On this day: week of June 23, 2014

June 23
1685 – Antonio Bernacchi, Italian soprano and composer
1711 – Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Italian instrument maker (d. 1786)
1824 – Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1910)
1943 – James Levine, American pianist and conductor (I have heard some of his [incomplete] Mahler cycle)
Deaths:
1956 – Reinhold Glière, Russian composer (b. 1875) An incredibly non-Russian name, if you ask me. 
2012 – Brigitte Engerer, French pianist (b. 1952)
June 24
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France. (to the dismay of band conductors everywhere)
Births:
1803 – George James Webb, English-American composer (d. 1887)
1813 – Francis Boott, American composer (d. 1904)
1901 – Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (d. 1974)
1906 – Pierre Fournier, French cellist (d. 1986)
1908 – Hugo Distler, German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)
1909 – Jean Deslauriers, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1978)
1935 – Terry Riley, American composer minimalist… 
Deaths:
1994 – Jean Vallerand, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1915)
June 25
1910 – Igor Stravinsky‘s ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer. Yes! This is significant. What an amazing piece!!
Births:
1709 – Francesco Araja, Italian composer (d. 1762)

1860 – Gustave Charpentier, French composer (d. 1956)
Deaths:
1522 – Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer (b. 1451) Super Latin sounding
1767 – Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (b. 1681) Important much?
1884 – Hans Rott, Austrian composer (b. 1858) Wrote an amazing symphony that Brahms detested, practically damning the poor young composer with so much potential. He even greatly influenced the young Gustav Mahler
1977 – Endre Szervánszky, Hungarian composer (b. 1911)
1983 – Alberto Ginastera, Argentinian composer (b. 1916) Composed a harp concerto, I now know, from this fantastic interview
June 26
Births:
1582 – Johannes Schultz, German composer (d. 1653)
1923 – Franz-Paul Decker, German conductor
1933 – Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (d. 2014) Also of significant importance. Remember this name. 
Deaths:
1836 – Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French army officer and composer (b. 1760)
June 27
Births:
1805 – Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)
1885 – Guilhermina Suggia, Portuguese cellist (d. 1950)
Deaths:
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June 28
1841 – The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier
Births:
1547 – Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian organist and composer (d. 1599)
1664 – Nicolas Bernier, French composer (d. 1734)
1734 – Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French organist and composer (d. 1794)
1831 – Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1907)
Deaths:
1980 – José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) (b. 1895)
June 29
Births:
1870 – Joseph Carl Breil, American tenor, composer, and director (d. 1926)
1893 – Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (d. 1958)
1908 – Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)
1910 – Frank Loesser, American composer (d. 1969)
1911 – Bernard Herrmann, American composer (d. 1975) Hitchcock, etc. 
1912 – José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1958)
1914 – Rafael Kubelík, Czech-American conductor and composer (d. 1996)
1923 – Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer
1924 – Ezra Laderman, American composer
1940 – Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
Deaths:
1744 – André Campra, French composer and conductor (b. 1660)

1941 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1860)
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