Composers in History (Part 50)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 4901 - 5,000 of 7,403

  • 1911-09-20 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to My Three Sons, The Brady Bunch) and actor (Fernwood 2 Night - "Happy Kyne"), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1911-09-20 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • 1911-09-25 Lionel Henry Nowak, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1911-11-03 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian-American composer (Creation), born in Hulun, Manchuria [now Hailar, Inner Mongolia, China] (d. 1990)
  • 1911-11-04 Osamu Shimizu, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1911-12-03 Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini films), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1911-12-05 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, born in Sosnowiec, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 2000)
  • 1911-12-21 Paul Burkhard, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1977)
  • 1911-12-27 Anna Russell, English music satirist and composer, born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1911-12-27 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]
  • 1912-01-02 Andre Ameller, composer
  • 1912-01-02 Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1912-01-07 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1912-01-07 Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger, (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom-Cat On The Keys), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 1944)
  • 1912-01-08 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
  • 1912-01-17 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
  • 1912-02-02 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • 1912-02-05 Zoltán Pongrácz, Hungarian avant-garde composer (Mariphonia), born in Diószeg (d. 2007)
  • 1912-02-08 Simon Jurovsky, composer
  • 1912-02-19 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1912-02-24 Julius Kowalski, composer
  • 1912-03-11 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
  • 1912-03-13 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • 1912-03-19 Lavere "Buster" Harding, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday), born in North Buxton, Ontario (d. 1965)
  • 1912-03-27 Reuel Lahmer, Canadian-American organist and composer ("It Is Good To Give Thanks"), born in Maple, Ontario
  • 1912-03-27 Robert Watson Hughes, Scottish-Australian composer, born in Levan, Inverclyde, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1912-04-22 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, born in Ulldecona, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1912-05-01 Felipe Padilla de León, Filipino composer, born in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, Philippine Islands (d. 1992)
  • 1912-05-10 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • 1912-05-13 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1912-05-15 Arthur Victor Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-06-09 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1912-06-11 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (d. 1975)
  • 1912-06-22 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1945)
  • 1912-06-28 Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor, composer, educator (Munich Philharmonic 1979-1996), born in Roman, Moldavia, Romania (d. 1996)
  • 1912-06-29 José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1958)
  • 1912-07-27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1912-08-04 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1912-08-10 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1912-09-05 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1912-09-06 Wayne Barlow, American composer, born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1912-09-15 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer
  • 1912-09-27 Tauno Marttinen, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1912-10-04 Alfonso Letelier (-Llona), Chilean composer and educator (El Hombre ante la Ciencia - (Man Before Science)), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1994)
  • 1912-10-09 Henri Dillon, French composer (Arlequin), born in Angers, France (d. 1954)
  • 1912-10-13 Hugo Weisgall, American composer (4 Impressions), born in Ivančice, Czech Republic (d. 1997)
  • 1912-10-27 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1912-11-02 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, born in Porvoo, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1912-11-04 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • 1912-11-08 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, born in Sainte-Bazeille, France (d. 2010)
