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  • 1653 Birth of composer Georg MUFFAT. d- 23 FEB 1704.
  • 1723 Johann Sebastian Bach becomes cantor of the Thomasschule in Leipzig, Germany.
  • 1755 Birth of composer Frederigo FIORILLO. d- 1823.
  • 1757 Birth of piano maker Ignaz Joseph PLEYEL near Vienna.
  • 1771 Birth of composer Ferdinando PAER.
  • 1804 Birth of Russian composer Mikhail Ivanovich GLINKA in Novospasskoye. d- 15 FEB 1857.
  • 1826 Birth of piano maker F. W. Bechstein in Gotha.
  • 1834 Birth of cellist Wilhelm MULLER.
  • 1879 Birth of Russian pianist Mark HAMBOURG.
  • 1881 Birth of Hungarian contralton Margaret MATZENAUER. m-Ferrari-Fontana, 8 JUL.
  • 1891 (1889?)Birth of Swedish soprano Sigrid ONEGIN in Stockholm.
  • 1899 Birth of German pianist Werner HAAS in Stuttgart. d-13 OCT 1976.
  • 1899 Birth of American composer and conductor Werner JANSSEN in NYC. d- 19 SEP 1990.
  • 1904 In Frankfort, FP of Richard Strauss' Sinfonia Domestica.
  • 1909 Birth of Polish violinist Szymon GOLDBERG in Wloclawek. .
  • 1921 Birth of American arranger and conductor Nelson RIDDLE. Noted arranger-conductor for Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole and Capitol Records pop singers of the '50's and '60's. d- 6 OCT 1985 His estate and musical memorabilia, arrangements etc left to the Music Dept. of The University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • 1923 In Darnstadt Germany, FP of Delius' incidental music to Hassan
  • Birth of English music administrator Sir John TOOLEY. The general director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1980-88.
  • 1925 In Cleveland, FP of Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso for strings and piano.
  • 1941 Birth of Dutch conductor Edo de WAART in Amsterdam.
  • 1942 Birth of flamenco guitarist Professor Paco PENA.
  • 1943 Birth of American pianist Richard GOODE in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1945 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Frederica Von STADE in Sommerville, NJ.
  • 1946 Death of opera concert singer Leo Slezak at Egern-am Tegernsee, Germany, at the age of 72. Actor son, Walter Slezak, published his father's letters in 1966.
  • 1946 Birth of American soprano Carol NEBLETT in Modesto, CA.
  • 1950 Birth of American tenor Philip CREECH in Hempstead, NY.
  • 1961 FM multiplex stereo broadcasting was tested for the first time for in Schenectady, NY, Los Angeles and Chicago. Developed FCC standards for FM-stereo compatible transmission which began in 1962.

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