Composers in History (Part 44)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4301 - 4,400 of 7,403

  • 1902-05-23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • 1902-05-25 Helvi Leiviskä, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1982)
  • 1902-05-27 Celius Dougherty, American pianist and composer, born in Glenwood, Minnesota (d. 1986)
  • 1902-05-31 Billy Mayerl, composer
  • 1902-05-31 Ralph Walter Wood, composer
  • 1902-06-06 Avraham Daus, Israeli composer, born in Berlin (d. 1974)
  • 1902-06-10 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1902-06-11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, Soviet composer, born in Omsk, Russia (d. 1963)
  • 1902-06-17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1902-06-21 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1976)

Person of interestRichard Rodgers

1902-06-28 Richard Rodgers, American composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
  • 1902-07-18 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Utrecht (d. 1984)
  • 1902-07-22 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1960)
  • 1902-07-23 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1902-07-24 Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1902-08-06 Michal Vilec, composer
  • 1902-08-16 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, Polish composer (Double Bass Concerto), born in Wloclawek (d. 1967)
  • 1902-08-18 Julius Kalaš, Czech composer (Nepokořenĺ -The Proud Ones), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1902-08-21 Renato Fasano, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1902-08-25 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1902-08-27 Herbert Menges, English composer, born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1972)
  • 1902-08-30 Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, born in Hanušovice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1902-09-14 Giorgos Papasideris Greek country singer, composer and lyricist, born in Salamis Island, Greece (d. 1977)
  • 1902-09-25 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1902-10-06 Mihovil Logar, Serbian composer  (A Would-be Lady), born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1998)
  • 1902-10-21 Hilarion Rubio, Filipino composer, born in Bacoor, Cavite (d. 1985)
  • 1902-10-23 Otmar Nussio, Swiss conductor and composer (Boccaccio Suite), born in Grossetto, Italy; (d. 1990)
  • 1902-10-30 Armin Kaufmann, Austrian composer, born in Bukowina (d. 1980)
  • 1902-11-10 Antonio Maria Valencia, Colombian composer, born in Cali, Colombia (d. 1952)
  • 1902-11-18 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1902-11-27 Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1902-12-02 Miroslav Ponc, Czech composer, born in Vysoké Mýto (d. 1976)
  • 1902-12-06 Virgilio Mortari, Italian composer, born in Passirana, Italy (d. 1993)
  • 1902-12-13 Paul Kurzbach, German composer, born in Hohndorf, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1902-12-27 Ferenc Szabó, Hungarian composer (Lúdas Matyi, Légy jó mindhalálig), born in Budapest (d. 1969)
  • 1902-12-31 Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1903-01-05 Leighton Lucas, English composer & conductor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1982)
  • 1903-01-06 Boris Blacher, German composer (Orchester-Ornament), born in Yingkou, China (d. 1975)
  • 1903-01-07 Shalva Azmayparashvili, Georgian composer and conductor, born in Tbilisi (d. 1957)
  • 1903-01-07 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian composer and conductor, born in Moscow (d. 1986)
  • 1903-01-18 Berthold Goldschmidt, German-British opera composer (Beatrice Cenci), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1903-01-22 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer
  • 1903-02-03 Priaulx Rainier, South African British composer, born in Howick, South Africa (d. 1986)
  • 1903-02-09 Georg Trexler, German composer, choirmaster, and organist (St. Trinitatis, Leipzig, 1930-70), born in Pirna, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1903-02-10 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, Russian-Soviet composer of popular songs and film music ("Katyusha"), born in Pochep, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • 1903-02-11 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (d. 1968)
  • 1903-02-20 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, born in Czestochowa (d. 1974)
  • 1903-02-21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • 1903-03-16 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Estonian-American composer (Variazioni Concertanti), born in Reval, Russian Empire (now Tallinn, Estonia) (d. 1976)
