Composers in History (Part 40)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 3901 - 4,000 of 7,415

  • 1894-05-06 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, born in Craiova (d. 1936)
  • 1894-05-10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1894-06-06 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, born in Seliște, Romania (d. 1968)
  • 1894-06-08 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala) who died in a German concentration camp, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942) [1]
  • 1894-06-10 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1894-06-15 Robert Russell Bennett, American composer and arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1981)
  • 1894-07-10 Jimmy McHugh, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • 1894-07-18 Bernard Wagenaar, Dutch-American composer (3 Songs for Chinese), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1894-07-24 Walter Schulthess, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1971)
  • 1894-07-31 Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), born in Newaygo, Michigan (d. 1974)
  • 1894-08-11 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • 1894-08-13 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, Russian composer, born in Kurgan, Russia (d. 1949)
  • 1894-09-08 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1894-09-22 Hieronim Feicht, composer
  • 1894-09-29 Franco Capuana, composer
  • 1894-10-01 Ricardo Castillo, Guatemalan composer, born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1966)
  • 1894-10-11 Albert Stoessel, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • 1894-10-30 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, born in London (d. 1930)
  • 1894-11-11 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1894-12-14 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Chile, Chile (d. 1976)
  • 1894-12-19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova; Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1894-12-26 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), born in Quiapo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1980)
  • 1894-12-31 Ernest John Moeran, English composer, born in London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom (d. 1950)
  • 1895-01-03 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, Ukrainian composer and the father of modern Ukrainian music, born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1895-01-03 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • 1895-01-27 Claudio Carneyro, composer
  • 1895-01-27 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1895-02-11 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • 1895-02-25 Henri Martelli, French composer, born in Bastia, Corsica, France (d. 1980)
  • 1895-03-03 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • 1895-03-04 Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1978)
  • 1895-03-07 Juan Jose Castro, Argentine composer, born in Avellaneda, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • 1895-03-23 Dane Rudhyar, composer
  • 1895-04-01 Alberta Hunter, American blues singer, and composer ("Downhearted Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • 1895-04-03 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1968)
  • 1895-04-07 Eduardo Toldrà, Spanish Catalan composer and conductor, born in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain (d. 1962)
  • 1895-04-08 Sigurdur Thordarson, Icelandic composer (d. 1968)
  • 1895-04-09 Rudolf Kattnigg, Austrian composer, born in Carinthia, Austria (d. 1955)
  • 1895-04-14 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1895-05-01 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • 1895-05-11 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1978)
  • 1895-05-14 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • 1895-05-19 Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • 1895-05-19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • 1895-05-27 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • 1895-06-05 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1895-06-17 Slavko Osterc, Slovenian composer, born in Veržej, Slovenia (d. 1941)
  • 1895-06-28 Kazimierz Sikorski, Polish composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • 1895-07-03 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • 1895-07-05 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1895-07-10 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Mozart Prize 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1895-08-16 Jacinto Guerrero, Spanish musician and composer, born in Ajofrín, Toledo (d. 1951)
  • 1895-08-22 Paul Taylor White, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1895-08-31 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
  • 1895-09-16 Karol Rathaus, German-Austrian composer, born in Ternopil, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1895-09-28 Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), born in New York City (d. 1970)
  • 1895-10-11 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), born in Split, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia) (d. 1982)
  • 1895-10-21 Shukichi Mitsukuri, Japanese composer (10 Haikai de Basho), born in Tokyo (d. 1971)
  • 1895-11-05 Walter Gieseking, German pianist and composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-11 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)

Person of interestPaul Hindemith

1895-11-16 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Mathis der Maler), born in Hanau (d. 1963)

