Composers in History (Part 50)

Classical: Orchestras

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4901 - 5,000 of 7,002

  • 1911-09-19 Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer
  • 1911-09-19 Weldon Hart, American composer (d. 1957)
  • 1911-09-20 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • 1911-09-25 Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
  • 1911-10-21 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian/US composer (Creation) [NS=Nov 3]
  • 1911-11-03 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Hailar Manchuria, composer (Creation)
  • 1911-11-04 Ssamu Shimizu, composer
  • 1911-12-03 Nino Rota, Milan Italy, composer (Torquemada)
  • 1911-12-12 Anna Russell, composer
  • 1911-12-14 Spike Jones, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1911-12-21 Paul Burkhard, composer
  • 1911-12-27 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]
  • 1912-01-02 Andre Ameller, composer
  • 1912-01-02 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
  • 1912-01-07 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1912-01-08 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
  • 1912-01-17 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
  • 1912-02-02 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • 1912-02-05 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
  • 1912-02-08 Simon Jurovsky, composer
  • 1912-02-19 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1912-02-24 Julius Kowalski, composer
  • 1912-03-11 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
  • 1912-03-13 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • 1912-03-27 Reuel Lahmer, composer
  • 1912-03-27 Robert Watson Hughes, composer
  • 1912-04-06 Endre Szekely, composer
  • 1912-04-22 Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
  • 1912-05-01 Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
  • 1912-05-10 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • 1912-05-15 Arthur Victor Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-06-09 Ingolf Dahl, Hamburg Germany, composer (Andante & Arioso)
  • 1912-06-11 Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer
  • 1912-06-22 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1945)
  • 1912-06-29 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1912-07-08 Jacques Stehman, composer
  • 1912-07-27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1912-08-04 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1912-08-10 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1912-09-05 John Cage, composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1912-09-06 Wayne Barlow, composer
  • 1912-09-15 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer
  • 1912-09-27 Tauno Marttinen, composer
  • 1912-10-04 Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
  • 1912-10-13 Hugo David Weisgall, Ivancice Moravia, composer (4 Impressions)
  • 1912-10-27 Conlon Nancarrow, Texarkana Arkansas, composer (Soundings 4)
  • 1912-11-02 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer
  • 1912-11-04 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer
  • 1912-11-08 Jean-Louis Martinet, composer
  • 1912-11-10 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer ( Grupo de los cuatro), born in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato (d. 1982)
  • 1912-11-26 Gunnar Johannes Sonstevold, composer
  • 1912-12-07 Daniel Jones, composer
  • 1912-12-25 Werner Fussan, composer
  • 1912-12-29 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913-01-02 Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
  • 1913-01-15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • 1913-01-22 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
  • 1913-01-24 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-01-27 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • 1913-01-27 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • 1913-01-28 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • 1913-01-31 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
  • 1913-02-11 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • 1913-02-17 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, born in Sarajevo (d. 2009)
  • 1913-02-17 Rene Leibowitz, composer
  • 1913-02-19 Alvin Derold Etler, composer
  • 1913-02-20 Jozef Kresanek, composer
  • 1913-03-03 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • 1913-03-05 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • 1913-03-11 John Jacob Weinzweig, composer (Enchanted Hill), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1913-03-14 Witold Rudzinski, composer
  • 1913-03-27 Godfrey Turner, composer
  • 1913-04-03 George Barati, composer
  • 1913-04-12 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Székelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • 1913-04-18 Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer
  • 1913-04-18 Milos Sokola, composer
  • 1913-04-23 Jan Meyerowitz, composer
  • 1913-05-06 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • 1913-05-11 Clare Grundman, composer
  • 1913-05-16 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
  • 1913-05-20 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
  • 1913-05-30 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer
  • 1913-06-04 Bruno Bettinelli, composer
  • 1913-06-05 Friedrich Wildgans, composer
  • 1913-06-08 Janos Jagamas, composer
  • 1913-06-10 John Edmunds, composer
  • 1913-06-10 Tikhon Nikoleyevich Khrennikov, composer
  • 1913-06-11 Revaz Kondrat'yevich Gabichvadze, composer
  • 1913-06-28 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (Serf, John Socman)
  • 1913-07-13 Ladislav Holoubek, composer
  • 1913-07-17 Everett Helm, composer
  • 1913-07-30 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
  • 1913-08-01 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-08-13 Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
  • 1913-08-13 Francisco Escudero, composer
  • 1913-08-22 Robert Schollum, composer
  • 1913-08-23 Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
  • 1913-09-15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1913-09-15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1913-09-17 Jorgen Jersild, composer

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4901 - 5,000 of 5,139

  • 1997-12-06 Eliot Daniel, composer (I Love Lucy theme), dies at 89
  • 1998-01-05 Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 1998-01-08 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • 1998-02-14 Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72
  • 1998-02-15 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
  • 1998-02-17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
  • 1998-04-09 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 1998-04-24 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), dies at 75
  • 1998-06-06 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 1998-08-03 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • 1998-08-13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (b. 1934)
  • 1998-08-24 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • 1998-11-19 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 1998-12-07 John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)
  • 1999-02-01 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • 1999-02-15 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
  • 1999-03-08 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 1999-03-09 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • 1999-03-17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 1999-05-10 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • 1999-06-05 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 1999-06-22 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • 1999-07-06 Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • 1999-09-08 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • 1999-10-28 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • 2000-01-02 Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • 2000-02-02 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 2000-03-03 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2000-04-19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • 2000-05-06 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • 2000-06-21 Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • 2000-08-11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • 2000-10-28 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)

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2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

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  • 2000-11-15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • 2000-12-26 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • 2001-01-12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2001-01-24 Leif Thybo, Danish composer, dies at 78
  • 2001-02-04 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2001-02-04 Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
  • 2001-04-01 Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
  • 2001-04-20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • 2001-05-17 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), dies at 77
  • 2001-06-15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2001-10-02 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-10-28 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • 2001-12-18 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer (b. 1914)
  • 2002-01-16 Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • 2002-02-24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (b. 1912)
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer and pianist (b. 1928)
  • 2002-05-09 Leon Stein, American composer, dies at 81
  • 2002-05-28 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, dies at 92
  • 2002-10-14 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-05 Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-08 Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2003-01-16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, dies at 79
  • 2003-02-02 Lou Harrison, American composer (b. 1917)
  • 2003-02-27 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
  • 2003-03-02 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
  • 2003-03-03 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
  • 2003-05-10 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
  • 2003-05-23 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
  • 2003-05-27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (b. 1925)
  • 2003-06-05 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2003-07-08 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, dies at 87
  • 2003-08-08 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • 2003-10-07 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 2003-11-18 Michael Kamen, American composer (b. 1948)
  • 2004-01-22 Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)
  • 2004-03-16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 2004-05-05 José Maceda, Filipino composer, dies at 87
  • 2004-07-01 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
  • 2004-07-21 Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-07-23 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2004-07-23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2004-07-30 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2004-08-09 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • 2004-08-18 Elmer Bernstein, American composer (b. 1922)
  • 2004-09-12 John Buller, British composer, dies at 77
  • 2004-11-14 Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
  • 2004-11-18 Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)
  • 2004-12-18 John W. Downey, American composer, dies at 77
  • 2004-12-30 Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 94
  • 2005-01-01 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • 2005-01-11 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2005-02-08 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-04-22 Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
  • 2005-05-11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)
  • 2005-05-29 George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)
  • 2005-06-13 David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-07-14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (b. 1924)
  • 2005-08-22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2005-09-17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2005-11-06 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-11-14 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103