Composers in History (Part 51)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 7,523

  • 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)
  • 1913-05-31 Albert Delvaux, Belgian composer (Symphonia Burlesca), born in Louvain, Belgium (d. 2007)
  • 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)
  • 1913-08-22 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1987)
  • 1913-08-23 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela (d. 1993)
  • 1913-09-15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1913-09-15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1913-09-17 Jørgen Jersild, Danish composer and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1953-75), born in Copenhagen (d. 2004)
  • 1913-09-23 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • 1913-09-28 Vivian Fine, American composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1913-10-08 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and film and television composer (Night Of The Hunter; Dragnet theme), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1913-10-16 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian organist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1913-10-20 Angelo Ephrikian, composer
  • 1913-11-11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, Ukrainian composer (From The Whole Heart), born in Radziwiłłowo, Russian Empire (d. 1976)

Person of interestBenjamin Britten

1913-11-22 [Edward] Benjamin Britten, English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England (d. 1976)

  • 1913-12-10 Morton Gould, American prolific composer (Verdun), born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1913-12-12 Stanley Bate, English composer, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1959)
  • 1913-12-18 Donald Phillips, British pianist and composer (Spanish Fiesta, Concerto In Jazz), born in Dalston, London (d. 1994)
  • 1913-12-18 Saburo Takata, Japanese composer, born in Nagoya (d. 2000)
  • 1913-12-23 Hans Henkemans, Dutch composer and teacher, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1913-12-24 Karl Michael Komma, German composer & music publicist, born in Aš, Czech Republic
  • 1913-12-30 Svend Simon Schultz, Danish composer and choral director (Danish Radio Choir, 1949-79), born in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark (d. 1998)
  • 1914-01-03 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1914-01-08 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
  • 1914-01-22 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, born in Platanoussa, Greece (d. 2001)
  • 1914-01-29 Menelaos Pallantios, Greek composer, born in Piraeus (d. 2012)
  • 1914-02-10 Larry Adler, American pop and classical harmonica player, and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2001)
  • 1914-02-11 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1914-02-13 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1982)
  • 1914-02-26 Witold Rowicki, Polish conductor and composer, born in Taganrog, (d. 1989)
  • 1914-03-12 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1988)
  • 1914-03-13 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1914-03-13 Bob Haggart, American dixieland, swing jazz, and session double bass player, and composer ("What's New?"), born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • 1914-03-14 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • 1914-03-18 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist and composer (Brasilia Symphony), born in Petrópolis, Brazil (d. 1993)
  • 1914-03-21 Paul Tortelier, French concert cellist, composer, and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • 1914-03-23 Robert Gross, composer
  • 1914-04-26 Wilfrid Howard Mellers, English musicologist and composer (François Couperin and the French Classical Tradition), born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (d. 2008)
  • 1914-05-15 Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • 1914-05-17 Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), born in Friedeck, Austria-Hungary (d. 2015)
  • 1914-05-27 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, born in Thunder Bay, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1914-05-31 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, best known for his film scores in the Godzilla films, born in Kushiro Hokkaido, Japan (d. 2006)
  • 1914-06-05 Stan Jones, American songwriter ("Ghost Riders in the Sky"), and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • 1914-06-09 Hermann Haller, Swiss composer, born in Burgdorf, Switzerland (d. 2002)
  • 1914-06-20 Friedrich Zipp, German composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1914-06-21 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • 1914-06-30 Natko Devčić, Croatian composer, born in Glina, Croatia (d. 1997)
  • 1914-07-07 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914-07-07 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • 1914-07-11 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1984)
  • 1914-07-18 Herbert Collum, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1914-07-19 Josef Páleníček, Czech composer, born in Travnik, Bosnia, Yugoslavia (d. 1991)
  • 1914-07-22 Cecil Effinger, American composer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • 1914-07-24 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • 1914-07-26 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1914-07-28 Carmen Dragon, American composer and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony), born in Antioch, California (d. 1984)
  • 1914-08-01 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1914-08-02 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), born in La Tuque, Québec, Canada (d. 1988)
  • 1914-08-05 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1986)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1914-08-19 Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese film score composer (Rashomon; Seven Samurai), born in Sendai, Honshū, Japan (d. 1955)
  • 1914-08-25 Alexei Haieff, American composer (Princess Zondilda), born in Biagoveschensk, Siberia (d. 1994)
  • 1914-09-05 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • 1914-09-07 Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • 1914-09-07 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 2012)
  • 1914-09-14 Michał Spisak, Polish composer (Hymne Olympique), born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland (d. 1965)
  • 1914-09-23 Norman Cazden, composer
  • 1914-09-24 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - Sinfonia Sacra), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1991)
  • 1914-10-02 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, born in Subotica, Serbia (d. 1964)
  • 1914-10-02 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki (d. 1989)
  • 1914-10-09 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • 1914-10-17 Albert Markos, Romanian composer (Torso I), born in Székelykeresztúr, Hungary (now Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania) (d. 1981)
  • 1914-10-26 Alexander "Sasha" Argov [Abramovich], Israeli composer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1914-10-30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • 1914-10-30 Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1914-10-30 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1914-11-03 Hallgrímur Helgason, Icelandic musicologist, composer, teacher and conductor, born in Eyrarbakki, Iceland (d. 1994)
  • 1914-11-18 Leif Solberg, Norwegian organist, choral conductor and composer, born in Lena, Norway (d. 2016)
  • 1914-12-03 Irving Fine, American composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • 1914-12-23 Dezider Kardos, Slovak composer, born in Nadlice, Slovakia (d. 1991)
  • 1915-01-24 Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer, born in Brno, Czechia (d. 1940)
  • 1915-02-03 Richard Bales, composer
  • 1915-02-17 Homer Keller, American classical composer, born in Oxnard, California (d. 1996)
  • 1915-02-18 Marcel Landowski, French composer (Un enfant appelle), born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 1999)
  • 1915-02-19 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), born in Chester, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • 1915-03-04 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS], born in Barcelona, Spain