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith
  • 1895-11-18 Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, born in Basel (d. 1981)
  • 1895-11-25 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), born in Jüterbog, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1895-11-29 Lodovico Rocca, composer
  • 1895-11-30 Johann Nepomuk David, composer
  • 1895-12-05 Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1952)
  • 1895-12-21 Paul Hoffer, German composer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1896-01-01 Maurice Jacobson, composer
  • 1896-01-01 Yitzhak Edel, composer
  • 1896-01-02 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, German composer, and music educator, born in Eitorf, Germany (d, 1973)
  • 1896-01-08 Jaromir Weinberger, composer (Bird's Opera), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1896-01-15 Jacobo Ficher, Argentine composer, born in Odesa, Ukraine (d. 1978)
  • 1896-01-20 Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), born in Helsinki (d. 1961)
  • 1896-02-22 Nacio Herb Brown, American composer (Singin' In The Rain), born in Deming, New Mexico (d. 1964)
  • 1896-02-26 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor and composer
  • 1896-02-29 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1984)
  • 1896-03-01 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer
  • 1896-03-07 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, born in Ragnit, East Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1896-03-26 Richard Flury, Swiss composer, born in Biberist, Switzerland (d. 1967)
  • 1896-04-08 Karl Hermann Pillney, Austrian composer and painist, born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1896-04-29 Jacques Wolfe, Romanian-American composer, born in Botoşani, Romania (d. 1973)
  • 1896-05-11 Josip Slavenski, Croatian composer and pedagogue, born in Čakovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1955)
  • 1896-05-17 Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha Luz, Brazilian composer, born in Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • 1896-05-28 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1896-06-18 George Thalben-Ball, Australian-English organist (Birmingham City Organist, 1949-83), and composer (Elegy), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1987)
  • 1896-07-04 Adolph Hallis, South African pianist and composer, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1987)
  • 1896-08-02 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1960)
  • 1896-08-06 Cyril Mockridge, British composer for film and television (Miracle On 34th Street; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in London (d. 1979)
  • 1896-08-19 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • 1896-08-19 Walter Lang, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1966)
  • 1896-08-26 Richard Pindle Hammond, American composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1980)
  • 1896-09-09 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1896-09-13 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now L'vov, Ukraine) (d. 1963)
  • 1896-09-25 Roberto Gerhard, Spanish Catalan composer, born in Valls, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1970)
  • 1896-09-29 Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky, Slovak organist, choirmaster, composer and pedagogue (Birch Trees), born in Šamorín, Slovakia, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1896-10-06 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Itajubá, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • 1896-10-06 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)

Person of interestHoward Hanson

1896-10-28 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1896-10-30 Anatoly Novikov, Soviet composer (d. 1984)
  • 1896-11-09 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, Ukrainian composer, born in Kremenets, Ukraine (d. 1962)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 3901 - 4,000 of 5,894

