On this day: week of June 16, 2014

Week of June 16
I know this has zero to do with classical music, but it is a significant piece of history related to a pretty classic book I love:
1904 – Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called Bloomsday
Births:
1838 – Frederic Archer, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1901)
Deaths:
1804 – Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (b. 1728)
1986 – Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (b. 1902)
2013 – Richard Marlow, English organist and conductor (b. 1939)
June 17
Births:
1818 – Charles Gounod, French composer (d. 1893)
1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971) Definitely need to get around to this guy soon. Love his works. 
1927 – Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor
Deaths:
1941 – Johan Wagenaar, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1862)
1983 – Peter Mennin, American composer and educator (b. 1923)
June 18
Births:

1673 – Antoni Lliteres Carrió, Spanish composer (d. 1747)
1677 – Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1726)
1717 – Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
1757 – Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano manufacturer (d. 1831) Pleyel was THE piano of the day. Connections to Chopin. 
1850 – Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (d. 1914)
1904 – Manuel Rosenthal, French conductor and composer (d. 2003)
1905 – Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1982) His symphony no. 1 is also a candidate for a revisit. 
1922 – Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
1925 – Robert Beadell, American composer (d. 1994)
1942 – Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (d. 2004)
Deaths:
1726 – Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (b. 1657)
June 19
Births:
1701 – François Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1775)
1708 – Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, German composer (d. 1763)
1854 – Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer (d. 1893)
Deaths:
1747 – Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1669)
1762 – Johann Ernst Eberlin, German organist and composer (b. 1702)
1940 – Maurice Jaubert, French composer (b. 1900)
June 20
Births:
1756 – Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish composer (d. 1792)
1819 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880) Almost like, any famous overture or very French fun music that people know… this guy. The can-can, for one. 
1896 – Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1982)
Deaths:
1787 – Carl Friedrich Abel, German composer (b. 1723)
June 21
1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York.
Births:
1732 – Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (d. 1791)
1865 – Herbert Brewer, English composer and organist (d. 1928)
1891 – Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (d. 1966)
1899 – Pavel Haas, Czech composer (d. 1944)
1906 – Grete Sultan, German-American pianist (d. 2005) Friend of John Cage, premiered Etudes Australes
1932 – Lalo Schifrin, Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor
1963 – Dario Marianelli, Italian composer
Deaths:
1621 – Kryštof Harant, Czech soldier and composer (b. 1564)
1908 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (b. 1844) We’ve done his Liszt-like piano concerto. Quite nice. 
June 22
Births:
1684 – Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1762)
1763 – Étienne Méhul, French composer (d. 1817)

Deaths:

1974 – Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892) We did his symphony number one, also probably up for a rewrite. This guy is super well connected. 
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