Music Conductors in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 422

  • 1887-09-16 Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
  • 1887-11-14 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austria, musicologist/conductor/composer
  • 1888-12-19 Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)
  • 1889-01-01 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1889-04-08 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)
  • 1890-03-13 Fritz Busch, German conductor (d. 1951)
  • 1890-05-21 Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
  • 1890-08-05 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1891-06-04 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • 1891-06-21 Hermann Scherchen, conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1891-09-22 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor (Residence Orch)
  • 1892-01-01 Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, conductor/composer
  • 1892-04-10 Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor/composer (Il Macigno)
  • 1892-05-01 Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
  • 1892-05-16 Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
  • 1893-03-09 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • 1893-03-31 Clemens Krauss, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1893-05-26 Eugene Goossens, conductor/composer (Perseus), born in London, England
  • 1893-06-10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor
  • 1893-09-29 Fabien Sevitzky, Vishny Volotchok Russia, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
  • 1893-12-16 Vladimir Golschmann, conductor with Immortal Downbeat, born in Paris, France
  • 1894-01-11 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1894-03-02 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • 1894-05-10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1894-08-28 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1894-10-27 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor (Residence-orch)
  • 1894-12-17 Arthur Fiedler, conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1895-01-01 Nathaniel Shilkret, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1895-01-27 Joseph Rosenstock, Kraków Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41)
  • 1895-04-29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • 1896-01-09 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1896-02-26 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1896-03-01 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer
  • 1896-06-30 Wilfred Pelletier, conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1896-08-13 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor

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1896-10-28 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1897-06-07 George Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)
  • 1897-11-04 Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara)
  • 1897-11-12 Karl Marx, Germany, composer/conductor
  • 1898-01-29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • 1898-03-26 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • 1898-05-06 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1898-10-01 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • 1898-10-07 Alfred Wallenstein, conductor (Chic Symph 1922-29), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1899-06-01 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899-06-13 Carlos Chavez, Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfonia India)
  • 1899-08-01 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1899-09-16 Hans Swarowsky, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50)
  • 1899-11-18 Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], Budapest Hungary, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
  • 1899-12-02 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1899-12-09 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor
  • 1900-01-23 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • 1900-01-26 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • 1900-03-21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1900-05-05 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • 1900-06-09 Fred Waring, Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
  • 1900-08-02 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1900-11-07 Efrem Kurtz, conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1900-11-27 Leon Barzin, conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1900-12-17 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslavia, composer/conductor
  • 1901-05-31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-06-29 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor
  • 1901-08-13 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1901-09-03 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor
  • 1901-12-22 Andre Kostelanetz, conductor (Lincoln Portrari), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1902-02-18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • 1902-02-26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1902-04-08 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1902-05-31 Henk Schaer, [Hendricus JM Schaareman], actor/conductor
  • 1902-06-26 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • 1902-07-18 Charles W J Mengelberg, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1902-11-01 Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
  • 1903-01-06 Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
  • 1903-01-10 Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
  • 1903-07-26 Donald Voorhees, Allentown Pa, conductor (Bell Telephone Hour)
  • 1904-07-06 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • 1904-07-17 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
  • 1904-11-29 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • 1905-01-02 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • 1905-01-16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • 1905-04-01 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • 1905-07-19 Boyd Neel, Blackheath, Kent England, conductor (Story of an Orch)
  • 1905-07-22 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble)
  • 1905-11-27 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Mater Dolorosa)
  • 1906-02-01 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • 1906-02-19 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • 1906-04-09 Antal Dorati, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29
  • 1906-04-28 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1906-06-28 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/music historian
  • 1906-09-10 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • 1907-01-18 Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
  • 1907-02-01 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, São Paulo Brazil, composer/conductor
  • 1907-08-20 Anatole Fistoulari, conductor
  • 1907-12-27 Willem Van Otterloo, Winterwijk Holland, conductor (Melbourne 1967-71)
  • 1908-04-05 George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)
  • 1908-04-05 Herbert von Karajan, Austria, Nazi/conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • 1908-04-07 Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)
  • 1908-04-11 Karel Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto)
  • 1908-04-18 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
  • 1908-06-27 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 242

