Music Conductors in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 424

  • 1908-06-27 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)
  • 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, conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 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, conductor (Fidelio), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 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, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 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, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 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, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21], born in Venice, Italy
  • 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, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1923-10-03 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, born in Lvov, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 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

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 248 of 248

  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999-01-25 Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • 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)
  • 2001-09-07 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), dies at 86
  • 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

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2016-03-21 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, dies at 79

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 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
  • 2017-01-04 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, dies at 92
  • 2017-02-21 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, dies at 93