Composers in History (Part 41)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4001 - 4,100 of 7,419

  • 1896-11-22 Mario Labroca, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1973)
  • 1896-11-25 Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (Four Saints in Three Acts; Louisiana Story), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • 1896-12-01 Petko Staynov, composer
  • 1896-12-03 Bolesław Szabelski, Polish organist and composer, born in Radoryż (d. 1979)
  • 1896-12-06 Arnold Foster, English composer, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1963)
  • 1896-12-07 Juan María Thomas Sabater, Spanish composer, born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (d. 1966)
  • 1896-12-21 Leroy Robertson, American composer & music educator, born in Fountain Green, Utah (d. 1971)
  • 1896-12-23 Alberto Hemsi, Turkish composer (Sephardic Melodies), born in Turgutlu, Ottoman Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1896-12-28 Roger Huntington Sessions, composer (Black Masks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1897-01-05 Theo Mackeben, German pianist & composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami), born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1897-01-09 Luis Gianneo, Argentine pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • 1897-01-10 Albert Moeschinger, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1985)
  • 1897-01-22 Josef Stanislav, Czech pianist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1897-02-07 Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1966)
  • 1897-02-11 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
  • 1897-02-14 Jørgen Bentzon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 1897-03-03 Jose Moreno Gans, composer
  • 1897-03-06 Knudåge Riisager, Danish composer (director of the Royal Danish Academy of Music 1956-67), born in Kunda, Estonia (d. 1974)
  • 1897-03-11 Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
  • 1897-04-07 Harald Sæverud, Norwegian composer (Rondo Amoroso; Sinfonia Dolorosa), born in Bergen (d. 1992)
  • 1897-04-08 Herbert Eimert, German composer and musicologist (Glockenspiel)
  • 1897-04-16 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, born in St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1897-04-16 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist and composer (Stabat Mater), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1897-04-17 Harald Saeverud, Norwegian composer (Saline), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1992)
  • 1897-04-24 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • 1897-04-25 Haro Levoni Step'anian, Armenian composer, born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1966)
  • 1897-05-16 Walther Geiser, composer
  • 1897-05-29 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta, The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1897-05-29 Ignace Lilien, Dutch-Austrian composer, born in Lemberg (now in Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1964)
  • 1897-06-12 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1986)
  • 1897-06-25 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1956)
  • 1897-06-29 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), born in Braunfels, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1897-07-05 Paul Ben-Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1897-07-25 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1983)
  • 1897-08-12 Manuel Blancafort, composer
  • 1897-08-12 Ramon Gonzalez Barron, composer
  • 1897-08-15 Marion Eugene Bauer, American composer, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 1955)
  • 1897-08-16 Vicente Ascone, Italian composer, born in Siderno, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1897-08-25 Jaroslav Řídký, Czech composer, born in Reichenberg, Czech Republic (d. 1956)
  • 1897-09-03 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1986)
  • 1897-09-10 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1967) 
  • 1897-09-13 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1966)
  • 1897-09-18 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1988)
  • 1897-09-20 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, born in Kherson, Ukraine (d. 1970)
  • 1897-10-10 Lamar Stringfield, American composer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1959)
  • 1897-10-11 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1942)
