On December 16 we observe the birthdays of Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, American organist and organ builder Robert Noehren, English harpsichordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock, and German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Besides being a composer, Zoltán Kodály was a teacher. His "Kodaly Method" still enjoys popularity among music teachers worldwide. Read his biography at http://bit.ly/2AFF3FZ
Dr. Robert Noehren was for many years University Organist and Head of the Organ Department at the University of Michigan. Read an appreciation of Dr. Noehren at http://bit.ly/2AlNbaq
Trevor Pinnock has been a pioneer in the field of early music since his student days at the Royal College of Music. His website is www.trevorpinnock.com/
Scholars can find no record of Beethoven's birth on December 16 although they do agree that he was baptized on December 17, 1770. Regardless of that bit of trivia, Beethoven composed some of the greatest music ever written. More about him at http://bit.ly/2xbocWa #theclassicalstation#robertnoehren#zoltankodaly#trevorpinnock#ludwigvanbeethoven