December 8: Names in Music

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December 8: Names in Music

Post by Lance » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:44 pm

DECEMBER 8

Births and Deaths
  • Died 1990: John Alexander, tenor, born 10-21-1923
  • Born 1642: Johann Christoph Bach, composer, died 03-31-1703 [no relation to JS Bach]
  • Born 1925: Sammy Davis, Jr., entertainer, died 05-16-19?? [throat cancer]
  • Died 1936: Amintore Galli, composer, born 10-12-1845
  • Born 1939: (Sir) James Galway, flutist
  • Born 1897: Leslie Heward, conductor, died 05-03-1943
  • Died 1955: Paul van Kempen, conductor, born 05-16-1893
  • Died 2005: Donald James Martino, composer, born 05-16-1931
  • Born 1890: Bohuslav Martinu, composer, died 08-28-1959
  • Born 1882: Manuel Ponce, composer, died 04-24-1948
  • Died 2001: Emile Renan, baritone, born 06-28-1913
  • Died 1924: Xaver Scharwenka, pianist/composer, born 01-06-1850
  • Died 1939: Ernest Schelling, conductor/composer/pianist, born 07-26-1876
  • Born 1878: Tullio Serafin, conductor, died 02-02-1968 [possible birth: 09-01-1878]
  • Born 1865: Jean (Jan) Sibelius, composer, died 09-20-1957
  • Died 1945: Alexander Siloti, pianist/conductor/transcriber, born 10-09-1863 [relative of composer/pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff]
  • Born 1918: Gerard (Marcel) Souzay [Tisserand], baritone, died 08-17-2004
  • Born 1903: Zoltán Székély, violinist/composer, died 10-05-2001
  • Died 1987: Georges Tzipine, conductor, born 06-22-1907
  • Born 1919: Moisei Vainberg [Mieczyslaw Weinberg], composer, died 02-26-1996
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