  • 1897-10-16 Harrison Kerr, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1897-10-24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1897-10-30 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), born in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz (d. 1970)
  • 1897-11-03 Karel Salmon, Israeli composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1897-11-04 Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1948)
  • 1897-11-12 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor
  • 1897-11-18 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1960)
  • 1897-11-20 Margaret Sutherland, Australian composer (Haunted Hills; The Young Kabbarli), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1984)
  • 1897-11-30 Andreas Nezertis, composer
  • 1897-11-30 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), born in Fairfield, California (d. 1974)
  • 1897-12-06 John Axel Fernstrom, Swedish composer, born in Yichang, China (d. 1961)
  • 1897-12-08 Leslie Heward, English composer, born in Liversedge, Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • 1897-12-18 Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, arranger and composer (Benny Goodman Orchestra), born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • 1897-12-29 Hermann Heiss, German composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1966)
  • 1898-01-01 Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), born in Teschen, Silesia (now Poland) (d. 1944)
  • 1898-01-04 Roger Vuataz, composer
  • 1898-01-07 Gerónimo Baqueiro Foster, Mexican woodwind player, composer and music teacher, born in Hopelchén, Campeche (d. 1967)
  • 1898-01-12 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • 1898-01-21 Avery Claflin, composer
  • 1898-01-22 Alexander Abramsky, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Lutsk, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1898-01-22 Gustaf Paulson, Swedish organist and composer (The Resurrection Symphony), born in Hälsingborg, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • 1898-01-28 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • 1898-01-29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • 1898-02-12 Roy Harris, American composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home: An American Overture), born near Chandler, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • 1898-02-27 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • 1898-03-18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • 1898-03-26 Renzo Massarani, Italian-Brazilian composer and music critic, born in Mantova, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1898-05-10 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1898-05-14 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • 1898-05-21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • 1898-05-22 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)
  • 1898-05-25 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), born in Kremenchuk, Russian Empire (d. 1941)
  • 1898-05-26 Ernst Bacon, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1898-05-26 Gérard Bertouille, Belgian composer, born in Tournai, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1898-06-01 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1898-06-15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, England (d. 1994)
  • 1898-06-19 Paul Muller-Zurich, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1993)
  • 1898-06-27 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian composer, born in Magyarkanizsa, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1898-07-06 Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East German National Anthem), born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1898-07-09 Marcel Delannoy, French composer, born in La Ferté-Alais, Essonne, France (d. 1962)
  • 1898-07-15 Noel Gay [Reginald Moxon Armitage], British composer (Who's been polishing the Sun), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1898-07-15 Norman Demuth, British composer and musicologist specializing in French works, born in Croyden, Surrey, England (d. 1968)
  • 1898-07-19 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1965)
  • 1898-07-21 Ernest Willem Mulder, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1959)
  • 1898-08-01 Morris Stoloff, American violinist, Academy Award winning composer, music director (Columbia Pictures, 1938-62), and orchestra leader (Moonglow/Theme from Picnic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1898-09-05 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 1898-09-12 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)

