Composers in History (Part 32)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 3101 - 3,200 of 7,419

  • 1874-10-20 Charles Ives, American composer (Holiday Quick Step), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1954)
  • 1874-11-18 Riccardo Martin, American tenor and composer, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (d. 1952)
  • 1874-11-19 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, born in Hycklinge, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • 1874-12-01 Dominicus Johner, composer
  • 1874-12-22 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer & musician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1939)
  • 1874-12-27 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), born in Lwow, Poland (d. 1951)
  • 1874-12-31 Ernest Austin, English composer, born in Poplar, London (d. 1947)
  • 1875-01-11 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • 1875-01-28 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
  • 1875-02-02 Friedrich-Max "Fritz" Kreisler, Austrian-American violinist and composer (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1962)
  • 1875-02-04 Raymond Moulaert, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgian (d. 1962)
  • 1875-02-07 Erkki Melartin, Finnish composer (Juhlamarssi; Summer Symphony; Fantasia Apocaliptica), born in Käkisalmi, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1937)
  • 1875-02-07 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • 1875-02-09 Sydney Hugo Nicholson, British choir director, organist, composer, and founder of the Royal School of Church Music, born in London (d. 1947)
  • 1875-02-11 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
  • 1875-02-26 Richard Wetz, German composer (Requiem, Op. 50 in B minor), born in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia (now Gliwice, Poland) (d. 1935)
  • 1875-02-28 Viliam Figus-Bystry, Slovakian composer, born in Banská Bystrica (d. 1937)

Person of interestMaurice Ravel

1875-03-07 Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), born in Ciboure, France (d. 1937)

