On This Day: October 4th

Births

1744 Domenico Corri, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1825)
1749 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, born in France (d. 1819)
1762 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, born in Villa S Pedro Pescador, Gerona (d. 1821)
1772 François-Louis Perne, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1832)
1840 Charles Lenepveu, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1910)
1841 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris, Maine (d. 1891)
1857 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1936)
1861 João Marcellino Arroyo, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1930)
1905 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, born in Roosendaal (d. 1985)
1905 René Defossez, Belgian composer, born in Spa, Belgium (d. 1988)
1912 Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
1917 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
1930 Jozsef Soproni, composer

Deaths

1713 Valentin Molitor, composer, dies at 76
1838 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, German composer, dies at 79
1848 Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82
1907 Alfredo Keil, Portuguese composer, dies at 57
1935 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
1949 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75
1970 George Frederick McKay, American composer, dies at 71

Premieres

1959 – Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 107 premieres in Leningrad



1829 – Franz Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E major, D. 950. The mass was not performed until after Schubert’s death, with a premiere in the Alserkirche.

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