Composers in History (Part 31)

Classical: Orchestras

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 7,005

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1873-11-16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 3001 - 3,100 of 5,147

  • 1937-12-28 Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
  • 1938-02-21 Albert Huybrechts, composer, dies at 39
  • 1938-03-02 Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
  • 1938-03-09 Sydney Baynes, composer, dies at 59
  • 1938-03-18 Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62
  • 1938-08-02 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76
  • 1938-08-10 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
  • 1938-08-14 Landon Ronald, composer/pianist, dies at 65
  • 1938-11-21 Leopold Godowsky, pianist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1938-12-04 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • 1938-12-05 Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • 1938-12-10 Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
  • 1938-12-14 Marie FM Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • 1939-01-10 Julius Bittner, Austria composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64
  • 1939-02-11 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 64
  • 1939-02-18 Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89
  • 1939-03-07 Amadeo Roldan, composer, dies at 38
  • 1939-03-21 Evald Aav, Estonian composer, dies at 39
  • 1939-04-09 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer, dies at 89
  • 1939-04-21 Herman Finck, composer, dies at 66
  • 1939-04-24 John Foulds, English composer, dies at 58
  • 1939-07-18 Witold Maliszewski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1939-08-03 Eugust Enna, composer, dies at 80
  • 1939-09-28 Felicjan Szopski, composer, dies at 74
  • 1939-10-16 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1939-11-04 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer, dies at 69
  • 1939-11-20 Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer, dies at 72
  • 1939-12-01 Max Fiedler, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1939-12-08 Ernest Schelling, composer, dies at 63
  • 1939-12-10 Wilhelm Grosz, composer, dies at 45
  • 1939-12-19 Eric Fogg, English composer, dies under a train at 36
  • 1939-12-22 Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
  • 1940-03-25 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
  • 1940-04-06 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1940-05-28 Theodor Streicher, composer, dies at 65
  • 1940-06-08 Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69
  • 1940-06-16 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25
  • 1940-06-19 Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
  • 1940-06-20 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
  • 1940-07-02 Bertram Shapleigh, composer, dies at 69
  • 1940-07-10 Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • 1940-07-28 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
  • 1940-08-21 Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1940-08-29 Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77
  • 1940-09-30 Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
  • 1940-10-05 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
  • 1940-10-06 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55
  • 1940-10-24 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
  • 1940-10-27 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • 1940-10-28 Andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71
  • 1940-11-12 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34
  • 1940-11-23 Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82
  • 1940-11-30 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1940-12-05 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer, dies at 60
  • 1940-12-16 William Wallace, composer, dies at 80
  • 1940-12-30 Fritz Volbach, composer, dies at 79
  • 1941-01-02 Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42
  • 1941-01-10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1941-01-23 Dobri Khristov, composer, dies at 65
  • 1941-01-27 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer, dies at 90
  • 1941-02-19 Hamilton Hamilton Harty, composer/conductor, dies at 61
  • 1941-03-04 Edoardo Mascheroni, composer, dies at 81
  • 1941-03-08 Jose Serrano Simeon, composer, dies at 67
  • 1941-03-09 Carlos Pedrell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1941-03-11 Walford Davies, British organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1941-03-12 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72
  • 1941-04-19 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer, dies at 63
  • 1941-05-08 Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86
  • 1941-05-23 Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45
  • 1941-06-17 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78
  • 1941-07-05 Oskar Fried, composer, dies at 69
  • 1941-07-08 Philippe Gaubert, composer, dies at 62
  • 1941-07-18 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer, dies at 80
  • 1941-10-03 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • 1941-12-03 Johann Christian August Sinding, composer, dies at 85
  • 1941-12-07 Cecil Forsyth, composer, dies at 71
  • 1941-12-22 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
  • 1941-12-24 Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
  • 1941-12-31 Sigwart Aspestrand, composer, dies at 85
  • 1942-01-01 Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35
  • 1942-01-04 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), dies at 70
  • 1942-01-08 Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44
  • 1942-01-17 Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61
  • 1942-01-21 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1942-01-25 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78
  • 1942-01-28 Pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61
  • 1942-01-29 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
  • 1942-01-30 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
  • 1942-02-15 Stanislav Binicki, composer, dies at 69
  • 1942-02-20 Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76
  • 1942-02-25 Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, dies at 61
  • 1942-03-04 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
  • 1942-03-12 Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
  • 1942-03-15 Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
  • 1942-03-20 Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41
  • 1942-04-03 Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63
  • 1942-04-03 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • 1942-04-30 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer, dies at 51
  • 1942-05-07 Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • 1942-05-13 Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41