This Day In Music: September 15
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September 15, 2022 ~ Conductor Jörg Faerber passed away in Willich, Germany ~ Founded the Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Hellbronn in 1960 and served as its leader and director for over 4 decades. The orchestra is internationally known for their recordings featuring soloists such as Maurice André, Alfred Brendel, Gidon Kremer and Anne-Sophie Mutter ~ Faerber was born in 1929
September 15, 2021 ~ Operatic bass-baritone singer Norman Bailey passed away in Rexburg, Idaho, USA ~ Best known for roles in operas composed by Richard Wagner. Has worked with the Chicago Symphony, the Sadler's Wells Opera, the Royal Opera House, and others ~ Bailey was born in 1933
September 15, 2019 ~ Richard Theodore Otcasek, commonly known as guitarist, singer, songwriter Ric Ocasek passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter for the Cars. As a solo artist known for the mid-1980s hit Emotion In Motion. In-demand producer, has worked with Suicide, Bad Brains, Weezer, Nada Surf, Guided By Voices, No Doubt, Weezer, Romeo Void, Hole, Bebe Buell, Black 47, Bad Religion, Johnny Bravo, D-Generation, the Wannadies, Possum Dixon, Martin Rev, Jonathan Richman, the Pink Spiders, the Cribs, Alan Vega, Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, Shwayze, and others ~ Otcasek was born in 1949
September 15, 2015 ~ John Junla Jones Jr, commonly known as blues, soul blues singer, guitarist, songwriter Johnny Yard Dog Jones, passed away in Decatur, Illinois, USA ~ Influenced by Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, OV Wright, Johnnie Taylor, and the Spirit Of Memphis Quartet. Released his sole solo album, the critically acclaimed Ain't Gonna Wory, as late as 1996 at age 55 ~ Jones was born in 1941
September 15, 2014 ~ Jazz singer Jackie Cain, full name Jacqueline Ruth Cain, passed away in Montclair, New Jersey, USA ~ Formed the duo Jackie & Roy with her husband singer, pianist Roy Kral, recording over 50 albums starting with Jackie & Roy (Classics By Charlie Ventura's Band) released in 1948 ~ Cain was born in 1928
September 15, 2012 ~ Singer, songwriter James Sugarboy Crawford passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Best known as author and original recording artist of Iko Iko, originally titled Jock-a-mo later covered by a host of artists including the Dixie Cups, Dr John, the Neville Brothers, James Booker, Belle Stars, the Grateful Dead, Cowboy Mouth, Warren Zevon, Long John Baldry, Aaron Carter, Cyndi Lauper, and others. The song stands as a classic of New Orleans R&B and remains popular to this day ~ Crawford was born in 1934
September 15, 2009 ~ Jazz trumpeter, bandleader Nunzio Rotondo passed away ~ Worked with Louis Armstrong, Flavio Ambrosetti, Bill Coleman, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Zoot Sims, Toots Thielemans, Gil Cuppini, Robert Nicolosi, Romano Mussolini, Gato Barbieri, Franco D'Andrea, Pierre Favre, Mal Waldron, and others ~ Rotondo was born in 1924
September 15, 2008 ~ Keyboardist, singer, songwriter Richard Wright, full name Richard William Wright, passed away in London, UK ~ Co-founding member of Pink Floyd. Left the band after the 1981 tour to rejoin as a session musician in 1987 becoming a full-time member again in 1994 ~ Wright was born in 1943
September 15, 2007 ~ Pianist, composer, arranger, conductor Aldemaro Romero passed away in Caracas, Venezuela ~ Worked with Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stan Kenton, René Touzent, Machito, Tito Puente, the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and others ~ Romero was born in 1928
September 15, 2007 ~ Trombonist, bandleader, arranger Generoso Jimenez, full name Generoso Jimenez Garcia, passed away in Coral Gables, Florida, USA ~ Worked with Benny Moré, Cachao, the Orquesta Ritmica, Paquito d'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, and others ~ Garcia was born in 1917
