August 17: Names and Notes in Music

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August 17: Names and Notes in Music

Post by Lance » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:49 am

AUGUST 17

Births and Deaths
  • Born 1910: Erkki Aaltonen, violinist/composed, died-??
  • Born 1928: Thomas Jefferson Anderson, composer
  • Died 1880: Ole (Borneman) Bull, violinist/composer, born 02-05-1810
  • Died 1928: Emma Carelli, soprano, born 05-12-1877
  • Born 1903: Abram Chasins, pianist/composer/author, died 06-21-1987 [husband of pianist Constance Keene]
  • Born 1948: John Cheek, bass-baritone
  • Died 2000: Franco Donatoni, composer, born 06-09-1927
  • Died 1786: Frederick II ("The Great"), composer/flutist, born 01-24-1712
  • Died 1983: Ira Gershwin, lyricist/librettist, born 12-06-1896 [composer/pianist George Gershwin's brother]
  • Born 1846: Marie Jaëll, pianist, died 01-04-1925
  • Died 1971: William J. Mitchell, musicologist/teacher, born 11-21-1906 [Binghamton University professor]
  • Born 1944: Jean-Bernard Pommier, pianist
  • Died 1838: Lorenzo Da Ponte [Emanucle Conegliano], opera librettist, born 03-10-1749
  • Born 1686: Nicola Porpora, composer, died 03-03-1768
  • Died 1961: Carlos Salzedo, harpist/composer, born 04-06-1885
  • Died 1958: Florent Schmitt, composer, born 09-28-1870
  • Born 1903: Georges Sebastian, conductor, died 04-12-1989
  • Died 2004: Gérard Souzay, baritone, born 12-08-1918
  • Died 1963: George Weldon, conductor, born 06-05-1906
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—Chinese proverb
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