On This Day: October 10th

1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German musician and composer, born in Buttelstedt, Germany (d. 1780)
1804 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)
1813 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)
1847 Gheorghe Dima, Romanian composer, born in Șcheii Brașovului, Romania (d. 1925)
1854 Gerónimo Giménez, Spanish composer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1923)
1862 Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, born in Louvain, Belgium (d. 1940)
1868 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 1933)
1876 Walter Niemann, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1953)
1897 Lamar Stringfield, American composer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1959)
1903 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
1906 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
1908 John Waldo Green, American composer (Body & Soul, Guy Lombardo’s arranger), born in NYC, New York
1910 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
1910 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1996)
1914 Ivory Joe Hunter “The Baron of the Boogie”, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
1916 Scott Huston, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1991)
1927 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
1935 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
1944 Stephen Scott, American composer, born in Corvallis, Oregon
1971 Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist, born in Moscow

1676 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, dies at 43
1727 Alphonse d’Ève, Flemish Baroque composer, dies at 61
1745 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 52
1789 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer, dies at 34
1836 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, Flemish composer, dies at 61
1843 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer, dies at 75
1856 Michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67
1867 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60
1889 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
1964 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, dies at 71
1964 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), dies at 76
1967 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
1979 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
1993 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
1994 Nikolai Karetnikov, composer, dies at 64
2003 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
2010 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)


1919 - Richard Strauss: 'Die Frau ohne Schatten', Op. 65

1925 - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi

1968 - Luciano Berio: Sinfonia

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