  • 1903-04-05 Thomas Pitfield, British composer, born in Bolton, England (d. 1999)
  • 1903-04-17 Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), born in Lubcza, Minsk, Belarus (d. 1978)
  • 1903-04-18 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
  • 1903-04-25 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, Norwegian composer, born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1984)
  • 1903-04-30 Günter Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve), born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 1903-05-02 Øivin Fjeldstad, Norwegian conductor and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1983)
  • 1903-05-12 Lennox R. F. Berkeley, British composer and pedagogue (Castaway), born in Boars Hill, England (d. 1989)
  • 1903-05-20 Jerzy Fitelberg, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1903-05-24 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • 1903-06-01 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • 1903-06-02 Mario Pilati, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1938)
  • 1903-06-06 Aram Khachaturian, Soviet composer, (Gayane, Sabre Dance), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1903-06-13 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), born in Aytos, Burgas (d. 1982)
  • 1903-06-16 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer
  • 1903-07-04 Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), born in Tielen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1903-07-05 Irwin Fischer, American composer and organist (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1903-07-17 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, born in Starozhilovka (d. 1971)
  • 1903-07-18 Božidar Kunc, Croatian composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1964)
  • 1903-07-21 Theodore Karyotakis, Greek composer, born in Argos, Greece (d. 1978)
  • 1903-07-24 Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)
  • 1903-07-25 André Fleury, French organist and composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1995)
  • 1903-07-27 Clive Martin Douglas, Australian composer, born in Rushworth, Australia (d. 1977)
  • 1903-08-07 Saburō Moroi, Japanese composer and educator, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1977)
  • 1903-08-17 Abram Chasins, American composer, born in New York City (d. 1987)
  • 1903-08-18 Åke Olof Sebastian Uddén, Swedish violist, composer and educator (Royal College Of Music, 1934-70), born in Lossa (d. 1987)
  • 1903-08-21 Kostas Giannidis [Yannis Constantinidis], Greek composer and pianist, born in Smyrna (d. 1984)
  • 1903-08-28 Rudolph Wagner-Régeny, composer, born in Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1903-09-29 Karl August Andersen, composer
  • 1903-10-08 René Guillou, French organist and composer (L'Autre mère), born in Rennes, Brittany, France (d. 1958)
  • 1903-10-10 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1903-10-13 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, born in Aarhus (d. 1986)
  • 1903-10-18 Emile Enthoven, Dutch composer and lawyer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • 1903-10-19 Vittorio Giannini, composer
  • 1903-10-29 Vivian Ellis, English composer, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1996)
  • 1903-10-30 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, born in Posen (now Poznań) (d. 1947)
  • 1903-11-04 Ion Vasilescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1960)
  • 1903-11-17 Joseph Kaminski, composer
  • 1903-11-18 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, born in New York (d. 1995)
  • 1903-12-04 Siro Cisilino, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Mereto di Tomba, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1903-12-08 Zoltán Székely, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Kocs, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1903-12-22 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1967)
  • 1903-12-25 Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer
  • 1904-01-04 Erik Chisholm, Scottish conductor, composer (Hindustani Piano Concerto), and educator (South African College of Music, 1949-65), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1965)
  • 1904-01-10 Jesus Garcia Leoz, Spanish composer, born in Olite, Spain (d. 1953)
  • 1904-01-13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • 1904-01-16 Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Brussels, Netherlands (d. 1976)

