On this day: week of August 4, 2014

The first full week in August. Let’s go. 
August 4
Births:
1844 – Henri Berger, German composer and bandleader (d. 1929)
1901 – Louis Armstrong, American trumpeter and singer (d. 1971)
1908 – Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)
1910 – William Schuman, American composer (d. 1992) Note the single N
Deaths:
1942 – Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer (b. 1860)
August 5
Births: (this could be the most births on one day so far… holy cow)
1565 – Paola Massarenghi, Italian composer (d. 1565)
1623 – Antonio Cesti, Italian composer (d. 1669)
1694 – Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (d. 1744) Geez. Three in a row
1797 – Friedrich August Kummer, German cellist and composer (d. 1879)
1811 – Ambroise Thomas, French composer (d. 1896)
1843 – James Scott Skinner, Scottish violinist and composer (d. 1927)
1868 – Oskar Merikanto, Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1924)
1890 – Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor (d. 1956), Father of Carlos Kleiber,
1914 – Stjepan Šulek, Croatian composer and conductor (d. 1986)
1926 – Betsy Jolas, French composer
1927 – Gunnar Bucht, Swedish composer and musicologist
1932 – Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer (d. 1996)
1932 – Vladimir Fedoseyev, Russian conductor
1961 – Mark O’Connor, American violinist and composer
Deaths:
1678 – Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican tenor and composer (b. 1619)
1963 – Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (b. 1898)
1994 – Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer (b. 1908)
August 6

Births:
1619 – Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer (d. 1677)]
1886 – Edward Ballantine, American composer (d. 1971)
1895 – Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
Deaths:
2012 – Marvin Hamlisch, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1944)
2012 – Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist (b. 1918)
August 7
Births:
1571 – Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)
1930 – Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer
Deaths:
1893 – Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer (b. 1854)
1969 – Joseph Kosma, French composer (b. 1905)
August 8
Births:
1640 – Amalia Catharina, German poet and composer (d. 1697)
1693 – Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
1857 – Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (d. 1944)
1891 – Adolf Busch, German violinist and composer (d. 1952)
1905 – André Jolivet, French composer (d. 1974)
1942 – Vardo Rumessen, Estonian pianist
1979 – Richard Harwood, English cellist
Deaths:
1759 – Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (b. 1704)
August 9
Births:
1648 – Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
1874 – Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan composer and conductor (d. 1947)
1875 – Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1959)
1902 – Zino Francescatti, French violinist (d. 1991) Not very French-sounding
1928 – Camilla Wicks, American violinist
Deaths:
1919 – Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (b. 1857)
2004 – David Raksin, American composer (b. 1912) Film music
August 10
Births:
1560 – Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (d. 1629) Quite a name
1740 – Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
1865 – Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1936)
1932 – Alexander Goehr, British composer
Deaths:

1806 – Michael Haydn, Austrian composer (b. 1737) Younger brother to Joseph.

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