Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Today's Birthdays

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Jean‑Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747)
Ludwig August Lebrun (1752-1790)
Hans Christian Lumbye (1810-1874)
Carl Michael Ziehrer (1843-1922)
Lorenz Hart (1894-1943)
Alan Rawstorne (1905-1971)
Jean‑Marie Auberson (1920-2004)
Arnold Black (1923-2000)
Philippe Herreweghe (1947)
Valery Gergiev (1953)
Elliot Goldenthal (1954)


Jerome K Jerome (1859-1927)
Dr. Benjamin Spock (1904-1998)

and from the Composers Datebook:

On this day in 1936, Prokofiev: "Peter and the Wolf" received its premiere at a children's concert by the Moscow Philharmonic, conducted by the composer.

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