Happy Birthday!

We haven’t done one of these for a while but with four composers sharing the same birthday within 15 years of one another we couldn’t resist.

If it’s your birthday today you’re sharing it with
1881 – Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor
1888 – Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer
1895 – William Grant Still, American composer and conductor
1896 – Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer and academic