Composers in History (Part 52)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5101 - 5,200 of 7,540

  • 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
  • 1915-03-14 Eunice Katunda, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • 1915-03-14 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1915-03-14 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 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 (Four Holy Sonnets of John Donne; Jinker Ride), 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 [Alexander Van Vliet Feldman], American composer, arranger ("A-Tisket, A-Tasket"), and orchestra leader (Dean Martin Show), born in Harlem, New York City(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; Pulitzer Prize, 1986), 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)
  • 1915-06-15 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), born in Dover, England (d. 1990)
  • 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) [1]
  • 1915-07-17 Esther Williamson Ballou, American organist, composer and educator, born in Elmira, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1915-08-04 Irving Fields [Yitzhak Schwartz], American lounge pianist and composer (Ilona Massey Show; Bagels & Bongos), 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 Humphrey Searle, British composer and musicologist (Twentieth Century Counterpoint; The Music of Franz Liszt), born in Oxford, England (d. 1982)
  • 1915-08-26 William Bardwell, composer
  • 1915-08-30 Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor and educator (Leaves of Grass: A Choral Symphony), 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 organist, choral composer, and conductor, 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 (A Song Of Islands), and educator (Victoria University, 1949-80), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 2001)
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, 1952-56; NBC Symphony, 1937-44), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1915-11-27 Victor Alessandro, American orchestral conductor (Oklahoma City; San Antonio), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 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 Russian neo-romantic composer (The Blizzard; Time; Forward!), born in Fatezh, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1916-01-03 Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), born in Calabozo, Guárico, Venezuela (d. 1988)
  • 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, German composer (d. 2004)
  • 1916-01-28 Peter Crossley-Holland, British composer, ethnomusicologist, and educator (UCLA, 1969-83), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1916-02-04 David Vassall Cox, British composer ("Lillibullero"), born in Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet, England in (d.1997)
  • 1916-02-12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode), born in Győr, Danube Monarchy (now Hungary) (d. 1969)
  • 1916-02-14 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, born in Zakopane, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1916-02-15 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, born in Erith, Kent, England (d. 1993)
  • 1916-02-20 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), born in Čepolė, Lithuania (d. 2001)
  • 1916-02-26 (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), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 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, Dutch composer, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1916-03-22 George Wyle [Bernard Weissman], American composer (The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"; "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), and orchestra leader (Flip Wilson Show), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1916-03-25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1916-04-03 Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), born in Harrow, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1916-04-09 Julian Dash, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist, and composer ("Tuxedo Junction"), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1974)
  • 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)
  • 1916-04-25 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 2014)
  • 1916-04-26 (Arnoldus) Arnold van Wyk, South African concert pianist and composer (Nagmusiek - Night Music), born in Calvinia, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (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 of serial and electronic music (Correspondences), and teacher (Princeton; Juilliard), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1916-05-12 Ellis Kohs, American composer (Lohiau and Hiiaka), educator, and musicologist, 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, Basque-French chausson and operetta composer (La Belle de Cadiz; Andalousie; The Three Musketeers), born in Montbeliard, France (d. 1995)
  • 1916-06-17 Einar Englund, Finnish composer, born in Gotland, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-18 Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, born in Kõo Parish, Viljandi, Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 2018)
  • 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, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, born in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1916-09-29 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)
  • 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 composer (Facettes; Aniara), born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • 1916-10-21 Tomojirō Ikenouchi, Japanese composer and educator, born in Tokyo (d. 1991)
  • 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)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5101 - 5,200 of 5,966

