Composers in History (Part 52)

Classical: Orchestras

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5101 - 5,200 of 7,002

  • 1915-09-02 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • 1915-09-03 Abel Ehrlich, composer
  • 1915-09-03 Knut Nystedt, composer
  • 1915-09-23 Finn Arnestad, composer
  • 1915-10-06 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • 1915-10-07 Roman Padlewski, composer
  • 1915-10-19 Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1915-10-20 Giora Schuster, composer
  • 1915-10-24 Jean Vallerand, composer
  • 1915-10-30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1915-11-02 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer, born in Whanganui (d. 2001)
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915-11-27 Victor Alessandro, composer
  • 1915-11-28 Pamela Harrison, composer
  • 1915-11-29 Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1915-12-02 Nico Richter, composer
  • 1915-12-16 Georgy Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer (The Blizzard, Time, Forward!)
  • 1916-01-03 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • 1916-01-04 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1916-01-06 Philip Bezanson, composer
  • 1916-01-22 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • 1916-01-26 Lothar Jensch, composer
  • 1916-01-28 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • 1916-02-04 David Vassall Cox, composer
  • 1916-02-12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
  • 1916-02-14 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • 1916-02-20 Julius Juzeliunas, composer
  • 1916-02-26 Mordecai Seter, composer
  • 1916-03-02 Bernard George Stevens, composer
  • 1916-03-05 Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • 1916-03-18 Louis Toebosch, composer
  • 1916-03-25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, composer
  • 1916-04-11 Alberto E Ginastera, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Panambi)
  • 1916-04-14 Denis ApIvor, composer
  • 1916-04-14 Emerson Buckley, composer
  • 1916-04-26 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer
  • 1916-04-27 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • 1916-05-05 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • 1916-05-09 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
  • 1916-05-10 Milton Babbitt, US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • 1916-05-12 Ellis Bonoff Kohs, composer
  • 1916-05-22 Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • 1916-05-23 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • 1916-05-26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-14 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
  • 1916-06-16 Francis Lopez, composer
  • 1916-06-17 Einar Englund, composer
  • 1916-06-27 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, composer
  • 1916-07-07 Robert Stevens Baker, composer
  • 1916-07-09 Joe Liggins, US composer (Pink Champagne)
  • 1916-07-09 Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
  • 1916-07-11 Howard Brubeck, composer
  • 1916-07-23 Ben Weber, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1916-07-27 Siegfried Reda, composer
  • 1916-08-24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • 1916-09-25 Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer
  • 1916-09-29 Minao Shibata, composer
  • 1916-10-10 Scott Huston, composer
  • 1916-10-17 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, composer
  • 1916-10-19 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Sweden, opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • 1916-10-21 Tomojiro Ikenouchi, composer
  • 1916-11-10 Guido Turchi, composer (Invettiva), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1916-11-12 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • 1916-11-26 Mareo Ishiketa, composer
  • 1916-11-29 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • 1916-12-25 Daniel Devoto, composer
  • 1916-12-26 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 2005)
  • 1917-01-05 Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
  • 1917-01-07 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
  • 1917-01-13 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • 1917-01-17 Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
  • 1917-01-17 Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer
  • 1917-01-19 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • 1917-01-31 José Maceda, Filipino composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
  • 1917-02-06 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, composer
  • 1917-03-02 John Gardner, composer
  • 1917-03-07 Robert Erickson, composer
  • 1917-03-17 Brian Boydell, composer
  • 1917-03-19 Dino Lipatti, composer
  • 1917-03-30 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1917-03-30 Rudolf Bruci, composer
  • 1917-04-03 Tibor Andrasovan, composer
  • 1917-04-05 Richard Yardumian, composer (Come Creator Spirit), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1917-04-15 Pietro Grossi, composer
  • 1917-05-03 James Penberthy, composer
  • 1917-05-04 Edward Toner Cone, composer
  • 1917-05-14 Lou Harrison, Portland, Oregon, American composer (Rapunzel)
  • 1917-05-20 Enyss Djemil, composer
  • 1917-06-02 Max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)
  • 1917-06-15 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1917-06-18 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, composer
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1917-07-24 Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger
  • 1917-08-16 Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
  • 1917-09-13 Jon Thorarinsson, composer
  • 1917-09-13 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1917-09-15 Richard Arnell, composer
  • 1917-09-17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • 1917-09-28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1917-10-04 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5101 - 5,139 of 5,139

  • 2013-10-06 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2013-11-12 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • 2013-11-12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • 2013-12-21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • 2013-12-23 Yusef Lateef, jazz composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-12-29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81
  • 2014-02-19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • 2014-03-16 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), dies at 86
  • 2014-04-30 Leo Kraft, American composer, dies at 91
  • 2014-05-28 James K. Randall, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2014-06-09 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 2014-10-20 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87
  • 2014-11-22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 2015-01-30 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, dies at 88
  • 2015-02-13 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • 2015-06-02 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 2015-06-09 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86
  • 2015-06-11 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85
  • 2015-06-12 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), dies at 90
  • 2015-06-21 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89
  • 2015-06-22 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plan crash at 61
  • 2015-07-19 Van Alexander, American composer and band leader (A-Tisket, A-Tasket), dies at 100
  • 2015-08-18 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, dies at 72
  • 2015-09-17 David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), dies at 95
  • 2015-09-29 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2016-01-05 Elizabeth Swados, composer and musicial director (1972 TONY), dies at 64
  • 2016-01-05 Pierre Boulez, French composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), dies at 90
  • 2016-02-04 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), dies at 93
  • 2016-02-14 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 66
  • 2016-03-14 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81
  • 2016-03-26 David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, dies at 84
  • 2016-05-04 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-07-02 Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75
  • 2016-07-12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • 2016-07-26 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87
  • 2016-08-20 Irving Fields, American composer and pianist (Miami Beach Rhumba), dies at 101
  • 2016-08-22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • 2016-09-10 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89
  • 2016-11-24 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84