September 15, 2007 ~ Gordon Powell, commonly known as jazz, bebop, hard bop drummer, percussionist Specs Powell, passed away ~ Worked with Edgar Hayes, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Erroll Garner, Billy Butler, Coleman Hawkins, Red Norvo, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Shirley Scott, Jess Stacy, Joe Thomas, Teddy Wilson, Reuben Wilson, and others ~ Powell was born in 1922
September 15, 2004 ~ John William Cummings, commonly known as guitarist, singer Johnny Ramone passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Co-founding member and rhythm guitarist of the Ramones. Known within the punk community as one of the few conservatives and a staunch supporter of the GOP. The UK single Bonzo Goes To Bitburg would be retitled My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg) on American releases as Cummings found the title insulting to Reagan, at the time US President ~ Cummings was born in 1948
September 15, 1998 ~ Swing drummer Barrett Deems passed away in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Worked with Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Red Norvo, Muggsy Spanier, and notably the Dukes Of Dixieland ~ Deems was born in 1914
September 15, 1994 ~ Baritone saxophonist Haywood Henry, full name Frank Haywood Henry, passed away ~ Leader and sideman. Member of the Bama State Collegians, renamed to the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra when Erskine Hawkins took leadership. Has also worked with Tiny Grimes, Julian Dash, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Eddie Harris, Willis Jackson, Rex Stewart, Brook Benton, Bill Doggett, Charles Brown, Ruth Brown, Rusty Bryant, King Curtis, Aretha Franklin (on the quintessential Lady Soul album), Jimmy Witherspoon, Wilbur de Paris, Max Kaminsky, Snub Mosley, Louis Metcalf, Steve Turre, Earl Hines, Sy Oliver, the New York Jazz Repertory Company, and others. Reportedly sessioned on over 1,000 rock & roll records in the 1950s and 1960s, many of them uncredited ~ Henry was born in 1913
September 15, 1988 ~ Singer Roy Orbison records She's A Mystery To Me ~ Written by U2's The Edge and Bono, the latter also playing electric guitar on the recording. Released posthumously, Orbison died in December 1988, in early 1989 as a single, included on the album of the same name. The other musicians on the recording were Orbison vocals and guitar, Benmont Tench on piano, Howie Epstein on bass guitar and Jim Keltner on drums.
September 15, 1987 ~ Alexander Ray Torres, commonly known as metalcore, post-hardcore guitarist Alex Torres born ~ Worked with Eyes Set To Kill, present on the band's 2006 When Silence Is Broken The Night Is Torn EP. Member of Greeley Estates from 2007 through 2010. Member of Alesana, joining the band in 2010 as replacement for Jake Campbell. Member of the Dead Rabbitts
September 15, 1987 ~ Bandleader, saxophonist, clarinetist, producer, arranger Joe Reisman passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ As a saxophonist and clarinetist Reisman played with the Casa Loma Orchestra, Louis Prima, Bob Crosby, Frankie Masters, and Jack Teagarden. As an arranger and producer worked for Ray Bauduc, Gene Williams, Patti Page (including on The Tennessee Waltz and How Much Is That Doggie In The Window), Eartha Kitt, Sarah Vaughan, June Valli, Georgia Gibbs, and the Ames Brothers. Reisman was also closely associated with Henry Mancini, serving as producer for about thirty years starting with 1964's Our Man In Hollywood ~ Reisman was born in 1924
September 15, 1985 ~ Charles Melvin Williams, commonly known as jazz, jump blues, R&B trumpeter Cootie Williams, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with artists such as Lester Young, James P Johnson, Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Bud Powell, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Rex Stewart, Joya Sherrill, and others ~ Williams was born in 1911
September 15, 1984 ~ Cydel Charles Young, commonly known as rapper, singer, songwriter Cyhi the Prynce, born ~ Releasing mixtapes since the early 2010s. Released a full-length debut album, No Dope On Sundays, in 2017. Has guested on recordings by Kanye West, Josh Jacq, Cheech Marley, Royce da 5'9", and others
