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today in classical music
from CLASSICalmanac.com
on June 16 in...

  • 1804 Death of Johann Adam Hiller in Leipzig. German composer who developed the lyric art form Singspiel.
  • 1813 Birth of German musicologist and Mozart biographer Otto JAHN in Kiel.
  • 1823 Publication date of the Diabelli Variations written by 51 composers on themes set by publisher Diabelli. (Beethoven's op 120 and others by Czerny, Hummel, Schubert, Moscheles and others including 11 year old Franz Liszt.)
  • 1843 Birth of composer and cellist David POPPER.
  • 1849 Birth of British singing teacher William SHAKESPEARE in London.
  • 1858 Birth of composer Eugene YSAYE. d- 12 MAY 1931.
  • 1890 A gala program of music and ballet, of music by composer Edward Strause, opened the first Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • 1891 Dvorak receives his Mus.D degree from Cambridge University.
  • 1899 Birth of opera diva Helen Traubel, St. Louis Symphony, New York Metropolitan Opera The Metís premier Wagnerian soprano. d-28 JUL 1972.
  • 1909 Birth of Austrian violinist and conductor Willi BOSKOVSKY. d- 1990 .
  • 1923 Birth of Polish conductor and composer Henryk CZYZ in Grudziadz.
  • 1928 Birth of Rumanian-American conductor Sergiu COMISSIONA in Buch.
  • 1929 Birth of American composer James K. RANDALL in Cleveland OH. Princeton Univ faculty.
  • 1937 FP of American composer Mark Blitzstein's opera-review The Cradle Will Rock in NYC. Composer was pianist.
  • 1943 Death of Sigrid Onegin in Magliaso, Switzerland at age 54.
  • 1950 Birth of Mr Robert St John Wright, chairman of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 1952 Birth of American tenor Jerry Hadley in Princeton, IL..
  • 1953 Birth of English pianist David Owen NORRIS.

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