  • 1912-11-10 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), born in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato (d. 1982)
  • 1912-11-26 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), born in Elverum, Norway (d. 1991)
  • 1912-12-07 Daniel Jones, Welsh composer, born in Pembroke, Wales (d. 1993)
  • 1912-12-25 Werner Fussan, composer
  • 1912-12-29 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1990)
  • 1913-01-02 Gardner Read, composer, born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1913-01-15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2005)
  • 1913-01-18 Giannis "Yannis" Papaioannou, Greek musician and composer born in Kios, Ottoman Empire (now Gemlik, Turkey) (d. 1972)
  • 1913-01-22 Verdina Shlonsky, Israeli pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Kremenchug, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • 1913-01-24 Norman Dello Joio [Nicodemo DeGioio], American classical composer (Choreography: Three Dances for Strings), born in New York City, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1913-01-25 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1994)
  • 1913-01-26 Jimmy Van Heusen [Edward Chester Babcock], American composer and songwriter ("All The Way"; "Love & Marriage"), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1913-01-27 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • 1913-01-27 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • 1913-01-28 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • 1913-01-31 Héctor Iglesias Villoud, Argentine composer, born in San Nicolá, Argentina (d. 1988)
  • 1913-02-09 Erskine Butterfield American swing and boogie-woogie jazz pianist, singer, and composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1913-02-11 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • 1913-02-17 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav conductor (Belgrade Opera, 1944-65), born in Sarajevo, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Bosnia and Herzegovina) (d. 2009)
  • 1913-02-17 Rene Leibowitz, Polish-born French composer (d. 1972)
  • 1913-02-19 Alvin Derold Etler, composer
  • 1913-02-20 Jozef Kresanek, composer
  • 1913-03-03 Margaret Allison Bonds,  American composer (The Ballad of the Brown King), pianist, arranger, and teacher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1913-03-05 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • 1913-03-11 John Jacob Weinzweig, Canadian composer (The Enchanted Hill; Red Ear Of Corn), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1913-03-14 Witold Rudzinski, Polish composer, born in Sebezh, Russia Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1913-03-27 Godfrey Turner, British composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • 1913-04-03 George Barati, American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), born in Győr, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1913-04-12 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Székelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • 1913-04-18 Kent Kennan, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1913-04-18 Miloš Sokola, Czech violinist and composer, born in Bučovice (d. 1976)
  • 1913-04-23 Jan Meyerowitz, German-American composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1913-05-06 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • 1913-05-11 Clare Grundman, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1913-05-11 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer and producer (Vic Damone Show), born in New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1913-05-16 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • 1913-05-20 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
  • 1913-05-30 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1983)
  • 1913-06-04 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1913-06-05 Friedrich Wildgans, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1965)
  • 1913-06-08 Jagamas János, Hungarian composer, born in Dés, Romania (d. 1997)
  • 1913-06-10 John Edmunds, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1913-06-10 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, born in Yelets, Russia (d. 2007)
  • 1913-06-28 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England (d. 1998)
  • 1913-07-13 Ladislav Holoubek, composer
  • 1913-07-17 Everett Helm, composer
  • 1913-07-30 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, Yugoslav composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1987)
  • 1913-08-01 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1913-08-13 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2003)
  • 1913-08-13 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 4901 - 5,000 of 5,886

