Celebrating February Birthdays: John Williams

John Williams
John Williams (Photo credit: NAPARAZZI)
If you are on Face Book and have spent some time online, then you know about wishing friends "Happy Birthday!" You may not be aware of some artists whose birthdays are this month. Here's just a few great musicians who have contributed much to the music world. All of them are no longer with us with the exception of John Williams.

February Birthdays

1 - Victor Hugo (Operetta composer)

2 - Jascha Heifetz (Russian/American violinist)

2 - Fritz Kreisler (Austrian violinist)

3 - Felix Mendelssohn (German composer)

7 -  Eubie Blake (American jazz pianist, and song writer)

8 - John Williams (American movie score composer, and conductor of the Boston Pops between 1980-1995)

11 - Rudolf Firkusny (Czech pianist)

18 - Andre Segovia (Spanish guitarist)

20 - Carl Czerny (American composer and pianist)

23 - George Frideric Handel (German/English composer)

24 - Rudolph Ganz (Swiss/American pianist)

25 - Enrico Caruso (Italian tenor)

26 - Lazar Berman (Russian Pianist)

29 - Gioacchino Rossini (Italian composer)

John Williams

John Williams at 82. American composer and conductor John Williams has scored more than 75 films, including Jaws, the Star Wars trilogy, E.T. and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It seemed appropriate to me in honoring Mr. Williams, especially at this time with the Winter Olympics. Listen to his Olympic Fanfare with free download.

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I'm really enjoying the Winter Olympics... How about you?

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