On this day: week of October 13, 2014

Another quiet week, but in volume, not content.

October 13
Births:
——
Deaths:
1981 – Rebecca Clarke, English viola player and composer (b. 1886)
One of the quietest days of the year…
October 14
1853 – Ciprian Porumbescu, Ukrainian-Romanian composer (d. 1883)
1935 – La Monte Young, American composer; a stretch?
Deaths:
1568 – Jacques Arcadelt, Dutch composer (b. 1507)
1669 – Antonio Cesti, Italian organist and composer (b. 1623)
1990 – Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)
October 15
Births:
1762 – Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer and educator (d. 1820)
1818 – Alexander Dreyschock, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1869) Known for his left hand (?)
1926 – Karl Richter, German organist and conductor (d. 1981)
Deaths:
1900 – Zdeněk Fibich, Czech composer (b. 1850)

1955 – Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
1964 – Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (b. 1891) Just cuz he’s Cole Porter
1988 – Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English pianist, composer, and critic (b. 1892)
October 16
Births:
1679 – Jan Dismas Zelenka, Czech composer (d. 1745)
1729 – Pierre van Maldere, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1768)
1923 – Bert Kaempfert, German conductor and composer (d. 1980)
1931 – Valery Klimov, Ukrainian-Russian violinist
1932 – Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (d. 1996)
Deaths:
1621 – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1562)
1750 – Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (b. 1687)
1975 – Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1885)
1983 – Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1895)
1986 – Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist and pianist (b. 1921)
1990 – Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American pianist and educator (b. 1914)
October 17
Births:
1688 – Domenico Zipoli, Italian missionary and composer (d. 1726)
1720 – Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini, Italian composer (d. 1795)
1729 – Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, French composer (d. 1817)
1898 – Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violinist and educator (d. 1998) This guy. 
1917 – Norman Leyden, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
Deaths:
1837 – Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1778)
1849 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1810) Lots about him this week, actually. 
October 18
Births:]
1706 – Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (d. 1785)
Deaths:
1545 – John Taverner, English organist and composer (b. 1490)
1817 – Etienne Nicolas Méhul, French composer (b. 1763)
1893 – Charles Gounod, French composer (b. 1818)
October 19
Births:
1908 – Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1981)
1943 – Robin Holloway, English composer and academic
Deaths:
1987 – Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (b. 1945)
1995 – Harilaos Perpessas, Greek composer (b. 1907) Student of Schoenberg

2013 – Mahmoud Zoufonoun, Iranian-American violinist (b. 1920)
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