Composers in History (Part 45)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4401 - 4,500 of 7,419

  • 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
  • 1904-02-08 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • 1904-02-20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • 1904-02-29 Alan Richardson, Scottish composer and pianist, born in Edinbugh, Scotland (d. 1978)

Person of interestGlenn Miller

1904-03-01 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra - "In The Mood"; "Moonlight Srenade"; "String Of Pearls"), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1944)

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1904-03-19 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, born in Lviv, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904-03-21 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer
  • 1904-03-26 Hermann Schroeder, German composer, born in Bernkastel, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1904-04-03 Peter Van Steeden, composer and orchestra leader (Break the Bank), born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
  • 1904-04-08 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree; New Guinea Patrol), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • 1904-05-02 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian composer, born in Belogradchik, Bulgaria (d. 1979)

Person of interestFats Waller

1904-05-21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1904-05-25 Kurt Thomas, German composer, born in Tönning, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1904-05-28 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, born in Tiflis (d. 1984)
  • 1904-06-11 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, born in Plzeň, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1904-06-12 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
  • 1904-06-14 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, born in Gersau, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1904-06-18 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France (d. 2003)
  • 1904-06-19 Balys Dvarionas, Lithuanian pianist, composer and educator, born in Liepāja, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (d. 1972)
  • 1904-06-28 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1904-07-02 Carl Weinrich, American organist and composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1904-07-04 Artur Malawski, Polish composer, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904-07-05 Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, born in Kerteminde, Funen, Denmark (d. 1955)
  • 1904-07-10 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1904-07-16 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), born in Zagarolo, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1904-07-23 Adone Zecchi, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1995)
  • 1904-07-24 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), born in Lyon, France (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-26 Jack Westrup, English composer, born in London (d. 1975)
  • 1904-08-08 István Szelényi, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Altsohl, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)
  • 1904-09-06 Lyubomir Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Lovech, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1904-09-08 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, born in Arequipa, Perú (d. 1995)
  • 1904-09-12 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 1904-09-14 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904-09-14 Kunihiko Hashimoto, Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator, born in the Hongo district of Tokyo (d. 1949)
  • 1904-09-14 Šrom, Karel, Czech composer, musicologist, and critic, born in Pilsen, Bohemia (d. 1981)
  • 1904-09-24 Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish composer, born in Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1904-10-09 Carl Parrish, American composer, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1904-10-22 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
  • 1904-10-28 Louis de Meester, Belgian pianist and classical and electronic music composer (The Great Temptation of St Anthony), born in Roeselare, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1904-10-30 Alfred Gradstein, Polish composer, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 1954)
  • 1904-11-03 Gideon Fagan, South African conductor and composer, born in Somerset West, Cape Province (d. 1980)
  • 1904-11-03 Jānis Kalniņš, Latvian-Canadian composer, born in Pärnu, Estonia (d. 2000)
  • 1904-11-14 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • 1904-11-18 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, born in Canosa di Puglia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1904-11-25 Herbert Reynolds Inch, American composer and teacher, born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1988)
