Composers in History (Part 48)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4701 - 4,800 of 7,419

  • 1908-05-24 Krešimir Fribec, Croatian composer, born in Daruvar, Croatia (d. 1996)
  • 1908-05-27 Harold Rome, American composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1993)
  • 1908-06-17 John Verrall, American composer, born in Britt, Iowa (d. 2001)
  • 1908-06-24 Hugo Distler, German organist, choral conductor and composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1942)
  • 1908-06-29 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
  • 1908-06-29 Leroy Anderson, American composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1908-06-30 Lucino Tinio Sacramento, Filipino composer, born in Licab, Nueva Ecija, Philippines (d. 1984)
  • 1908-07-12 Johan Franco, Dutch composer, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1908-07-17 Rudolf Petzold, composer
  • 1908-07-20 Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), born in Nacka, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1908-08-01 Miloslav Kabeláč, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1979)
  • 1908-08-06 George Singer, composer
  • 1908-08-06 Svend Erik Tarp, Danish composer, born in Thisted, Denmark (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-17 Kurt Hessenberg, German composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d.1994)
  • 1908-08-18 Milan Ristić, Serbian composer, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1982)
  • 1908-08-31 Peter Conrad Baden, composer
  • 1908-09-05 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1908-09-05 Cecilia Seghizzi, Italian composer, born in Gotizia, Austria-Hungary (d. 2019)
  • 1908-09-10 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908-09-13 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, born in Cavendish, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1908-09-17 Franz Grothe, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1982)
  • 1908-09-25 Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer, born in Pezinok, Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1908-09-28 Marin Goleminov, Bulgarian composer, born in Kyustendil (d. 2000)
  • 1908-10-01 Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1998)
  • 1908-10-03 Zenobia Powell Perry, American composer (Tawawa House), educator, and civil rights activist, born in Boley, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1908-10-08 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1990)
  • 1908-10-10 Johnny Green, American singer (Body and Soul) and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1908-10-11 Armen Carapetyan, American musicologist and composer, born in Isfahan, Iran (d. 1992)
  • 1908-10-19 [Nils] Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian classical pianist and composer, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1981)
  • 1908-10-19 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz double bassist and composer (Elegy), born in London (d. 1987)
  • 1908-10-20 Stuart Hamblen, American singer and composer (This Ole House), born in Kellyville, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1908-10-21 Howard Ferguson, composer
  • 1908-10-30 Franco Margola, Italian composer, born in Orzinuovi, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1908-11-19 Mikhail Chulaki, Soviet composer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1989)
  • 1908-11-26 Philipp Mohler, German composer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1908-11-28 Roberto Lupi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1908-12-03 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), born in Scott, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1908-12-10 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon; St Francois d'Assise), born in Avignon, France (d. 1992)
  • 1908-12-11 Elliott Carter, American classical composer and winner of two Pulitzer prizes, born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • 1908-12-13 Victor Babin, Russian pianist and composer (Vronsky & Babin), born in Moscow (d. 1972)
  • 1908-12-17 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer
  • 1908-12-20 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1973)
  • 1908-12-25 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, born in Nymburk, Bohemia (d. 1998)
  • 1908-12-28 Felicja Blumental, Polish-Brazilian concert pianist ( Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 5; Penderecki's Partita for Harpsichord), born in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1908-12-31 Marko Rothmuller, Croatian composer, born in Slavonski Brod, Croatia (d. 1993)
  • 1909-01-11 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer
  • 1909-01-15 Elie Siegmeister, American composer (Plough & the Stars), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1909-01-21 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian choral director and composer (Baltepe), born in Tetovo, Ottoman Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1909-02-05 Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist & composer, born in Łódź (d. 1969)
  • 1909-02-06 Israel Citkowitz, American composer (d. 1974)
  • 1909-02-09 Harald Genzmer, German composer, born in Blumenthal, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1909-03-01 Richard de Guide, composer
  • 1909-03-02 Hanoch Jacoby, composer
  • 1909-03-08 Anthony Donato, composer
  • 1909-03-18 Ljubica Marić, Serbian composer (Songs Of Space), born in Kragujevac, Serbia (d. 2003)
  • 1909-03-21 Uno "Miff" Görling, Swedish jazz trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer, bjorn in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1988)
  • 1909-03-22 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • 1909-04-02 Jean Kurt Forest, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1909-04-08 Olavi Pesonen, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1993)
