On This Day: October 9th

Births
1626 John Ferrabosco, composer
1727 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1789)
1760 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, born in Béziers, France (d. 1825)
1766 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
1835 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso), born in Paris (d. 1921)
1863 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1945)
1869 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954) – He was the first African-American to write an opera (Epthalia, 1891) that was successfully produced.
1873 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 1944)
1890 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1970)
1890 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1966)
1904 Carl Parrish, composer, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
1906 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
1914 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
1919 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1988)
1920 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano (d. 2009)
1922 Raymond Wilding-White, composer
1923 Ronald Tremain, composer
1928 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki (d. 2016)
1930 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
1940 Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer

Deaths

1769 Marianus Konigsperger, composer, dies at 60
1781 Thomas Erskine, 6th earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, dies at 49
1821 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68
1900 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer, dies at 57
1907 Romualdo Marenco, composer, dies at 66
1937 August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
1949 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer, dies at 70
1963 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85
Premieres

Leoš Janáček: Taras Bulba in 1921



Carl Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43 in 1922



Antonín Dvořák: Requiem in B-flat Minor, Op. 89, B. 165 in 1891




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