August 14: Names and Notes in Music

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August 14: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:50 pm

AUGUST 14

Births and Deaths
  • Died 1981: Karl Böhm, conductor, born 08-28-1894
  • Born 1953: James Horner, composer [filmes]
  • Born 1869: (Edvard) Armas Jarnefelt, conductor/composer, died 06-23-1958
  • Born 1901: Franz Konwitschny, conductor, died 07-28-1962
  • Died 1972: Oscar Levant, pianist/composer/film star, born 12-27-1906
  • Born 1868: José Mardones, bass singer, died 05-04-1932
  • Died 1961: Heddle Nash, tenor, born 06-14-1896
  • Born 1886: Mignon Nevada, soprano, died 06-25-1971 [daughter of Emma Nevada]
  • Born 1924: Georges Prétre, conductor
  • Died 1938: (Sir) Landon Ronald [Landon Ronald Russell], conductor/pianist, born 06-07-1873
  • Died 1953: Friedrich Schorr, bass-baritone, born 09-02-1888
  • Born 1904: Martial Singher, baritone, died 03-10-1990
  • Born 1868: Leone Sinigaglia, composer, died 05-16-1944
  • Died 1763: Giovanni Battista Somis, composer/violinist, born 12-25-1686
  • Born 1892: Khaikhosru Sorabji [Leon Dudley], composer, died 10-15-1988
  • Born 1913: Ferruccio Tagliavini, tenor, died 01-28-1995
  • Born 1810: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, organist/composer, died 04-19-1876
Musical Quote for Today

"The power of music, narrative and drama is one of greatest practical and theoretical importance ... We see how the retarded, unable to perform fairly simple tasks involving perhaps four or five movements or prcedures in sequence, can do these perfectly if they work to music."
—Oliver Sacks, neurologist/author
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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