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December 1

Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, dies at 89 (1997)

December 2
John Barbirolli, English conductor, born (1899)

December 3
Maria Callas, opera singer, born (1923)

December 4
Benjamin Britten, British composer, dies at 63 (1976)

December 5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, dies in Vienna, Austria at 35 (1791)

December 6
Dave Brubeck, Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer born, (1920)

December 7
Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer, born (1863)

December 8
Jean Sibelius, Finland, composer, born (1865)

December 9
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano, born (1915)

December 10
Olivier Messiaen, composer, born (1908)

December 11
Hector Lou Berlioz, France, composer, born, (1803)

December 12
Frank Sinatra, singer, born, (1915)

December 13
Alexis Vicomte de Castillon, composer, born, (1838)

December 14
Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74, (1788)

December 15
Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, born (1770)

December 16
Charles Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, dies at 86, (1921)

December 17
Johann Friedrich Schubert, composer, born (1770)

December 18
Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76, (1990)

December 19
Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66, (1800)

December 20
Artur Rubinstein, pianist dies in Geneva at 95, (1982)

December 21
Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71, (1957)

December 22
Composer Yrjo Kilpinen, born (1892)

December 23
Giacomo Puccini, Italy, composer dies, (1853)

December 24
Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50, (1935)

December 25
Jimmy Buffet, Mobile Alabama, vocalist born (1946)

December 26
Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86, (1989)


December 27
Peter Christian Lutkin, composer, dies at 73, (1931)

December 28
Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer dies in Paris at 62, (1937)

December 29
Pablo Casals, cellist, Catalonia Spain, born (1876)

December 30
Dmitri B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer born (1904)

December 31
John Denver, New Mexico, singer, born (1943)

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