1958 – Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (d. 2009) Student of Jacqueline du Pre
1949 – Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
2012 – Hans Werner Henze, German composer (b. 1926)
1893 – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer’s death.
1915 – Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.
1936 – Carl Davis, American-English conductor and composer
1894 – Peter Warlock, English composer and critic (d. 1930)
1896 – Antonino Votto, Italian conductor (d. 1985)
1967 – Leonidas Kavakos, Greek violinist
1883 – Robert Volkmann, German composer (b. 1815)
1980 – Alondra de la Parra, Mexican-American pianist and conductor
1902 – Eugen Jochum, German conductor (d. 1987)
1934 – William Mathias, Welsh pianist and composer (d. 1992)
1936 – Katsuhisa Hattori, Japanese composer and conductor
1965 – Patrik Ringborg, Swedish conductor
2005 – Skitch Henderson, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918) Founder of the New York Pops
2009 – Robert H. Rines, American violinist and composer (b. 1922) you seriously need to read about this guy. Studied at MIT and at a college HERE in Taiwan, played a violin duet with Albert Einstein at only 11, was a Loch Ness Monster hunter, was on the advisory board of the US Department of Commerce, lecturer at Harvard and MIT, and more…. seriously… just stop….
1946 – Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (d. 2001)
1960 – Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (b. 1896) Early promoter of the works of Mahler and an influence on Bernstein in this respect (right? I think so…)