Composers in History (Part 51)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 7,000

  • 1915-03-28 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1915-03-31 Eliseo Morales Pajaro, composer
  • 1915-04-19 Dorian Le Gallienne, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1963)
  • 1915-04-21 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), born in Transylvania, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2005)
  • 1915-05-02 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • 1915-05-02 Van Alexander, American composer and orchestra leader (Gordon MacRae Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1915-05-04 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • 1915-05-06 George Perle, American composer (12 Tone Tonality), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1915-06-02 Robert Moffat Palmer, American composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1915-06-06 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1915-06-18 Victor Legley, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Hazebrouck, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • 1915-07-06 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist and composer (Vague et Sillon), born in Binche, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1915-07-09 David Leo Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1915-07-17 Esther Williamson Ballou, American organist, composer and educator, born in Elmira, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1915-08-04 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915-08-09 Haim Alexander, Israeli composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1915-08-11 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • 1915-08-26 William Bardwell, composer
  • 1915-08-30 Robert Strassburg, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1915-09-02 Dai-Keong Lee, composer
  • 1915-09-02 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • 1915-09-03 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, born in Cranz, East Prussia (d. 2003)
  • 1915-09-03 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 2014)
  • 1915-09-23 Finn Arnestad, composer
  • 1915-10-06 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • 1915-10-07 Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1915-10-19 Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria (d. 1974)
  • 1915-10-20 Giora Schuster, composer
  • 1915-10-26 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor and composer, born in Calgary, Alberta; (d. 1995)
  • 1915-10-30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss-French composer (Capitaine Bruno), born in Geneva (d. 1992)
  • 1915-11-02 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer, born in Whanganui (d. 2001)
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1915-11-27 Victor Alessandro, composer
  • 1915-11-28 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, born in Orpington, England (d. 1990)
  • 1915-11-29 Billy [William Thomas] Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (Take The 'A' Train), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1915-12-02 Nico Richter, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1945)
  • 1915-12-16 Georgy Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer (The Blizzard, Time, Forward!)
  • 1916-01-03 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • 1916-01-04 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1916-01-06 Philip Bezanson, American composer, born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1916-01-09 Vic Mizzy, American composer and band leader (Green Acres and The Addams Family themes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1916-01-22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), born in Angers, France (d. 2013)
  • 1916-01-26 Lothar Jensch, composer
  • 1916-01-28 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • 1916-02-04 David Vassall Cox, composer
  • 1916-02-12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode), born in Győr, Hungary
  • 1916-02-14 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, born in Zakopane, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1916-02-20 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), born in Čepolė, Lithuania (d. 2001)
  • 1916-02-26 Mordecai Seter, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1916-03-02 Bernard George Stevens, composer
  • 1916-03-05 Ian Parrott, British-Welsh composer (The Black Ram), born in Streatham, England (d. 2012)
  • 1916-03-18 Louis Toebosch, composer
  • 1916-03-25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1916-04-11 Alberto E Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • 1916-04-14 Denis ApIvor, British composer, born in Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • 1916-04-14 Emerson Buckley, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1916-04-26 Arnoldus van Wyk, South African composer, born in Calvinia, Cape Province (d. 1983)
  • 1916-04-27 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • 1916-05-09 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, born in Sawbridgeworth, England (d. 1996)
  • 1916-05-10 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • 1916-05-12 Ellis Kohs, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1916-05-22 Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • 1916-05-23 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • 1916-05-26 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, born in Marysville, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-14 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, German composer, born in Breckerfeld, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1916-06-16 Francis Lopez, composer
  • 1916-06-17 Einar Englund, Finnish composer, born in Gotland, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-27 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, Norwegian composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1916-07-07 Robert Stevens Baker, composer
  • 1916-07-09 Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1916-07-11 Howard Brubeck, American composer (Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra), born in Concord, California (d. 1993)
  • 1916-07-23 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1916-07-27 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, born in Bochum, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1916-08-24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • 1916-09-25 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, born in Feodosia (d. 1997)
  • 1916-09-29 Minao Shibata, composer
  • 1916-10-10 Scott Huston, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1916-10-17 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, Polish organist and composer, born in Sierpc, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1916-10-19 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • 1916-10-21 Tomojiro Ikenouchi, composer
  • 1916-11-10 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1916-11-10 Guido Turchi, Italian composer (Invettiva), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1916-11-12 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • 1916-11-26 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, born in Wakayama, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1916-11-29 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • 1916-12-25 Daniel Devoto, composer
  • 1916-12-26 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 2005)
  • 1917-01-05 Reginald Smith Brindle, British composer, born in Cuerden, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1917-01-07 Ulysses Simpson Kay, American composer (Of New Horizons: Overture), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • 1917-01-12 Walter Hendl, American conductor & composer, born in West New York, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1917-01-13 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • 1917-01-17 Oskar Morawetz, Czech-Canadian composer (From the Diary of Anne Frank), born in Světlá nad Sázavou, Bohemia (now Czech Republic); (d. 2007)
