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today in classical music
from CLASSICalmanac.com
on June 27 in...

  • 1729 Death of composer and clavecinist Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de LaGuerre in Paris.
  • 1789 Birth of composer Friedrich SILCHER in Schnaith. d- 26 AUG 1860.
  • 1812 Birth of English composer and teacher J. P. HULLAH.
  • 1819 Birth of piano teacher and exercise composer A. LOESCHHORN in Berlin.
  • 1846 Birth of Henry E. Abbey, in Ohio, first manager of the MET Opera House.
  • 1859 Birth of American composer, organist and pianist Mildred HILL. With lyrics by her younger sister Patty Smith Hill wrote Happy Birthday to You. d- 1916.
  • 1861 Birth of English pianist Fanny DAVIS. First to give a piano recital in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1887 In London, FP of Sir Charles Villers Stanford's 'Irish Symphony'. At a Richter concert.
  • 1888 Birth of Portuguese cellist Guilhermina SUGGIA.
  • 1896 In Berlin, FP of Karl Goldmark's opera The Cricket on the Hearth based on Dicken's story.
  • 1898 Birth of Hungarian composer Tibor HARSANYI in Magyarkanisza. d-Paris, 19 SEP 1954.
  • 1910 Birth of Czech composer and pianist Karel REINER.
  • 1913 (28th?) Birth of English composer George LLOYD.
  • 1922 Birth of American composer and pianist George T. WALKER in Washington, D.C..
  • 1932 Birth of American soprano Anna MOFFO-SARNOFF in Wayne, Pa. Metropolitan Opera [1959-1969]. m. Robert Sarnoff , former chairman of the board of NBC and RCA Records.
  • 1932 Birth of English composer Hugh WOOD.
  • 1936 Birth of American soprano Nancy GUSTAFSON.
  • 1937 Birth of American pianist Samuel SANDERS.
  • 1958 Birth of Finnish composer Magnus LINDBERG.
  • 1960 Birth of English conductor and harpsichordist Robert KING.

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