  • 1909-04-09 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Russian composer, born in Tambov, Dzerzhinsky, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1909-04-25 Jaroslav Doubrava, Czech composer, born in Chrudim, Czech Republic (d. 1960)
  • 1909-05-01 George Melachrino, English composer, born in London (d. 1965)
  • 1909-05-11 Herbert Murrill, composer
  • 1909-05-15 Rodolfo Cornejo, composer
  • 1909-05-19 Schlomo Joffe, composer
  • 1909-05-27 Isador Goodman, South African-Australian pianist and composer (New Guinea Fantasy), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1982)
  • 1909-06-02 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, born in Brechin (d. 2006)
  • 1909-06-04 Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1909-06-05 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • 1909-06-10 Erwin Dressel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1909-06-12 Mansel Treharne Thomas, Welsh composer, born in Tylorstown, Rhondda, Wales (d. 1986)
  • 1909-06-19 Edwin Gerschefski, American pianist, composer and teacher (Saugauck Suite), born in Meriden, Connecticut (d. 1992)
  • 1909-06-21 Kurt Schwaen, German composer, born in Katowice, Poland (d. 2007)
  • 1909-06-28 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1909-07-04 Alec Templeton, Welsh pianist and composer (Concertino Lirico), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1909-07-13 David Branson, composer
  • 1909-07-13 Paul Constantinescu, composer
  • 1909-07-13 Washington Castro, composer
  • 1909-07-19 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, born in Cece (d. 1966)
  • 1909-07-25 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian composer and conductor, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1909-07-29 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1909-08-10 Brian Easdale, composer
  • 1909-08-10 Claude Thornhill, composer
  • 1909-08-11 Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
  • 1909-08-14 Hezekiah "Stuff" Smith, American jazz violinist & composer (It's Wonderful), born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1909-08-16 Paul Smith Callaway, American organist, conductor and composer (Great Organ of Washington Cathedral), born in Atlanta, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1909-08-21 John William Haussermann Jr., American composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1986)
  • 1909-08-22 Sergius Kagen, American pianist and composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1964)
  • 1909-08-25 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, born in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wales (d. 1988)
  • 1909-09-04 Karel Horky, Czech composer, born in Stemechy (d. 1988)
  • 1909-09-15 Carlos Estrada, composer
  • 1909-09-27 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, born in Hamm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1909-10-14 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer (Karhunpyynti (The Bear Hunt)) , born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 1909-10-28 Ādolfs Skulte, Latvian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2000)
  • 1909-11-01 Bruno Bjelinski [Weiss], Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1909-11-06 Heinz Rottger, German composer, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1909-11-06 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, born in Kudus, Java (d. 1969)
  • 1909-11-24 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • 1909-12-20 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), born in Horsens, Jutland (d. 1996)
  • 1909-12-24 Adam Popovich, American composer, born in Denver, Colorado

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4701 - 4,800 of 5,898

  • 1985-08-04 Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65
  • 1985-08-12 Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
  • 1985-08-15 Richard Yardumian, American composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68
  • 1985-08-24 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Creative Harmony, dies at 78
  • 1985-08-29 Alexander Abramsky, Soviet composer, dies at 87
  • 1985-09-03 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
  • 1985-09-06 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 1985-09-06 Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Crescent City Blues"), dies at 79
  • 1985-09-08 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, dies at 84
  • 1985-09-11 William Alwyn, English composer, dies at 79
  • 1985-09-13 Dane Rudhyar, composer, dies at 90
  • 1985-09-25 Albert Moeschinger, composer, dies at 88
  • 1985-10-07 Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish composer, dies at 81
  • 1985-12-25 George Rhodes, American pianist, composer, arranger, and music director (Sammy Davis, Jr. Show), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1986-01-03 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, dies at 82
  • 1986-01-08 Mansel Treharne Thomas, Welsh composer, dies at 76
  • 1986-02-12 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
  • 1986-02-14 Edmund Rubbra, English composer (Morning Watch), dies after a stroke at 86
  • 1986-02-20 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, dies at 88
  • 1986-03-14 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, dies at 81
  • 1986-03-14 Jozef Kresanek, composer, dies at 73
  • 1986-04-19 Dag Wirén, Swedish composer, dies at 80
  • 1986-04-23 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer ("Over the Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"; "Stormy Weather"), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1986-05-05 John William Haussermann Jr., American composer, dies at 76
  • 1986-05-05 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, dies at 94
  • 1986-05-17 Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer dies of HIV related illness at 33
