Composers in History (Part 30)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 2901 - 3,000 of 7,419

  • 1867-11-08 Ilmari Krohn, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • 1867-11-20 Vicente Ripollés, Spanish composer, born in Castellón de la Plana, Spain (d. 1943)
  • 1867-11-27 Margaret Ruthven Lang, American composer (Irish Love Song), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1867-11-27 Charles Koechlin, French composer (The Jungle Book), born in Paris (d. 1950)
  • 1868-01-06 Vittorio Monti, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1922)
  • 1868-01-16 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rájec nad Svitavou, Moravia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1868-01-23 Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer & violinist, born in Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas, Mexico (d. 1894)
  • 1868-01-28 Frederic Lamond, Scottish composer, pupil of Liszt, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • 1868-01-28 Julian Aguirre, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1924)
  • 1868-02-03 Damaso Ledesma, composer
  • 1868-02-05 Lodewijk Mortelmans, Belgian composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1868-03-22 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), and teacher, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • 1868-03-27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter ("Happy Birthday To You"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • 1868-03-28 Wojciech Gawroński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Sejmany, Russian Empire [now Lithuania] (d. 1910)
  • 1868-04-13 John Blackwood McEwen, Scottish classical composer, born in Hawick, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • 1868-04-16 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist and composer (d. 1917)
  • 1868-04-19 Max Von Schillings, German composer and conductor (Der Pfeifertag), born in Düren, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1868-04-22 José Vianna da Motta, Portuguese composer, born in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 1948)
  • 1868-05-13 Paolo Gallico, Italian-American pianist and composer (The Apocalypse), born in Trieste (d. 1955)
  • 1868-06-03 Henning Mankell, Swedish composer, born in Härnösand, Sweden (d. 1930)
  • 1868-08-05 Oskar Merikanto, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1924)
  • 1868-08-07 Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor (Hebridean Symphony), born in London (d. 1946)
  • 1868-08-14 Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1868-08-16 Charles Sanford Skilton, American composer (Suite Primeval), born in Northhampton, Massachusetts (d. 1941)
  • 1868-09-26 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • 1868-10-10 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 1933)
  • 1868-10-27 Annie Patterson, Irish organist, composer, and musicologist born in Lurgan, Ireland (d. 1934)
  • 1868-11-09 Andrea d'Angeli, Italian composer, born in Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1868-11-13 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, born in Allaman, Switzerland (d. 1936)

