Composers in History (Part 46)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4501 - 4,600 of 7,403

  • 1905-10-15 Dag Wirén, Swedish composer, born in Striberg, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1905-10-22 Joseph Kosma, composer
  • 1905-10-23 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, Georgian conductor and composer (Bol’shoy Theatre, 1931-62), born in Tblisi (d. 1964)
  • 1905-10-24 Elizabeth Poston, English composer, born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • 1905-10-30 Christian Darnton, British composer, born in Leeds, England (d. 1981)
  • 1905-11-07 William Alwyn, English composer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1985)
  • 1905-11-12 Evgeny Grigor'yevich Bruslovsky, composer
  • 1905-11-12 Solon Michaelides, Cypriot composer, teacher and musicologist, born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 1979)
  • 1905-11-21 David Moule-Evans, English composer and conductor, born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • 1905-11-27 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Mater Dolorosa), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1905-12-02 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1905-12-08 Charles Cushing, American composer, born in Oakland, California (d. 1982)
  • 1905-12-08 Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1988)
  • 1905-12-11 Koos van de Griend, Dutch composer, born in Kampen, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • 1905-12-15 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, born in Nagykanizsa, Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1905-12-18 Richard Sturzenegger, composer
  • 1905-12-23 Árni Björnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Lóni, Iceland (d. 1995)
  • 1905-12-31 Jule Styne, English songwriter & composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • 1906-01-11 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • 1906-01-13 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • 1906-01-14 Walter Knape, German conductor & composer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1906-01-15 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • 1906-01-27 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • 1906-01-31 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1906-02-01 Pierre Cardevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1969)
  • 1906-02-01 Pierre Capdevielle, French composer, conductor, music critic, and educator, born in Paris (d. 1969)
  • 1906-02-03 Ludvig Nielsen, Norwegian organist, composer, choir director, and conductor (Nidaros Cathedral, 1935-76), born in Borge, Norway (d. 2001)
  • 1906-02-17 Ramon Tapales, Filipino composer and conductor, born in Baybay, Philippines (d. 1995)
  • 1906-02-19 Grace Mary Williams, Welsh composer (Penillion), born in Barry (d. 1977)
  • 1906-02-22 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • 1906-02-25 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, born in Bad Honnef, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1906-03-07 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, Cuban composer, born in Remedios, Cuba (d. 1940)
  • 1906-03-07 Hans Lachman, German born Dutch Jewish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1906-03-11 Hasan Ferit Alnar, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1906-03-14 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire; (d. 1972)
  • 1906-03-19 Normand Lockwood, composer
  • 1906-03-23 George Posford, composer
  • 1906-03-28 Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1906-03-29 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • 1906-03-31 Lauri Saikkola, composer
  • 1906-04-09 Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor (Minneapolis Symphony, 1949-1960; National Symphony, 1970-77), and composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1906-04-10 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1957)
  • 1906-04-13 Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer ("The Eel"; "Zen Is When"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1906-04-14 Hunter Johnson, American composer, born near Benson, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1906-04-22 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1997)
  • 1906-04-25 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1906-05-02 Maurice Thiriet, French composer, born in Meulan, Yvelines, France (d. 1972)
  • 1906-05-08 David Van Vactor, American classical composer (Chaconne), born in Plymouth, Indiana (1994)
  • 1906-05-23 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • 1906-05-31 Hans Schaeuble, Swiss composer, born in Arosa, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • 1906-06-10 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • 1906-06-21 Lluís Maria Millet, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1990)
  • 1906-06-21 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1906-06-28 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1906-07-02 Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1906-07-06 Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, born in London (d. 1983)
  • 1906-07-14 Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings, composer
  • 1906-07-19 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Noregsonger), born in Gransherad, Telemark, Norway (d. 1979)
  • 1906-07-21 Daniel Ayala Perez, Mexican composer and violinist, born in Abalá, Yucatán (d. 1975)
  • 1906-07-26 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1983)
  • 1906-07-30 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, born in Pezinok, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1906-07-30 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • 1906-08-07 Gerhard Frommel, German composer and pedagogue, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1906-08-15 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, Næstved (d. 1987)
  • 1906-08-21 Joachim Homs, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 2003)
  • 1906-09-01 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • 1906-09-04 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • 1906-09-04 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • 1906-09-05 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • 1906-09-07 Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1989)
  • 1906-09-10 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • 1906-09-12 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1906-09-19 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, born in Korčula, Croatia (d. 1984)
  • 1906-09-19 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1944-52: Baltimore Symphony, 1952-59), born in Valdibure, Pistoia, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1906-09-20 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