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1875-03-09 Martin Shaw, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1875-03-10 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, and composer (Contrapuntal Sketches), born in Kishinev, Russia (d. 1961)
  • 1875-03-12 Julio Garreta, composer
  • 1875-03-14 Norman O'Neill, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1934)
  • 1875-03-29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1875-04-04 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1956)
  • 1875-04-24 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1875-05-18 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • 1875-05-31 Italo Montemezzi, Italian composer (L'amore dei tre re), born in Vigasio, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1875-06-13 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), born in Besançon, France (d. 1959)
  • 1875-06-23 (Sidney Edward) "Eddie" Pola [Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1875-06-26 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • 1875-07-17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
  • 1875-07-30 James W. Tate, English composer, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1922)
  • 1875-08-06 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, born in Vésinet, France (d. 1968)
  • 1875-08-09 Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden), born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)
  • 1875-08-09 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1947)
  • 1875-08-12 Ettore Panizza, composer
  • 1875-08-12 Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, born in Fano, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1875-08-15 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1875-09-10 Paul Scheinpflug, German composer, born in Loschwitz, Germany (d. 1937)
  • 1875-09-17 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer (d. 1925)
  • 1875-09-22 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer
  • 1875-10-02 Henry Février, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1957)
  • 1875-10-05 Cyril Rootham, English organist, composer, and educator born in Redland, Bristol (d. 1938)
  • 1875-11-03 Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer, born in Jaunpiebalga, Russian Empire (d. 1910)
  • 1875-11-13 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, born in Leon, Spain (d. 1937)
  • 1875-12-14 Dobri Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 1941)
  • 1875-12-15 Friedrich Niggli, Swiss composer, born in Aarburg, Switzerland (d. 1959)
  • 1875-12-22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, born in Avignon (d. 1944)
  • 1876-01-07 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • 1876-01-12 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian light opera composer, born in Venice, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1876-01-20 Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, born in Podgórze, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now Poland) (d. 1957)
  • 1876-01-29 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
  • 1876-01-29 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), born in Dresden, Staffordshire (d. 1972)
  • 1876-02-04 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
  • 1876-02-20 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, born in Kharkiv Drapeau, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1876-02-23 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), born in Beirut (d. 1952)
  • 1876-02-24 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • 1876-02-28 John Alden Carpenter, American composer (Sea Drift), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951)
  • 1876-03-08 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), born in Posillipo, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1876-03-11 Carl Ruggles, American composer (Evocations), born in Marion, Massachusetts (d. 1971)
  • 1876-03-17 Frederic Ayers, composer
  • 1876-04-05 Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, born in Svartnäs, Sweden (d. 1953)
  • 1876-05-13 Raoul Laparra, composer
  • 1876-05-20 John Owen Jones, composer
  • 1876-05-29 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Breda (d. 1951)
  • 1876-06-02 Hakon Børresen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • 1876-06-12 Narciso Garay, Panamanian composer, born in Panama (d. 1953)
  • 1876-07-17 Vittorio Gnecchi, Italian composer (Cassandra), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1876-07-23 William Gillies Whittaker, English composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1944)
  • 1876-07-26 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 1876-09-11 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1946)
  • 1876-09-12 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1876-10-10 Walter Niemann, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1953)
  • 1876-11-02 Eugeniusz Morawski-Dabrowa, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1876-11-23 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), born in Cádiz, Spain (d. 1946)
  • 1876-12-11 Mieczysław Karłowicz, Polish composer and conductor (Rebirth Symphony, Op. 7), born in Vishnyeva, Russian Empire (now Belarus) (d. 1909)
  • 1876-12-19 Carlo Gatti, Italian musicologist (Verdi), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1876-12-29 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, born in Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1973)
  • 1877-01-17 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Zurich (d. 1936)
  • 1877-02-01 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, British composer (The Wind Among The Reeds), and teacher, born in London (d. 1946)
  • 1877-02-07 Feliks Nowowiejski, Polish organist and composer, born in Wartenburg, East Prussia, German Empire (d. 1946)
  • 1877-02-13 Jāzeps Mediņš, Latvian composer, born in Kaunas, Latvia, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • 1877-02-19 Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • 1877-02-24 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-American pianist, conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1921-27), composer, and educator (Chicago Musical College, 1928-54), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1972)
  • 1877-02-26 Russell Alexander, American vaudeville composer and entertainer (Barnum & Bailey Circus Band), born in Nevada, Missouri (d. 1915)
  • 1877-02-28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, Russian-Austrian composer, pianist, and conductor, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1877-03-04 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • 1877-03-29 Reginald Goss-Custard, British organist, arranger and composer (Chelsea Fayre), born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, England (d. 1956)
  • 1877-04-23 Arthur Farwell, American composer, born in St Paul, Minnesota (d. 1952)
  • 1877-04-24 Charles Cuvillier, French composer of operetta (The Naughty Princess), born in Paris (d. 1955)
  • 1877-05-10 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer
  • 1877-06-23 Blair Fairchild, composer
  • 1877-06-23 Hermann Stephani, composer
  • 1877-07-06 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • 1877-07-27 Ernst von Dohnányi [Dohnányi Ernő], Hungarian composer and conductor, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1877-07-30 Charles Radoux-Rogier, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1877-08-16 Karl Hoschna, Tin Pan Alley-era composer (Every Little Movement), born in Kuschwarda, Bohemia (d. 1911)
  • 1877-09-06 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1957)
  • 1877-09-09 Jesús Castillo, Guatemalan composer (Quiché Vinak), born in San Juan Ostuncalco (d. 1946)
  • 1877-09-17 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 3101 - 3,200 of 5,898

  • 1943-01-20 Giacomo Benvenuti, Italian composer, dies at 57
  • 1943-01-21 Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
  • 1943-02-15 William Victor Harris, American composer, dies at 73
  • 1943-02-17 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1943-03-19 Vicente Ripollés, Spanish composer, dies at 75
  • 1943-03-23 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
  • 1943-03-28 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian-American piano virtuoso, conductor, and composer (Aleko; Piano Concerto No. 3), dies at 69
  • 1943-04-04 Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
  • 1943-04-14 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, British organist, composer, and educator, dies at 63
  • 1943-04-15 Raffaele Casimiri, Italian composer, and musicologist dies at 62
  • 1943-04-19 Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, dies at 76
  • 1943-04-29 Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • 1943-04-29 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • 1943-04-30 Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobibór extermination camp at 42
  • 1943-05-03 Leslie Heward, English composer, dies at 45
  • 1943-05-12 Albert Stoessel, American composer, dies at 48
  • 1943-05-29 Hermann Hans Wetzler, German-American composer, dies at 72
  • 1943-07-10 Arthur Nevin, American composer, dies at 72
  • 1943-07-30 Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
  • 1943-08-12 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • 1943-08-23 Johann Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
  • 1943-09-27 Waclaw Gieburowski, Polish composer, dies at 65
  • 1943-10-02 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1943-10-22 Josef Venantius von Woss, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • 1943-10-27 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1943-11-17 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
  • 1943-11-22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1943-12-06 Hermann Löhr, British composer, dies at 72