Person of interestScott Joplin

1868-11-24 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer (Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1868-11-28 František Drdla, Czech composer, born in Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1868-12-10 Louis Victor Saar, Dutch-American composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1937)
  • 1868-12-11 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, Swedish composer, born in Söderhamn, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1868-12-14 Richard Batka, Austrian music critic and composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1922)
  • 1869-01-03 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • 1869-01-23 Felice Boghen, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1869-01-27 Will Marion Cook, composer
  • 1869-01-29 Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1869-02-10 Vasily Kalafati, Russian composer (Cygany), born in Yevpatoria, Crimea (d. 1942)
  • 1869-04-05 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), born in Tourcoing, France (d. 1937)
  • 1869-04-25 Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, born in Mödling, Austria (d. 1927)
  • 1869-04-27 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)
  • 1869-05-05 Hans Pfitzner, German composer (Palestrina), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1949)
  • 1869-05-11 Francisco Lacerda, composer
  • 1869-06-06 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer and conductor, born in Tribschen, Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1930)
  • 1869-06-13 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
  • 1869-08-14 Armas Järnefelt, Finnish conductor and composer (Berceuse), born in Vyborg, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1869-09-06 Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 1869-09-10 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • 1869-09-21 Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Marcelin, Poland (d. 1928)
  • 1869-09-26 Komitas [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest and composer, born in Kütahya, Ottoman Empire (d. 1935)
  • 1869-10-09 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1869-10-11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • 1869-10-26 August Halm, German composer, born in Vellberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1869-12-16 Alfred Hill, Australian-New Zealand composer and conductor (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1960)
  • 1869-12-17 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer
  • 1869-12-26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, born in Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1870-01-03 Henry Eichheim, American composer (Bali -Symphonic Variations), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1942)
  • 1870-01-04 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • 1870-01-13 Henryk Opieński, Polish violinist, conductor, choral director, composer (Zygmunt August and Barbara), and musicologist (Moniuszko), born in Kraków (d. 1942)
  • 1870-01-20 Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian composer (Épithalame), born in Heusy, Belguim (d. 1894)
  • 1870-01-22 Charles Arnold Tournemire, French organist and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1939)
  • 1870-02-13 Leopold Godowsky, Polish pianist and composer (Java Suite, 53 Studies on Chopin's Études), born in Žasliai, Russian Empire (now Lithuania), (d. 1938)
  • 1870-02-27 Louis Coerne, composer
  • 1870-03-06 Oscar Straus, Viennese composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1954)
  • 1870-03-10 Alfred Kastner, Austrian-American harpist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1948)
  • 1870-03-18 Frank Hoyt Losey, American composer, arranger of band and orchestral music, and advisor to Edison Phonograph Company, born in Rochester, New Jersey (d. 1931)
  • 1870-04-07 Joseph Ryelandt, Belgian composer (Christus Rex - Christ the King), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1870-04-20 Simeon Roncal, Bolivian composer, born in Sucre, Bolivia (d. 1953)
  • 1870-04-28 Hermann Suter, Swiss composer, born in Kaiserstuhl, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • 1870-04-30 Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (Naughty Marietta), born in Komárom, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • 1870-05-14 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
  • 1870-06-29 Joseph Carl Breil, American composer (Les amours de la reine Élisabeth), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • 1870-07-15 Ernest Walker, British composer, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1949)
  • 1870-07-18 Emil Młynarski, Polish violinist, conductor and composer, born in Kybartai, Russian Empire (now Lithuania) (d. 1935)
  • 1870-09-01 Timotei Popovici, composer
  • 1870-09-08 Hermann Hans Wetzler, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1870-09-22 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1870-10-08 Louis Vierne, French organist (Notre-Dame, 1900-37), and composer (Messe solennelle), born in Poitiers, France (d. 1937)
  • 1870-11-19 Vicente Lleó, Spanish composer (La Corte de Faraón), born in Torrent, Valencia (d. 1922)
  • 1870-11-22 Howard Brockway, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1870-11-30 Cecil Forsyth, English composer, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1941)
  • 1870-12-02 Francis Casadesus, French violinist, composer and conductor, born in Paris (d. 1954)
  • 1870-12-05 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer, born in Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic (d. 1949)
  • 1870-12-24 Rosario Scalero, Italian composer, born in Moncalieri, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1871-01-05 Frederick Converse, American composer (The Pipe of Desire), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • 1871-01-15 Bertram Shapleigh, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • 1871-01-22 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • 1871-01-29 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
  • 1871-02-07 (Carl) Wilhelm Stenhammar, Swedish composer considered the finest Swedish pianist of his time, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1927)
  • 1871-03-06 Ben Harney, American composer and "Father of Ragtime Piano" (You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You Done Broke Down), born on the Mississippi River (d. 1938)
  • 1871-04-01 F. Melius Christiansen, composer
  • 1871-04-09 Arthur Fickenscher, American composer, born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1954)
  • 1871-04-16 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • 1871-04-21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1871-04-21 Vojtěch Říhovský, Czech composer, born in Dub nad Moravou, Czechia (d. 1950)
  • 1871-04-27 Arthur Nevin, American composer, born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1871-05-05 Alberto Cametti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1935)
  • 1871-05-06 August Reusner, German composer, born in Löwenberg, Silesia (d. 1935)
  • 1871-05-23 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 2901 - 3,000 of 5,898

