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Composer's Birthdays

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Posted on Feb 22, 2012 8:54:51 AM PST
Edgar Self says:
Benno Moiseiwitsch, born this date in 1890 in Odessa, Russia, now Ukraine
Frederic Chopin, born 22 February, 1810 (old style) near Warsaw, in Zelazowa Wola

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 4:43:39 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
John Blow
Born: 23 February 1649 - Newark - England

Georg Friedrich Händel
Born: 23 February 1685 - Halle - Germany

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 9:34:55 AM PST
KenOC says:
Edward Elgar died this date, 1934.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 4:18:41 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Samuel Wesley
Born: 24 February 1766 - Bristol - England

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 7:29:42 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Armand-Louis Couperin (great nephew to Louis and cousin to François)
Born: 25 February 1727 - France

From WIKI ---
"References to Couperin by his contemporaries, including Charles Burney, laud his improvisational virtuosity (often on the Te Deum hymn) and established his reputation as one of the two best organists of the era. Nevertheless, only one piece for organ exists today.

Couperin did not publish his church music and he refused to write for the theater. His surviving works are almost exclusively for the keyboard."

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 5:17:15 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Anton Reicha
Born: 26 February 1770 - Praha - Czech Republic

Franz Strauss (Richard's father)
Born: 26 February 1822 - Parkstein (near Bayreuth) - Germany

Frank Bridge
Born: 26 February 1879 - Brighton - England

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 8:30:38 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Born: 27 February 1848 - Bournemouth - England

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 8:57:16 AM PST
Edgar Self says:
The father of Richard Strauss, Franz Strauss, whose birthday is today, was principal horn at the Munich Opera through Wagner's career and played all the Wagner operas there, while dislikiung the music. His son wrote his first horn concerto for his father, and I think another short piece or two. Didn't Franz himself write a concerto for horn also?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 11:47:24 AM PST
KenOC says:
Born today:

Sergei Bortkiewicz, 1877
John Alden Carpenter, 1876

The piano concertos of Bortkiewicz have been mentioned on this board. For Carpenter, try "Adventures in a Perambulator."

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 4:11:44 AM PST
carnola says:
Check out Google's doodle today--honoring the most famous composer born on leap day...

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 5:36:14 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Which is Gioachino [Gioacchino] Rossini
Born: 29 February 1792 - Pesaro - Italy

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 6:06:00 AM PST
carnola says:
... celebrating his 53rd actual birthday (but would be 220 years old)

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 7:37:49 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Frédéric François Chopin
Born: 1 March 1810 - Zelazowa Wola - Poland

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 6:19:00 PM PST
bejart7092 says:
Giulio Briccialdi
Born: 2 March 1818 - Terni - Italy

Bedřich Smetana
Born: 2 March 1824 - Litomyšl - Czech Republic

Kurt Weill
Born: 2 March 1900 - Dessau - Germany

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2012 6:26:07 PM PST
KenOC says:
Since I've been listening to his music,

Robert Simpson, born this date 1921

Posted on Mar 4, 2012 5:00:13 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Antonio Vivaldi
Born: 4 March 1678 - Venezia - Italy

Posted on Mar 4, 2012 7:26:34 PM PST
Edgar Self says:
This can't wait. Joseph Stalin and Sergei Prokofiev both died 3/5/53, or 5/3/53, on March 5, 1953, as Rostislov Dubinsky, founding violinist of the Borodin Quartet, tells in his book "Stormy Applause", with David Oistrakh as participant. They only died on the same day to help me remember.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2012 7:36:14 PM PST
KenOC says:
"The leading Soviet musical periodical reported Prokofiev's death as a brief item on page 116. The first 115 pages were devoted to the death of Stalin."

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 7:23:52 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Born: 5 March 1887 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 10:48:57 AM PST
Nada says:
Another reason for confusion?

German Wiki says: Georg Friedrich Händel, born 5th March 1685 in Halle. (Well, Wiki says 23rd February, too.)

The explanation being the change of calendars from Julian calender to Gregorian, which took place in Händel's birth place Halle in 1700. The Händel-Haus in Halle says the correct birth date according to current calendar would be March 5th.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 4:07:19 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
John Philip Sousa
Died: 6 March 1932 - Reading, Pennsylvania - USA

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 9:45:07 AM PST
KenOC says:
Also: Zoltán Kodály, died this day in 1967.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 4:19:31 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Henry Purcell
Born: 7 March 1659 - Westminster - England

Maurice Ravel
Born: 7 March 1875 - Ciboure - France

Franz (Frantisek) Benda
Died: 7 March 1786 - Neuendorf, near Postdam (and Berlin) - Prussia (now Germany)

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
Died: 7 March 1809 - Wien - Austria

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 4:10:02 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Born: 8 March 1714 - Weimar - Germany

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 9:15:49 AM PST
KenOC says:
Alan Hovhaness, born 8 March 1911.
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