Births and Deaths
- Born 1936: Anna Maria Alberghetti, soprano
- Died 1969: Wilhelm Backhaus, pianist, born 03-26-1884
- Born 1934: Maria Bieshu, soprano
- Born 1908: Kurt Bohme, bass singer, died 12-20-1989
- Born 1905: Maria Caniglia, soprano, died 04-16-1979
- Died 1947: Alfredo Casella, composer, born 07-25-1883
- Born 1932: Mark Ermler, conductor
- Died 1957: Mikhail Gnessin, composer/teacher, born 02-02-1882
- Died 1990: Reginald Goodall, conductor, born 07-13-1905
- Born 1908: Herbert von Karajan, conductor, died 07-16-1989
- Born 1951: Cyprien Katsaris, pianist
- Died 1953: Frank La Forge, pianist/accompanist, born 10-22-1879
- Died 1604: Claudio Merulo, composer/organist, born 04-08-1533
- Born 1819: Stanislaw Moniuszko, composer, died 06-04-1872
- Born 1867: Thomas Tertius Noble, organist, died-??
- Born 1869: Hans Pfitzner, composer/conductor, died 05-22-1949
- Died 2005: George Rochberg, composer, born 07-05-1918
- Born 1927: Charles Rosen, pianist/author/musicologist
- Born 1900: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, conductor, died 05-28-1973
- Born 1894: Paul Stassevitch, violinist/pianist/conductor, died-??
- Died 1996: Salli C. Terri, singer, born 09-03-1922
- Born 1942: Tammy Wynette, C&W singer, died 04-06-1998
- Died 1837: Niccolo Zingarelli, composer, born 04-04-1752
"To commune with God is man's greatest privilege and duty. We may address the Deity through the medium of music, as well as through words, since in music, we may express our most secret feelings."
What happened on this day in music history?
Composer/pianist Claude Debussy appeared in public for the last time as a pianist in Paris, France in 1917 performing his Sonata for Piano and Violin with Gaston Poulet.