Today in Pianist History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 451

  • 1919-01-01 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • 1919-01-27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)

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1919-05-16 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1919-08-13 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1920-01-05 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • 1920-03-22 Fanny Waterman, concert pianist & teacher
  • 1920-03-27 Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
  • 1920-04-03 Stan Freeman, pianist (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1920-04-08 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
  • 1920-04-12 Robert Fizdale, pianist (Misia), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1920-04-26 Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
  • 1920-06-05 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • 1920-06-11 Hazel Scott, Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott)
  • 1920-08-11 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1920-11-23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921-01-12 Leo Smit, pianist/composer, born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-01-14 Mark Lawrence, American pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1921-05-27 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
  • 1921-06-21 Frank Scott, Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1921-07-30 Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1921-09-07 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist/composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus)
  • 1921-09-19 Billy Ward, US songwriter/singer/pianist/arranger (Dominoes)
  • 1921-11-05 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt)
  • 1921-11-21 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1921-12-28 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • 1922-01-08 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-04-22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-06-18 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1922-09-13 Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • 1922-09-20 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
  • 1922-09-21 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist
  • 1923-03-19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • 1923-05-03 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
  • 1923-05-13 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1923-05-23 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)

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1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1924-01-20 Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • 1924-02-17 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-07-09 Leonard Pennario, pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1924-08-24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1924-09-15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1924-09-27 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer
  • 1925-01-15 Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, born in Sacramento, California

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1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 1925-11-15 Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • 1925-11-26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-04-11 Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer
  • 1926-10-01 Roger Williams, American pianist
  • 1926-12-03 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • 1927-04-01 Amos Milburn, R&B singer and pianist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1927-05-05 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-10-06 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1928-02-11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-26 Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
  • 1928-03-24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
  • 1928-05-31 Jacob Lateiner, pianist/professor (Juiliard), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1928-07-16 Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
  • 1928-07-23 Leon Fleisher, pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1928-10-14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-11-27 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • 1929-02-10 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist and composer (Twilight Zone)
  • 1929-04-06 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-05-21 Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
  • 1929-06-20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert)
  • 1929-06-28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1929-06-30 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher
  • 1929-07-26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1929-08-16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
  • 1929-11-25 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • 1930-02-26 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • 1930-03-10 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1930-04-28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1930-05-16 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
  • 1930-06-26 Willem G Statius Muller, Netherlands Antilles, conductor/pianist/composer
  • 1930-07-10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist
  • 1930-08-31 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Worthington Minnesota (d. 2010)

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1930-09-23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 1931-01-05 Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
  • 1931-01-20 Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese songwriter and pianist (d. 1992)
  • 1931-03-30 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
  • 1932-02-04 Ivan Davis, Electra Texas, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)
  • 1932-02-11 Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-07-17 Wojciech Kilar, Lwów, Second Polish Republic, composer (The Pianist), (d. 2013)
  • 1932-08-23 Mark Russell, political satirist/pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932-09-25 Glenn Herbert Gould, pianist (sued Steinway Piano), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1933-02-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1933-03-15 Cecil Perceval Taylor, composer/jazz pianist (U of Wisconsin)
  • 1933-03-28 Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
  • 1933-05-22 John Browning, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933-08-11 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • 1933-10-27 Floyd Cramer, La, hall of fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound)
  • 1934-01-26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American rhythm and blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu, Having a Good Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-01-31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
  • 1934-05-19 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • 1934-05-22 Peter Nero, American conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-06-06 Philippe Entremont, France, pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch)
  • 1934-06-07 Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist
  • 1934-07-12 Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr. (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 272 of 272

  • 1995-08-03 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • 1995-08-15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1995-09-05 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95
  • 1995-09-23 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
  • 1995-09-27 Christopher Shaw, composer pianist/critic, dies at 71
  • 1995-09-29 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist, dies at 91
  • 1995-10-20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-10-31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995-12-27 Shura Cherkassky, pianist, dies at 86
  • 1996-01-20 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • 1996-03-19 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, dies at 65
  • 1996-05-29 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1996-10-11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996-10-23 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, dies at 67
  • 1997-08-01 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1997-08-08 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
  • 1997-12-31 Floyd Cramer, pianist (Nashville Sound), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1998-06-29 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999-01-21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1999-09-05 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2000-01-27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2000-06-14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2000-10-01 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2000-12-23 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • 2001-03-07 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2001-03-29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • 2001-08-19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-11-16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2002-02-24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73
  • 2002-05-06 Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2002-09-04 Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-17 Balint Vazsonyi, Hingarian pianist (b. 1936)
  • 2003-04-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), dies of breast cancer at 70
  • 2003-07-17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
  • 2003-10-10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2003-12-08 Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1919)
  • 2004-11-18 Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)
  • 2005-02-06 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2005-03-27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
  • 2005-03-28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • 2005-05-25 Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  • 2005-12-09 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (b. 1912)
  • 2006-06-06 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2006-11-29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2006-12-16 Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)
  • 2007-02-02 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • 2007-04-20 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)

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2007-12-23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies of kidney failure at 82

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 2008-06-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008-10-24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2009-02-07 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2009-03-04 Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
  • 2009-09-25 Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan pianist (b. 1923)
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2011-02-14 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • 2011-09-19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2012-12-20 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
  • 2013-02-22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
  • 2013-02-27 Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78
  • 2013-12-06 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • 2014-12-13 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), dies at 86
  • 2015-02-13 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • 2016-08-20 Irving Fields, American composer and pianist (Miami Beach Rhumba), dies at 101
  • 2016-11-06 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2017-03-03 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81