March 4, 1928: Samuel Hans Adler is born Hedwigs Clinic in Mannheim, Germany, the first of two children born to Hugo Chaim Adler, a cantor and composer of music for Jewish liturgy, and Selma Rothschild, a singer and pianist. The clinic stands on the site of the Weber house, the home of Constanza Weber, where Mozart (†136) stayed while visiting the family in 1778.
March 4, 1935: On his seventh birthday, Samuel Adler receives a violin. He will begin studies with Albert Levy in his home of Mannheim.
June 22, 1972: Samuel Adler’s (44) sacred opera The Wrestler to words of Stampfer is performed for the first time, in Dallas.