On this day: Week of April 21, 2014

This series seems not to be as interesting for others as it is to me; then again, almost all of this is for my own personal edification, so enjoy what you wish. I also end up learning about a lot of other non-music-related events while scanning the entries for calendar days on Wikipedia. 
April 21: 
No events
Births
1730 – Antonín Kammel, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1788)
1874 – Vincent Scotto, French composer (d. 1952)
1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
1933 – Easley Blackwood, Jr., American pianist, composer, and educator
Deaths:
1991 – Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (b. 1909)
2013 – Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer (b. 1928)

April 22:
Births:
1658 – Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1709)
1757 – Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1841)
1916 – Yehudi Menuhin, American-Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 1999)
1936 – Pierre Hétu, Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 1998)
1953 – Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer – so he studied with Rautavaara
Deaths:
1892 – Édouard Lalo, French composer (b. 1823)
1925 – André Caplet, French composer and conductor (b. 1878)
April 23:
Births:
1715 – Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer (d. 1797)
1857 – Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (d. 1919) I am obviously super unfamiliar with like sixteenth and seventeenth century composers whose name isn’t Bach or something, but this guy lived into the twentieth century. Except he composed opera, which I know little to nothing about.
1858 – Ethel Smyth, English composer (d. 1944)
1882 – Albert Coates, English conductor and composer (d. 1953)
Deaths:
—-
April 24:
1706 – Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist (d. 1780)
Deaths:
1962 – Milt Franklyn, American composer (b. 1897) The Looney Tunes guy. 
April 25:
Births:
1666 – Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German organist and composer (d. 1727) There’s a joke there somewhere about that name. 
1723 – Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer (d. 1797)
1850 – Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer (d. 1927)
Deaths:
1906 – John Knowles Paine, American composer (b. 1839)
April 26:
1899- Sibelius’ first symphony premieres with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer (then 33 years of age) and later revised
Births:
1697 – Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754) That name, though. 
1941 – John Mitchell, American composer
April 27:
1810 – Beethoven composes Für Elise. No matter how overplayed, it’s still classical music. 
Births:
1880 – Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian composer, organist and choir conductor (d. 1958)
1894 – Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian pianist, composer, conductor, and author (d. 1995)
1917 – Roman Matsov, Estonian conductor (d. 2001)
1971 – Olari Elts, Estonian conductor
Deaths:
1915 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1872). Seriously one of my favorites. 
1992 – Olivier Messiaen, French organist and composer (b. 1908)
2007 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)

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