On this day: week of September 29, 2014

Kind of a quiet week…. But this is going up a bit early because there’ll be a special post out later today (tomorrow? [depending on your time zone])  September 29 1674 – Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, French flute player and composer (d. 1763) 1920 – Václav Neumann, Czech violinist and conductor (Smetana Quartet) (d. 1995) 1945 – Kyriakos Sfetsas, Greek composer Deaths: — September 30 1791 – The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria. Births: 1689 – Jacques Aubert, French violinist and composer (d. 1753) 1743 – Christian Ehregott Weinlig, German cantor and composer (d. 1813) 1852 – Charles Villiers Stanford, … Continue reading On this day: week of September 29, 2014

On this day: week of September 22, 2014

Some big names this week…. September 22 1869 – Richard Wagner‘s opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich. Births: 1788 – Theodore Hook, English composer (d. 1841) 1875 – Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911) 1915 – Grigory Frid, Russian composer (d. 2012) 1918 – Henryk Szeryng, Polish-Mexican violinist (d. 1988) 1922 – Romeo Cascarino, American composer (d. 2002) 1929 – Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1986) 1969 – Tuomas Kantelinen, Finnish composer Deaths: 1993 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903) 2001 – Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920) September 23 Births: 1642 – Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678) 1915 – Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (d. 2003) Deaths: 1835 – Vincenzo … Continue reading On this day: week of September 22, 2014

On this day: week of September 15, 2014

September 15 Births: 1690 – Ignazio Prota, Italian composer and educator (d. 1748) 1815 – Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (d. 1868) That’s quite a name… 1858 – Jenő Hubay, Hungarian violinist (d. 1937) 1863 – Horatio Parker, American organist, composer, and educator (d. 1919) 1870 – Rose Sutro, American pianist (d. 1957) 1876 – Bruno Walter, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1962) You know, Mahler’s friend and all…  1890 – Ernest Bullock, English organist and composer (d. 1979) 1890 – Frank Martin, Swiss-Dutch composer (d. 1974) 1933 – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer (d. 2014) Deaths: 1841 – Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1757)  1842 – Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer … Continue reading On this day: week of September 15, 2014

On this day: week of September 8, 2014

Sort of a special week…  September 8 1672 – Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (d. 1703) 1698 – François Francoeur, French violinist and composer (d. 1787) 1824 – Jaime Nunó, Spanish-American composer, conductor, and director (d. 1908) 1841 – Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (d. 1904) 1917 – Jan Sedivka, Czech-Australian violinist and educator (d. 2009) 1934 – Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor 1971 – Dustin O’Halloran, American pianist and composer Deaths: 1613 – Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1566) 1916 – Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1836) 1944 – Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (b. 1881) 1949 – Richard Strauss, German composer (b. 1864) September 9 Births: 1656 – Johann Caspar Ferdinand … Continue reading On this day: week of September 8, 2014

On this day: Week of September 1, 2014

September 1 Births: 1653 – Johann Pachelbel, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1706) 1726 – Johann Becker, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1803) 1854 – Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (d. 1921) 1886 – Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (d. 1957) 1935 – Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor 1944 – Leonard Slatkin, American conductor and composer Deaths: —— September 2 Births: 1661 – Georg Böhm, German organist and composer (d. 1733) 1862 – Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist and composer (d. 1881) Deaths: 1397 – Francesco Landini, Italian singer-songwriter, organist, and poet (b. 1335) Holy cow… a singer-songwriter from almost 700 years ago… 2013 – Makoto Moroi, Japanese composer (b. 1930) September 3 1914 – French composer Albéric Magnard is killed after … Continue reading On this day: Week of September 1, 2014