On this day: Week of November 10, 2014

November 10
Births:
1668 – François Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1733)
1755 – Franz Anton Ries, German violinist (d. 1846)
1850 – Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer (d. 1892)
1873 – Henri Rabaud, French conductor and composer (d. 1949)
1886 – Edward Joseph Collins, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)
Deaths:
November 11
Births:
1696 – Andrea Zani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1757)
1883 – Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (d. 1969)
1930 – Vernon Handley, English conductor (d. 2008)
1944 – Jennifer Bate, English organist
Deaths:
1974 – Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist, composer, and academic (b. 1894)
1979 – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (b. 1894)
1988 – William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (b. 1900)
November 12
Births:
1833 – Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887) Composer and chemist. How cool
1897 – Karl Marx, German composer and conductor (d. 1985) Not that Marx
1916 – Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (d. 2000)
1929 – Anthony di Bonaventura, American pianist and academic (d. 2012)
Deaths:

1948 – Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (b. 1867)
1972 – Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1879)
1997 – Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer and conductor (b. 1915)
2000 – Franck Pourcel, French conductor (b. 1913)
2013 – John Tavener, English composer (b. 1944)
November 13
Births:
1699 – Jan Zach, Czech violinist, organist, and composer (d. 1773)
1921 – Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (d. 1996)
Deaths:
1868 – Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer (b. 1792)
1967 – Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
1973 – Bruno Maderna, Italian-German conductor and composer (b. 1920)
1988 – Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (b. 1906)
1988 – Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
1997 – André Boucourechliev, Bulgarian-French composer (b. 1925)
November 14
Births:
1663 – Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German organist and composer (d. 1712)
1719 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1787) Father of Wolfgang
1778 – Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1837) This guys pretty important
1805 – Fanny Mendelssohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1847)
1900 – Aaron Copland, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990)
1924 – Leonid Kogan, Ukrainian-Russian violinist (d. 1982)
1966 – Charles Hazlewood, English conductor
That was quite a nice little list of names there…
Deaths:
1831 – Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder (b. 1757) Chopin liked this guy, or at least his pianos
1946 – Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
November 15
Births:
1738 – William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (d. 1822) Astronomer AND composer. Mostly composer, I think, but he was fascinated with astronomy, and discovered Uranus (chuckle chuckle), originally wanting to name it after King George III. Thankfully, it didn’t stick. 
Deaths:
1787 – Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
1963 – Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1888)
1988 – Billo Frómeta, Dominican conductor and composer (b. 1915)
November 16
Births:
1569 – Paul Sartorius, German organist and composer (d. 1609)
1715 – Girolamo Abos, Maltese-Italian composer (d. 1760)
1720 – Carlo Antonio Campioni, Italian composer (d. 1788)
1888 – Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan pianist and composer (d. 1957)
1895 – Paul Hindemith, German violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1963) Watch out for this guy (in a few months)
Deaths:
1628 – Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer (b. 1555)
1941 – Miina Härma, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1864)
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