Music Conductors in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 422

  • 1908-07-06 Leonce Grass, Flemish singer/conductor
  • 1908-08-04 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
  • 1909-03-25 Jay Blackton, American conductor/arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-06-01 Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber orch)
  • 1909-06-16 Willi Boskovsky, Austria, conductor (new years concert)
  • 1909-06-24 Milton Katims, American conductor/violist (WOR-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-07-27 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
  • 1909-11-08 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
  • 1910-01-10 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • 1910-01-11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1910-06-08 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russian conductor [NS=June 21]
  • 1910-06-11 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in New York City
  • 1910-06-14 Rudolf Kempe, Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
  • 1910-07-20 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1910-09-14 Lehman Engel, conductor/comp (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1912-01-07 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1912-02-04 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912-04-14 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orch)
  • 1912-05-17 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher conductor
  • 1912-06-28 Sergiu Celibidache, conductor
  • 1912-07-27 Igor Markevitch, Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Le Paradis Perdu)
  • 1912-08-10 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1912-09-19 Kurt Sanderling, Arys Germany, conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77)
  • 1912-10-21 Georg Solti, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Fidelio)
  • 1913-04-14 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • 1913-05-01 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • 1913-06-10 Thor Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin, conductor (Cin Symph 1958)
  • 1914-01-03 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1914-03-06 Kirill P Kondrashin, Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)
  • 1914-05-09 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
  • 1914-06-29 Rafael Kubelik, Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
  • 1914-07-02 Frederick Fennell, conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1914-07-07 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914-08-09 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
  • 1914-09-24 Hein J M Jordans, Dutch conductor
  • 1915-01-10 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • 1915-03-10 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor(d. 1992)
  • 1915-05-29 Igor Buketoff, Hartford Conn, conductor (Iceland Symph 1964-65)
  • 1915-05-29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1915-10-26 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor
  • 1916-02-23 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • 1916-04-22 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1916-04-30 Robert Shaw, Red Bluff California, chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale)
  • 1917-01-12 Walter Hendl, West New York NJ, conductor
  • 1917-02-12 Thomas K Scherman, American conductor (Little Orch Society 1947-75), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-05-12 Andre A Rieu, Dutch conductor
  • 1917-05-16 Geraint Jones, conductor/organist
  • 1917-05-22 Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1917-07-24 Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger
  • 1917-09-28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1917-10-04 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1918-04-03 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1918-08-25 Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence MA, conductor/composer (West Side Story)
  • 1918-08-26 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1918-11-09 Howard Shanet, conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1919-01-20 Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
  • 1919-06-05 Akeo Watanabe, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1919-12-30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)
  • 1920-03-27 Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
  • 1920-04-21 Bruno Maderna, Venice Italy, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21]
  • 1920-04-27 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
  • 1920-05-02 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1920-09-29 Vaclav Neummann, conductor
  • 1921-02-05 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • 1921-02-20 Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer
  • 1921-03-06 Julius Rudel, conductor (NYC Opera 1957), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1921-06-01 Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
  • 1921-09-03 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1923-05-03 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
  • 1923-08-17 Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch)
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Germany, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70)
  • 1923-10-03 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Lvov Poland, Classical conductor and composer
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-23 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • 1923-12-25 Louis Lane, Eagle Pass Texas, conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73)
  • 1924-03-06 Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
  • 1924-04-15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-16 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1924-08-14 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1925-02-07 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • 1925-02-17 Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • 1925-03-26 Pierre Boulez, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1925-10-23 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)
  • 1925-11-17 Charles Mackerras, Schenectady NY, Australian conductor
  • 1926-02-11 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1926-03-30 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1926-05-30 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symph), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1926-06-06 Klaus Tennstedt, Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
  • 1926-07-14 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, born in Włocławku, Poland
  • 1927-03-27 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
  • 1927-06-02 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish conductor (Royal Flemish Opera)
  • 1927-06-17 Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • 1927-07-11 Herbert Blomstedt, conductor (Oslo Phil 1954-61), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1927-07-18 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), born in Breig (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-20 Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor/composer
  • 1927-08-11 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch), born in London, England
  • 1927-09-25 Sir Colin Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
  • 1928-04-18 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • 1928-05-30 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • 1928-06-16 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 242 of 242

  • 1999-03-12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • 1999-05-26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • 2000-04-19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • 2001-04-20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • 2001-12-29 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
  • 2003-01-08 Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2003-06-05 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2003-07-07 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2003-09-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2004-03-16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 2004-06-05 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2004-07-04 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (b. 1920)
  • 2004-07-13 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2004-07-23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2004-08-29 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • 2004-12-07 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (b. 1914)
  • 2005-04-22 Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
  • 2005-06-14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 2006-03-02 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 2006-09-20 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-01 Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-03 Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
  • 2007-04-27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
  • 2007-08-15 Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
  • 2007-10-01 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • 2008-07-27 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2010-03-06 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2011-01-01 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2012-01-16 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87
  • 2012-01-25 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor dies aged 82
  • 2012-08-06 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  • 2013-02-08 James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76
  • 2013-02-22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
  • 2013-04-14 Colin Davis, English conductor, dies at 85
  • 2015-09-17 David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), dies at 95
  • 2015-11-10 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92
  • 2015-12-19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • 2016-01-05 Pierre Boulez, French composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), dies at 90
  • 2016-03-05 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), dies at 86
  • 2016-07-12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • 2016-10-02 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92
  • 2016-11-06 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64