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])
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.
Welcome to the month of October
1905 – František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
1832 – Henry Clay Work, American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)
1949 – André Rieu, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor
1973 – John Mackey, American composer
1914 – Bernarr Rainbow, English organist, conductor, and historian (d. 1998)
1933 – Michel Plasson, French conductor
1967 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)
1982 – Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1932) weirdo/genius/weirdo
2013 – Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer (b. 1933)
1940 – Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)