Harpsichordists in History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1685-10-26 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1757)
  • 1692-10-08 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist (d. 1761)
  • 1879-07-05 Wanda Landowska, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1911-06-10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1921-09-03 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1927-01-14 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist
  • 1928-05-30 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • 1930-09-27 Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1931-10-14 Rafael Puyana, Bogota Colombia, baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957)
  • 1941-05-12 Anthony Newman, harpsichordist/organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-05-31 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-12-16 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
  • 1979-09-22 Emilie Autumn, American singer, violinist, and harpsichordist

Deaths in Music

  • 1757-07-23 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), dies at 71
  • 1959-08-16 Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (b. 1879)
  • 1984-04-13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 2003-07-17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
  • 2012-01-16 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87