Composers in History (Part 37)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 3601 - 3,700 of 7,419

  • 1887-02-03 Carlo Jachino, composer
  • 1887-02-07 (James Hubert) "Eubie" Blake, American ragtime composer and pianist ("Memories of You"; "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1983) [1]
  • 1887-02-17 Leevi Antti Madetoja, Finnish composer (Pohjalaisia), conductor and teacher, born in Oulu, Finland, (d. 1947)
  • 1887-02-20 David McKinley Williams, composer
  • 1887-02-23 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
  • 1887-03-05 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer, cellist, guitarist, and conductor (Bachianas Brasileiras), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1887-03-06 Henri Gagnon, composer
  • 1887-03-07 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, born in Tartu, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (now Estonia) (d. 1970)
  • 1887-03-13 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, born in Rengo, Chile (d. 1974)
  • 1887-03-14 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1887-03-28 Rudolf Frederik Willem Boskaljon, musician and composer, born in Curacao, Portugal (d. 1969)
  • 1887-03-31 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer
  • 1887-04-10 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1887-05-12 Nandor Zsolt, Hungarian composer, born in Esztergom, Hungary (d. 1936)
  • 1887-05-30 Gino Tagliapietra, Italian pianist and composer (Antologia di musica antica e moderna per pianoforte), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 1954)
  • 1887-06-03 Emil Axman, Czech composer, born in Rataje (d. 1949)
  • 1887-06-28 Boleslav Vomáček, Czech composer, born in Mladá Boleslav Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1887-07-10 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1974)
  • 1887-07-29 Rudi Stephan, German composer (Die ersten Menschen), born in Worms, Hesse (d. 1915)
  • 1887-07-29 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • 1887-08-07 Charles Luckyth "Luckey" Roberts, stride pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1887-08-25 Olav Fartein Valen, Norwegian composer, born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1952)
  • 1887-08-26 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, Nicaraguan pianist and composer (Inca Symphony), born in Managua (d. 1961)
  • 1887-08-28 Daniel Zamudio, Columbian organist, composer and folklorist, born in Bogata (d. 1952)
  • 1887-09-12 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, born in Sulina, Romania (d. 1964)
  • 1887-09-16 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1887-09-21 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1977)
  • 1887-10-25 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1887-11-01 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • 1887-11-04 Knut Algot Håkanson, Swedish composer, born in Kinna, Sweden (d. 1929)
  • 1887-11-08 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, Russian-Ukrainian Soviet composer, born in Hlukhiv, Russian Empire (d. 1966)
  • 1887-11-14 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist/conductor/composer
  • 1887-11-23 Paul Malengreau, Belgian organist, composer, and educator (Brussels Conservatory, 1813-53), born in at Trélon, Nord, France
  • 1887-11-28 Jacobo Palm, Curaçao-born composer (d. 1982)
  • 1887-12-06 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1887-12-07 Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (Geographical Fugue), music theorist (Melodielehre), and Pulitzer Prize winner (1956), born in n Leopoldstadt, Vienna,, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1887-12-08 Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan composer, born in Guatire, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1974)
  • 1887-12-12 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • 1887-12-29 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, born in Osaka (d. 1965)
  • 1887-12-30 Henry George Ley, British organist, composer, and teacher (Eton, 1926-45), born in Chagford, England (d. 1962)
  • 1888-01-12 Claude Delvincourt, composer
  • 1888-02-02 Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 1970)
  • 1888-02-08 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/music critic
  • 1888-03-10 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, born in Siverić (d. 1965)
  • 1888-03-12 Hall Johnson, American composer (Hall Johnson Choir), born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • 1888-04-08 Victor Schertzinger, American composer and director (Uptown NY), born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania (d. 1941)
  • 1888-04-09 Florence Price, American composer (Wanamaker Prize, 1932) and 1st African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1953)
  • 1888-04-19 William Axt, American film score composer (The Prisoner of Zenda), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1888-05-10 Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1971)