  • 1917-01-19 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • 1917-01-31 José Maceda, Filipino composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
  • 1917-02-06 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, Italian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • 1917-03-02 John Gardner, English classical composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 2011)
  • 1917-03-07 Robert Erickson, composer
  • 1917-03-17 Brian Boydell, composer
  • 1917-03-19 Dino Lipatti, composer
  • 1917-03-30 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5001 - 5,100 of 5,516

  • 1997-04-16 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, dies at 88
  • 1997-08-02 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, dies of an illness at 58
  • 1997-08-10 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), dies at 84
  • 1997-08-12 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, dies at 83
  • 1997-09-04 Natko Devčić, Croatian composer, dies at 83
  • 1997-09-25 Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
  • 1997-09-29 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, dies at 77
  • 1997-10-07 Friedrich Zipp, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1997-10-19 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, dies at 49
  • 1997-11-12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • 1997-11-13 André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 1997-11-17 Wilfred Josephs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1997-12-02 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, dies in an automobile accident at 43
  • 1997-12-06 Eliot Daniel, composer (I Love Lucy theme), dies at 89
  • 1997-12-27 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, dies at 73
  • 1997-12-28 Henry Barraud, French composer, dies at 97
  • 1998-01-05 Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 1998-01-08 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • 1998-02-14 Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72
  • 1998-02-15 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
  • 1998-02-17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (People, Mambo Italiano), commits suicide at 72
  • 1998-04-09 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, dies at 44
  • 1998-04-11 Ivan Tcherepnin, American experimental and postmodern composer, dies at 55
  • 1998-04-24 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), dies at 75
  • 1998-06-06 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 1998-06-06 Svend Simon Schultz, Danish composer, dies at 84
  • 1998-07-03 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), dies at 85
  • 1998-07-17 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, dies at 74
  • 1998-07-31 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 98
  • 1998-08-03 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • 1998-08-13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • 1998-08-24 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • 1998-09-09 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1998-09-25 Russell Smith, American composer, dies at 71
  • 1998-11-19 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 1998-12-07 John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)
  • 1998-12-15 Jan Meyerowitz, German-American composer, dies at 85
  • 1999-01-21 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, dies at 88
  • 1999-02-01 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • 1999-02-15 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
  • 1999-02-16 Necil Kazım Akses, Turkish classical composer, dies at 90
  • 1999-02-20 Howard Boatwright, American composer and violinist, dies at 80
  • 1999-02-23 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 78
  • 1999-03-08 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 1999-03-09 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, dies at 73
  • 1999-03-17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 1999-04-28 Walter Gieseler, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1999-05-06 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), dies at 55
  • 1999-06-05 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), dies at 73
  • 1999-06-22 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • 1999-06-27 Einar Englund, Finnish composer, dies at 83
  • 1999-07-04 Ronald "Ronny" Graham, American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), dies of liver disease at 79
  • 1999-07-06 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, dies at 97
  • 1999-07-28 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1999-08-24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1999-09-08 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, dies at 83
  • 1999-09-24 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • 1999-10-11 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, dies at 77
  • 1999-10-27 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), dies at 88
  • 1999-10-28 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • 1999-12-05 Robert Parris, American composer (Book of Imaginary Beings), dies at 75
  • 1999-12-23 Marcel Landowski, French composer (Un enfant appelle), dies at 84
  • 2000-02-02 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 2000-02-22 Louis Alfred Mennini, American composer, dies at 79
  • 2000-03-03 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2000-03-20 Vivian Fine, American composer (Women in the Garden), dies after a car accident at 86
  • 2000-04-13 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, dies at 94
  • 2000-04-19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 2000-05-03 Yoshinao Nakada, Japanese composer, dies at 76
  • 2000-05-06 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • 2000-05-08 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, German composer, dies at 83
  • 2000-06-21 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), dies at 89
  • 2000-07-06 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, dies at 93
  • 2000-07-06 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, dies at 88
  • 2000-07-15 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, Belarusian composer, dies at 78
  • 2000-07-30 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2000-08-11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • 2000-08-12 Patrick Peter Sacco, American composer, dies at 71
  • 2000-08-25 Jack Nitzsche, American composer and songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman), dies at 63
  • 2000-08-25 Nils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), dies at 80
  • 2000-09-21 Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, dies at 72
  • 2000-10-10 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, dies at 94
  • 2000-10-28 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)
  • 2000-11-06 Herbert Brün, German composer, dies at 82
  • 2000-11-15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • 2000-12-26 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • 2001-01-12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2001-01-24 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, dies at 78
  • 2001-01-27 André Prévost, Canadian composer, dies at 66
  • 2001-02-04 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2001-02-04 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), dies after several years of serious illness at 78
  • 2001-04-01 Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
  • 2001-04-15 John Verrall, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2001-04-20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), dies at 54
  • 2001-05-17 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), dies at 77
  • 2001-06-09 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • 2001-06-15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 2001-06-15 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), dies at 85
  • 2001-07-03 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), dies of renal failure at 64