On this day: Week of September 1, 2014

September 1
Births:
1653 – Johann Pachelbel, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1706)
1726 – Johann Becker, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1803)
1854 – Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (d. 1921)
1886 – Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (d. 1957)
1935 – Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor
1944 – Leonard Slatkin, American conductor and composer
Deaths:
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September 2
Births:
1661 – Georg Böhm, German organist and composer (d. 1733)
1862 – Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist and composer (d. 1881)
Deaths:
1397 – Francesco Landini, Italian singer-songwriter, organist, and poet (b. 1335) Holy cow… a singer-songwriter from almost 700 years ago…
2013 – Makoto Moroi, Japanese composer (b. 1930)
September 3
1914 – French composer Albéric Magnard is killed after shooting at invading German soldiers.
Births:

1568 – Adriano Banchieri, Italian organist and composer (d. 1634)
1695 – Pietro Locatelli, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1764)
1901 – Eduard van Beinum, Dutch conductor (d. 1959)
1915 – Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist and composer
1921 – Thurston Dart, English pianist, conductor, and musicologist (d. 1971)
Deaths:
1914 – Albéric Magnard, French composer (b. 1865) (See above)
1974 – Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (b. 1901)
1987 – Morton Feldman, American composer (b. 1926)
September 4
Births:
1596 – Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (d. 1687)
1681 – Carl Heinrich Biber, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1749)
1824 – Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (d. 1896)
1892 – Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (d. 1974)
1937 – Gene Ludwig, American organist (d. 2010)
Deaths:
1907 – Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1843)
2003 – Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
September 5
1840 – Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi‘s Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.
Births:
1694 – František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer (d. 1744)
1735 – Johann Christian Bach, German composer (d. 1782) Eleventh child and youngest son of J.S. Bach.  
1781 – Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer and publisher (d. 1858)
1791 – Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer (d. 1864)
1867 – Amy Beach, American pianist and composer (d. 1944)
1892 – Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (d. 1973)
1904 – Vera Bradford, Australian pianist and educator (d. 2004)
1912 – John Cage, American composer and theorist (d. 1992)
1914 – Gail Kubik, American violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1984)
1928 – Joyce Hatto, English pianist and educator (d. 2006)
1942 – Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (d. 1995)
1961 – Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist and composer
Big day, that was. 
Deaths:
1734 – Nicolas Bernier, French composer (b. 1664)
1803 – François Devienne, French flute player and composer (b. 1759)
1997 – Georg Solti, Hungarian conductor (b. 1912)
September 6
Births:
1633 – Sebastian Knüpfer, German cantor and composer (d. 1676)
1855 – Ferdinand Hummel, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1928)
1869 – Walford Davies, English composer (d. 1941)
1912 – Wayne Barlow, American organist, composer, and director (d. 1996)
1928 – Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor and composer (d. 2002)
1932 – Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer; studied with Messiaen, Loriod, Martenot, etc. 
1938 – Joan Tower, American pianist, composer, and conductor
Deaths:
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September 7
1777 – Heinrich Stölzel, German horn player and composer (d. 1844)
1931 – Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer (d. 2009)
1961 – Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist
Deaths:
1989 – Mikhail Goldstein, Ukrainian violinist and composer (b. 1917)

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