On this day: Week of July 7, 2014

July 7
Births:
1860 – Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (d. 1911)- Oh. Yeah. One of the greatest symphonists of all time. Ever. And a brilliant conductor, all around genius musician. 
1911 – Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-American composer (d. 2007)
1976 – Vasily Petrenko, Russian conductor
Deaths:
1987 – Germaine Thyssens-Valentin, Dutch-French pianist (b. 1902)
2003 – Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian conductor (b. 1924)
July 8 
Births:
1604 – Heinrich Albert, German composer and poet (d. 1651)
1882 – Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (d. 1961) As cooky (and apparently perverted) as this guy was, I absolutely love his works. We played quite a few in high school. 
1900 – George Antheil, American pianist, composer, and author (d. 1959)
Deaths:
1905 – Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (b. 1834)
July 9
Births:

1878 – Eduard Sõrmus, Estonian violinist (d. 1940)
1879 – Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1936)
1915 – David Diamond, American composer (d. 2005)
1924 – Pierre Cochereau, French organist and composer (d. 1984)
1938 – Paul Chihara, American composer
Deaths:
1747 – Giovanni Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1670)
1949 – Fritz Hart, English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1874)
July 10
Births:
1835 – Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1880)
1895 – Carl Orff, German composer (d. 1982) Carmina Burana
1945 – Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist
Deaths:
1594 – Paolo Bellasio, Italian organist and composer (b. 1554)
1979 – Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (b. 1894)
2012 – Viktor Suslin, Russian composer (b. 1942)
July 11
1836 – Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (d. 1896)
1912 – Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and composer (d. 1996)
Deaths:
1937 – George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (b. 1898)
July 12
1675 – Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1742)
1861 – Anton Arensky, Russian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1906)
1954 – Robert Carl, American pianist and composer
Deaths:
1742 – Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1675) Thought I’d made a mistake. He died on his birthday. 
1773 – Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (b. 1697)
July 13
Births:
1892 – Léo-Pol Morin, Canadian pianist, composer, critic and educator (d. 1941)
Deaths:
1951 – Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (b. 1874) Hugely significant, but…. just…. not…. my most favoritest. 
2004 – Carlos Kleiber, German-Austrian conductor (b. 1930) Also a very large name in the biz. 

Wow! That was a lot of super duper important names quite the week for births and deaths, it was, for some… both on the same day. 
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