  • 1986-05-20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-06-02 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • 1986-06-03 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, dies at 89
  • 1986-06-16 Maurice Duruflé, French organist (St. Etienne-du-Mond, 1929-75), composer (Requiem, Op. 9), and teacher (Paris Conservatory, 1943-70), dies at 84
  • 1986-06-21 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author, dies at 63
  • 1986-06-22 Matti Rautio, Finnish classical composer (The Blue Heron), dies at 64 
  • 1986-06-27 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 1986-07-04 Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), dies at 83
  • 1986-07-23 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, dies at 73
  • 1986-08-15 Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), dies at 74
  • 1986-08-30 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1986-09-02 Philip Radcliffe, English composer, dies at 81
  • 1986-09-07 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • 1986-10-29 Osamu Shimizu, Japanese composer, dies at 74
  • 1986-10-30 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • 1986-11-04 Zlatan Vauda, Slovene composer and conductor (RTB Children's Choir, 1953-86), dies at 86
  • 1986-11-15 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
  • 1986-11-18 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, dies at 87
  • 1986-11-22 Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
  • 1986-12-22 Celius Dougherty, American pianist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1986-12-27 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-12-29 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree; New Guinea Patrol), dies at 82
  • 1986-12-30 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • 1986-12-31 Lester Trimble, American composer, music critic and educator, dies at 63
  • 1987-01-06 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • 1987-01-18 George Thalben-Ball, Australian-English organist (Birmingham City Organist, 1949-83), and composer (Elegy), dies at 90
  • 1987-01-19 Fred Lohse, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1987-01-25 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, dies at 85
  • 1987-01-29 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, Yugoslav composer, dies at 73
  • 1987-02-15 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer, dies at 57
  • 1987-02-16 Dmitri Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1987-02-18 Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky, composer, dies at 82
  • 1987-02-20 Ivan Brkanović, Croatian composer (Triptych - Funeral Folk Rite), dies at 80
  • 1987-02-20 Adrian Cruft, British composer, dies at 66
  • 1987-03-04 Siro Cisilino, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1987-03-13 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1987-03-13 Fela Sowande, Nigerian musician and composer, dies at 81
  • 1987-03-27 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63
  • 1987-04-03 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (Die heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck)), dies at 97
  • 1987-04-14 Karl Höller, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1987-04-28 Åke Olof Sebastian Uddén, Swedish violist, composer and educator (Royal College Of Music, 1934-70), dies at 84
  • 1987-05-22 Mario Zafred, composer, dies at 65
  • 1987-05-23 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
  • 1987-05-29 Phyllis Tate, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1987-06-02 Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
  • 1987-06-24 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), , dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1987-06-26 Henk Badings, Dutch opera composer (Orestes), dies at 80
  • 1987-06-30 Federico Mompou, Spanish composer, dies at 94
  • 1987-07-15 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer and composer (Our Don Bradman), dies at 88
  • 1987-08-05 Zygmunt Mycielsky, Polish composer and music critic, dies at 79 [1]
  • 1987-08-05 Zygmunt Mycielski, Polish composer and music critic, dies at 79
  • 1987-08-13 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), dies at 72
  • 1987-08-23 Siegfried Borris, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1987-09-03 Morton Feldman, American composer (For Philip Guston, Rothko Chapel), dies at 61
  • 1987-09-09 Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), dies at 79
  • 1987-09-11 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • 1987-09-22 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, dies at 82
  • 1987-09-23 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British pianist and composer, dies at 87
  • 1987-09-30 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, dies at 74
  • 1987-10-14 Rodolfo Halffter, composer, dies at 86
  • 1987-10-29 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), dies at 74
  • 1987-11-16 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • 1987-11-23 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), dies at 98
  • 1987-11-26 Emmanuel Bondeville, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1987-11-28 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • 1987-12-12 Louis de Meester, Belgian pianist and classical and electronic music composer (The Great Temptation of St Anthony), dies at 83
  • 1987-12-12 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
  • 1987-12-22 Leonidas Zoras, Greek conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 1988-01-29 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 46
  • 1988-02-10 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, dies at 52
  • 1988-02-14 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), dies at 86
  • 1988-02-15 Frederick [Fritz] Loewe, composer, dies
  • 1988-02-24 Uno "Miff" Görling, Swedish jazz trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer, dies at 78
  • 1988-03-06 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 63

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