Birthdays of Composers on December 22

1452 :Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer
1624 :Tomas Micieres, composer
1710 :Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach
1723 :Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
1819 :Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
1821 :Giovanni Bottesini, composer
1842 :Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
1844 :Izydor Lotto, composer
1846 :Andreas Hallen, composer
1853 :Maria Teresa Carreno, composer
1858 :Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy, opera composer (La Bohme, La Tosca)
1859 :Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, folk musician
1866 :Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer
1874 :Franz Schmidt, composer
1875 :Antoine Mariotte, composer
1883 :Edgard Victor Achille C Varse, Paris France, composer (Innisation)
1885 :Joseph Deems Taylor, NYC, composer (Peter Ibbetson)
1899 :Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, pianist/composer
1900 :Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher
1901 :Joaquin Rodrigo, Spain, composer
1903 :Marc Lavry, composer
1907 :Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
1913 :Benjamin Britten, Suffolk England, opera composer
1921 :Robert Frank Kurka, composer
1925 :Gunther Schuller, NYC, jazz composer
1925 :Thomas Christian David, composer
1953 :David Leisner, composer



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