On this day: week of November 3, 2014

November 3
Births:
1587 – Samuel Scheidt, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1654)
1656 – Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1738)
1689 – Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Czech composer (d. 1742)
1801 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (d. 1835)
1875 – Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer (d. 1910)
1899 – Rezső Seress, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1968)
Deaths:
1939 – Charles Tournemire, French organist and composer (b. 1870)
1983 – Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
2008 – Jean Fournet, French conductor (b. 1913)
November 4
1737 – The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
1783 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in LinzAustria.
Births:
1640 – Carlo Mannelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1697)

1912 – Vadim Salmanov, Russian composer (d. 1978)
1935 – Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer
1961 – Daron Hagen, American pianist, composer, and conductor
1962 – Arvo Volmer, Estonian conductor
Deaths:
1847 – Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1809)
1924 – Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1845)
November 5
1666 – Attilio Ariosti, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1729)
1705 – Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French violinist and composer (d. 1770)
1895 – Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (d. 1956)
1921 – Georges Cziffra, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1994)
Deaths:
1989 – Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. Lots of pianists… 
2012 – Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (b. 1908) I believe he is the oldest American (perhaps oldest composer?) ever to publish a piece, knocking out one of Ornstein’s latest publications when he was 93 or something. 
November 6
1607 – Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer (d. 1655)
1753 – Jean-Baptiste Bréval, French cellist and composer (d. 1823)
1854 – John Philip Sousa, American commander, composer, and conductor (d. 1932) It counts. 
Deaths:
1672 – Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (b. 1585)
1893 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (b. 1840)
1965 – Edgard Varèse, French-American composer (b. 1883)
1968 – Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (b. 1891)
November 7
1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
1912 – The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven‘s Fidelio.
Births:
1706 – Carlo Cecere, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1761)
1846 – Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1907)
1905 – William Alwyn, English composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1985)
1969 – Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
Deaths:
1983 – Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (b. 1892)
November 8
1725 – Johann George Tromlitz, German flute player and composer (d. 1805)
1888 – David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1974)
1921 – Douglas Townsend, American composer, musicologist, and academic (d. 2012)
1945 – Arnold Rosner, American composer (d. 2013)
Deaths:
1599 – Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
1890 – César Franck, Belgian organist and composer (b. 1822)
2013 – Arnold Rosner, American composer (b. 1945) Yup. Died on his birthday. 
November 9
Births:
1664 – Johann Speth, German organist and composer (d. 1719)
1697 – Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer (d. 1760)
1968 – Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist
Deaths:

1801 – Carl Stamitz, German-Czech violinist and composer (b. 1745)
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