  • 1970-04-05 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1970-07-29 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • 1970-07-30 George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
  • 1971-07-27 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
  • 1971-10-24 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • 1972-01-31 Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • 1972-02-14 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • 1973-01-15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • 1973-02-27 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1973-03-06 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1973-03-26 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
  • 1973-04-02 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1973-05-28 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • 1973-07-03 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • 1973-07-06 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • 1973-09-12 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • 1973-10-22 Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96
  • 1973-11-13 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53
  • 1975-01-20 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1975-03-27 Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
  • 1975-08-25 Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
  • 1975-09-14 Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
  • 1976-03-01 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1977-09-13 Leopold Stokowski, symphonic conductors, dies in England, at 95
  • 1978-03-12 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
  • 1978-05-16 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), dies at 78
  • 1978-07-27 [John] Willem van Otterloo, conductor/composer (Symphonic), dies at 70
  • 1979-07-28 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1979-11-11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1980-01-13 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
  • 1980-03-25 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • 1980-06-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1981-02-15 Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)

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1981-02-26 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1981-03-07 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
  • 1981-08-14 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
  • 1982-04-09 Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • 1982-05-11 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • 1982-08-30 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86
  • 1983-02-23 Adrian Boult, conductor, dies
  • 1983-04-22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, US, jazz pianist/conductor, dies
  • 1983-09-07 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • 1983-11-03 Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
  • 1984-03-28 Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
  • 1984-05-25 Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • 1985-01-04 Lovro von Matacic, Croatian conductor (b. 1899)
  • 1985-03-07 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • 1985-03-12 Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
  • 1985-05-08 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
  • 1986-06-02 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • 1987-03-26 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1988-01-29 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
  • 1988-11-11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • 1988-11-13 Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
  • 1989-06-04 Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
  • 1989-07-16 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1989-12-05 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • 1990-03-13 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
  • 1990-06-02 Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founder (Intel), dies
  • 1990-07-16 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • 1991-04-21 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert), dies at 81
  • 1991-04-26 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • 1991-10-27 Andrzei Panufkin, Pol/British conductor/composer (Sinfonia Sacra), dies
  • 1991-11-06 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist/conductor, dies at 64
  • 1992-05-17 Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • 1992-10-19 Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies
  • 1993-01-05 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1993-02-25 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • 1993-05-08 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • 1993-05-26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • 1993-07-19 Szymon Goldberg, Polish violinist/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1993-09-11 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • 1993-09-19 Bruce Ferden, US conductor (NY, Washington, Amsterdam), dies at 44
  • 1994-01-08 Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
  • 1994-02-06 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-06 Norman Del Mar, conductor/writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
  • 1994-02-09 Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
  • 1994-06-16 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble, dies at 88
  • 1994-06-29 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor, dies at 85
  • 1994-11-30 Irwin Kostal, US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83
  • 1994-12-15 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86
  • 1995-01-04 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
  • 1995-01-14 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, dies at 68
  • 1995-02-28 Max Rudolf, conductor, dies at 92
  • 1995-06-09 Frank Chacksfield, conductor/arranger, dies at 81
  • 1995-07-16 Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
  • 1995-08-21 Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88
  • 1995-09-02 Vaclav Neummann, conductor, dies at 74
  • 1995-10-13 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • 1996-01-26 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
  • 1996-02-05 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor, dies at 86
  • 1996-08-11 Rafael Jeronym Kubelik, conductor, dies at 82
  • 1996-08-14 Sergiu Celibidache, conductor, dies at 84
  • 1996-10-17 Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • 1997-01-07 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1997-09-05 Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
  • 1998-01-08 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • 1998-01-11 Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999-01-25 Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)