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5001 - 5,100 of 5,957

  • 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
  • 1994-09-20 Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88
  • 1994-09-24 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, dies at 89
  • 1994-10-10 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, dies at 64
  • 1994-11-07 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, dies at 70
  • 1994-11-11 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, English composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • 1994-11-27 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • 1994-11-29 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/American composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • 1994-12-08 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67
  • 1994-12-10 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, dies at 94
  • 1995-01-05 Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
  • 1995-01-19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1995-01-22 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, dies of AIDS complications 48
  • 1995-01-29 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, dies at 52
  • 1995-03-02 Hugo Cole, British composer and critic, dies at 77
  • 1995-03-07 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • 1995-03-14 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer, dies at 73
  • 1995-03-18 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • 1995-03-23 Danny Apolinar, American composer & songwriter, dies at 61
  • 1995-03-27 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer, dies at 75
  • 1995-04-22 Don Pullen, American pianist & composer, dies at 53
  • 1995-05-11 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • 1995-05-12 Marcel Rubin, Austrian composer, dies at 89
  • 1995-05-18 André-François Marescotti, Swiss organist & composer, dies at 93
  • 1995-05-23 Keith Humble, Australian composer, dies at 67
  • 1995-05-27 Ulysses Simpson Kay, American composer (Of New Horizons: Overture), dies at 78
  • 1995-05-27 László Kalmár, Hungarian composer (Triangles), dies at 63
  • 1995-05-31 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, dies at 87
  • 1995-06-05 Jan Decadt Flemish composer, dies at 81
  • 1995-06-14 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
  • 1995-06-20 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician, dies at 84
  • 1995-07-08 Günter Bialas, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1995-07-12 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer, dies at 49
  • 1995-07-17 Rainer Kunad, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1995-07-17 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, dies at 91
  • 1995-07-24 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), dies at 61
  • 1995-07-25 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 1995-07-26 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), dies of leukemia at 77
  • 1995-07-27 Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American classical and film music composer (Spellbound; A Double Life; Ben-Hur), dies at 88
  • 1995-08-01 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1995-08-02 Irwin Bazelon, American composer (Duo for Viola), dies at 73
  • 1995-08-06 André Fleury, French organist and composer, dies at 92
  • 1995-08-11 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • 1995-08-19 Pierre Schaeffer, French electronics engineer and composer, dies at 85
  • 1995-08-23 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), dies of a heroin overdose at 31
  • 1995-09-22 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer, dies at 62
  • 1995-09-27 Christopher Shaw, British composer, dies at 71
  • 1995-09-27 Alexander "Sasha" Argov [Abramovich], Israeli composer, dies at 80
  • 1995-10-06 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, dies at 91
  • 1995-10-30 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
  • 1995-10-31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995-11-03 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • 1995-11-17 Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1995-12-05 Reiner Bredemeyer, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1995-12-06 Claire Polin, American composer, dies at 69
  • 1995-12-18 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1995-12-20 Adone Zecchi, Italian composer, dies at 91
  • 1995-12-25 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American pianist, conductor, musicologist (Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians), and composer, dies at 101
  • 1995-12-25 Marijan Lipovsek, Slovenian pianist, composer, and teacher, dies at 85
  • 1995-12-29 Schlomo Joffe, Polish-Israeli folk and classical musician and composer, dies at 86
  • 1995-12-31 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, dies at 96
  • 1996-01-15 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), dies at 73
  • 1996-01-18 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • 1996-01-20 Gerry Mulligan, American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, and band leader (Jazz on a Summer Day), dies of complications from a knee infection at 68
  • 1996-01-25 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 35
  • 1996-02-02 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1996-02-05 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 86
  • 1996-02-08 Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
  • 1996-02-20 Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese classical music and film score composer (November Steps; Ran), dies of pneumonia while being treated for bladder cancer at 65
  • 1996-02-21 Morton Gould, American prolific composer (Verdun), dies at 82
  • 1996-02-26 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, dies from Crohn's disease at 77
  • 1996-03-19 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, dies at 65
  • 1996-03-19 Frank Wigglesworth, American composer (The Willowdale Handcar), dies at 78
  • 1996-03-20 Alan Ridout, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1996-03-22 Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), dies at 76
  • 1996-04-04 Paul Cooper, American composer, dies at 69

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