Way behind on writing this week. Busy week. Let’s get started.
1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor. Cool little piece of trivia I didn’t know.
1869 – Hans Pfitzner, German composer (d. 1949)
Wow… big day for composer births….
1829 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (d. 1869) I’ve heard this guy’s name tossed around about his piano sonatas, but I need to check him out.
1985 – Karl Marx, German conductor and composer (b. 1897) Not that one… there’s another one. Became interested in music after meeting Carl Orff.
1991 – Rudolf Serkin, Czech-Austrian pianist (b. 1903)
1914 – Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (d. 2005)
1934 – Roy Massey, British organist and conductor
1863 – Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, Indian violinist, composer, and painter (d. 1915)
1894 – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (d. 1979)
1946 – Diderik Wagenaar, Dutch composer and theorist
1977 – Sergei Nakariakov, Russian trumpet player
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1881 – Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1944)
1909 – Herbert Murrill, English organist and composer (d. 1952)
Some good stuff this week, but I want to get back to writing. I have at least four symphonies on hold I am at least mostly ready to write about. Let’s do that this week.