d- Buchrest, 20 DEC 1963.
  • 1922 Birth of Philippine nun, pianist and conductor M. Rosalina ABEJO (Tagoloan-Oriental Misamis). d- Fremont, CA., 13 JUL 1991
  • 1924 Birth of Italian tenor Carlo BERGONZI in Parma.
  • 1928 Birth of French pianist Jeanne LORIOD.
  • 1932 Birth of Danish composer Per NORGAARD in Gentofte.
  • 1941 Birth of American composer and oboist Leroy SOUTHERS in Minot, SD.
  • 1946 Birth of English soprano Jennifer SMITH.
  • 1951 Death of composer Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles, a Friday 13th. He was obsessed with the number 13 and was 76 years old at death (7+6 = 13). The Austrian born composer was best known for his 12-note serial method and his compositions Verklaerte Nacht and his opera Moses und Aaron.

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