1906-09-25 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1975)

  • 1906-09-25 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1906-09-30 Éamonn Ó Gallchobhair [Eamonn O Gallagher], Irish composer, born in Dundalk, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • 1906-10-09 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • 1906-10-10 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1906-10-12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • 1906-10-22 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • 1906-10-23 Miriam Gideon, American composer, born in Greeley, Colorado (d. 1996)
  • 1906-10-31 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)
  • 1906-11-04 Arnold Cooke, British composer, born in Gomersal, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1906-11-04 Siegfried Borris, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-19 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1992)
  • 1906-11-19 Jacques Leguerney, French composer, born in LeHarve, France, (d. 1997)
  • 1906-11-23 Mervyn Roberts, Welsh composer, born in Abergele, Denbighshire (d. 1990)
  • 1906-11-26 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • 1906-12-01 Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
  • 1906-12-08 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1976)
  • 1906-12-11 Jack Purvis, American jazz trumpet player and composer, born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • 1906-12-13 Ingemar Liljefors, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1906-12-14 Helmut Bornefeld, German organist and composer, born in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1906-12-14 Alexander Tsfasman, Soviet Russian jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, in Alexandrovsk, Russian Empire (now Zaporizhya, Ukraine) (d. 1971)
  • 1906-12-17 Fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer
  • 1906-12-23 Ross Lee Finney, American composer (Landscapes Remembered), born in Wells, Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • 1906-12-24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), born in Königshütte, Silesia, German Empire (now Chorzów, Poland) (d. 1967)
  • 1906-12-27 Ivan Brkanović, Croatian composer (Triptych - Funeral Folk Rite), born in Škaljari, Montenegro (d. 1987)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4501 - 4,600 of 5,886

  • 1980-07-11 Bolesław Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1980-07-15 Henri Martelli, French composer, dies at 85
  • 1980-07-28 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, dies at 95
  • 1980-07-29 Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1980-07-30 Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
  • 1980-08-18 Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
  • 1980-08-24 Frederick A. Fox, American classical composer (Nightscenes; Shaking The Pumpkin),and educator (Indiana University, 1974-94), dies at 80
  • 1980-09-02 William Douglas Denny, American composer, dies at 70
  • 1980-09-11 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80
  • 1980-09-21 Ernest White, composer, dies at 80
  • 1980-11-12 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • 1980-12-02 Richard Pindle Hammond, American composer dies at 83
  • 1980-12-24 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73
  • 1980-12-24 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), dies at 73 [1]
  • 1981-01-04 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again), dies at 66
  • 1981-01-07 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, dies at 69
  • 1981-01-09 Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer and co-founder of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, dies at 58

Person of interestSamuel Barber

1981-01-23 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), dies of cancer at 70

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1981-02-01 Ernst Pepping, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1981-02-01 Nils Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer, dies at 72
  • 1981-02-06 Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
  • 1981-02-15 Thomas Beversdorf, composer, dies at 56
  • 1981-02-15 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, dies at 54
  • 1981-02-19 Frank Merrick, English composer, dies at 94

