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today in classical music
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on June 17 in...

  • 1806 Birth of German tympanist Ernst PFUNDT. Under Mendelssohn at Leipzig Gewandhaus and inventor of the pedal kettledrum.
    1818 Birth of French composer, conductor and organist Charles GOUNOD, in Paris. d- 18 OCT 1893.
  • 1848 Birth of French baritone Victor MAUREL. d- 1923.
  • 1880 Birth of American music writer Carl Van VECHTEN.
  • 1882 Birth of Russian-American composer Igor STRAVINSKY in Oranienbaum, Russia. Son of bass singer Feodor Stravinsky of St. Petersburg Opera. d- 6 APR 1971.
  • 1886 Birth of Scottish-American baritone Fraser GEORGE in Dundee.
  • 1894 Birth of Russian-American pianist Pierre LUBOSHUTZ in Odessa.
  • 1895 Birth of Yugoslavian composer and teacher Slavko OSTERC.
  • 1903 In Chicago, FP of Victor Herbert's Babes In Toyland.
  • 1908 FP of Stravinsky's Fireworks for marriage of Rimsky-Korsakov's daughter to Maxmillian Steinberg.
  • 1910 Birth of American composer H. Owen Reed in Odessa Mo. c2831 PT Green Valley AZ resident.
  • 1912 Birth of American composer Don GILLIS in Cameron, Missouri.
  • 1914 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius awarded Mus.D. by Yale University.
  • 1916 Birth of Finnish composer Einar ENGLUND.
  • 1919 Birth of Russian composer Galina USTROLSKAYA.
  • 1924 Birth of English conductor Sir Edward DOWNS.
  • 1932 ('31?)Birth of American mezzo-soprano Mignon DUNN in Memphis, TN
  • 1933 Birth of French violinist Christian FERRAS. d- 1982.
  • 1958 Birth of American countertenor Derek Lee RAGIN.

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