On this day: December 29-31

This will take us right to the end of the year. January 1-4 will be in the first post of the year. Time does fly. 
December 29
Births:
1876 – Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (d. 1973)
1919 – Roman Vlad, Italian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1974 – Ryan Shore, Canadian composer and producer; Howard’s nephew
Deaths:
1959 – Robin Milford, English composer (b. 1903)
2001 – Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
2013 – Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer (b. 1932)
December 30
Births:
1678 – William Croft, English organist and composer (d. 1727)
1853 – André Messager, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1929)
1904 – Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer (d. 1987)

1913 – Lucio Agostini, Italian-Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1996)
1919 – David Willcocks, English organist, composer, and conductor
1959 – Antonio Pappano, English pianist and conductor
1962 – Paavo Järvi, Estonian-American conductor
Deaths:
1995 – Ralph Flanagan, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
December 31
Births:
1704 – Carl Gotthelf Gerlach, German organist (d. 1761)
1899 – Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1940)
Deaths:
1949 – Raimond Valgre, Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1913) 

1950 – Charles Koechlin, French composer and educator (b. 1867)
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