On this day: week of September 29, 2014

Kind of a quiet week…. But this is going up a bit early because there’ll be a special post out later today (tomorrow? [depending on your time zone]) 
September 29
1674 – Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, French flute player and composer (d. 1763)
1920 – Václav Neumann, Czech violinist and conductor (Smetana Quartet) (d. 1995)
1945 – Kyriakos Sfetsas, Greek composer
Deaths:
September 30
1791 – The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.
Births:
1689 – Jacques Aubert, French violinist and composer (d. 1753)
1743 – Christian Ehregott Weinlig, German cantor and composer (d. 1813)
1852 – Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1924)
1897 – Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer (d. 1966)
1908 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (d. 1974)
1938 – Alan Hacker, English clarinet player (d. 2012)
Deaths:
1989 – Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (b. 1896)
Welcome to the month of October
October 1

1880 – John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
1905 – František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
Births
1724 – Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1808)
1729 – Anton Cajetan Adlgasser, German organist and composer (d. 1777)
1771 – Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (d. 1842)
1832 – Henry Clay Work, American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)
1865 – Paul Dukas, French composer, scholar, and critic (d. 1935)
1903 – Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1907 – Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (d. 1977)
1908 – Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer (d. 1998)
1931 – Sylvano Bussotti, Italian violinist and composer
1949 – André Rieu, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor
1973 – John Mackey, American composer
Deaths:
1602 – Hernando de Cabezón, Spanish organist and composer (b. 1541)
1609 – Giammateo Asola, Italian composer (b. 1532)
1708 – John Blow, English organist and composer (b. 1649) 
2007 – Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and composer (b. 1928)
October 2
Births:
1704 – František Tůma, Czech organist and composer (d. 1774)
1914 – Bernarr Rainbow, English organist, conductor, and historian (d. 1998)
1933 – Michel Plasson, French conductor
Deaths:
1559 – Jacquet of Mantua, French-Italian composer (b. 1483)
1920 – Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (b. 1838)
2001 – Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
October 3
Births:
1631 – Sebastian Anton Scherer, German organist and composer (d. 1712) 
1713 – Antoine Dauvergne, French violinist and composer (d. 1797)
1828 – Woldemar Bargiel, German composer (d. 1897)
1934 – Benjamin Boretz, American composer and theorist
1936 – Steve Reich, American composer
Deaths:
1931 – Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1865)
1953 – Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (b. 1883)
1967 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)
October 4
Births:
1625 – Jacqueline Pascal, French nun and composer (d. 1661)
Deaths:
1661 – Jacqueline Pascal, French nun and composer (b. 1625) Same day…. 36 years apart. 
1982 – Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1932) weirdo/genius/weirdo
2013 – Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer (b. 1933)
October 5
Births:
1743 – Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer (d. 1818)
Deaths:
1564 – Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer (b. 1510)
1880 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (b. 1819)

1940 – Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)
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