On this day: week of September 22, 2014

Some big names this week….
September 22
1869 – Richard Wagner‘s opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.
Births:
1788 – Theodore Hook, English composer (d. 1841)
1875 – Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)
1915 – Grigory Frid, Russian composer (d. 2012)
1918 – Henryk Szeryng, Polish-Mexican violinist (d. 1988)
1922 – Romeo Cascarino, American composer (d. 2002)
1929 – Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1986)
1969 – Tuomas Kantelinen, Finnish composer
Deaths:
1993 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903)
2001 – Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920)
September 23
Births:
1642 – Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678)
1915 – Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (d. 2003)
Deaths:
1835 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (b. 1801)
2006 – Malcolm Arnold, English trumpet player and composer (b. 1921)
September 24
Births:
1667 – Jean-Louis Lully, French composer (d. 1688)
1761 – F.L.Æ. Kunzen, German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)
1859 – Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer (d. 1933)
1885 – Artur Lemba, Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)
1917 – Arthur W. Lehman, American euphonium player (d. 2009)
1945 – John Rutter, English composer, conductor, and producer
Deaths:
1605 – Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)
1892 – Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American composer (b. 1829)
1976 – Philip Gbeho, Ghanaian composer and educator (b. 1904)
September 25
1790 – Peking opera is born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor‘s eightieth birthday.
Births:
1663 – Johann Nikolaus Hanff, German organist and composer (d. 1711)
1683 – Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (d. 1764
1741 – Wenzel Pichl, Czech violinist, composer, and director (d. 1805)
1758 – Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)
1862 – Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (d. 1897)
1906 – Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)
1932 – Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1966 – Stanislav Bunin, Russian pianist
Deaths:
1849 – Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
1997 – Jean Françaix, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)
2009 – Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (b. 1923)
September 26
Births:
1767 – Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835) Quite early for a conductor
1891 – Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)
1898 – George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)
1941 – Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
1974 – Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat]
1988 – Mark Simpson, English clarinet player
Deaths:
1800 – William Billings, American composer (b. 1746)
1945 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)
September 27
Births:
1677 – Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1754)
1879 – Cyril Scott, English poet and composer (d. 1970)
1954 – Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Russian violinist and conductor
Deaths:
1921 – Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (b. 1854)
1956 – Gerald Finzi, English composer (b. 1901)
1997 – Walter Trampler, American viola player and educator (b. 1915)
September 28
Births:
1681 – Johann Mattheson, German composer, lexicographer, and diplomat (d. 1764)
1705 – Johann Peter Kellner, German organist and composer (d. 1772)
1882 – Mart Saar, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1963)
1924 – Rudolf Barshai, Russian-Swiss viola player and conductor (d. 2010) A student of Shostakovich
1925 – Cromwell Everson, South African composer (d. 1991)
1981 – Greg Anderson, American pianist and composer
1987 – Chloë Hanslip, English violinist
Deaths:
1957 – Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan violinist and composer (b. 1888)

1991 – Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (Miles Davis Quintet) (b. 1926)
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