Composers in History (Part 51)

Classical: Orchestras

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 7,002

  • 1913-09-23 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • 1913-09-28 Vivian Fine, composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1913-10-08 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show)/composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-10-16 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
  • 1913-10-20 Angelo Ephrikian, composer
  • 1913-10-25 Horace Grant Fletcher, composer
  • 1913-11-11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1913-11-22 Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
  • 1913-12-10 Morton Gould, Richmond Hill NY, prolific composer (Verdun)
  • 1913-12-12 Stanley Bate, composer
  • 1913-12-18 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
  • 1913-12-18 Saburo Takata, composer
  • 1913-12-23 Hans Henkemans, composer
  • 1913-12-24 Karl Michael Komma, composer
  • 1913-12-30 Svend Simon Schultz, composer
  • 1914-01-03 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1914-01-06 Arnold Richardson, composer
  • 1914-01-08 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
  • 1914-01-09 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1914-01-22 Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
  • 1914-02-11 Menelaos Pallantios, composer
  • 1914-02-13 George Kleinsinger, composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1914-02-26 Witold Rowicki, composer
  • 1914-03-12 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1988)
  • 1914-03-13 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer
  • 1914-03-14 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • 1914-03-18 Cesar Guerra Peixe, composer
  • 1914-03-21 Paul Tortelier, composer
  • 1914-03-23 Robert Gross, composer
  • 1914-04-26 Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
  • 1914-04-28 Skuli Halldorsson, composer
  • 1914-05-15 Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • 1914-05-17 Guido Masanetz, composer
  • 1914-05-27 Hugh Le Caine, composer
  • 1914-05-31 Akira Ifukube, composer
  • 1914-06-09 Hermann Haller, composer
  • 1914-06-20 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • 1914-06-21 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • 1914-06-30 Natko Devcic, composer
  • 1914-07-06 Jens Rohiner, composer
  • 1914-07-07 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914-07-07 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • 1914-07-11 Ahti Sonninen, composer
  • 1914-07-18 Herbert Collum, composer
  • 1914-07-19 Josef Palenicek, composer
  • 1914-07-22 Cecil Effinger, composer
  • 1914-07-24 Riccardo Malipiero, composer
  • 1914-07-28 Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
  • 1914-08-01 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1914-08-02 Felix Leclerc, composer
  • 1914-08-05 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • 1914-08-19 Fumio Hayasaka, composer
  • 1914-08-25 Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda)
  • 1914-09-05 Gail Kubik, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, composer (Gerald McBoing Boing)
  • 1914-09-07 Hugo Pfister, composer
  • 1914-09-07 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • 1914-09-14 Michael Spisak, composer
  • 1914-09-23 Norman Cazden, composer
  • 1914-09-24 Andrzej Panufnik, composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1914-10-02 Albe Vidakovic, composer
  • 1914-10-02 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
  • 1914-10-09 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • 1914-10-17 Albert Markos, composer
  • 1914-10-30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
  • 1914-10-30 Richard E Holz, American composer
  • 1914-11-03 Hallgrimur Helgason, composer
  • 1914-11-15 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
  • 1914-12-03 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1914-12-23 Dezider Kardos, composer
  • 1915-01-24 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer
  • 1915-01-30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1915-02-03 Richard Bales, composer
  • 1915-02-17 Homer Keller, American composer (d. 1996)
  • 1915-02-18 Marcel Landowsky, composer
  • 1915-03-04 Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS]
  • 1915-03-04 Eunice Catunda, composer
  • 1915-03-14 Alexander Brott, composer
  • 1915-03-14 Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS]
  • 1915-03-28 Jay Livingston, composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy)
  • 1915-03-31 Eliseo Morales Pajaro, composer
  • 1915-04-19 Dorian Le Gallienne, composer
  • 1915-04-21 Andor Kovach, composer
  • 1915-05-02 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • 1915-05-02 Van Alexander, composer and orchestra leader (Gordon MacRae Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1915-05-03 Evencio Castellanos, composer
  • 1915-05-04 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • 1915-05-06 George Perle, composer (12 Tone Tonality), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1915-06-02 Robert Moffat Palmer, American composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1915-06-06 Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
  • 1915-06-18 Victor Legley, composer
  • 1915-07-06 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • 1915-07-09 David Leo Diamond, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1915-07-17 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
  • 1915-08-04 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915-08-09 Haim Alexander, composer
  • 1915-08-11 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • 1915-08-26 William Bardwell, composer
  • 1915-08-30 Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1915-09-02 Dai-Keong Lee, composer

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5001 - 5,100 of 5,139

  • 2006-02-08 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
  • 2006-04-06 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • 2006-04-09 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96
  • 2006-05-05 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2006-06-12 György Ligeti, Hungarian composer (b. 1923)
  • 2006-07-22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • 2006-09-09 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
  • 2006-09-23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
  • 2006-10-21 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, dies at 98
  • 2006-11-08 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)
  • 2006-11-16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • 2006-12-14 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), dies at 84
  • 2006-12-16 Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • 2006-12-22 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2006-12-23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (b. 1952)
  • 2006-12-28 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, dies at 95
  • 2007-01-19 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • 2007-01-28 Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
  • 2007-02-01 Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
  • 2007-02-24 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-03-04 Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
  • 2007-03-04 Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-03-18 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • 2007-04-20 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2007-05-26 J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)
  • 2007-06-02 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (b. 1949)
  • 2007-08-13 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, dies at 85
  • 2007-08-14 Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2007-08-16 Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-10-01 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • 2007-10-13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2007-10-24 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-12-05 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
  • 2007-12-05 Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)

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2007-12-23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (b. 1925)

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  • 2007-12-28 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, dies at 88
  • 2008-01-18 Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
  • 2008-03-04 Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
  • 2008-05-03 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, dies at 85
  • 2008-05-15 Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • 2008-07-03 Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2008-07-24 Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • 2008-08-12 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, dies at 81
  • 2008-08-25 Josef Tal, Israel composer (Israeli art music), dies at 97
  • 2008-09-19 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • 2008-10-03 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 2008-10-24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2008-11-12 Serge Nigg, French composer, dies at 84
  • 2008-12-05 Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2008-12-14 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, dies at 80
  • 2008-12-17 Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
  • 2008-12-30 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, dies at 69
  • 2009-01-13 Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • 2009-03-29 Maurice Jarre, French composer (b.1924)
  • 2009-09-17 Leon Kirchner, American classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies at 90
  • 2009-10-13 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2009-10-17 Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)
  • 2009-11-24 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 88
  • 2009-11-24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2009-12-08 Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
  • 2009-12-18 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, dies at 96
  • 2009-12-26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
  • 2010-01-31 Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-02-10 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), dies at 77
  • 2010-03-04 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010-03-06 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2010-04-03 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010-05-31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • 2010-11-03 Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-11-12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
  • 2010-12-24 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (b. 1930)
  • 2010-12-26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2011-01-01 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2011-01-05 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • 2011-01-17 Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)
  • 2011-01-30 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • 2011-03-20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • 2011-04-17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2011-06-04 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2011-06-07 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2011-06-25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-11-22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2011-12-08 Minoru Miky, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, dies at 84
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-01-06 William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2012-02-24 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
  • 2012-03-28 Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian composer, dies at 91
  • 2012-08-06 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  • 2012-08-06 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
  • 2012-11-05 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • 2012-12-24 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76
  • 2012-12-24 Hugh Atkin, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2013-04-29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-08-28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 2013-09-07 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • 2013-09-21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93