LONDON - H.C. Robbins Landon, a musicologist noted for his pioneering research on Franz Joseph Haydn and for writing popular works on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has died at age 83. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and studied music at Swarthmore College and Boston University. He subsequently moved to Europe where he worked as a music critic. From 1947 he undertook research in Vienna on Joseph Haydn, a composer on whom he became an authority. His book Symphonies of Joseph Haydn was published in 1955, and the five volume Haydn: Chronicle and Works followed at the end of the 1970s. He also edited a number of Haydn's works.
Robbins Landon published work on other 18th century composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonio Vivaldi. He coined the term barococo. In 1994 a controversy erupted over the appearance of various piano sonatas which Robbins Landon at first declared to be newly discovered Haydn works, but then concluded were fakes. He died on November 20, 2009 in Rabastens, France....wikipedia.
Swedish soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom, an international opera star, has died in Stockholm early Friday 20 NOV 2009 of complications from a stroke.
Soderstrom was 82. She made her debut in 1947 at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre, singing in one of Mozart's lesser-known works.
Available from OTRCat.com 17 Uninterrupted Classical Music Programs (1949 - 1950)
"Let care be gone on magic wings of song… This is the Enchanted Hour …"
The Enchanted Hour, produced in Chicago, featured classical orchestral and operatic music. Directed by Jim Ramsey and Jack LaFrandre, Henry Weber and his orchestra play uninterrupted music by composers such as Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Handel, Debussy, Strauss, and Wagner. Nancy Carr appeared often as soprano.
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October 1949 MUTUAL RADIO Broadcast with Soprano NANCY CARR and Conductor HENRY WEBER: