On this day: week of January 26, 2015

You’ll notice that February isn’t included in this week, even though it should go till Sunday. You’ll see what’s up with that on Sunday. 
January 26

Births:
1595  Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. 1679)
1708  William Hayes, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1777)
1900  Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
1911 – Norbert Schultze, German composer (d. 2002)
1945 – Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
1981 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan violinist, composer, and conductor
Deaths:
1795  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (b. 1732)
1998  Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violinist and educator (b. 1898)

January 27
Births:
1756  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1806  Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
1823  Édouard Lalo, French composer (d. 1892)
1869  Will Marion Cook, American violinist and composer (d. 1944)
1885 – Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
1895  Joseph Rosenstock, Polish conductor (d. 1985)
1920 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist and composer (d. 2002)
1937 – John Ogdon, English pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1948 – Valeri Brainin, Russian-German composer and poet
1948 – Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
1964 – Patrick van Deurzen, Dutch composer
1970 – Emmanuel Pahud, Swiss flute player
Deaths:
1629  Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (b. 1560)
1731  Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the Piano (b. 1655) Rather a famous invention….
2000  Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1930)

January 28
Births:
1693  Gregor Werner, Austrian composer (d. 1766)
1861  Julián Felipe, Filipino composer (d. 1944)
1887  Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist (d. 1982)
1944 – John Tavener, English composer (d. 2013)
Deaths:
1903  Augusta Holmès, French composer (b. 1847)
1935  Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer and conductor (b. 1859)
1947  Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1875)
1999  Valery Gavrilin, Russian composer (b. 1939)
2012 – Keriman Halis Ece, Turkish pianist and model, Miss Universe 1932 (b. 1913) Double Threat
2014 – Dwight Gustafson, American composer and conductor (b. 1930)

January 29
Births:
1703  Carlmann Kolb, German priest and composer (d. 1765)
1715  Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (d. 1777)
1782  Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
1801  Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1857)
1862  Frederick Delius, English composer (d. 1934)
1876  Havergal Brian, English composer (d. 1972) Someday I’ll get around to the Gothic
1884  Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer (d. 1982)
1924 – Luigi Nono, Italian composer (d. 1990)
1936  Malcolm Binns, English pianist
Deaths:
1597  Elias Ammerbach, German organist and composer (b. 1530)
1962  Fritz Kreisler, Austrian-American violinist and composer (b. 1875)
2011  Milton Babbitt, American composer, educator, and theorist (b. 1916) This guy, of all the composers I’ve read about and whose works I’ve listened to, is one of the people I’d most like to meet, to know, and to be around. While I have only recently begun really to enjoy his work, even when I couldn’t stand to listen to it, I found this man fascinating…. 

January 30
1697  Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (d. 1773)
1861  Charles Martin Loeffler, French-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)
1862  Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor and composer (d. 1950)
1883  Peeter Süda, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1920)
Deaths:
1963  Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
1966  Jaan Hargel, Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (b. 1912)

January 31
Births:
1759  François Devienne, French flute player and composer (d. 1803)
1797  Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (d. 1828)
1937 – Philip Glass, American composer
Deaths:
2014 – Alexander Ivashkin, Russian-English cellist and conductor (b. 1948)
2014 – Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1928)

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