  • 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
  • 1996-04-06 Nadieh [Karin Meis], Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue) dies from a pulmonary embolism and breast cancer at 37
  • 1996-04-08 Fried Walter [Schmidt], German light music and operetta composer, dies at 86
  • 1996-04-09 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, dies at 95
  • 1996-04-15 Alexander Tanev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 67
  • 1996-05-18 Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (Toy Matinee; Tuesday Night Music Club), dies of accidental asphyxiation at 29
  • 1996-05-24 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus; Windows), dies at 67
  • 1996-05-28 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), dies of cardiac arrest at 77
  • 1996-05-31 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • 1996-06-01 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), dies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 48
  • 1996-06-15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • 1996-06-15 Clare Grundman, American composer, dies at 83
  • 1996-06-18 Miriam Gideon, American composer, dies at 89
  • 1996-06-19 Vivian Ellis, English composer, dies at 91
  • 1996-06-22 George Barati, Hungarian-American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), dies at 83
  • 1996-06-30 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91
  • 1996-07-12 Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer, mainly of opera (Der Prozeß - The Trial), dies at 78
  • 1996-07-26 Evelyn Levine, American composer (Scarlet Ribbons), dies at 94
  • 1996-08-08 Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, dies at 73
  • 1996-08-13 David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
  • 1996-08-13 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), dies at 89
  • 1996-08-19 Jurriaan Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), dies at 70
  • 1996-08-22 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, dies at 79
  • 1996-08-29 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, dies at 64
  • 1996-09-01 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • 1996-09-02 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), dies at 96
  • 1996-09-07 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • 1996-09-24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1996-10-02 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (The Last Temptations), dies at 74
  • 1996-10-12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • 1996-10-17 Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • 1996-10-23 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1996-11-05 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer, dies at 62
  • 1996-11-16 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), dies at 87
  • 1996-11-21 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, dies at 80
  • 1996-11-24 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, Russian avant-garde composer (Sun of the Incas), dies at 67
  • 1996-12-15 Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia) dies at 50
  • 1996-12-17 Wayne Barlow, American composer, dies at 84
  • 1996-12-23 Krešimir Fribec, Croatian composer, dies at 88
  • 1997-01-01 Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer & musician, dies at 59
  • 1997-01-03 Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84
  • 1997-01-03 Roger Goeb, American composer, dies at 82
  • 1997-01-08 George Handy [Hendleman], American bebop jazz arranger, pianist and composer Handyland, U.S.A.), dies at 76
  • 1997-01-22 Irwin Levine, composer (Tie a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 58
  • 1997-01-30 Héctor Campos Parsi, Puerto Rican classical music composer, dies at 75
  • 1997-02-04 Ross Lee Finney, American composer (Landscapes Remembered), dies at 90
  • 1997-02-18 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), dies at 90
  • 1997-03-03 Finn Høffding, Danish composer (Karlsvognen), dies at 97
  • 1997-03-11 Hugo Weisgall, American composer (4 Impressions), dies at 84
  • 1997-03-31 Arthur Cunningham, American composer, dies at 68
  • 1997-04-02 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, dies at 62
  • 1997-04-10 Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer (Sphenogramme), dies at 68
  • 1997-04-16 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, dies at 88
  • 1997-04-24 Robert Erickson, American composer, dies at 80
  • 1997-05-05 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, dies at 80
  • 1997-05-09 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, dies at 90
  • 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, Bulgarian-French composer, dies at 72
  • 1997-11-17 Wilfred Josephs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1997-11-21 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 76
  • 1997-12-02 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, dies in a car accident at 43
  • 1997-12-06 Eliot Daniel, American 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
  • 1998-01-06 Georgy Sviridov, Soviet Russian neo-romantic composer (The Blizzard; Time; Forward!), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 1998-01-08 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • 1998-01-13 Mihovil Logar, Serbian composer (A Would-be Lady), dies at 95
  • 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 [Epstein], American composer (Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1990), dies from liver cancer 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
  • 1998-10-29 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), dies at 90
  • 1998-11-19 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 1998-12-01 Albert de Klerk, Dutch organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1998-12-02 Bob Haggart, American dixieland, swing jazz, and session double bass player, and composer ("What's New?"), dies at 84

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