Person of interestIrving Berlin

1888-05-11 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1888-05-21 May Aufderheide, American ragtime composer (Dusty Rag), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1972)
  • 1888-05-27 Louis Durey, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1979)
  • 1888-06-08 Poul Schierbeck, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1949)
  • 1888-06-09 Adrian Shaposhnikov, Russian composer, born in St Peterberg (d. 1967)
  • 1888-06-09 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, born in Tovačov (d. 1972)
  • 1888-06-17 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1953)
  • 1888-08-01 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • 1888-08-02 Oscar Rasbach, American composer, born in Dayton, Kentucky (d. 1975)
  • 1888-08-04 Philip Greeley Clapp, American composer and educator (University of Iowa, 1919-54), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1888-08-15 Albert Spalding, American violinist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1953)
  • 1888-08-16 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)
  • 1888-08-20 George Sklavos, Greek composer, born in Brailov, Romania (d. 1976)
  • 1888-10-03 Roy Webb, American film score composer (films of Val Lewton), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1888-10-06 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • 1888-10-11 Piero Coppola, Italian pianist and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1888-10-14 Ernest Pingoud, Finnish composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • 1888-10-31 Harold Vincent Milligan, American musician and composer, born in Astoria, Oregon (d. 1951)
  • 1888-11-03 William Denis Browne, British composer, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 1915)
  • 1888-11-08 David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer, born in Vefsn, Norway (d. 1974)
  • 1888-11-16 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1888-12-03 Ion Nonna Otescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1888-12-05 Áskell Snorrason, Icelandic composer, born in Öndolfsstaðir, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • 1888-12-27 (Raffaele Attilio) "Tito" Schipa, Italian tenor and composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1888-12-28 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer
  • 1889-01-01 Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
  • 1889-01-14 Vincenzo Davico, Italian composer, born in Monaco (d. 1969)
  • 1889-01-25 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer & professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1952)
  • 1889-01-29 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • 1889-01-29 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
  • 1889-02-05 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
  • 1889-02-11 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, Russian-Soviet composer (Ice and Steel), born in St. Petersburg (d. 1955)
  • 1889-02-20 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
  • 1889-03-03 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • 1889-03-26 Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, born in Určice (d. 1947)
  • 1889-04-03 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1949)
  • 1889-04-08 Adrian Boult, British conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50; London Philharmonic, 1950-59), born in Chester, England (d. 1983)
  • 1889-04-09 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1889-04-11 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer ("Tiger Rag"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)
  • 1889-04-30 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, born in Valdivia, Chile (d. 1969)
  • 1889-04-30 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, Danish composer (Symphony Number 2, Hellas), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1947)
  • 1889-05-20 Felix Arndt, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1889-05-23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1889-05-25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in San Fernando, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • 1889-05-25 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1972)
  • 1889-06-25 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1889-07-22 Frederick Preston Search, American cellist, composer and conductor (Bridge Builders), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1889-08-10 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • 1889-08-20 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, born in Konin, Poland (d. 1977)
  • 1889-09-10 Vilem Petrzelka, Czech composer, born in Brno, Movravia (d. 1967)
  • 1889-11-04 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (d. 1987)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 3601 - 3,700 of 5,898

  • 1958-01-11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1958-01-12 Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
  • 1958-03-14 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli), dies at 64
  • 1958-03-25 Emerson Whithorne, American composer, dies at 73