September 15, 1984 ~ Singer, actor Scott Irby-Ranniar born in Harlem, New York, USA ~ Member of Steel Train. Best known for his role of Young Simba in the 1997 Broadway production of The Lion King musical
September 15, 1983 ~ John Maurice Hartman, commonly known as jazz singer, pianist Johnny Hartman passed away ~ Critically acclaimed, admired by peers, never widely known. Fresh out of the US Army, Hartman won a singing contest awarding him a one-week engagement with Hines. Hines hired him for a year. Dizzy Gillespie snatched Hartman when the Hines orchestra broke up, and he sang with Dizzy for about a year. He briefly teamed up with pianist Erroll Garner before going solo in 1950. In 1955 he released his first solo album, Songs From The Heart, followed by a handful more, all on small labels and to little commercial succes. In 1963 John Coltrane asked Hartman to do a collaboration album. The result, Johnny Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, is widely considered a classic. Despite the attention, a label move and teaming up with famed producer Bob Thiele, Hartman failed to reach a wider audience. He continued to perform and record up to his death, mostly on smaller labels. Hartman did receive a Grammy-nomination for Best Male Jazz Vocalist following his LP Once In Every Life. Four of the tracks would later be included on the The Bridges Of Madison County, which would introduce the late Hartman to a younger generation ~ Hartman was born in 1923
September 15, 1983 ~ William Correa, commonly known as jazz percussionist Willie Bobo passed away ~ Played with Mongo Santamaria, George Shearing, Cal Tjader, Carlos Santana, Nat Adderley, Dorothy Ashby, Bob Brookmeyer, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Miles Davis, Victor Feldman, José Feliciano, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Grant Green, Chico Hamilton, Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Mann, Les McCann, Gary McFarland, Buddy Miles, Wes Montgomery, Oliver Nelson, Dave Pike, Tito Puente, Ike Quebec, Terry Reid, Dannie Richmond, Charlie Rouse, AK Salim, Doc Severinsen, Sonny Stitt, Gábor Szabó, Clark Terry, and with Don Wilkersen ~ Correa was born in 1934
September 15, 1981 ~ Charles Bullock, commonly known as jazz, dance band singer Chick Bullock, passed away ~ Bullock rarely performed live because of a disfigurement due to an eye disease. Mostly active during the late 1920s and 1930s Bullock sang with artists such as Duke Ellington, Luis Russell, Cab Calloway, Bunny Berigan, Bill Coleman, Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and others ~ Bullock was born in 1898
September 15, 1981 ~ Alternative rock, power pop, indie rock, jazz fusion singer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer, producer, songwriter Daniel Brummel born in Pasadena, California, USA ~ Worked with the Elected, the Sanglorians, Ozma, Weezer, Nada Surf, Scott & Rivers, Spain, Gowns, Monstro, and others
September 15, 1980 ~ Pianist Bill Evans, full name William John Evans, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with George Russell, Miles Davis (notably on the pivotal Kind Of Blue album), Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian, Jerry Wald, Lucy Reed, Tony Scott, Don Elliott, Joe Puma, Charles Mingus, Sahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, Helen Merrill, Michel Legrand, Art Farmer, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, John Lewis, Frank Minion, Mark Murphy, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, and others ~ Evans was born in 1929
September 15, 1980 ~ Sertanejo singer Fernando Fakri de Assis born in São Paulo, Brazil ~ Known as the “Soracaba” in Fernando & Soracaba
September 15, 1979 ~ Nicola Tomas Lionetti, commonly known as singer, songwriter, actor Tommy Leonetti, passed away in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Known for songs such as Free, I Cried and My City Of Sydney ~ Leonetti was born in 1929
September 15, 1975 ~ Ole Anders Olsen, commonly known as singer, guitarist, keyboardist Andy LaPlegua, born in Fredrikstad, Norway ~ Influenced by David Bowie, Motörhead, Prince, the Cure, the Dead Kennedys. Lead singer, co-founding member of Icon Of Coll, Combichrist, Panzer AG
