On this day: week of October 6, 2014

October 6
1882 – Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1937)
1886 – Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
Deaths:
1762 – Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1684)
1947 – Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (b. 1887) Studied with Sibelius, D’Indy and Fuchs
October 7 
Births:
1746 – William Billings, American composer (d. 1800)
1835 – Felix Draeseke, German composer (d. 1913) A nice piano sonata I am vaguely familiar with (F#m?)
1936 – Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor (whom I met  and got an autograph from after sitting front row in a performance with the Royal Philharmonic here in Taipei
1948 – Stephen Rucker, American composer
1955 – Yo-Yo Ma, French-American cellist (Silk Road Project)
Deaths:
1553 – Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (b. 1500)
October 8
Births:
1585 – Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (d. 1672)
1834 – Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (d. 1905)
1845 – Salomon Kalischer, German pianist, composer, and physicist (d. 1924) AND physicist
1848 – Pierre De Geyter, Belgian composer (d. 1932)
1870 – Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (d. 1937)
1930 – Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (d. 1996)
Deaths:
1772 – Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (b. 1711)
1834 – François-Adrien Boieldieu, French composer (b. 1775)
1995 – Christopher Keene, American conductor (b. 1946)
October 9
1986 – The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
Births:
1835 – Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer and conductor (d. 1921)
1873 – Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1944)
Deaths:
1900 – Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1843)
October 10
Births:
1599 – Étienne Moulinié, French composer (d. 1676)
1669 – Johann Nicolaus Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1753)
1906 – Paul Creston, American composer and educator (d. 1985)
1927 – Thomas Wilson, American-Scottish composer (d. 2001)
1938 – Gloria Coates, American-German composer- Sounds very interesting
1971 – Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
Deaths:
1979 – Paul Paray, French organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1886)
2003 – Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
October 11
Births:
1679 – Christian Vater, German organ builder (d. 1756)
1788 – Simon Sechter, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1867)
1895 – Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer and conductor (d. 1982)
Deaths:
1896 – Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist, composer, and educator (b. 1824)
October 12
Births:
1687 – Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (d. 1750)
1872 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (d. 1958)
Deaths:

1956 – Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer (b. 1872)
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