Today in classical music history SEPTEMBER 6


  • 1620 Birth of composer Isabella LEONARDO.
  • 1627 Birth of composer Pierre Verdier
  • 1633 Birth of composer Sebastian Knupfer
  • 1644 Birth of Spanish composer Juan Bautista José CABANILLES in Algemési. d-Valencia, 29 APR 1712.
  • 1648 Birth of composer Johann Schelle
  • 1702 Birth of composer Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber
  • 1781 Birth of Austrian composer Anton DIABELLI in Mattsee. d-Vienna, 7 APR 1858.
  • 1781 Birth of English music publisher, organist and composer Vincent NOVELLO in London. d-Nice, 9 AUG 1861.
  • 1791 FP pf Mozart's opera La Clemenza di Tito, in Prague.
  • 1815 Birth of composer Karol Katski
  • 1819 Birth of composer Carl Ferdinand Pohl
  • 1832 Birth of English bassoonist W. B. WOTTON. First to play a saxophone in England. From 1870 with the Crystal Palace Orchestra.
  • 1855 Birth of composer Ferdinand B Hummel
  • 1869 Birth of Welsh organist, composer and teacher Sir Henry Walford DAVIES in Oswestry. d-London 2 APR 1941.
  • 1877 Birth of Yugoslavian composer and violinist Peter Lazar STOJANOVIC in Budapest. d-Belgrade, 11 SEP 1957.
  • 1882 Birth of American composer, pianist and musicologist John POWELL in Richmond, VA. d-Charlottesville, VA 15 AUG 1963.
  • 1884 Birth of American composer Emerson WHITHORNE (Whittern) in Cleveland. d-Lyme, CT 25 MAR 1958.
  • 1890 Birth of composer Manfred Gurlitt
  • 1891 Birth of American baritone John Charles THOMAS, popular in the '20s to the 50s. Headliner of concerts, opera and on the radio, in Meyersdale, PA. He introduced such songs as Home on the Range and The Lord's Prayer, and attained immense popularity through his network radio broadcasts. d-Apple Valley, CA 13 DEC 1960.
  • 1896 Birth of composer Frutuoso de Lima Viana
  • 1896 Birth of composer Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov
  • 1903 Birth of Hungarian composer, pianist and teacher Pal KADOSA in Leva. d-Budapest, 30 MAR 1983. Studied with Kodaly.
  • 1904 Birth of composer Lyubomir Pipkov
  • 1908 Birth of conductor Paul Lavalle, Beacon NY, band leader of Cities Service Band of America.
  • 1910 FP of Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Composer conducting at the Glouchester Festival, England.
  • 1912 Birth of American composer Wayne Brewster BARLOW in Elyria, OH. d-1996.
  • 1922 Birth of German composer Wolfgang HOFMANN in Karlsruhe.
  • 1923 Birth of American percussionist, composer and conductor William KRAFT in Chicago.
  • 1926 Birth of English composer, pianist and choral director Arthur OLDHAM in London.
  • 1928 Birth of Russian conductor and composer Yevgeny SVETLANOV in Moscow. On CD: Svetlanov: Orchestral Works. Led his nation's State Symphony Orchestra for 35 years and was a guest conductor all over the world. d-Moscow, 3 MAY 2002. Selected biographies and obituaries / Russian culture biography / Spotlight on Svetlanov.
  • 1929 Birth of composer Tsang-houe' Hsu
  • 1932 Birth of composer Gilles Tremblay
  • 1937 Death of American composer Henry Hadley in NYC at age 65. b-Somerville, MA 20 DEC 1871.
  • 1938 ('37?) Birth of American composer Joan TOWER in New Rochelle, NY.
  • 1957 Birth of American composer Ingrid ARAUCO.
  • 1958 Birth of American soprano Cynthia HAYMON.
  • 1960 Birth of German composer Detlev GLANERT in Hamberg.
  • 1961 FP of Elliott Carter's Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano with Two Chamber Orchestras. Part of the Eighth Congress of the International Musicological Society. Gustav Meier conducting with harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick and pianist Charles Rosen in NYC.
  • 1962 Birth of Chinese-American composer Shih-Hui CHEN. Asst Prof, Composition &Theory, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, TX.
  • 1962 Death of German composer Hanns Eisler in East Berlin at age 64. Young student of Schönberg. Creative partnership with Brecht. b-Leipzig, 6 JUL 1898.
  • 1971 Birth of Irsaeli composer, conductor and pianist Lior NAVOK in Tel-Aviv.
  • 1977 Birth of American composer Jason FREEMAN in Miami, FL.
  • 1977 FP of Thea Musgrave's opera Mary, Queen of Scots. Conducted by Musgrave at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.
  • 1979 FP of Oliver Knussen's Symphony No. 3. BBC Symphony in London.
  • 1985 Death of Dutch composer Léon Orthel in Thje Hague. b-Roosendaal, The Netherlands 4 OCT 1905.
  • 1995 FP of Lou Harrison's A Parade for M.T.T.. San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.
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