1882 – Born on October 6th in Timoshovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire. He was the foremost Polish composer of the early 20th century. 1901-1904 – Szymanowski began to compose and play the piano at an early age. He went to Warsaw and studied harmony, counterpoint, and composition privately. 1905-1912 – Finding the musical life in Warsaw ..
1892 – Born on April 19th in Saint Maur Des Fossés, Ile-de-France, France. French composer Germaine (Marcelle) Tailleferre was the only female member of ‘Les Six’, a group of French composers influenced by Satie and by Cocteau’s anti-Romantic aesthetic. The ‘Les Six’ consisted of Georges Auric, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud and Louis Durey. ..
1897 – George Szell, born on the 7th of June in Budapest but grew up in Vienna. He was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, and for the recordings of the standard classical repertory he made with Cleveland ..
1874 – Born in Krecovice on the 4th of January. 1885-1892 – He studied at Prague Conservatory. 1922 – He taught at the Prague Conservatory where his pupils included Bohuslav Martino and Rudolf Firkušný. 1892 – His best known works are probably the youthful Serenade for Strings. 1906 – The symphony, Asrael. 1900 – The ..
1639 – Born in Rome on the 3rd of April. 1667 – He moved to Rome where he composed copiously, mostly sacred music, and began to live a dissolute life. – He went to Venice, where he was hired by a powerful nobleman as the music tutor to his mistress. – ..
US administrator and educator 1st director of Bureau of Standards 1901-1923 president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology..
1827 – Josef Strauss, born on the 20th of August in Vienna, Austria. He was an Austrian composer. He was fondly referred to as ‘Pepi’ by his family and close friends. 1853 – His academic achievements at an early age do not point to him being a composer as he was also destined by his ..
German composer composed symphonic poems "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" 1895 (also "Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche"), "Thus Spake Zarathustra" 1896 (also "Also Sprach Zarathustra"), operas "Salome" 1905, "Elektra" 1909, "Der Rosenkavalier" 1911, "Ariadne auf Naxos&..
1951 – Gordon Matthew Sumner, better known by his stage name Sting, was born on the 2nd of October. An English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. Sumner was born in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England, to Audrey Cowell and her husband, Ernest Sumner. He is the eldest of four children and has ..