September 15, 1969 ~ Heavy metal, punk, blues singer, guitarist, actress Ani Kyd born in Ontario, Canada ~ Had her 2005 Evil Needs Candy Too debut album produced by Jello Biafra. Has also collaborated with Fuel Injected 45, THOR, Approach The Throne, Paul Hyde, Sandy Scofield, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, and others
September 15, 1967 ~ Trumpeter, bandleader, arranger, composer Alan Baylock born in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Best known as chief arranger for the Airmen Of Note jazz ensemble for over two decades. Has also worked with the One O'Clock Lab Band, Maynard Ferguson, the Pete Elfman Big Band, and others
September 15, 1967 ~ Metal, glam metal, hard rock bassist Jerry Dixon, full name Jerry Lawrence DIxon, born in Pasadena, California, USA ~ Original Warrant bassist
September 15, 1965 ~ Theodore Brown, commonly known as bassist Steve Brown, passed away in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Brother of trombonist Tom Brown. Worked with the New Orleans Rhytm Kings, Jean Goldkette, Paul Whiteman, and others ~ Brown was born in 1890
September 15, 1964 ~ Paul Caiafa, commonly known as guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein born in Lodi, New Jersey, USA ~ Best known as guitarist for American horror punk band the Misfits and for fronting his own band Doyle
September 15, 1961 ~ Rock singer, guitarist Gustavo Cordera, full name Gustavo Edgardo Cordera, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ Best known as co-founding member, frontman of rock band Bersuit Vergarabat, remaining with the band from 1987 until 2009. They are best known for their 2004 La Argentinidad Al Palo album. Cordera released his solo debut album, Suelta, in 2009
September 15, 1960 ~ Singer, songwriter Raylene Rankin was born ~ Co-founding member of the Rankin Family, known for songs such as Orangedale Whistle, Gillis Mountain, North Country and Movin' On
September 15, 1958 ~ Gary Miller, commonly known as punk rock guitarist, keyboardist Dr Know, born in Washington DC, USA ~ Best known as member of punk rock outfit Bad Brains. Has occasionally worked with others, notably Mos Def, Coheed & Cambria on the track Time Consumer, and with the Deftones
September 15, 1952 ~ Rock drummer, singer Kelly Keagy, full name Kelly Dean Keagy, born in Eugene, Oregon, USA ~ Touring member of Rubicon. Along with guitarist Brad Gillis the only other member to have played in every incarnation of Night Ranger, best known for their Billboard top 10 hits 1984's Sister Christian and 1985's Sentimental Street, both with lead vocals by Keagy. Other well-known songs include When You Close Your Eyes, Four In The Morning (I Can't Take It Anymore) and Goodbye. Also worked with King Of Hearts, the Mob and guested on bandmate Gillis' 1993 solo debut Gilrock Ranch
September 15, 1951 ~ Jazz singer Carla White born in Oakland, California, USA ~ Best known for her scat singing. Studied under Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh. Worked extensively with trumpeter Manny Duran ~ White passed away in 2007
September 15, 1950 ~ Guitarist, songwriter Billy Rush Masters born ~ Co-founding member of Christian pop outfit the Archers, known for 1970s recordings such as God's Love, Thank You Lord Jesus, Music (He Brings A New Song), Brand New Day and Fresh Surrender ~ Masters passed away in 1981
September 15, 1950 ~ Anthony Lacen, commonly known as tubist, bandleader Tuba Fats Lacen, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Ernest Doc Paulin, the Onward Brass Band, the Treme Brass Band, the Olympia Brass Band, and others. Married with blues shouter Linda Young ~ Lacen passed away in 2004
September 15, 1945 ~ Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Von Webern, commonly known as composer, conductor Anton Webern, passed away in Austria ~ Along with Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg considered a leading figure in the Second Viennese School ~ Von Webern was born in 1883
