Composers in History (Part 47)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4601 - 4,700 of 7,413

  • 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)
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer and actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1907-01-01 Erich Schmid, composer
  • 1907-01-02 Salvador Ley, composer
  • 1907-01-17 Henk Badings, Dutch opera composer (Orestes), born in Bandung, Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 1987)
  • 1907-01-28 Constantin Regamey, composer
  • 1907-02-01 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, born in Tietê, São Paulo (d. 1993)
  • 1907-02-15 Jean Langlais, French organist, and composer (Missa Salve Regina), born in La Fontenelle, Brittany, France (d. 1991)
  • 1907-02-16 Fernando Previtali, Italian composer and conductor (Rome Radio Symphony), born in Adria, Veneto (d. 1985)
  • 1907-02-17 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1907-03-07 Juan Francisco Giacobbe, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1990)
  • 1907-03-09 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, born in Dover, New Hampshire (d. 1992)
  • 1907-03-10 Robert de Roos, composer
  • 1907-03-19 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy, composer
  • 1907-03-19 Marc Vaubourgoin, composer
  • 1907-03-26 Leigh Harline, American composer and conductor, born in Salt Lake City (d. 1969)
  • 1907-03-26 Louis Saguer, German born French composer (Lili Merveille), born in Charlottenburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1907-04-01 Walter Kaufmann, German-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1948-57), composer (Navaratnam), and musicologist (The Ragas of South India), born in Karlsbad, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1907-04-18 Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American movie composer (Spellbound; A Double Life; Ben-Hur), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1907-04-19 Gino Contilli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1978)
  • 1907-04-21 Antoni Szalowski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1907-04-21 Antoni Szałowski, Polish-French composer (The Resurrection of Lazarus; 2 Pieces for Ondes Martenot), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1907-04-24 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, born in Plzeň, Czech Republic (d. 1983)
  • 1907-04-25 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1907-05-05 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2001)
  • 1907-05-07 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, born in Kemzeke-Waas, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1907-05-10 Harilaos Perpessas, composer
  • 1907-05-15 Josef Alexander, composer
  • 1907-06-03 Antonio Emmanvilovich Spadavecchia, Russian composer, born in Odessa (d. 1988)
  • 1907-06-04 Marjan Kozina, Slovene composer, born in Novo mesto, Slovenia (d. 1966)
  • 1907-06-12 Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1972)
  • 1907-06-24 Jose de Lima Siquiera, composer
  • 1907-07-03 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, born in Berlin (d. 2000)
  • 1907-07-08 Kishio Hirao, composer
  • 1907-07-18 Yvonne Desportes, French composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1907-07-19 Günter Bialas, German composer, born in Bielschowitz, Prussian Silesia (d. 1995)
  • 1907-07-22 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
  • 1907-08-08 Benny Carter, American musician and composer (Easy Money, King Carter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-08-16 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Israeli composer, born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1907-08-17 Marian Viktorovich Koval, Russian composer, born in Pristan Voznesenya, Olonets district, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1907-08-17 Zygmunt Mycielski, Polish composer and music critic, born in Przeworsk, Habsburg Empire (now Poland) (d. 1987)
  • 1907-08-18 Howard Swanson, American composer known for his settings of poems of Langston Hughes, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1907-08-18 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, born in Copenhagen (d. 1986)
  • 1907-08-19 Zygmunt Mycielsky, Polish composer and music critic, born in Przeworsk, Austrian Galicia (d. 1987) [1]
  • 1907-08-19 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, born in Písek, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1907-09-07 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer, born in İzmir, Ottoman Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1907-09-24 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1907-09-25 Jan Felderhof, Dutch violinist and composer, born in Busum, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1907-09-30 Arnold Elston, American composer, born in New York (d. 1971)
  • 1907-10-01 Oedoen Partos, Hungarian-Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1938-56), composer, and teacher, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1907-10-12 Wolfgang Fortner, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1907-10-26 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1937)
  • 1907-11-01 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • 1907-11-07 Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), born in Santiago, Cuba (d. 1984)
  • 1907-11-09 Burrill Phillips, American composer (Play Ball), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)
  • 1907-11-22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907-11-30 Gyorgy Ranki, composer
  • 1907-12-08 Tony Aubin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1907-12-09 Fried Walter [Schmidt], German light music and operetta composer, born in Ottendorf-Okrilla, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1907-12-11 Norbert Rosseau, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1907-12-12 Fred Elizalde, Spanish Filipino composer, born in Manila (d. 1979)