Person of interestGeorge Gershwin

1898-09-26 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1898-09-27 Vincent Youmans, American composer and songwriter (Tea for Two), born in NYC, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1898-09-30 [Julius] Johannes Rontgen, German Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1898-10-01 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • 1898-10-08 Clarence Williams, American composer, born in Plaquemine, Louisiana (d. 1965)
  • 1898-10-10 Conrad Leonard, British composer and pianist, born in South Norwood, England (d. 2003)
  • 1898-10-15 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1956)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4001 - 4,100 of 5,898

  • 1968-06-15 John "Wes" Montgomery, American influential jazz guitarist and Grammy Award winner, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1968-07-07 Leo Sowerby, American composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), dies at 73
  • 1968-07-30 Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
  • 1968-08-15 Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], composer and teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), dies at 84
  • 1968-08-16 Luis Gianneo, Argentine pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and teacher, dies at 71
  • 1968-09-01 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • 1968-09-05 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • 1968-09-06 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • 1968-09-20 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, dies at 57
  • 1968-09-24 Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1968-10-15 Franz Reizenstein, German-British pianist, composer, and educator (Concerto Popolare), dies at 57
  • 1968-10-29 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • 1968-11-02 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • 1968-11-06 Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, dies at 63
  • 1968-11-09 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • 1968-11-11 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), dies at 47
  • 1968-11-25 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • 1968-11-27 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1968-11-27 Hans Redlich, Austrian composer, dies at 65
  • 1968-12-13 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, dies at 52
  • 1968-12-20 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafka, dies at 84
  • 1968-12-31 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16
  • 1968-12-31 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, dies at 74
  • 1969-01-04 Montague Fawcett Phillips, British composer, dies at 83
  • 1969-01-09 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
  • 1969-01-16 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • 1969-01-17 Grazyna Bacewicz, Polish composer and violinist, dies at 59
  • 1969-01-23 Jaroslav Křička, Czech composer, dies at 86
  • 1969-01-24 Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • 1969-01-27 Hanns Jelinek, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • 1969-01-31 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
  • 1969-02-07 Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
  • 1969-02-20 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, 1918-67). and composer (Feuilles de Printemps), dies at 85
  • 1969-02-23 Joseph Messner, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1969-03-19 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • 1969-04-08 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, dies at 78
  • 1969-04-11 Ludvig Irgens-Jensen, Norwegian composer, dies at 74
  • 1969-04-23 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), dies of head injuries as the result of a fall at 37
  • 1969-04-28 Johannes Röntgen, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • 1969-05-03 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, dies at 42
  • 1969-05-19 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician who virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, dies at 64
  • 1969-05-23 Jimmy McHugh, American composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
  • 1969-05-30 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • 1969-06-05 Renaat Veremans, Flemish organist, composer, and conductor (Flemish Opera, Antwerp, 1921-44), dies at 75
  • 1969-06-16 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, composer, dies at 53
  • 1969-06-27 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer, dies at 42
  • 1969-06-29 Veselin Stoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 67
  • 1969-06-30 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, Czech composer (Meluzina), dies at 76
  • 1969-07-03 Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83
  • 1969-07-09 Pierre Cardevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, dies at 63
  • 1969-07-09 Pierre Capdevielle, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969-07-25 Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
  • 1969-07-28 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1969-07-28 Frank H. Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • 1969-07-28 Gabriel von Wayditch, Hungarian American composer, dies at 80
  • 1969-07-28 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Most Happy Fella), dies at 59
  • 1969-08-02 Clarence Dickinson, American composer, dies at 96
  • 1969-08-07 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969-08-18 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, dies at 48
  • 1969-08-31 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), dies at 72
  • 1969-09-01 William Flanagan, American composer, dies at 46
  • 1969-09-05 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, dies at 59
  • 1969-09-18 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, Hungarian German composer, dies at 66
  • 1969-10-24 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1969-10-27 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • 1969-10-31 Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, dies at 55
  • 1969-11-04 Ferenc Szabó, Hungarian composer (Lúdas Matyi, Légy jó mindhalálig), dies at 66
  • 1969-11-18 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, dies at 85
  • 1969-11-22 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, dies at 80
  • 1969-12-04 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1969-12-08 Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969-12-10 Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
  • 1969-12-10 Leigh Harline, American composer and conductor, dies at 62
  • 1970-01-02 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, dies at 85
  • 1970-01-05 Roberto Gerhard, Spanish Catalan composer, dies at 73
  • 1970-01-15 Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], Lithuanian avant garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), dies at 64
  • 1970-02-01 Blaz Arnic, Slovenian composer, dies at 69
  • 1970-02-02 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • 1970-02-02 Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), dies at 74
  • 1970-02-11 Emil Abranyi, composer, dies at 87
  • 1970-02-12 André Souris, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • 1970-02-17 Alfred Newman, American film music arranger, conductor and composer, winner of 9 Academy Awards (The Robe; How The West Was Won; Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing), dies at 69
  • 1970-02-20 Albert Louis Wolff, composer, dies at 86
  • 1970-02-26 Ethel Leginska, British pianist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1970-03-13 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45
  • 1970-04-30 Hall Johnson, American composer (Hall Johnson Choir), dies at 82
  • 1970-05-03 Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), dies at 82
  • 1970-05-07 Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60
  • 1970-05-09 Percy Brier, Australian composer, dies at 84
  • 1970-06-16 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, dies at 83
  • 1970-07-29 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 70
  • 1970-07-29 Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, dies at 69
  • 1970-08-06 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), dies at 56
  • 1970-08-10 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (The Soldiers Requiem), commits suicide at 52
  • 1970-08-13 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
  • 1970-08-14 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
  • 1970-08-15 Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
  • 1970-08-21 Timothy Mather Spelman, American composer, dies at 79
  • 1970-08-22 Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • 1970-09-02 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63

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