  • 1904-11-25 Antonio "Toni" Ortelli, Italian composer ("La Montanara" (The Song of the Mountains)) and alpinist, born in Schio, Veneto, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1904-11-29 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • 1904-12-30 Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (In the Fire) [OS 17 Dec], born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1904-12-30 Dmitri Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1905-01-02 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (A Child of Our Time), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1905-01-08 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, born in La Spezia, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1905-01-16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1989)
  • 1905-01-25 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1905-02-10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer, born in Postojna, Slovenia (d. 1991)
  • 1905-02-10 José Muñoz Molleda, Spanish composer and politician, born in La Línea de la Concepción (d. 1988)
  • 1905-02-15 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer ("Over the Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"; "Stormy Weather"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-22 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1996)
  • 1905-02-23 Leonidas Zoras, Greek conductor and composer, born in Sparta, Greece (d. 1987)
  • 1905-02-24 Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • 1905-02-26 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1905-03-02 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1905-03-10 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • 1905-03-22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1905-03-26 Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1982)
  • 1905-04-01 Winfried Zillig, German opera composer, and conductor (Fantasia Irica), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1905-04-04 Eugene Bozza, French composer, born in Nice, France (d. 1991)
  • 1905-04-05 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1905-04-27 Philip Radcliffe, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1986)
  • 1905-05-04 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1905-05-08 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2000)
  • 1905-05-08 Red Nichols, American jazz cornettist, composer and jazz bandleader, born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1965)
  • 1905-05-18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian-American composer (Requiem Ebraico), born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1905-05-21 Edward Lockspeiser, British composer and musicologist (Debussy: His Life and Mind), born in London (d. 1973)
  • 1905-05-24 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • 1905-05-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • 1905-05-29 Fela Sowande, Nigerian musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria (d. 1987)
  • 1905-06-01 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • 1905-06-09 Walter Kraft, German composer and organist, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1905-06-18 Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer, born in Torila, Governorate of Livonia (d. 1982)
  • 1905-06-19 Taneli Kuusisto, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki (d. 1988)
  • 1905-06-22 Walter Leigh, British composer, born in Wimbledon, London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1905-07-04 Dante Fiorillo, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1905-07-07 Marcel Rubin, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1905-07-19 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British pianist and composer, born in Karviná, Austrian Silesia (d. 1987)
  • 1905-07-23 Erich Itor Kahn, German composer of Jewish descent, born in Rimbach, Odenwald (d. 1956)
  • 1905-08-02 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1905-08-08 André Jolivet, French composer (Jeune France, Mana), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)
  • 1905-08-18 Peter Paul Kreuder, German-Austrian pianist and film score composer, born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1905-08-19 Jacques de Menasce, composer
  • 1905-08-23 Leonard Constant Lambert, English composer (King Pest), born in Fulham, London (d. 1951)
  • 1905-08-25 Undine Smith Moore, African-American composer, born in Jarratt, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1905-08-29 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • 1905-09-01 Gervase Hughes, English composer and conductor, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1984)
  • 1905-09-03 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, born in Witten, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1905-09-09 Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], Lithuanian avant garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1970)
  • 1905-09-12 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1905-09-17 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, born in La Serena, Chile (d. 1981)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4401 - 4,500 of 5,898

