Composers in History (Part 49)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4801 - 4,900 of 7,547

  • 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
  • 1910-01-10 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1976)
  • 1910-01-14 Renier van der Velden, Belgian composer, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1910-01-20 Ennio Porrino, Italian composer, born in Cagliari, Italy (d. 1959)
  • 1910-01-21 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)

Person of interestDjango Reinhardt

1910-01-23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium (d. 1953)

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • 1910-01-25 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • 1910-01-26 Marijan Lipovsek, Slovenian pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia) (d. 1995)
  • 1910-02-03 Blas Galindo Dimas, San Gabriel Mexico, composer (A la Patria)
  • 1910-02-16 Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Mexican organist, composer and pedagogue (Tata Vasco; Tres Cartas de México), born in Morelia, Mexico (d. 1956)
  • 1910-02-17 Alfred Mendelsohn, Romanian composer, and conductor (Romanian National Opera, 1944-63), and teacher, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1966)
  • 1910-02-28 Roman Maciejewski, Polish composer (Requiem - Missa pro defunctis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)

Person of interestSamuel Barber

1910-03-09 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal; Adagio For Strings), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1910-03-24 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1910-03-25 Mario Peragallo, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1910-04-10 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1963)
  • 1910-04-14 Werner Wolf Glaser, German-Swedish composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1910-04-26 Erland von Koch, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 2009)
  • 1910-04-26 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, born in Sternberg, Moravia (d. 1969)
  • 1910-05-03 Alceo Galliera, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1996)
  • 1910-05-08 Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1981)
  • 1910-05-11 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer (d. 1974)
  • 1910-05-24 Marģeris Zariņš, Latvian composer and writer, born in Jaunpiebalga, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1910-05-24 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Finnish composer (Angoscia, Trittico sinfonico), born in Raisio, Finland (d. 1961)
  • 1910-06-06 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1992)
  • 1910-06-10 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1910-06-11 Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1910-06-15 Berend Giltay, Dutch composer, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1910-06-15 David Rose, American Emmy Award-winning composer ("The Stripper"; "Holiday For Strings"), and orchestra leader (The Red Skelton Show), born in London, England
  • 1910-06-17 H. Owen Reed, American composer, born in Odessa, Missouri (d. 2014)
  • 1910-06-21 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)
  • 1910-06-21 Charles Jones, composer, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1910-06-22 Wilhelm Demian, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Braşov
  • 1910-06-27 Karel Reiner, Czech composer, born in Žatec, Bohemia (d. 1979)
  • 1910-06-29 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys And Dolls, Baby It's Cold Outside), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1910-07-02 Earl Robinson, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1910-07-02 William Douglas Denny, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1980)
  • 1910-07-15 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), born in Derby, England (d. 1979)
  • 1910-07-20 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1910-08-01 Walter Scharf, American film composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1910-08-04 William Schuman, American composer (Pulitzer Prize, 1943), and administrator (Juilliard, 1945-61; Lincoln Center, 1961-68), born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • 1910-08-06 Friedrich Schroder, composer
  • 1910-08-12 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)
  • 1910-08-14 Pierre Schaeffer, French electronics engineer and composer, born in Nancy, France (d. 1995)
  • 1910-08-15 Hugo Winterhalter, American composer, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1910-08-17 Erkki Aaltonen, Finnish composer, born in Hämeenlinna, Finland (d. 1990)
  • 1910-08-18 Herman Berlinski, Polish-American organist, composer and choral conductor (The Tetragrammaton), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2001) [1]
  • 1910-08-24 Bernhard Heiden [Levi], German-American composer, born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1910-08-29 Robert Pineda-Duque, Colombian composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • 1910-09-14 Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1982)
  • 1910-09-18 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910-09-18 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1910-09-22 Klement Slavicky, Czech composer (Siymfonietta No. 4 - Pax hominibus in universo orbi), born in Tovačov, Moravia (d. 1999)
  • 1910-09-23 Soulima Stravinsky, Swiss-American pianist, composer, and son of Igor Stravinsky, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • 1910-09-24 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968) [1]
  • 1910-10-10 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1910-10-11 Eugene John Weigel, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1910-10-13 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1910-10-13 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1910-10-16 William Leonard "Will" Reed, British pianist and composer, born in South London (d. 2002)
  • 1910-10-18 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer
  • 1910-11-06 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1910-11-27 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1910-12-04 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991) [1]
  • 1910-12-07 Richard Franko Goldman, American educator and composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1910-12-16 Robert Noehren, American organist and educator, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1910-12-16 Stanojlo Rajičić, Serbian composer, educator, and musicologist, born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 2000)
  • 1910-12-18 Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-01-01 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]
  • 1911-01-06 Yannis Papaioannou, Greek composer & teacher, born in Kavala, Greece (d. 1989)
  • 1911-01-08 Andrej Ocenas, composer
  • 1911-01-14 George Amadee Tremblay, Canadian pianist & composer, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1911-01-14 Helmut Degen, German composer, born in Aglasterhausen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1911-01-18 Gabor Darvas, Hungarian composer, born in Satu Mare, Romania (d. 1985)
  • 1911-01-22 Roberto Garcia Morillo, Argentine composer and music critic, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1911-01-26 Norbert Schultze, German composer, primarily of film scores, born in Brunswick, Saxony, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1911-02-02 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • 1911-02-03 Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1911-02-19 Nikola Hercigonja, composer
  • 1911-02-20 Robert Guyn McBride, composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1911-02-24 Konrad Lechner, composer
  • 1911-03-03 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • 1911-03-06 Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
  • 1911-03-07 Stefan Kisielewski, Polish composer, writer and politician, born in Warsaw (d. 1991)
  • 1911-03-08 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • 1911-03-09 Ramon Campbell Batista, Chilean physician composer, born in Quilpué, Chile (d. 2000)
  • 1911-03-13 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1981)
  • 1911-03-17 Raffaele d'Alessandro, Swiss pianist, organist, and composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1959)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4801 - 4,900 of 5,970

