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Jiri Antonin BENDA
1666 Death of German composer
in Dresden. b-Driesen, 7 JAN 1634.
1669 Birth of composer Mauritius Vogt
1722 Birth of Bohemian composer
Jiri Antonin BENDA
in Staré Benátky, Czech Republic. d-Köstritz, Germany 6 NOV 1795.
1723 Birth of composer Christian Ernst Graf
1743 Birth of composer
1792 Death of Bohemian composer
aka Franz Anton Rösler, Rössler, Rossetti, Rosety, in Ludwigslust, Germany. b-Bohemia, Litomerice, Czech Republic 1750.
1818 Birth of composer Edward John Hopkins
1819 Death of German organist
Ernst Ludwig Gerber
in Sondershausen. b-Sondershausen, 29 SEP 1746.
1825 Birth of French composer
aka known as Herve, popularized French operettas in 19th century.
1835 Birth of German operetta composer
1845 Birth of Italian tenor
1846 Birth of Italian composer and conductor
1858 Birth of American cornetist, bandmaster and composer of marches
Robert Browne HALL
in Bowdoinham, ME. d-Portland, ME 8 JUN 1907.
1874 Birth of French composer
in Metz, France. d-Paris, 24 MAR 1952.
1879 Final performance by Bohemian soprano
(Stolsova) in Verdi's
, at La Scala, Milan.
1892 Birth of Hungarian composer
in Budapest. Folklore student and taught at National Conservatory. d-Budapest, 16 FEB 1963.
1899 Birth of American pianist and composer
John Woods DUKE
1908 Birth of composer Lucino Tinio Sacramento
1912 Birth of
Tibor de Machula
1914 Birth of composer Natko Devcic
1923 Death of French composer
in Paris, age 56. b-Grenoble, 27 JAN 1867.
1925 Birth of American composer
Will Gay BOTTJE.
1930 Birth of composer
1931 Birth of Scottish conductor
1932 Birth of American composer
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1936 Birth of composer
1939 Birth of composer
1939 Birth of American composer Mae COHEN.
1946 Birth of English composer
1948 FP of Arthur
Benjamin's Symphony No. 1
by Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli at music festival in Cheltenham, England.
1954 Birth of English conductor Stephen BARLOW.
1958 Birth of Finnish conductor
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1959 Death of Russian conductor
in Port Chester, NY. b-Valgotsulova, Ukraine.
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1963 Birth of Swedish neoclassical metal composer
Yngwie Johann MALMSTEEN
1967 Birth of Belgian composer
1987 Death of Spanish composer
in Barcelona. b-Barcelona, 16 APR 1893.
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