On this day: week of September 15, 2014

September 15
Births:
1690 – Ignazio Prota, Italian composer and educator (d. 1748)
1815 – Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (d. 1868) That’s quite a name…
1858 – Jenő Hubay, Hungarian violinist (d. 1937)
1863 – Horatio Parker, American organist, composer, and educator (d. 1919)
1870 – Rose Sutro, American pianist (d. 1957)
1876 – Bruno Walter, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1962) You know, Mahler’s friend and all… 
1890 – Ernest Bullock, English organist and composer (d. 1979)
1890 – Frank Martin, Swiss-Dutch composer (d. 1974)
1933 – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer (d. 2014)
Deaths:
1841 – Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1757) 
1842 – Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (b. 1771)
1915 – Ernest Gagnon, Canadian organist and composer (b. 1834)
1945 – Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1883)

2003 – Jack Brymer, English clarinet player (b. 1915)
2007 – Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)
September 16
Births:
1557 – Jacques Mauduit, French composer (d. 1627)
1615 – Heinrich Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1692)
1844 – Paul Taffanel, French flute player and conductor (d. 1908)
1887 – Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (d. 1979) Recently wrote about her here in this article about her fantastic importance
1899 – Hans Swarowsky, Hungarian-Austrian conductor (d. 1975)
1918 – Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (d. 1968)
1926 – Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (d. 2011)
Deaths:
1896 – Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (b. 1836)
1925 – Leo Fall, Czech-Austrian composer (b. 1873)
1965 – Ahn Eak-tai, Korean composer and conductor (b. 1906)
1993 – František Jílek, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
2005 – Harry Freedman, Canadian horn player, composer, and educator (b. 1922)
2009 – Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (b. 1921)
September 17
Births:
1605 – Francesco Sacrati, Italian composer (d. 1650)
1878 – Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (d. 1950)
1884 – Charles Griffes, American pianist and composer (d. 1920)
1892 – Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch organist and composer (d. 1981)
1917 – Isang Yun, South Korean-German composer and educator (d. 1995)
1954 – Joël-François Durand, French pianist and composer- Studied with Ferneyhough
Deaths:
1762 – Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1687)
1803 – Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Austrian composer (b. 1766)
1907 – Ignaz Brüll, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1846)
1991 – Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902) Doesn’t sound very French to me
1992 – Roger Wagner, American conductor and educator (b. 1914)
September 18
1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.
Births:
1684 – Johann Gottfried Walther, German organist and composer (d. 1748)
1848 – Francis Grierson, English-American pianist and composer (d. 1927)
1860 – Alberto Franchetti, Italian-American composer (d. 1942)
1872 – Carl Friedberg, German-Italian pianist and educator (d. 1955)
1897 – Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer (d. 1988)
1910 – Josef Tal, Israeli composer (d. 2008)
1922 – Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
Deaths:
1857 – Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (b. 1785)
September 19
Births:
1912 – Kurt Sanderling, Polish-German conductor (d. 2011)
Deaths:
1949 – Nikos Skalkottas, Greek composer (b. 1901)
1972 – Robert Casadesus, French pianist and composer (b. 1899)
September 20
Births:
1593 – Gottfried Scheidt, German organist and composer (d. 1661)
1685 – Giuseppe Matteo Alberti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)
1922 – William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
Deaths:
1630 – Claudio Saracini, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1586)
1908 – Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844)
1957 – Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (b. 1865)
2006 – Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
September 21
Births:
1912 – György Sándor, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 2005)
Deaths:

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