Births and Deaths
- Born 1884: John Amans, flutist, died-??
- Born 1710: Thomas Arne, composer, died 03-05-1778 [possible birth 03-12-1710]
- Died 1805: Luigi Boccherini, composer, born 02-19-1743
- Born 1948: Levon Chilingirian, violinist [founder Chilingirian Quartet]
- Died 2003: Janet Collins, ballet dancer, born 03-02-1917
- Born 1924: John Culshaw, record producer [British Decca/London], died 04-27-1980
- Born 1954: Youri Egorov, pianist, died 04-15-1988
- Born 1925: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone [husband of soprano Julia Hamari]
- Born 1903: Walter Goehr, conductor, died 12-04-1960
- Died 2001: Jenny Katarina Grahn, soprano, born 09-20-1970 [suicide; Covent Garden top soprano]
- Died 1900: (Sir) George Grove, musicographer, born 08-13-1820
- Died 1973: Ilona Kabós, pianist/teacher, born 12-07-1893
- Born 1918: Irma Kolassi, mezzo-soprano
- Born 1923: György Ligeti, composer
- Died 1951: Queena Mario, soprano, born 08-21-1896
- Born 1779: Thomas Moore, poet/singer/composer, died 02-25-1852
- Died 1959: Leff Pouishnoff, pianist, born 10-11-1891
- Born 1940: Samuel Ramey, bass singer [possible birth year 1942]
- Died 1836: Anton Reicha, flutist/composer, born 02-26-1770
- Died 1973: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, conductor, born 05-05-1900
- Born 1915: Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist, died 05-18-2002 [husband of soprano Irmgaard Seefried]
- Born 1841: Giovanni Sgambati, composer/pianist, died 12-14-1914
- Born 1886: Nikolai Sokoloff, conductor, died-??
- Born 1943: Elena Suliotis [Souliotis], soprano, died 12-04-2004
- Born 1904: Alexander Sved, baritone, died 06-09-1979
- Born 1883: Vaclav Talich, conductor, died 03-16-1961 [Czech Philharmonic]
- Born 1935: Richard Van Allan, bass singer
"Art springs in its earliest beginnings from religion, and returns to it in its highest development."
What happened on this day in music history?
In 1899, Maurice Ravel made his debut as an orchestral conductor with the Societe National performing his own overture, Shéherezade from the manuscript.