  • 1935-04-28 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, dies at 87
  • 1935-05-17 Paul Dukas, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1935-05-19 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, French composer, dies at 74
  • 1935-05-29 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer, dies at 61
  • 1935-05-30 Lothar Windsperger, composer, dies at 49
  • 1935-06-01 Alberto Cametti, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • 1935-06-18 August Reusner, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1935-08-06 Alexander Winkler, Russian composer, dies at 70
  • 1935-08-15 Gerard Brucken Fock, Dutch composer and painter, dies at 75
  • 1935-08-20 Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56
  • 1935-08-21 Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76
  • 1935-08-29 Charles Lee Williams, English composer (Gloucester Cathedral), dies at 82
  • 1935-09-22 Karl Schroder, composer, dies at 86
  • 1935-09-27 Alan Gray, British composer, dies at 79
  • 1935-10-06 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
  • 1935-10-22 Komitas [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest and composer, dies at 66
  • 1935-10-26 Akos Buttykai, Hungarian composer, dies at 64
  • 1935-11-04 Miklos Radnai, composer, dies at 43
  • 1935-11-16 Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53
  • 1935-12-04 Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, conductor (Nationaltheatret Orchestra, 1899-1929), and composer (Bergensiana), dies at 71
  • 1935-12-24 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50
  • 1936-01-07 Guy d'Hardelot [Helen Rhodes], French composer (Because), dies at 78
  • 1936-01-22 Louis Glass, Danish pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1936-03-04 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • 1936-03-06 Rubin Goldmark, American composer, dies at 63
  • 1936-03-21 Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70
  • 1936-04-01 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
  • 1936-04-11 Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44
  • 1936-04-18 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56
  • 1936-04-18 Seaborn McDaniel Denson, American composer, dies at 82
  • 1936-04-24 Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • 1936-04-24 Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
  • 1936-05-06 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1936-05-18 Alexander "Alick" Maclean, British composer and conductor (Scarborough Spa Orchestra, 1912-35), dies at 63
  • 1936-05-25 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, dies at 92
  • 1936-06-24 Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49
  • 1936-07-13 Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91
  • 1936-07-20 Arthur Battelle Whiting, American composer and teacher, dies at 75
  • 1936-07-24 James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • 1936-07-30 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
  • 1936-08-04 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, dies at 78
  • 1936-08-15 Stanisław Niewiadomski, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • 1936-08-17 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
  • 1936-08-19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • 1936-09-14 Ossip Gabrilovich Russian-American pianist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1918-36), and composer, dies of stomach cancer at 58
  • 1936-11-03 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, dies at 42
  • 1936-11-11 Edward German, English Welsh composer (Merrie England), dies at 74
  • 1936-12-25 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • 1937-01-08 John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
  • 1937-02-14 Erkki Melartin, Finnish composer (Juhlamarssi; Summer Symphony; Fantasia Apocaliptica), dies at 62
  • 1937-03-02 Gustav Wohlgemuth, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1937-03-11 Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
  • 1937-03-12 Jenő Hubay [Huber], Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934), dies at 78
  • 1937-03-12 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist (Saint-Sulpice, 1870-1933), composer (10 organ symphonies), and professor (American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, 1921-34), dies at 93
  • 1937-03-29 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (Symphony No. 3 - Song Of The Night), dies of tuberculosis at 54
  • 1937-04-08 Arthur William Foote, American organist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1937-04-08 William Henry Hadow, British educational reformer and musicologist (Oxford History of Music, Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • 1937-04-08 Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), dies at 83
  • 1937-04-10 Algernon Ashton, British composer, dies at 77
  • 1937-04-15 Nikolai Artzibushev, Russian jurist & composer, dies at 79
  • 1937-05-02 Arthur Somervell, English composer, dies at 73
  • 1937-05-11 Viliam Figuš-Bystrý, Slovak composer, dies at 62
  • 1937-06-02 Louis Vierne, French organist (Notre-Dame, 1900-37), and composer (Messe solennelle), dies at the console at 66
  • 1937-07-10 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 56

Person of interestGeorge Gershwin

1937-07-11 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1937-07-17 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
  • 1937-07-28 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, dies at 51
  • 1937-08-23 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), dies at 68
  • 1937-09-04 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, dies at 29
  • 1937-09-06 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • 1937-09-23 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • 1937-10-09 August de Boeck, Flemish composer, dies at 72
  • 1937-11-02 Maude Valérie White, French-born English composer, dies at 82
  • 1937-11-04 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, dies at 61
  • 1937-11-23 Louis Victor Saar, Dutch-American composer, dies at 68
  • 1937-12-26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47

Person of interestMaurice Ravel

1937-12-28 Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), dies at 62

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1938-02-21 Albert Huybrechts, composer, dies at 39
  • 1938-03-02 Ben Harney, American composer and "Father of Ragtime Piano" (You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You Done Broke Down), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1938-03-09 Sydney Baynes, British conductor, arranger, band leader and composer (Destiny Waltz; Endure to Conquer), dies at 59
  • 1938-03-18 Cyril Rootham, English composer, dies at 62
  • 1938-04-10 Joseph "King" Oliver, American jazz cornet player, composer, bandleader, and mentor to Louis Armstrong, dies of arteriosclerosis at 56
  • 1938-08-02 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic organist, composer, musical folklorist, and priest, dies at 76
  • 1938-08-10 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
  • 1938-08-14 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), dies at 65
  • 1938-11-21 Leopold Godowsky, Polish pianist and composer (Java Suite, 53 Studies on Chopin's Études) dies of stomach cancer at 68
  • 1938-12-04 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1938-12-10 Mario Pilati, Italian composer, dies at 35
  • 1938-12-14 Maurice Emmanuel, French composer & musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • 1939-01-10 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64
  • 1939-02-11 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 64
  • 1939-02-18 Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89
  • 1939-03-07 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, dies at 38
  • 1939-03-21 Evald Aav, Estonian composer, dies at 39
  • 1939-04-09 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, Spanish composer, dies at 89
  • 1939-04-21 Herman Finck, British composer (In The Shadows), dies at 66
  • 1939-04-25 John Foulds, British cellist, musicologist, and composer (World Requiem; Three Mantras), dies in Calcutta of cholera at 58
  • 1939-07-18 Witold Maliszewski, Polish composer, dies at 65
  • 1939-07-27 Alexandre Stellio [Fructueux], Martinican biguine clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 54
  • 1939-08-03 Eugust Enna, composer, dies at 80

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