On this day: July 21, 2014

Missed a few posts last week. Back on track! Let’s go!
July 21
Births:
1920 – Isaac Stern, Polish violinist and conductor (d. 2001)
Deaths:
2005 – Michael Chapman, English bassoon player (b. 1934)
July 22
Births:
1651 – Ferdinand Tobias Richter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1711)
1702 – Alessandro Besozzi, Italian oboe player composer (d. 1775)
1949 – Alan Menken, American pianist and composer
Deaths:
July 23
Births:
1796 – Franz Berwald, Swedish composer (d. 1868)
1838 – Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor (d. 1910)
1856 – Arthur Bird, American-German composer (d. 1923)
1928 – Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor

1962 – Alain Lefèvre, Canadian pianist and composer
Deaths:
1757 – Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (b. 1685)
1983 – Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)
2004 – Piero Piccioni, Italian pianist, conductor, and composer (b. 1921) Lawyer turned composer!
July 24
Births:
1880 – Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer (d. 1959)
1904 – Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
1918 – Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist (d. 2012)
1947 – Peter Serkin, American pianist
Deaths:
1739 – Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer and educator (b. 1686)
2008 – Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913) Concert band!!!!! 
July 25
Births:
1654 – Agostino Steffani, Italian diplomat and composer (d. 1728)
1657 – Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer (d. 1714)
1883 – Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1947)
Deaths:
1608 – Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer (b. 1556)
1952 – Herbert Murrill, English organist and composer (b. 1909)
July 26
Births:
1782 – John Field, Irish pianist and composer (d. 1837) Irish!!! Also inventor of the nocturne… most likely
1791 – Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1844) Another one
1939 – Richard Marlow, English organist and conductor (d. 2013)
Deaths:
July 27
Births:
1741 – François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French-English violinist and composer (d. 1808)
1867 – Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)
1877 – Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960) This guy wrote two amazing piano concerti…
1912 – Vernon Elliott, English bassoon player, composer, and conductor (d. 1996) Perhaps my favorite instrument in the orchestra
1918 – Leonard Rose, American cellist (d. 1984)
1924 – Otar Taktakishvili, Georgian composer and conductor (d. 1989)
1941 – Johannes Fritsch, German composer (d. 2010)
Deaths:
1875 – Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer (b. 1845)
1924 – Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866) First piano concerto ever to have a chorus written by this man.
1995 – Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (b. 1907)

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