  • 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
  • 1988-03-10 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • 1988-03-17 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, dies at 38
  • 1988-03-20 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • 1988-03-31 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48
  • 1988-04-07 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1988-04-14 Herbert Reynolds Inch, American composer and teacher, dies at 83
  • 1988-04-14 Johan Franco, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 1988-04-25 Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
  • 1988-04-29 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, dies at 74
  • 1988-05-03 Johannes Driessler, German organist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1988-05-18 David Moule-Evans, English composer & conductor, dies at 82
  • 1988-05-20 René Defossez, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1988-05-26 José Muñoz Molleda, Spanish composer and politician, dies at 83
  • 1988-06-12 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, dies at 87
  • 1988-06-19 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), dies at 83
  • 1988-07-01 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
  • 1988-07-01 Lex van Delden [Alexander Zwaap], Dutch composer and writer (Canto della Guerra), dies at 68
  • 1988-07-18 Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor, dies of a stroke at 64
  • 1988-08-02 Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
  • 1988-08-08 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), dies at 74
  • 1988-08-09 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
  • 1988-08-16 Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
  • 1988-09-14 Melle Weersma, Dutch jazz arranger and composer ("Penny Serenade"), dies at 80
  • 1988-09-22 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
  • 1988-09-23 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, dies at 79
  • 1988-10-08 Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer, dies at 82
  • 1988-10-15 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), dies of heart failure at 96
  • 1988-11-12 Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), dies at 49
  • 1988-11-13 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), dies at 86
  • 1988-11-26 Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), dies at 72
  • 1988-11-27 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • 1988-12-26 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, dies at 91
  • 1989-01-05 Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, dies at 82
  • 1989-01-20 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), dies at 80
  • 1989-01-31 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), dies at 63
  • 1989-02-05 Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • 1989-02-21 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, dies at 64
  • 1989-03-08 Stuart Hamblen, American singer and composer (This Ole House), dies at 80
  • 1989-03-17 Marek Bliziński, Polish jazz guitarist and composer, dies of skin cancer at 41
  • 1989-04-18 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), dies at 84
  • 1989-05-11 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, dies at 64
  • 1989-05-12 Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, dies at 89
  • 1989-05-15 Johnny Green, American singer (Body and Soul) and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, dies at 80
  • 1989-05-23 Lindembergue Cardoso, Brazilian composer, dies at 49
  • 1989-06-04 Václav Kašlík, Czech opera composer and conductor, dies at 71
  • 1989-06-04 Andor Kovács, Hungarian classical guitarist, and composer, dies at 60
  • 1989-06-12 Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80
  • 1989-06-22 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • 1989-06-22 Henri Sauguet [Poupard], French organist and composer (Symphonie Expiatoire), dies at 88
  • 1989-07-05 Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1989-07-14 Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer dies at 89
  • 1989-08-01 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1989-08-25 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80

Person of interestIrving Berlin

1989-09-22 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), dies at 101

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1989-09-26 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, dies at 80
  • 1989-09-30 Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (Four Saints in Three Acts; Louisiana Story), dies at 92
  • 1989-10-12 Franco [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
  • 1989-10-12 Franco Luambo, Congolese composer, guitarist and bandleader (Masumbuku), dies from AIDS at 51
  • 1989-10-31 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, dies at 88
  • 1989-11-01 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), dies at 69
  • 1989-11-12 Armando Gentilucci, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1989-11-17 Emerson Buckley, American composer, dies at 73
  • 1989-12-06 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, dies at 87
  • 1989-12-06 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 1989-12-21 Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, dies at 78
  • 1989-12-23 Josef Alexander, composer, dies at 82
  • 1989-12-25 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1989-12-26 Lennox R. F. Berkeley, British composer and pedagogue (Castaway), dies at 86
  • 1990-01-02 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian-American composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • 1990-01-12 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
  • 1990-01-20 Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • 1990-02-06 Jimmy Van Heusen [Edward Chester Babcock], American composer and songwriter (All the Way, Love & Marriage), dies following a stroke at 77
  • 1990-03-16 Ernst Bacon, American composer, dies at 91
  • 1990-05-02 William Levi Dawson, American composer, choirmaster, and musicologist dies at 90
  • 1990-05-08 Luigi Nono, Italian avant-garde composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • 1990-05-09 Patrick Piggott, British pianist, composer, and musicologist (The Life & Music of John Field; The Innocent Diversion - Music in the Life and Writings of Jane Austen), dies at 74
  • 1990-05-14 Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
  • 1990-06-15 Carlo Prosperi, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • 1990-06-25 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
  • 1990-06-30 Dudu Pukwana [Mtutuzel], South African saxophonist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1990-07-07 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, dies at 32

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