  • 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
  • 1977-07-12 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 75
  • 1977-07-23 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
  • 1977-07-26 Gena Branscombe, Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 95
  • 1977-07-26 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer, dies at 75
  • 1977-08-17 Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), dies at 86
  • 1977-08-26 Heinz Rottger, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1977-09-06 Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
  • 1977-09-06 Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
  • 1977-09-07 Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77
  • 1977-09-29 Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1977-10-08 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer and lyricist, dies at 75
  • 1977-10-21 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, dies at 48
  • 1977-10-24 Hugo Myrtelius, Swedish conductor, composer, and educator, dies at 85
  • 1977-11-14 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 1977-11-15 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, dies at 71
  • 1977-12-22 Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
  • 1977-12-26 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, dies at 53
  • 1978-01-10 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 1978-01-14 Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
  • 1978-01-18 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • 1978-01-27 Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
  • 1978-02-27 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
  • 1978-03-12 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
  • 1978-03-13 David McKinley Williams, Welsh born American church composer, dies at 91
  • 1978-04-04 Gino Contilli, Italian composer, dies at 70
  • 1978-04-06 Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
  • 1978-04-07 Ernest Kanitz, Austrian-American composer, dies at 83
  • 1978-05-01 Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
  • 1978-05-22 Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian composer, dies at 83
  • 1978-06-06 D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Dutch composer and philosopher, dies at 85
  • 1978-06-14 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
  • 1978-07-09 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), dies at 49
  • 1978-07-10 Michel Gusikoff, American violinist and composer, dies at 85
  • 1978-07-13 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
  • 1978-07-27 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
  • 1978-07-27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), dies at 70
  • 1978-07-29 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
  • 1978-08-02 Carlos Chávez, Mexican conductor and composer (Sinfonía india), dies at 79
  • 1978-08-07 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1978-08-15 Harrison Kerr, American composer, dies at 80
  • 1978-08-20 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, dies at 51
  • 1978-08-26 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), dies at 86
  • 1978-09-08 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 1978-10-08 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
  • 1978-10-09 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1978-11-09 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1978-11-12 Howard Swanson, American composer known for his settings of poems of Langston Hughes, dies at 71
  • 1978-11-29 Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1978-12-03 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), dies at 83
  • 1979-01-07 Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
  • 1979-01-09 Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
  • 1979-01-16 Fred Elizalde, Spanish Filipino composer, dies at 71
  • 1979-01-18 Cyril Mockridge, British composer for film and television (Miracle On 34th Street; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 82
  • 1979-02-15 Alex Bradford, American gospel composer and singer (Your Arms Too Short to Box with God), dies of a stroke at 51
  • 1979-02-21 Ray Whitley, composer, dies
  • 1979-03-05 Vicente Ascone, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1979-03-07 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
  • 1979-03-25 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
  • 1979-04-06 Milton Ager, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1979-04-10 Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini films), dies from a coronary thrombosis at 67
  • 1979-04-28 Feliks Roderyk Łabuński, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • 1979-04-29 Julia Perry, American classical composer (Soul Symphony; Cask of Amontillado; Homunuclus C.F.) dies at 55
  • 1979-05-09 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, dies at 73
  • 1979-06-08 Louis Salvador Palange, composer, dies at 61
  • 1979-06-16 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
  • 1979-06-21 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1979-06-28 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova; Never Trust a Woman), dies at 84
  • 1979-07-03 Louis Durey, French composer, dies at 91
  • 1979-07-12 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer, dies at 69
  • 1979-08-03 Renato Fasano, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • 1979-08-27 Bolesław Szabelski, Polish organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1979-09-06 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), dies at 69
  • 1979-09-09 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
  • 1979-09-10 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
  • 1979-09-10 Stanislaw Lyudkevich, Ukranian composer, dies at 100
  • 1979-09-14 Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80
  • 1979-09-17 Miloslav Kabeláč, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • 1979-09-26 Seymour Shifrin, American composer (Satires of Circumstance), dies at 53
  • 1979-10-01 Roy Harris, American composer, dies at 81
  • 1979-10-10 Paul Paray, French organist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1951-62), and composer, dies at 93
  • 1979-10-13 Rebecca Clarke, British-American violist and classical composer (Morpheus), dies at 93
  • 1979-10-17 Karel Reiner, Czech composer, dies at 69
  • 1979-10-22 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), dies at 92
  • 1979-11-11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1979-12-02 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, dies at 72
  • 1979-12-29 Branimir Sakač, Croatian composer (Matrix Symphony), dies at 61

Person of interestRichard Rodgers

1979-12-30 Richard Rodgers, American composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein), dies at 77

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
  • 1980-01-19 Richard Franko Goldman, American educator and composer, dies at 69
  • 1980-01-29 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), dies at 85
  • 1980-02-07 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, dies at 88
  • 1980-02-14 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • 1980-02-17 Jerry Fielding, American jazz musician and composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), dies at 57
  • 1980-03-01 John Jacob Niles, American composer & singer, dies at 87
  • 1980-03-13 Tauno Pylkkänen, Finnish composer dies at 61
  • 1980-03-17 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
  • 1980-03-21 Gideon Fagan, South African conductor and composer, dies at 75
  • 1980-04-16 Morris Stoloff, American violinist, Academy Award winning composer, music director (Columbia Pictures, 1938-62), and orchestra leader (Moonglow/Theme from Picnic), dies at 81
  • 1980-05-14 Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, dies at 79

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