Jean Jacques ROUSSEAU
  • 1491 Birth of English monarch, collector of instruments and part time composer HENRY VIII. d- 1547. The music of King Henry VIII.
  • 1547 Birth of composer Cristofano Malvezzi
  • 1586 Birth of composer Paul Siefert
  • 1712 Birth of Swiss composer Jean Jacques ROUSSEAU in Geneva. Developed musical notation system. d-Ermenonville, France 2 JUL 1778.
  • 1734 Birth of composer Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier
  • 1745 Death of French composer and viola de gambist Antoine Forqueray in Nantes at age 74. b-Paris, 3 APR 1699.
  • 1806 Birth of composer Napoleon Coste
  • 1815 Birth of German composer Robert FRANZ in Halle. Developed German lied. Founder of Halle Singakademie choral academy. d-Halle, 24 OCT 1892.
  • 1831 Birth of Hungarian violinist, composer and conductor Joseph JOACHIM in Kittsee. Leader of the Joachim Quartet. 60 year career. d-Berlin, 15 AUG 1907.
  • 1841 FP of Adolphe Adam's ballet Giselle in Paris. CD-Adolphe Adam: Giselle
  • 1847 Birth of composer Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson
  • 1852 Birth of Swiss composer and music teacher Hans HUBER. d- 25 DEC 1921.
  • 1853 Birth of American composer Edward Arthur JONES. d-1911.
  • 1870 Birth of American music educator Charles M. TREMAINE. In 1916 founder Music Memory Contest, National Band Association in 1926 and National School Orchestra Association in 1928.
  • 1871 Birth of Italian soporano Luisa TETRAZZINI in Florence.
  • 1874 Birth of composer Oley Speaks
  • 1876 Birth of American baritone and composer Oley SPEAKS in Canal Winchester, OH. Was soloist at Church of the Divine Paternity to 1901, then St. Thomas' Church to 1906. Composed over 250 songs including On the Road to Mandalay [1907] it sold over a million copies of sheet music. 1924 to 1943 was director of ASCAP. d-NYC, 1948.
  • 1885 Birth of composer Giuseppe Mule
  • 1887 Birth of Czech composer and music critic Boleslaw VOMACKA.
  • 1893 Birth of composer Luciano Gallet
  • 1893 Birth of composer Nils Bjorkander
  • 1895 Birth of composer Kazimierz Sikorski
  • 1902 Birth of American Popular music composer Richard RODGERS in Hammels Station, L.I., NY. Academy Award-winning composer: It Might as Well be Spring, 1945, from film State Fair. He was orchestral half of partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Broadway Show hits were The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific, Flower Drum Song. d- 30 DEC 1979.
  • 1904 Birth of composer Wlodzimierz Pozniak
  • 1904 Death of American composer Daniel Decatur Emmett in Mt. Vernon, OH. b-Mt. Vernon, 29 OCT 1815.
  • 1905 Birth of Dutch composer Johann Sebastian BRANDTS BUYS in Warnsveld, Netherlands. d-Hilversum, 21 FEB 1959.
  • 1905 FP of Leoni's opera, L'oracolo 'The Oracle' in London.
  • 1906 Birth of Belgian composer Safford CAPE. Founder and director of the Pro Musica Antiqua Ensemble of Brussells in 1933. d-1973.
  • 1909 Birth of composer Arnold Shaw
  • 1912 Birth of Rumanian conductor Sergiu CELIBIDACHE in Romania. d-Paris, 14 AUG 1996.
  • 1913 (27th?) Birth of English composer George LLOYD in St. Ives. d-3 JUL 1998.
  • 1916 FP of Paul Hindemith's Cello Concerto, Op. 3. Maurits Frank, soloist with Frankfurt Conservatory Orchestra, composer conducting.
  • 1925 Birth of German composer Giselher KLEBE.
  • 1930 Birth of Russian pianist, conductor and composer Nikolai KARETNIKOV in Moscow. d-Moscow, 1994.
  • 1933 Birth of composer Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson
  • 1938 Birth of Hungarian composer Pierre CSILLAG in Budapest.
  • 1946 Birth of American composer Robert Xavier RODRIGUEZ, in San Antonio, TX.
  • 1950 Birth of English pianist Philip FOWKE.
  • 1950 (8th?) Birth of American violinist Elmar OLIVEIRA in Waterbury, CT. Globalsearch indicates 8 Jun.
  • 1951 FP of Leroy Anderson's Blue Tango. Decca recording session with Anderson conducting. Became No. 1 on Billboard pop chart and received a Gold Record award in 1952 as the first instrumental record to sell over one million copies. CD-Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
  • 1954 Birth of American composer Alba POTES.
  • 1955 Birth of American baritone Thomas HAMPSON in Spokane, WA.
  • 1959 FP of Alan Hovhaness' Symphony No. 4 for wind band, in Pittsburgh. CD-Gould: West Point Symphony; Hovhaness: Symphony No. 4 & Giannini: Symphony No. 3
  • 1966 FP of Yannis Xenakis Akrata in Oxford, England.
  • 1979 Death of German composer Paul Dessau in East Berlin. b-Hamburg, 10 DEC 1894.
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