Person of interestHoward Hanson

1981-02-26 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1981-03-07 Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1943-56; Moscow Philharmonic, 1960-75; Concertgebouw, 1978-81), dies at 67
  • 1981-04-01 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (b. 1910)
  • 1981-04-12 Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1981-04-12 Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch organist and composer (Te Deum), dies at 88
  • 1981-04-19 Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, dies at 85
  • 1981-05-07 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, dies at 79
  • 1981-05-13 Carl Weinrich, American organist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1981-05-17 Hugo Friedhofer, American composer, dies at 80
  • 1981-05-28 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), dies at 71
  • 1981-06-11 Albert Markos, Romanian composer (Torso I), dies at 66
  • 1981-06-21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
  • 1981-06-26 Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
  • 1981-06-28 Peter Paul Kreuder, German-Austrian pianist and film score composer, dies at 75
  • 1981-07-05 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, dies at 75
  • 1981-07-09 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch composer, dies at 88
  • 1981-07-19 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), dies at 82
  • 1981-07-26 Donald Lybbert, American composer (Zap; Lines for the Fallen), and educator, dies at 58
  • 1981-08-01 Seppo Nummi, Finnish composer and music critic, dies at 49
  • 1981-08-03 Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, dies at 73
  • 1981-08-17 Robert Russell Bennett, American composer and arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
  • 1981-09-02 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa), dies at 53
  • 1981-09-06 Joseph Yasser, Russian-American composer, dies at 88
  • 1981-09-14 Yasuji Kiyose, composer, dies at 81
  • 1981-09-21 Tony Aubin, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1981-09-22 Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1981-10-07 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer, dies at 73
  • 1981-10-14 Ingemar Liljefors, Swedish composer, dies at 74
  • 1981-10-17 David Guion, composer, dies at 88
  • 1981-10-21 Šrom, Karel, Czech composer, musicologist, and critic, dies at 77
  • 1981-12-02 Hershy Kay, American composer (Olympic Hymn, A Chorus Line), dies at 62
  • 1981-12-13 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), dies in a hit and run accident at 45
  • 1981-12-27 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), dies at 82
  • 1981-12-31 Frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60
  • 1982-01-10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1982-01-16 Harald Søltoft Agersnap, Danish cellist, pianist, conductor, and composer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1931-66), dies at 82
  • 1982-01-18 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
  • 1982-01-30 Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
  • 1982-01-31 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, dies at 74
  • 1982-02-17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer (Straight, No Chaser; 'Round Midnight), dies of a stroke at 64
  • 1982-03-07 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • 1982-03-13 Albert Weisser, American composer, dies at 64
  • 1982-03-14 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 59
  • 1982-03-29 Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • 1982-04-04 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 50
  • 1982-04-29 Herbert Collum, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1982-05-13 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), dies at 64
  • 1982-05-13 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1982-06-26 Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1982-07-01 John Everett Watts, American composer, dies at 51
  • 1982-07-02 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, dies at 59
  • 1982-07-09 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), dies at 82
  • 1982-07-14 George Amadee Tremblay, composer, dies at 71
  • 1982-07-18 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer, dies at 80
  • 1982-07-28 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • 1982-08-02 Rudolf Maros, Hungarian composer (Sirato/Lament; Euphonies), and pedagogue, dies at 65
  • 1982-08-12 Helvi Leiviskä, Finnish composer, dies at 80
  • 1982-08-29 Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • 1982-09-14 Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 77
  • 1982-09-17 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
  • 1982-09-19 Samuel L M Barlow, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), dies at 90
  • 1982-10-16 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), dies at 87
  • 1982-10-23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1982-11-01 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • 1982-11-07 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • 1982-11-14 Joachim Stutschewsky, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 91
  • 1982-11-17 Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
  • 1982-11-22 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • 1982-11-26 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, dies at 98
  • 1982-11-27 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), dies at 79
  • 1982-12-01 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1982-12-02 Isador Goodman, South African-Australian composer, dies at 73
  • 1982-12-10 Roy Webb, American film score composer (films of Val Lewton), dies at 94
  • 1982-12-17 Philipp Jarnach, French composer, dies at 90
  • 1982-12-19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1982-12-19 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, dies at 95

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