  • 1907-12-12 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die), born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent (d. 2015)
  • 1907-12-22 Yoshio Hasegawa, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1981)
  • 1907-12-27 Nils-Eric Ringbom, Finnish composer, born in Turku (d. 1978)
  • 1907-12-27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), born in Winterswijk, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1907-12-28 Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
  • 1908-01-02 Janis Kepitis, composer
  • 1908-01-06 Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1908-01-15 Roberta Bitgood, American organist & composer, born in New London, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • 1908-01-22 Melle Weersma, Dutch jazz arranger and composer ("Penny Serenade"), born in Harlingen, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1908-01-28 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1908-02-01 Edward Staempfli, composer
  • 1908-02-02 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, born in Radovljica, Slovenia (d. 1995)
  • 1908-02-02 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1908-02-08 Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer
  • 1908-02-10 Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer, and music educator, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2000)
  • 1908-02-13 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada (d. 1983)
  • 1908-02-13 Lennie Hayton, American pianist, composer, conductor and arranger (Paul Whiteman; Bing Crosby; MGM), born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • 1908-02-20 Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1908-03-03 Riccardo Nielsen, composer
  • 1908-03-07 Tomas de Manzarraga, Spanish composer, born in Igorre, Spain (d. 1988)
  • 1908-03-09 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)
  • 1908-03-13 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, born in Border country in England (d. 1996)
  • 1908-03-14 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
  • 1908-03-17 Radie Britain, American composer, born near Silverton, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1908-03-30 Camille Schmit, Belgian organist, composer, and educator, born in Aubange (d. 1976)
  • 1908-03-30 Kurt Bruggemann, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1908-04-06 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer
  • 1908-04-07 Percy Faith, Canadian-American pop and easy listening composer and bandleader ("Theme from A Summer Place"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • 1908-04-09 Fred Lohse, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1908-04-11 Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Czech Philharmonic, 1950-68; Toronto Symphony, 1968-73), and composer, born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1908-04-18 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1966)
  • 1908-05-06 Necil Kazım Akses, Turkish classical composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 1999)
  • 1908-05-07 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1908-05-15 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
  • 1908-05-17 Sigismund Toduţă, Romanian composer, born in Simeria, Romania (d. 1991)
  • 1908-05-24 Krešimir Fribec, Croatian composer, born in Daruvar, Croatia (d. 1996)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4601 - 4,700 of 5,893

  • 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
  • 1982-12-20 Milan Ristić, Serbian composer, dies at 76
  • 1982-12-23 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1982-12-28 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84
  • 1983-01-02 Bernard George Stevens, British composer, dies at 66
  • 1983-01-18 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), dies at 69
  • 1983-01-19 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), dies at 57
  • 1983-02-12 (James Hubert) "Eubie" Blake, American ragtime composer and pianist ("Memories of You"; "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), dies at 96
  • 1983-02-24 Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90
  • 1983-03-06 Cathy Berberian, American mezzo-soprano and composer (Stripsody), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1983-03-07 Igor Markevitch, Russian composer and conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), dies at 70
  • 1983-03-08 William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
  • 1983-03-23 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), dies at 82
  • 1983-03-27 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, dies at 76
  • 1983-04-01 Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), dies at 66
  • 1983-04-14 Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer (Les Prédictions) and pedagogue, dies at 42
  • 1983-04-14 Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1983-04-26 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer & Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), dies at 81

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1983-04-30 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
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  • 1983-05-03 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, dies at 76
  • 1983-05-04 Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor (La Fenice) and composer, dies at 72
  • 1983-05-16 Carel Brons, Dutch composer, dies at 52
  • 1983-05-21 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61
  • 1983-05-27 Arnoldus van Wyk, South African composer, dies at 67
  • 1983-06-07 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, dies at 81