September 15, 1945 ~ Opera singer Jessye Norman, full name Jessye Mae Norman, born in Augusta, Georgia, USA ~ Debuted with the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1968 following winning an ARD International Music Competition. Would go on to sing with renowned orchestras including La Scala, the Opera Company Of Philadelphia, the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Paris Opera, the Royal Opera, and others ~ Norman passed away in 2019
September 15, 1944 ~ Conductor John Reilly Lewis born in Vallejo, California, USA ~ Considered an authority on Johann Sebastian Bach. Best known as founder of the Washington Bach Consort and music director of the Cathedral Choral Society ~ Lewis passed away in 2016
September 15, 1942 ~ Bassist Lee Dorman born in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Best known as bassist of Iron Butterfly. Also played in Captain Beyond ~ Dorman passed away in 2012
September 15, 1941 ~ Singer Signe Anderson born in Seattle, Washington, USA ~ Original singer for the Jefferson Airplane. Present on their debut album Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, notably on her signature song Chauffeur Blues. Left the band in late 1966, replaced by Grace Slick ~ Anderson passed away in 2016
September 15, 1940 ~ Mariachi, norteño singer, actor Cornelio Reyna, full name Cornelia Reyna Cisneros, born in Reynosa, Mexico ~ Formed Los Relámpagos Del Norte with Ramón Ayala, known for songs such as Mil Noches, Tu Traicion, Lagrimas De Mi Bario and their best-known Ya No Llores. Active as a solo artist since the early 1970s, appearing in over 30 films and recording some 60 albums. Notable hits include Me Sacaron Del Tenampa, Lagrimas De Mi Barrio and Me Caiste Del Cielo ~ Reyna passed away in 1997
September 15, 1940 ~ Pianist, singer Jimmy Gilmer born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Fronted Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs, known for Sugar Shack which reached No.1 Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. Other well-known songs included Daisy Petal Pickin' and Bottle Of Wine
September 15, 1938 ~ Songwriter, producer Sylvia Moy born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Best known as staff songwriter at Motown, especially closely associated with Stevie Wonder. Moy co-wrote songs such as My Cherie Amour, I Was Made To Love Her, and Neve Had A Dream Come True for Stevie Wonder, Honey Chile and Love Bug (Leave My Heart Alone) for Martha & the Vandellas, and It Takes Two for Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston ~ Moy passed away in 2017
September 15, 1937 ~ Bassist, keyboardist Les Braid, full name William Leslie Braid, born in Liverpool, UK ~ Member of the Swinging Blue Jeans, known for songs such as Hippy Hippy Shake, Good Golly Miss Molly and You're No Good ~ Braid passed away in 2005
September 15, 1933 ~ Traditional pop, doo-wop tenor singer Pat Barrett born ~ Member of Canadian vocal quartet the Crew Cuts, known for their mid-1950s string of hits including Sh'boom, Earth Angel, Ko-ko-mo I Love You So, Angels In The Sky and Gum Drop ~ Barrett passed away in 2016
September 15, 1931 ~ Label executive Jac Holzman born ~ Label executive asssociated with Elektra Records and Nonesuch Records. Signed acts such as the Doors, Love, Josh White, Carly Simon, the Stooges, MC5, Harry Chapin, Bread, and others
September 15, 1930 ~ Songwriter, bandleader Hoagy Carmichael records Georgia On My Mind in New York, New York ~ Music written by Carmichael, lyrics Stuart Gorrell. Released as a single, featuring One Night In Havana on the flipside. Notably covered by Ray Charles in 1960, included on the album Genius Hits The Road, and by Willie Nelson in 1978, included on Stardust, a collection of American standards
September 15, 1928 ~ Julian Edwin Adderley, commonly known as alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, born in Tampa, Florida, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Best known for his 1966 soul jazz single Mercy Mercy Mercy, which became a surprise crossover hit reaching top 20 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. Closely associated with Miles Davis, notably on the quintessential jazz albums Milestones and Kind Of Blue. Davis in turn backed Adderley on the latter's 1958 Somethin' Else album which also featured Art Blakey and Hank Jones. Has also worked with his brother Nat Adderley, Charles Lloyd, Yusef Lateef, Bobby Timmons, Victor Feldman, Joe Zawinul, George Duke, Walter Booker, Victor Gaskin, and others ~ Adderley passed away in 1975
