On this day: week of January 5, 2015

Only about another month of these left before we start repeating ourselves. Don’t know what to do then… Actually, I think I do… 
January 5
Births:
1640 – Paolo Lorenzani, Italian composer (d. 1713)
1679 – Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1750) Domenico’s brother
1762 – Constanze Mozart, German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842) That counts, right?
1871 – Frederick Converse, American composer (d. 1940) Cool name
1879 – Marcel Tournier, French harp player and composer (d. 1951)
1880 – Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1951)
1904 – Erika Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
1919 – Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flute player (d. 1992)
1920 – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (d. 1995)
1942 – Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist
1999 – Marc Yu, American pianist
Deaths:
1740 – Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1667)
1888 – Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1803)

1970 – Roberto Gerhard, Catalan composer and scholar (b. 1896)
1974 – Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
2003 – Doreen Carwithen, English composer (b. 1922) William Alwyn’s wife. 
2012 – Gordon W. Bowie, American trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1945)
January 6
Births:
1486 – Martin Agricola, German composer and theorist (d. 1556)
1695 – Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian oboe player and composer (d. 1750)
1702 – José de Nebra, Spanish composer (d. 1768)
1838 – Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (d. 1920)
1850 – Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924) 
1856 – Giuseppe Martucci, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1909)
1868 – Vittorio Monti, Italian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1922)
1872 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1915)
1903 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American conductor (d. 1993)
1908 – Menachem Avidom, Hungarian-Israeli composer (d. 1995)
1910 – Yiannis Papaioannou, Greek composer (d. 1989)
Deaths:
1831 – Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1766)
2012 – W. Francis McBeth, American composer (b. 1933) WIND BAND!
2014 – H. Owen Reed, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
January 7
1955 – Contralto Marian Anderson becomes the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi‘s Un ballo in maschera.
1634 – Adam Krieger, German composer (d. 1666)
1860 – Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
1876 – William Hurlstone, English pianist and composer (d. 1906)
1895 – Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
1899 – Francis Poulenc, French composer (d. 1963)
1907 – Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harp player (d. 1993)
1912 – Günter Wand, German conductor and composer (d. 2002)
1917 – Ulysses Kay, American composer (d. 1995)
1922 – Jean-Pierre Rampal, French flute player (d. 2000)
1935 – Tommy Johnson, American tuba player (d. 2006)
1941 – Iona Brown, English violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
1943 – Richard Armstrong, English conductor
Deaths:
1625 – Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer (b. 1560)
1936 – Guy d’Hardelot, French pianist and composer (b. 1858)
January 8
Births:
1792 – Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
1812 – Sigismond Thalberg, Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1871) Wonderful piano concerto!
1830 – Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
1896 – Jaromír Weinberger, Czech-American composer (d. 1967)
1905 – Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (d. 1988)
1922 – Abbey Simon, American pianist
1924 – Benjamin Lees, American composer (d. 2010)
Deaths:
1970 – Jani Christou, Egyptian-Greek composer (b. 1926)
1986 – Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
1998 – Michael Tippett, English composer (b. 1905)
2012 – Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (b. 1929)
2014 – Josef Lammerz, German organist and composer (b. 1930
January 9
1674 – Reinhard Keiser, German composer (d. 1739)
1839 – John Knowles Paine, American composer (d. 1906)
1896 – Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-English conductor (d. 1971)
1926 – Jani Christou, Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1970)
1940 – Barbara Buczek, Polish composer (d. 1993)
2007 – The iPhone, which is prominent and important because it’s what I do most of my listening and writing on for this blog.
Deaths:
1911 – Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (b. 1853)
1939 – Johann Strauss III, Austrian conductor (b. 1866)
1981 – Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer (b. 1922)
2014 – Bryan Fairfax, Australian-English conductor (b. 1930) Conducted the world premiere of Havergal Brians Gothic symphony
January 10
Births:
1760 – Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German composer and conductor (d. 1802)
1910 – Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (d. 1976)
1915 – Dean Dixon, American conductor (d. 1976)
1922 – Ester Mägi, Estonian composer
1935 – Georg Katzer, German composer
1961 – Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist, author, and educator
1969 – Janko Kastelic, Slovene-Canadian conductor
Deaths:
1895 – Benjamin Godard, French violinist and composer (b. 1849)
1941 – Frank Bridge, English viola player and composer (b. 1879) This guy will be coming up soon. 
1978 – Don Gillis, American composer and conductor (b. 1912)
2013 – Franz Lehrndorfer, German organist and composer (b. 1928)
2014 – Aram Gharabekian, Armenian conductor (b. 1955)
January 11
Births:
1642 – Johann Friedrich Alberti, German organist and composer (d. 1710)
1856 – Christian Sinding, Norwegian composer (d. 1932)
1875 – Reinhold Glière, Russian composer (d. 1956)
1902 – Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (d. 1986)
1910 – Izler Solomon, American conductor (d. 1987) Conducted the world premiere recording of Max Bruch’s second violin concerto with Heifetz as soloist
1938 – Vladimir Krpan, Croatian pianist
1970 – Joy Nilo, Filipino composer- Choral… okay
Deaths:
1791 – William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh composer (b. 1717)
1801 – Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (b. 1749)
1901 – Vasily Kalinnikov, Russian composer (b. 1866)
1954 – Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (b. 1870)
1957 – Rose Sutro, American pianist (b. 1870) one of two sisters
1958 – Alec Rowley, English composer (b. 1892)
1987 – Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
1995 – Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)

2005 – Miriam Hyde, Australian pianist and composer (b. 1913)
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