1858 Birth of Belgian composer, violinist and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe, in Liège. d-12 MAY 1931.
1863 Birth of Austrian-American pianist Fanny BLOOMFELD-ZEISLER in Bielitz, Austria. d-Chicago, 28 AUG 1927.
1876 Birth of American conductor and pianist Ernest Henry SCHELLING in Belvidere, NJ. d-NYC, 8 DEC 1939.
1901 Birth of Austrian conductor and composer Fritz Mahler, a nephew of Gustav Mahler, in Vienna. He studied composition with Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern; He emigrated to America in 1936, where he taught at the Juilliard Summer School and conducted the Erie Philharmonic and the Hartford Symphony.
1902 Death of German pianist and instructor Heinrich Hoffman in Gross-Tabarz. b-Berlin, 13 JAN 1842.
1904 Birth of Italian composer Goffredo PETRASSI, in Zagarolo, suburban Rome. d-3 MAR 2003.
1917 Death of German pianist and teacher Phillip Scharwenka in Bad Nauheim. b-Samter-Posen, 16 FEB 1847.
1928 Birth of Scottish conductor Bryden THOMSON in Ayr, Scotland. d-Dublin, 14 NOV 1991. Obituary