  • 1983-06-17 Peter Mennin[i], American composer (Moby Dick) and educator (Juilliard), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1983-06-25 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • 1983-07-04 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • 1983-07-05 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • 1983-07-10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • 1983-07-23 Georges Auric, French composer (one of Les Six), dies at 84
  • 1983-07-25 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • 1983-09-07 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • 1983-10-02 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • 1983-10-16 Øivin Fjeldstad, Norwegian conductor and composer, dies at 80
  • 1983-10-25 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, dies at 86
  • 1983-10-29 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81
  • 1983-11-06 Robert Gross, American composer and violinist, dies at 69
  • 1983-11-07 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, dies at 61
  • 1983-11-07 Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • 1983-12-11 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82
  • 1984-01-11 Fritz Geissler, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1984-01-14 Paul Ben Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, dies at 86
  • 1984-01-17 Kostas Giannidis [Yannis Constantinidis], Greek composer and pianist, dies at 80
  • 1984-01-23 Samuel Gardner, American composer, dies at 92
  • 1984-01-23 Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, dies at 67
  • 1984-02-20 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), dies at 61
  • 1984-03-04 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 1984-03-06 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, dies at 59
  • 1984-03-28 Carmen Dragon, American composer and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony) dies of cancer at 69
  • 1984-04-01 Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), dies at 76
  • 1984-04-23 Juan Tizol, Puerto Rican jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington), and composer ("Caravan"; "Perdido"), dies at 84
  • 1984-05-25 Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • 1984-06-08 Gordon Jacob, British composer, dies at 88
  • 1984-06-13 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92
  • 1984-06-15 Meredith Willson, American composer (Meredith Willson Show), dies at 82
  • 1984-06-19 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
  • 1984-06-20 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, dies at 73
  • 1984-07-02 Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
  • 1984-07-09 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • 1984-07-11 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1984-07-14 Siegfried Kohler, German composer (Tausend Sterne sind ein Dom), dies at 57
  • 1984-07-20 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
  • 1984-07-28 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), dies at 70
  • 1984-07-31 Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, dies at 103
  • 1984-08-14 Peter Wishart, English composer, dies at 63
  • 1984-08-16 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, dies at 87
  • 1984-08-22 Charles Whittenberg, American composer, dies at 57
  • 1984-09-03 Arthur Schwartz, American composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust), dies at 83
  • 1984-09-08 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • 1984-09-09 Walter Kaufmann, German-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1948-57), composer (Navaratnam), and musicologist (The Ragas of South India), dies at 77
  • 1984-09-11 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), dies at 81
  • 1984-09-23 Anatoly Novikov, Soviet composer, dies at 87
  • 1984-10-07 Hermann Schroeder, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1984-10-17 Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
  • 1984-10-21 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • 1984-10-22 Harold Laurence Walters, composer, dies at 66
  • 1984-10-26 John Woods Duke, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1984-10-28 Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1984-11-08 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 81
  • 1984-11-11 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, dies at 63
  • 1984-11-20 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, dies at 78
  • 1984-11-24 Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, dies at 66
  • 1984-12-19 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
  • 1985-01-03 Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1919-1937), dies at 93
  • 1985-01-04 Lovro von Matačić, Croatian conductor and composer (Bruckner Medal), dies at 86
  • 1985-01-10 Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)
  • 1985-02-11 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1985-02-11 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer, dies at 68
  • 1985-02-22 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/American composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • 1985-03-16 Roger Huntington Sessions, American composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
  • 1985-03-21 Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
  • 1985-04-06 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
  • 1985-05-08 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
  • 1985-05-17 Abe Burrows, songwriter, composer, and writer (b. 1910)
  • 1985-06-01 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • 1985-07-17 Czesław Marek, Polish composer, dies at 93
  • 1985-07-30 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, dies at 68

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