February 15

On this day: 
Apparently nothing musically happened. On to…
1571 – Michael Praetorius, German organist and composer
1760 – Jean-François Le Sueur, French composer
1761 – Jacob Kimball, Jr., American composer 
1847 – Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and educator
1899 – Georges Auric, French composer
1905 – Harold Arlen, American composer
1907 – Jean Langlais, French composer and organist
1947 – John Coolidge Adams, American composer
1949 – Hans Graf, Austrian conductor
1621 – Michael Praetorius, German organist and composer (this guy died on his birthday)
1857   Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (b. 1804)
1924 – Lionel Monckton, English composer
1974 – Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer
1981 – Karl Richter, German conductor and organist
1992 – William Schuman, American composer

I was getting nervous there for a bit. I’ve heard of Julius Fuchs, but…. I hadn’t heard of anyone on the births list. Heard of a few in the deaths list though, so today was a day of losses in classical music. Sorry for all the links… didn’t feel like typing 

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