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today in classical music
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on July 20 in...

  • 1752 Death in London of German born English composer and conductor John Christopher PEPUSCH at age 85, born in Berlin 1667. In London from 1700, arranged The Beggar's Opera.
  • 1776 Birth of Samuel CHAPPEL, founder of the English music publishing firm.
  • 1870 Birth of Austrian composer, violinist and conductor Luigi von KUNITS in Vienna. In United States from 1893. Toronto Symphony from 1915.
  • 1871 Birth of Australian pianist Ernest HUTCHESON in Melbourne. Naturalized American. President of Juilliard School of Music in 1937.
  • 1872 Birth of French composer Deodat de SEVERAC, Saint Félix, Haute-Garonne. Studied at the Toulouse Music Conservatory, 1893-1896. Schola Cantorum, Paris, 1896-1907. Composition with Albéric Magnard and Isaac Albéniz; Vincent d'Indy, piano, Charles Bordes, choral conducting. He wrote much of his piano music at this time. d-Céret, Pyrénées-Orientales 24 MAR 1921.
  • 1873 Birth of Polish composer Witold MALISZEWSKI. Director of Chopin School in Warsaw.
  • 1908 Birth of Swedish pianist and composer Gunnar de FRUMERIE nr Stockholm. d- Morby, 9 SEP 1987.
  • 1910 Birth of Czech born British conductor Vilem TAUSKY.
  • 1927 Birth of German conductor and composer Michael GIELEN. Royal Opera, Stockholm. Orchestre National de Belgique in Brussels.
  • 1932 Birth of Koren-American avante-garde composer Nam June PAIK in Seoul,Korea. He studied with Stockhausen and Cage, He worked in Germany and the USA, exploring mixed media and video techniques. Works include Opera Sextronique written for cellist Charlotte Moorman and performed topless, and hommage à john cage where two pianos are destroyed in the performance.
  • 1939 Death of British conductor Sir Dan Godfrey, in Bournemouth, England.
  • 1997 Death of Russian ballet dancer Alexandra DANILOVA in NYC.

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