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Posted on Dec 11, 2011 5:04:51 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Hector Berlioz
Born: 11 December 1803 - La Côte St.-André - France

Elliott Carter
Born: 11 December 1908 - New York, New York

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 5:50:52 PM PST
bejart7092 says:
Kurt Atterberg
Born: 12 December 1887 - Göteborg - Sweden

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 5:58:17 PM PST
KenOC says:
Counting down -- B-day minus 4...

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 7:28:13 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Born: 16 December 1770 - Bonn, Germany

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 7:38:31 AM PST
Edgar Self says:
Happy Birthday, Beethoven, sharing your genius with the world now for most of 241 years, and for part of that time thinking "In Heaven I shall hear."

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 3:51:45 PM PST
bejart7092 says:
Domenico Cimarosa
Born: 17 December 1749 - Aversa - Italy

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 8:45:36 PM PST
John Bennett says:
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; 7 May 1840
Johannes Brahms; 7 May, 1833
Franz (Peter) Schubert; 31 January, 1797

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 7:42:15 PM PST
bejart7092 says:
Franz Xaver Pokorny
Born: (1729?) 20 December 1728 - Czech Republic (Bohemia)

Vagn Holmboe
Born: 20 December 1909 - Horsens, East Jutland - Denmark

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 7:48:46 PM PST
KenOC says:
Pokorny? 1729-1728? uh...

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 8:00:54 PM PST
<<Pokorny? 1729-1728? uh... >>
BC(or is it BCE these days?)the great egyptian composer who died when he was 1.

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 3:48:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2011 4:21:16 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Zdenek Fibich
Born: 21 December 1850 - Šerborice near Caslav - Czech Republic

From Wiki: "Fibich was the first to write a Czech nationalist tone poem (Záboj, Slavoj a Luděk) which served as the inspiration for Smetana's Má vlast. He was also the first to use the polka in a chamber work, his quartet in A."

Also --
Frank Zappa
Born: 21 December 1940 - Baltimore, MD - USA

Pokorny's dates --
Born: (1729?) 20 December 1728 - Czech Republic (Bohemia)
Died: 2 July 1794 - Regensburg - Germany

The birth year is in doubt. Evidently, the birth date is not. Naxos lists it as 1729 here: Fiala/Pokorny/Rosetti: Czech Horn Concertos

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 3:28:04 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Karl Friedrich Abel
Born: 22 December 1723 - Cöthen - Germany

Giacomo Puccini
Born: 22 December 1858 - Lucca - Italy

Edgard Varčse
Born: 22 December 1883 - Paris - France

Posted on Dec 24, 2011 6:09:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 24, 2011 6:14:38 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Giovanni Bottesini
Born: 24 December 1821 - Crema - Italy

From Wiki:
"....his virtuosic skill in the (double) bass paralleled that of Paganini himself on the violin....

Bottesini's bass was said to be a unique instrument with a remarkable sound. It was built by Carlo Antonio Testore in 1716...and is now in the possession of a private collector in Japan."

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 4:53:26 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Yesterday ---
Christian Cannabich
Baptized: 28 December 1731 - Mannheim - Germany

Today ---
Pablo Casals
Born: 29 December 1876 - Vendrell - Spain

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 11:23:38 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Pavel Vranický
Born: 30 December 1756 - Nová Říše - Czech Republic

Dmitri Kabalevsky
Born: 30 December 1904 - St. Petersburg - Russia

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 11:35:58 AM PST
KenOC says:
Pavel Vranický -- must add factoids! More commonly seen as his Germanized name, Paul Wranitzky. A prolific composer, his fun "Grand Characteristic Symphony for the Peace of the French Republic" is available on two or three recordings. Beethoven requested him as a conductor for some of his concerts prior to Wranitzky's death in 1808.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 1:43:38 PM PST
Edgar Self says:
For the curious, Dmitri Kabalevsky died 14 February 1987, unfortunately an envious man with a bad face and reputation to match, composer of some overly clever music. One of Shostakovich's many inveterate detractors in the Composers Union, but not as powerful as the worst, Tikon Khrennikov, "The Evil Genius of Soviet Music" (Rostropovich).

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 5:22:08 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Ernest John Moeran
Born: 31 December 1894 - Heston - England

Nathan Milstein
Born: 31 December 1903 - Odessa - Ukraine

From http://www.classical-composers.org/comp/milstein
"Mainly known as a violinist, Milstein was also a composer and transcriber. He arranged works for violin and wrote cadenzas for concertos."

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 8:18:37 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
"The London Bach is dead."

Johann Christian Bach
Died: 1 January 1782 - London - England

RIP ---

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 1:30:35 PM PST
bejart7092 says:
Franz Xaver Brixi
Born: Baptized 2 January 1732 - Prague - Czech Republic

Mily Balakirev
Born: 2 January 1837 - Nizhni Novgorod - Russia (what is now the fifth largest city in Russia)

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 4:04:42 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Born: 4 January 1710 - Jesi - Italy

Josef Suk
Born: 4 January 1874 - Křečovice - Czech Republic

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 4:46:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2012 4:47:09 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Quite a number today --

Giuseppe Sammartini
Born: 6 January 1695 - Milano - Italy

Max Bruch
Born: 6 January 1838 - Köln - Germany

Xaver Scharwenka
Born: 6 January 1850 - Szamotuly - Poland

Giuseppe Martucci
Born: 6 January 1856 - Capua - Italy

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin
Born: 6 January 1872 - Moscow - Russia

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 9:34:21 AM PST
Edgar Self says:
Arrange for your child to be born on or about January 6 if you crave a pianist in the family. It's not only Twelfth Night and Sherlock Holmes's birthday, but the birth-time of Nikolai Medtner, Francis Poulenc (actually 7th), Hans von Bulow (8th) Alfred Brendel, Maurizio Pollini, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, give or take a day or two. One of them I think is the 5th. Russian birthdays are always doubled due to the calendar change that through everything off by ... how many days? Eleven? After a certain year? Post answers, right answers, and wild guesses here or on the Solstice thread.

It's the Capricorn syndrome covering with Aquarius many of my heroes and heroines. My wife is an aquarium (sic), for example, and Aquarius is not even a water sign. Why not? Don't water-bearers count? Did Gunga Din know about this?

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 10:27:48 AM PST
Eutychus says:
Well, Piso, our youngest grandchild will be a year old in a couple of days, so we'll extend yr advice & wishes.

Actually, in our family, we have 4 generations with birthdays on that same day next week. All females, musical, and even the youngest shows some alert sensitivity to melody & rhythm. That is, probably all babies do; but this one has the moves & expressions that are reminiscent of former family tiros.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2012 10:34:25 AM PST
Edgar Self says:
That's truly remarkable, Eutychus. I trust your year-old grandchild has already started piano studies, before it's too late? Simple two-part Bach and "Gradus ad Parnassum" should do it.
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