Person of interestW. C. Handy

1958-03-28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1958-04-07 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • 1958-04-07 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, Ukrainian composer, dies at 58
  • 1958-05-19 Bruno Stürmer, German conductor, composer and educator dies at 65
  • 1958-05-28 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, dies at 77
  • 1958-06-06 Lily Strickland, American composer and artist, dies at 71
  • 1958-06-16 José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), dies at 45
  • 1958-06-23 Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88
  • 1958-07-14 René Guillou, French organist and composer (L'Autre mère), dies at 55
  • 1958-07-30 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1958-08-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • 1958-08-09 Felipe Boero, Argentine composer, dies at 74
  • 1958-08-17 Florent Schmitt, French composer and critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
  • 1958-08-21 Stevan Hristić, Serbian composer, dies at 73
  • 1958-08-21 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and film and television composer (Night Of The Hunter; Dragnet theme), dies at 44
  • 1958-08-24 Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, dies at 28
  • 1958-08-24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 1958-08-26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • 1958-08-28 Nikolay Golovanov, Soviet composer, dies at 67
  • 1958-09-11 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • 1958-09-29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music), dies at 65
  • 1958-10-13 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • 1958-10-14 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • 1958-10-24 Martin Shaw, English composer, dies at 83
  • 1958-11-02 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • 1958-11-03 Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
  • 1958-11-06 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • 1958-11-27 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor and composer, dies at 66
  • 1958-12-06 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • 1958-12-26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, dies on 89th birthday
  • 1958-12-31 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1959-01-06 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54
  • 1959-01-21 Lamar Stringfield, American composer, dies at 61
  • 1959-01-28 Viktor Josef Keldorfer, Austrian composer, dies at 85
  • 1959-02-13 William Axt, American film scores composer (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 70
  • 1959-02-18 Alfred Alessandrescu, Romanian composer, dies at 65
  • 1959-02-18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian-American composer (Requiem Ebraico), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 1959-02-18 Jaroslav Kvapil, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • 1959-03-11 Haydn Wood, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1959-03-17 Raffaele d'Alessandro, Swiss pianist, organist, and composer, dies of a ruptured aorta on his 48th birthday
  • 1959-03-25 Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56
  • 1959-03-29 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1959-04-12 Ernest Willem Mulder, Dutch conductor, composer, and teacher, dies at 60
  • 1959-04-24 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, dies at 72
  • 1959-04-30 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, dies at 81
  • 1959-05-30 Thomas Carl Whitmer, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1959-06-03 Ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73
  • 1959-06-23 Jean Gallon, French composer, dies at 80
  • 1959-06-30 Lazare Saminsky, Russian-American composer, dies at 76
  • 1959-07-15 Ernest Bloch, Swiss-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), dies on cancer at 78
  • 1959-08-02 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, dies at 78
  • 1959-08-07 Armas Launis, Finnish composer, dies at 75
  • 1959-08-09 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, dies at 55
  • 1959-08-16 Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
  • 1959-08-28 Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68
  • 1959-09-09 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), dies at 84
  • 1959-09-22 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1959-09-25 Ennio Porrino, Italian composer, dies at 49
  • 1959-10-13 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67
  • 1959-10-19 Stanley Bate, English composer, dies at 45
  • 1959-10-28 Egon Kornauth, composer, dies at 68
  • 1959-11-03 Friedrich Niggli, Swiss composer, dies at 83
  • 1959-11-09 Frederick Preston Search, American cellist, composer and conductor (Bridge Builders), dies at 70
  • 1959-11-17 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer, cellist, guitarist, and conductor (Bachianas Brasileiras), dies at 72
  • 1959-11-26 Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (In a Monastery Garden), dies at 84
  • 1959-11-29 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1959-12-29 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56
  • 1960-01-07 Luís Costa, Portuguese composer, dies at 80
  • 1960-01-25 Rutland Boughton, British composer (The Immortal Hour), dies at 82
  • 1960-01-28 Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
  • 1960-02-02 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, dies at 84
  • 1960-02-05 Rudolf Nelson, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1960-02-09 Ernst von Dohnányi [Dohnányi Ernő], Hungarian composer and conductor, dies at 82
  • 1960-02-22 Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • 1960-02-24 Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
  • 1960-03-27 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • 1960-03-30 Joseph Haas, German late romantic opera composer (Tobias Wunderlich, Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1960-04-10 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
  • 1960-04-25 Ilmari Krohn, Finnish composer, dies at 92
  • 1960-05-05 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, dies at 58
  • 1960-05-06 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
  • 1960-05-08 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
  • 1960-05-12 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1960-06-14 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, Russian composer, dies at 57
  • 1960-06-30 Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
  • 1960-07-03 Alfred Henry Ackley, American composer, dies at 73
  • 1960-07-09 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator, dies at 86
  • 1960-07-24 Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • 1960-07-31 Karl Hasse, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1960-08-07 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1960-08-20 Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
  • 1960-08-26 Mark Hambourg, Russian-British composer, dies at 81
  • 1960-08-28 Anton Lajovic, Slovenian composer, dies at 81
  • 1960-09-03 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • 1960-09-09 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, dies at 75
  • 1960-09-12 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 62

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