On This Day: October 7th

Notables are in Bold


1698 Henri Madin, French composer, born in Verdun (d. 1748)
1746 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1800)
1758 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer
1774 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer
1798 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)
1801 Adolf Muller, composer
1802 Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer
1835 Felix Draeseke, composer
1879 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
1879 Joseph Bovet, composer
1880 Jaime Pahissa, composer
1898 Alfred Wallenstein, conductor (Chic Symph 1922-29), born in Chicago, Illinois
1901 Ralph Rainger, composer
1902 Willemina J H “Mascha” ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
1909 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
1915 Roman Padlewski, composer
1926 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, born in Prague (d. 1978)
1926 Marcello Abbado, composer
1936 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
1954 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
1955 Yo-Yo Ma, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
1966 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer


1553 Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (bc. 1500)
1766 Andre Cheron, French composer organist and harpsichordist, dies at 71
1887 George James Webb, composer, dies at 84
1890 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel’s Return from the War), dies at 89
1915 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer, dies at 74
1918 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
1925 Hubert Main, American hymn composer, dies at 86
1959 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), dies of a heart attack at 38
1976 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, composer, dies at 73
1981 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer, dies at 73
1993 Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma!, Rodeo), dies at 88
2003 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)


The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1909

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