September 15, 1923 ~ Jazz double-bassist Arvell Shaw born in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Best known for his work with Louis Armstrong. Also worked with artists such as Fate Marable, Big Sid Catlett, Russ Case, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Red Allen, and others ~ Shaw passed away in 2002
September 15, 1918 ~ Julius Russell, commonly known as comedian, poet, dancer Nipsey Russell, born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Best known as a TV personality appearing on numerous game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s and a regular on Late Night With Conan O'Brien during the show's early years. To pop audiences known for starring as the Tin Man in the 1978 film version of The Wiz alongside Ted Ross, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross ~ Russell passed away in 2005
September 15, 1913 ~ Roger Ramirez, commonly known as jazz pianist, composer Ram Ramirez, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ Co-wrote Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be), a jazz standard most closely associated with Billie Holiday. Worked with Monette Moore, Rex Stewart, Sid Catlett, Willie Bryant, Ella Fitzgerald, Frankie Newton, Charlie Barnet, John Kirby, Duke Ellington, T-Bone Walker, and others ~ Ramirez passed away in 1994
September 15, 1908 ~ Albert Lapeyrere, commonly known as jazz singer, drummer, bandleader Fred Adison, born in Bordeaux, France ~ Worked with Ray Ventura, Jacques Hélian, Django Reinhardt, Luis Mariano, Gloria Lasso, and others ~ Adison passed away in 1996
September 15, 1908 ~ George Colar, commonly known as jazz trumpeter Kid Sheik, born in USA ~ Best known as a longtime member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also worked with George Lewis, the Olympia Brass Band, Louis Armstrong, and others ~ Colar passed away in 1996
September 15, 1907 ~ Big band bandleader, arranger, composer Larry Wagner born in Ashland, Oregon, USA ~ Best known for his association with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra including writing or co-writing hits such as Whistler's Mother-in-law, No Name Jive and Turn Back The Hands Of Time ~ Wagner passed away in 2002
September 15, 1906 ~ Walter E Rollins, commonly known as songwriter Jack Rollins, born ~ Best known as co-author, along with Steve Nelson, of the Christmas classic Frosty The Snowman. Rollins also wrote for artists such as Hank Snow, George Jones, and Eddy Arnold ~ Rollins passed away in 1973
September 15, 1903 ~ Singer, songwriter, fiddler, music publisher Roy Acuff, full name Roy Claxton Acuff, born in Maynardville, Tennessee, USA ~ Best known for co-founding Nashville music publishers Acuff/Rose Music together with Fred Rose, quintessential music publishers to the country genre, and responsible for advancing the careers of artist sich as Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers and others ~ Acuff passed away in 1992
September 15, 1890 ~ Composer, pianist Frank Martin born in Geneva, Switzerland ~ Wrote for orchestra, ballet, chamber music, organ, choral music, operas. Closely associated with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze. Founded the Chamber Music Society Of Geneva ~ Martin passed away in 1974
September 15, 1876 ~ Bruno Schlesinger, commonly known as conductor, pianist, composer Bruno Walter, born in Berlin, Germany ~ Widely considered one of the great conductors of the 20th century. Fled Germany in 1933, naturalized French citizen in 1938, settled in America the next year. Has worked closely with Gustav Mahler. Held positions at prestigious orchestras including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Salzberg Festival, the Vienna State Oper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and others ~ Schlesinger passed away in 1962