Person of interestGeorge Balanchine

1904-01-22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1904-01-23 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer & pedagogue, born in Telč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • 1904-02-02 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • 1904-02-03 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, born in Pisino, Austrian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1904-02-04 Predrag Milosevic, composer

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4301 - 4,400 of 5,886

  • 1975-02-03 Robert Evett, composer, dies at 52
  • 1975-02-13 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, dies at 74
  • 1975-02-19 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
  • 1975-02-28 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 83
  • 1975-03-02 Jean Kurt Forest, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1975-03-10 Léopold Samuel, Belgian composer, dies at 91
  • 1975-03-11 Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59
  • 1975-03-21 Berend Giltay, composer, dies at 64
  • 1975-03-24 Oscar Rasbach, American composer, dies at 86
  • 1975-03-27 Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), dies at 83
  • 1975-03-28 Renzo Massarani, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1975-04-21 Jack Westrup, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1975-05-18 Leroy Anderson, American composer (Syncopated Clock), dies at 66
  • 1975-05-20 Jacques Stehman, composer, dies at 62
  • 1975-06-09 David Frederick Barlow, composer, dies at 48
  • 1975-06-11 Floro Manuel Ugarte, Argentine composer, dies at 90
  • 1975-06-20 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer, dies at 68
  • 1975-06-21 Heinz Lau, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1975-07-07 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 1975-07-18 Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1975-09-22 Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1975-10-08 Alberto Hemsi, composer, dies at 78
  • 1975-10-17 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • 1975-10-28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), dies at 43
  • 1975-11-01 Norbert Rosseau, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • 1975-11-01 Philip James, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1975-11-22 François de Roubaix, French film score composer, dies in diving accident at 36
  • 1975-12-15 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, dies at 63
  • 1975-12-24 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1975-12-31 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47
  • 1976-01-03 Mateusz Glinski, Polish conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 83
  • 1976-01-05 Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • 1976-01-05 Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L'Arche), dies at 84
  • 1976-02-02 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
  • 1976-02-06 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • 1976-02-09 Percy Faith, Canadian-American pop and easy listening composer and bandleader ("Theme from A Summer Place"), dies at 67
  • 1976-02-12 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts, Sinfonians), dies from cancer at 52
  • 1976-02-24 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82
  • 1976-03-01 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, dies at 66
  • 1976-03-03 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
  • 1976-03-07 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • 1976-03-18 Robert de Roos, composer, dies at 69
  • 1976-03-19 George Sklavos, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • 1976-04-01 Miroslav Ponc, Czech composer, dies at 73
  • 1976-04-03 Maurice Johnstone, English brass band composer, dies at 75
  • 1976-04-09 Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
  • 1976-04-22 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist & composer, dies at 79
  • 1976-04-29 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1976-04-30 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter), dies at 51
  • 1976-05-09 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • 1976-05-09 Valentino Bucchi, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1976-05-11 Camille Schmit, Belgian composer, dies at 68
  • 1976-05-21 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, Finnish composer, dies at 77
  • 1976-07-13 Max Butting, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1976-07-24 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • 1976-08-09 Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 72
  • 1976-08-19 Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
  • 1976-08-24 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
  • 1976-09-08 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • 1976-09-08 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, dies at 81
  • 1976-09-11 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), dies at 93
  • 1976-09-27 Miloš Sokola, Czech violinist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1976-09-30 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
  • 1976-10-07 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Estonian-American composer (Variazioni Concertanti), dies at 73
  • 1976-10-12 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer, dies at 82
  • 1976-10-24 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
  • 1976-10-27 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1976-11-12 Walter Hamor Piston, Jr, American two-time Pulitzer Prize winning composer (Incredible Flutist), music theorist, and educator (Harvard, 1926-60), dies at 82
  • 1976-11-17 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
  • 1976-11-28 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55

Person of interestBenjamin Britten

1976-12-04 [Edward] Benjamin Britten, English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), dies of heart failure at 63

  • 1977-01-09 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, dies at 71
  • 1977-01-18 Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
  • 1977-01-21 John Vincent, American composer, dies at 74
  • 1977-01-21 Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
  • 1977-02-08 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 75
  • 1977-02-10 Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
  • 1977-02-26 Maxime Jacob, French composer and organist, dies at 71
  • 1977-03-05 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, dies at 52
  • 1977-03-05 Moses Pergament, Finnish-Swedish classical composer (The Jewish Song Choral Symphony) and music critic, dies at 83
  • 1977-03-10 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • 1977-03-14 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • 1977-03-22 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, dies at 87
  • 1977-03-24 Saburō Moroi, Japanese composer and educator, dies at 73
  • 1977-03-27 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, dies at 89
  • 1977-03-30 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
  • 1977-04-04 Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
  • 1977-04-30 Clive Martin Douglas, Australian composer, dies at 73
  • 1977-05-07 Irwin Fischer, American composer and organist (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), dies at 73
  • 1977-05-09 Walter Kraft, German organist & composer, dies at 71
  • 1977-05-22 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, dies at 80
  • 1977-05-28 Jiri Reinberger, composer, dies at 63
  • 1977-05-29 Goddard Lieberson, English composer and President of Columbia Records, dies at 66
  • 1977-05-30 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • 1977-06-02 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, dies at 91
  • 1977-06-25 Endre Szervanszky, composer, dies at 65
  • 1977-06-25 Petko Staynov, composer, dies at 80
  • 1977-07-03 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1977-07-06 Oedoen Partos, Hungarian-Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1938-56), composer, and teacher dies at 69

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