  • 1991-04-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • 1991-05-03 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1991-05-08 Jean Langlais, French organist, and composer (Missa Salve Regina), dies at 84
  • 1991-05-15 Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer ("The Eel"; "Zen Is When"), dies of cancer at 84
  • 1991-05-20 Julian Orbon De Soto, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • 1991-05-23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), dies at 95
  • 1991-07-19 Gino Negri, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1991-07-20 Earl Robinson, American composer, dies in a car accident at 81
  • 1991-08-28 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • 1991-09-07 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 1991-09-08 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), dies of cancer at 80 [1]
  • 1991-09-13 Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies
  • 1991-09-15 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, dies at 66
  • 1991-10-16 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, dies at 78
  • 1991-10-18 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), dies at 78
  • 1991-10-27 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - Sinfonia Sacra), dies at 77
  • 1991-10-28 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
  • 1991-12-20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • 1991-12-22 Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
  • 1991-12-31 Felicja Blumental, Polish-Brazilian concert pianist ( Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 5; Penderecki's Partita for Harpsichord), dies at 83
  • 1992-01-19 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60
  • 1992-01-25 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • 1992-02-15 William Schuman, American composer (Pulitzer Prize, 1943), and administrator (Juilliard, 1945-61; Lincoln Center, 1961-68), dies at 81
  • 1992-03-10 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1992-03-19 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1992-03-20 Georges Delerue, French film composer (Sword of Gideon, A Little Romance), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1992-03-21 Natalie Sleeth, American composer, dies at 61
  • 1992-03-27 Harald Saeverud, Norwegian composer (Saline), dies at 94
  • 1992-03-27 Harald Sæverud, Norwegian composer (Rondo Amoroso; Sinfonia Dolorosa), dies at 94
  • 1992-03-28 Josef Matej, Czech composer, dies at 70
  • 1992-04-04 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, dies at 81
  • 1992-04-08 Luc-Andre Marcel, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1992-04-27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon; St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • 1992-05-19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1992-05-23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • 1992-05-30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1992-06-08 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, dies at 83
  • 1992-06-10 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • 1992-07-04 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • 1992-07-15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • 1992-07-29 William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
  • 1992-08-02 Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1992-08-07 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • 1992-08-09 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), dies at 87
  • 1992-08-12 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 1992-09-05 Armen Carapetyan, Americn musicologist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1992-10-19 Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies
  • 1992-11-07 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony) dies at 85
  • 1992-11-13 Maurice Ohana, French classical pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1992-11-24 Xavier Darasse, French organist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1992-12-05 Felipe Padilla de León, Filipino composer, dies at 80
  • 1992-12-06 Yngve Sköld, Swedish composer, dies at 93
  • 1992-12-10 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, dies at 91
  • 1992-12-18 Edwin Gerschefski, American pianist, composer and teacher (Saugauck Suite), dies at 83
  • 1993-01-08 Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), dies at 63
  • 1993-01-13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, dies at 85
  • 1993-01-21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • 1993-02-03 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies at 69
  • 1993-02-14 Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
  • 1993-02-27 Marģeris Zariņš, Latvian composer and writer, dies at 82
  • 1993-03-03 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1993-03-07 Arnold Franchetti, Italian American composer, dies at about 84
  • 1993-05-26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • 1993-06-25 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), dies at 67
  • 1993-08-05 Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer, dies at 84
  • 1993-08-07 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 1993-09-12 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1993-09-19 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, dies at 75
  • 1993-09-30 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1993-10-22 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, dies at 80
  • 1993-10-26 Harold Rome, American composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles), dies at 85
  • 1993-11-09 Stanley Myers, English movie composer (The Deer Hunter), dies at 63
  • 1993-11-11 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • 1993-11-11 Olavi Pesonen, Finnish composer, dies at 84
  • 1993-11-26 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist and composer (Brasilia Symphony), dies at 79
  • 1993-11-27 Jerry Hunt, American composer, commits suicide at 49
  • 1993-11-28 Camillo Togni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1993-12-04 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), dies from prostate cancer at 52
  • 1993-12-29 Yvonne Desportes, French composer (Seven Abstract Poems), dies at 86 [1]
  • 1994-01-04 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), dies at 54
  • 1994-01-11 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994-02-06 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-07 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1994-02-08 Raymond Scott, composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • 1994-02-24 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-01 Timothy Andrew James Souster, British composer, dies at 51
  • 1994-03-01 Walter Kent, American composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
  • 1994-03-01 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer & pianist, dies at 87
  • 1994-03-15 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1994-03-16 (Charles) Russell Woolen, American classical keyboardist and composer (In Martyrum Memoriam), dies at 71
  • 1994-03-24 David Van Vactor, American classical composer, dies at 87
  • 1994-04-26 Manuel Enríquez, Mexican composer, dies at 67
  • 1994-05-23 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, , dies from liver cancer at 65

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1994-06-14 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther, Moon River), dies at 70

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1994-06-15 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer and conductor (Never on Sunday), dies at 68
  • 1994-06-23 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, dies at 83
  • 1994-07-23 Hans J Salter, Austrian-American film composer (The Wolf Man, Christmas Holiday, This Love Of Ours), dies at 98
  • 1994-08-13 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1994-08-28 Alfonso Letelier (-Llona), Chilean composer and educator (El Hombre ante la Ciencia - (Man Before Science)), dies at 88
  • 1994-09-15 Earl George, American composer and pedagogue, dies at 70

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