  • 1966-01-29 Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
  • 1966-02-06 Algot Haquinius, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • 1966-02-18 Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79
  • 1966-03-04 Jānis Mediņš, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • 1966-03-06 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • 1966-03-15 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1966-03-17 Walter Lang, Swiss composer, dies at 69
  • 1966-05-04 Juan María Thomas Sabater, Spanish composer, dies at 69
  • 1966-05-09 Alfred Mendelsohn, Romanian composer, and conductor (Romanian National Opera, 1944-63), and teacher, dies at 56
  • 1966-05-25 Ricardo Castillo, Guatemalan composer, dies at 71
  • 1966-06-19 Marjan Kozina, Slovene composer, dies at 59
  • 1966-06-29 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1966-07-03 André Gailhard, French classical music composer, dies at 81
  • 1966-07-03 Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, dies at 80
  • 1966-07-17 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71
  • 1966-07-18 German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
  • 1966-07-29 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • 1966-08-01 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1966-08-09 Gösta Nystroem, Swedish composer, dies at 75
  • 1966-08-22 Apolinary Szeluto, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1966-09-06 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, dies at 83
  • 1966-09-09 Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
  • 1966-09-18 Fernand Lamy, French composer, dies at 85
  • 1966-09-18 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, dies at 57
  • 1966-10-12 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer, dies at 74
  • 1966-10-14 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, dies at 75
  • 1966-11-03 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), dies at 58
  • 1966-11-12 Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), dies at 69
  • 1966-11-18 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • 1966-11-28 Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63
  • 1966-12-06 Hermann Heiss, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1966-12-09 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, Russian-Ukrainian Soviet composer, dies at 79
  • 1966-12-10 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer & educator, dies at 65
  • 1966-12-17 Gustaf Paulson, Swedish organist and composer (The Resurrection Symphony), dies at 68
  • 1966-12-24 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1966-12-26 Noel Gallon, French composer, dies at 75
  • 1967-01-07 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • 1967-01-10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
  • 1967-01-14 Renato Lunelli, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 71
  • 1967-01-15 Albert Szirmai, Hungarian operetta composer, dies at 86
  • 1967-01-29 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • 1967-02-18 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
  • 1967-02-24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1967-03-03 Georges Lonque, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • 1967-03-06 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, (Psalmus Hungaricus; Hary Janos), dies at 84
  • 1967-03-10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1967-03-16 James Friskin, composer, dies at 80
  • 1967-03-24 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, dies at 63
  • 1967-03-27 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), dies at 69
  • 1967-03-31 Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1967-05-04 Bengt Axel von Torne, Finnish composer, dies at 75
  • 1967-05-09 Philippa Schuyler, African-American child prodigy & composer, dies at 35
  • 1967-05-12 Julius Kalas, Czech composer, dies at 64
  • 1967-05-15 Jaromír Fiala, Czech composer, dies at 74
  • 1967-05-17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65
  • 1967-05-23 Carl-Henrik Norin Swedish jazz saxophonist, and composer ("Mississippi Mood"), dies at 47
  • 1967-05-29 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • 1967-05-31 Billy [William Thomas] Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (Take The 'A' Train), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1967-06-08 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • 1967-06-09 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1967-06-22 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79

Person of interestJohn Coltrane

1967-07-17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist & composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1967-07-26 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • 1967-07-31 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), dies at 81
  • 1967-08-08 Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/American composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
  • 1967-08-10 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
  • 1967-08-26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • 1967-09-15 Hans Haug, Swiss classical composer, dies at 67
  • 1967-09-20 Henri Mulet, French composer, dies at 88
  • 1967-09-25 Hezekiah "Stuff" Smith, American jazz violinist & composer (It's Wonderful), dies at 58
  • 1967-10-03 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • 1967-10-10 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
  • 1967-11-07 Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
  • 1967-11-11 Harry Seymour, American composer, actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1967-11-13 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, dies at 60
  • 1967-11-22 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, dies at 86
  • 1967-11-27 Ettore Panizza, Argentinian composer and conductor, dies at 92
  • 1967-12-10 Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha Luz, Brazilian composer, dies at 71
  • 1967-12-11 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, dies at 93
  • 1967-12-11 Victor De Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (II Macigno), dies at 75
  • 1967-12-23 Richard Flury, Swiss composer, dies at 71
  • 1968-01-09 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • 1968-01-10 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • 1968-01-10 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
  • 1968-02-05 Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80
  • 1968-02-13 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • 1968-02-16 (James) Healey Willan, British-Canadian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 87
  • 1968-02-27 Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46
  • 1968-03-04 Alexandre Eugène Cellier, French organist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1968-03-06 Isa Krejci, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • 1968-03-16 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1968-03-18 Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Argentine composer, dies at 85
  • 1968-04-15 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, Ukrainian composer & the father of modern Ukrainian music, dies at 73
  • 1968-04-21 Norman Demuth, British composer and musicologist specializing in French works, dies at 69
  • 1968-05-03 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, dies at 86
  • 1968-05-24 Bernard Rogers, American composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
  • 1968-06-02 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (Concerto de Québec), dies at 39
  • 1968-06-10 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • 1968-06-12 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, dies at 76
  • 1968-06-14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara), dies at 51

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