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on June 2 in...

  • 1834 Birth of Bohemian soprano Teresa STOLZ in Kosteletz.
  • 1835 Birth of music educator (Russian Musical Society, 1860 and Moscow Conservatory) Nicolas RUBINSTEIN.
  • 1846 In Paris, debut of pianist Camille Staint-Seans. Becomes major French composer.
  • 1857 Birth of English composer and conductor Sir Edward William ELGAR in Broadheath. Enigma Variations; oratorio The Dream of Gerontius. d- 23 FEB 1934.
  • 1858 Birth of American organist and composer Harry Rowe SHELLEY.
  • 1863 Birth of German composer and conductor Felix WEINGARTNER in Dalmatia. d- 1942.
  • 1896 In Paris, at the Salle Pleyel, Saint-Seans introduces his Piano Concerto No 5 at a concert commemoration his debut 50 years earlier.
  • 1908 Birth of American radio announcer (NBC) and classical concert host, Ben GRAUER. d - 31 MAY 1977.
  • Birth of English composer Professor Robin Orr.
  • 1935 Birth of composer Samuel JONES.
  • 1938 Marriage of Lily Pons to conductor Andre Kostelanitz. (Later divorced).
  • 1944 Birth of American popular music composer Marvin HAMLISCH.
  • 1946 Birth of Danish soprano Inge NIELSEN.
  • 1947 Birth of English conductor Mark ELDER.
  • 1949 Birth of American tenor Neil SHICOFF in NYC.
  • 1955 Birth of French pianist Michel DALBERTO.
  • 1953 FP Sir William Walton's Coronation Te Deum, Composed for the coronation of 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, in London, on this day.
  • 1987 Death of Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia at age 94.

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