Person of interestFats Waller

1943-12-15 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), dies at 39

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1943-12-25 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer, dies at 82
  • 1944-01-19 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1944-02-01 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, dies at 72
  • 1944-02-11 Ivan Sollertinski, friend of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, dies
  • 1944-02-16 Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
  • 1944-02-16 Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger, (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom-Cat On The Keys), dies of complications of pneumonia aggravated by acute alcohol poisoning at 32
  • 1944-02-19 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1944-03-14 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 66
  • 1944-03-20 Felix Woyrsch, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1944-04-02 Mikulas Moyzes, Slovak composer, dies at 71
  • 1944-04-04 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, dies at 82
  • 1944-04-09 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, dies at 59
  • 1944-04-13 Cecile Chaminade, French composer, dies at 86
  • 1944-04-13 Cécile Chamindale, French composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • 1944-04-22 Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1944-05-09 Ethel Smyth, English composer, dies at 86
  • 1944-05-16 Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • 1944-06-05 Riccardo Zandonai, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1944-06-24 Rio Gebhardt, German composer, dies at 36
  • 1944-06-27 Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52
  • 1944-07-05 William Gillies Whittaker, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1944-07-19 Will Marion Cook, composer, dies at 75
  • 1944-07-27 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68
  • 1944-08-16 Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 28
  • 1944-08-23 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63
  • 1944-09-03 František Drdla, Czech composer, dies at 75
  • 1944-09-07 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Cuban composer, dies at 70
  • 1944-09-08 Jan van Gilse, composer/Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 63
  • 1944-09-25 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, dies at 43
  • 1944-10-16 Eric Westberg, Swedish composer, dies at 52
  • 1944-10-17 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer, murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at 45 (b. 1899)
  • 1944-10-18 Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), murdered in gas chamber at Auschwitz at 46
  • 1944-10-20 Gabriel Grovlez, French pianist, conductor (Opéra de Paris, 1914-34), and composer (L'Almanach aux images), dies at 65
  • 1944-10-30 Paul Ladmirault, French composer, dies at 66
  • 1944-11-12 Edgar Stillman Kelley, American composer (Gulliver), dies at 87
  • 1944-11-12 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), dies at 51
  • 1944-11-13 Paul Graener, composer, dies at 72
  • 1944-11-24 Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 54

Person of interestGlenn Miller

1944-12-15 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), dies in a suspected plane crash at 40

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1944-12-22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, dies on 69th birthday
  • 1944-12-24 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, German violinist, conductor, composer (Max und Moritz) and pedagogue, dies at 66
  • 1944-12-27 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American pianist and composer (Gaelic Symphony), dies at 77
  • 1945-01-01 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, dies at the front during WWII at 33
  • 1945-01-03 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, dies at 68
  • 1945-01-14 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, murdered in the Holocaust at 43 [1]
  • 1945-01-22 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer, dies a day before 76th birthday
  • 1945-01-27 Gideon Klein, Moravian pianist and composer, dies in a Nazi labor camp at 26 (date approximate)
  • 1945-01-30 William Busch, British composer, dies at 43
  • 1945-02-03 José Roló, Mexican composer, dies at 61
  • 1945-03-06 Rudolf Karel, Czech composer (Three Hairs of the Wise Old Man), dies of dysentery and pneumonia while in Theresienstadt concentration camp at 64
  • 1945-03-13 Herbert Bedford, English author and composer, dies at 78
  • 1945-03-30 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 71
  • 1945-04-24 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, dies at 61
  • 1945-05-01 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1945-06-26 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 54
  • 1945-06-26 Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1945-08-02 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, Austrian composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85
  • 1945-08-02 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81
  • 1945-08-16 Nico Richter, Dutch composer, dies at 29
  • 1945-08-17 Gino Marinuzzi, Italian conductor and composer, dies at 61
  • 1945-09-10 Väinö Raitio, Finnish composer, dies at 54
  • 1945-09-15 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian composer, shot by American soldier on patrol at 61

Person of interestBéla Bartok

1945-09-26 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), dies at 64

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • 1945-11-03 Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 80

Person of interestJerome Kern

1945-11-11 Jerome Kern, American composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • 1945-12-01 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, American composer, dies at 64
  • 1945-12-08 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1945-12-14 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, dies at 67
  • 1945-12-24 Francisco Pujol, composer, dies at 67
  • 1946-01-17 Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1946-01-18 Feliks Nowowiejski, Polish organist and composer, dies at 68

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