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Remember the music of Java [at the Universal Exhibition of 1889], which contained every nuance, even the ones we no longer have names for. There tonic and dominant had become empty shadows of use only to stupid children. Claude Debussy

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Pavel Haas (1899-c.1944)
Wind Quintet, Op. 10 (1929)
Brno Wind Quintet
Pavel Haas (1899-c.1944)
Wind Quintet, Op. 10 (1929)
Academia Wind Quintet Prague
Pavel Haas (1899-c.1944)
Wind Quintet, Op. 10 (1929)
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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87 (1845)
Mendelssohn Quartet, Robert Mann
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87 (1845)
Mandelring Quartet, Gunter Teuffel
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87 (1845)
Academy Quintet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 20 in F major, Op. 46, No. 2 (1833)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 25 in B-flat major, Op. 50 (1834)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 8, No. 1 (1815)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 21 in g minor, Op. 46, No. 3 (1833)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 10 in G major, Op. 10, No. 1 (1815)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 4, No. 1 (1807-1810)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 22 in C major, Op. 47 (1833)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 9 in f minor, Op. 9, No. 3 (1815-c. 1816)
Mandelring Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 7 in g minor, Op. 9, No. 1 (1815-c. 1816)
Mandelring Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K. 452 (1784)
Alfred Brendel, Heinz Holliger, Eduard Brunner, Hermann Baumann, Klaus Thunemann
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K. 452 (1784)
Caspar Frantz, Chris Richards, Joost Bosdijk, Katy Woolley, Olivier Stankiewicz
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K. 452 (1784)
André Previn, Vienna Wind Soloists
Aubert Lemeland (1932-2010)
Musique Nocturne for Wind Quintet, Op. 18
Le Quintette à Vent Francais
Aubert Lemeland (1932-2010)
Fantasia, Op. 60 (for clarinet and guitar)
Robert Fontaine, Ramon de Herrera
Aubert Lemeland (1932-2010)
Duo Variations, Op. 77 (for viola and guitar)
Jean Dupouy, Ramon de Herrera
Jean Rivier (1896-1987)
Duo (for flute and clarinet) (1968)
Christiane Laflamme, Jean-Guy Boisvert
Jean Rivier (1896-1987)
String Quartet No. 2 in F major (1940)
Mandelring Quartett
Jean Rivier (1896-1987)
Grave et Presto for Saxophone Quartet (1938)
Quatuor Niobé
Jean Rivier (1896-1987)
Grave et Presto for Saxophone Quartet (1938)
Quatuor de Saxophones de Luxembourg
Jean Rivier (1896-1987)
Grave et Presto for Saxophone Quartet (1938)
Amstel Quartet
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 10, No. 3 (1815)
Quatuor Ruggieri
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 6 in A major, Op. 8, No. 3 (1815)
Quatuor Ruggieri
George Onslow (1784-1853)
String Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 8, No. 1 (1815)
Quatuor Ruggieri

Composers born on October 20

Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Nationality: American
Born: October 20, 1874, Danbury, CT Died: May 19, 1954, New York, NY (age 79)
Alexander Krein (1883-1951)
Nationality: Russian
Born: October 20, 1883, Nizhniy-Novgorod Died: April 21, 1951, Staraya Ruza (age 67)
William Albright (1944-1998)
Nationality: American
Born: October 20, 1944, Gary, IN Died: September 17, 1998, Ann Arbor, MI (age 53)
Ofer Ben-Amots (born 1955)
Nationality: Israeli | American
Born: October 20, 1955, Haifa (age 66)
Johann Amberg (1846-1928)
Nationality: Danish
Born: October 20, 1846 Died: 1928 (age 81 or 82)
Elżbieta Sikora (born 1943)
Nationality: Polish
Born: October 20, 1943, L′viv (age 78)
Elodie Lauten (1950-2014)
Nationality: American | French
Born: October 20, 1950, Paris, France Died: June 3, 2014 (age 63)
Roger Sacheverell Coke (1912-1972)
Nationality: English
Born: October 20, 1912, Alfreton, Derbyshire Died: October 23, 1972 (age 60)
Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852)
Nationality: German
Born: October 20, 1792, Münster Died: November 18, 1852, Dresden (age 60)

Composers who died on October 20

Emanuel Moór (1863-1931)
Nationality: Hungarian
Born: February 19, 1863, Kecskemét Died: October 20, 1931, Mt Pélerin (age 68)
Leander Schlegel (1844-1913)
Nationality: Dutch
Born: February 2, 1844, Oegstgeest Died: October 20, 1913, Overveen (age 69)
Gabriel Grovlez (1879-1944)
Nationality: French
Born: April 4, 1879, Lille Died: October 20, 1944, Paris (age 65)
Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996)
Nationality: Finnish
Born: November 13, 1921, Iisalmi Died: October 20, 1996, Järvenpää (age 74)
Adolf Mišek (1875-1955)
Nationality: Czech
Born: August 29, 1875, Modletín Died: October 20, 1955, Prague (age 80)
August Adelburg (1830-1873)
Nationality: Hungarian | Croatian | Italian
Born: November 1, 1830, Pera, Turkey Died: October 20, 1873, Vienna (age 42)
Michael Balfe (1808-1870)
Nationality: Irish
Born: May 15, 1808, Dublin Died: October 20, 1870, Rowney Abbey (age 62)
Joseph Boulnois (1884-1918)
Nationality: French
Born: January 28, 1884, Verneuil-en-Halatte Died: October 20, 1918, Chalaines (age 34)
Pierre Sancan (1916-2008)
Nationality: French
Born: October 24, 1916, Mazamet Died: October 20, 2008, Paris (age 92)
Frederick Stock (1872-1942)
Nationality: German | American
Born: November 11, 1872, Jülich, Germany Died: October 20, 1942, Chicago (age 69)

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Richard Thiele (1847-1903)
Nationality: German
Born: October 29, 1847, Berlin Died: April 25, 1903 (age 55)
Jeff Harrington (born 1955)
Nationality: American
Born: December 28, 1955, Forest, Mississippi (age 65)
Percy Godfrey (1859-1945)
Nationality: English
Born: August 16, 1859, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire Died: January 30, 1945, East Molesey, Surrey (age 85)
Jacques Herz (1791-1880)
Nationality: French | Austrian
Born: December 31, 1791, Frankfurt am Main Died: January 27, 1880, Nice (age 88)
Wojciech Sowiński (1805-1880)
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Born: 1805, Łukaszówka, Podolia Died: March 5, 1880, Paris (age 75)
Ferdinand Lavaine (1814-1893)
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Born: June 21, 1790, Grenoble Died: April 8, 1854 (age 63)
Peter Hope (born 1930)
Nationality: English
Born: November 2, 1930 (age 90)
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Michael Head (1900-1976)
Nationality: English
Born: January 28, 1900, Eastbourne, England Died: August 24, 1976, Cape Town, South Africa (age 76)
David Garner (born 1954)
Nationality: American
Born: August 4, 1954, Chicago (age 67)
Clara Wildschut (1906-1950)
Nationality: Dutch
Born: June 11, 1906, Deventer Died: August 27, 1950 (age 44)
Helmut Wirth (1912-1989)
Nationality: German
Born: October 12, 1912, Kiel Died: February 2, 1989, Hamburg (age 76)