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today in classical music
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on July 28 in...

  • 1741 In Vienna, burial of Italian composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi.
  • 1750 Death of German composer J.S. BACH in Leipzig at age of 65 following a stroke. The Lutheran Church observes a special Music/Composer recognition Sunday in honor of Bach whenever the 28th of July falls on a Sunday.
  • 1811 Birth of Italian soprano Giulia GRISI in Milan
  • 1826 Birth of German-American conductor Carl ZERRAHN in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1848 living in Boston and became conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, 1854-96. Harvard Symphony Concerts 1865-82. Worcester Festival 1866-97. d- Milton, MA, 29 DEC 1909.
  • 1840 In Paris, Berlioz conducts, with a sword not baton, FP of his Grand Symphonie funebre et triomphale.
  • 1850 On Centennial of Bach's death the Bach Gesellschaft in founded in Germany by Schumann, Jahn and others and publish a critical edition of Bach works which was completed on 27 JAN 1900.
  • 1867 (27th?)Birth of Spanish composer Enrique GRANADOS.
  • 1882 FP of Wagner's Opera Parsifal, Bayreuth.
  • 1893 Birth of Danish organist and composer Rued LANGGAARD in Copenhagen. d-Ribe, 10 JUL 1952.
  • 1906 Birth of German bass Gottlieb FRICK in Wurttemburg, d-1994.
  • 1910 Birth of Musical composer Frank LOESSER. d - 1969.
  • 1912 Birth of Brazilian conductor Eleazar CARVALLO.
  • 1914 Birth of American conductor Carmen DRAGON. d- 28 MAR 1984.
  • 1928 Birth of Scottish conductor Bryden THOMSON. d- 1991
  • 1934 Birth of American ballet dancer Jacques d’Amboise. New York City Ballet.
  • 1941 Birth of Italian conductor Riccardo MUTI in Napoli City.
  • 1972 Death of American soprano Helen Traubel, age 73, in Santa Monica, CA.

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