1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's birth, a German composer and musician, the eldest son and pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach.
1883 - Edgard Varèse's birth, a French-born American composer of the 20th century.
1900 - Arthur Sullivan's death, an English romantic composer.
1901 - Joaquín Rodrigo's birth, a Spanish pianist and composer of the 20th century.
1913 - Benjamin Britten's birth, an English violinist, pianist, conductor and composer of the 20th century.
1921 - Christine Nilsson's death, a Swedish soprano.
1955 - Guy Ropartz's death, a French composer of the 20th century.
1961 - Ninon Vallin's death, a French soprano.
1993 - Tatiana Nikolaïeva's death, a Russian pianist and conductor.
2007 - Maurice Béjart's death, a French and Swiss choreographer.
10 centuries in classical music