Composers in History (Part 52)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5101 - 5,200 of 7,003

  • 1917-03-30 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1917-03-30 Rudolf Bruci, composer
  • 1917-04-03 Bill Finegan, American composer (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1917-04-03 Tibor Andrasovan, Slovak composer, born in Slovenská Lupca, Zólyom, Austria-Hungary (d. 2001)
  • 1917-04-05 Richard Yardumian, American composer (Come Creator Spirit), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1917-04-15 Pietro Grossi, Italian composer, born in Venice (d. 2002)
  • 1917-05-03 James Penberthy, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1999)
  • 1917-05-04 Edward Toner Cone, American pianist, composer and pedagogue, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1917-05-14 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2003)
  • 1917-05-20 Enyss Djemil, composer
  • 1917-06-02 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), born in Caldwell, Kansas (d. 2000)
  • 1917-06-15 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1917-06-18 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, Azerbaijani composer, born in Nukha, Azerbaijan (d. 2002)
  • 1917-06-23 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Exmouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1917-07-24 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1917-08-16 Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer (Sonata Breve), born in Panama City (d. 2008)
  • 1917-09-13 Jon Thorarinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2012)
  • 1917-09-13 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1917-09-15 Richard Arnell, composer
  • 1917-09-17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • 1917-09-28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1917-10-02 Francis Jackson, British organist and composer, born in Malton, Yorkshire, England
  • 1917-10-04 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1917-10-08 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1917-10-10 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1917-10-11 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, born in Wiesentheid, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1917-10-31 Erik Routley, English Congregational minister, composer and musicologist, born in England (d. 1982)
  • 1917-11-05 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born on Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • 1917-11-07 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • 1917-11-11 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss composer, born in Rolle, Switzerland
  • 1917-11-20 Max Georg Baumann, German composer (Libertas Cruciata), born in Kronbacher, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1917-11-22 Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
  • 1917-11-24 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
  • 1917-12-08 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist and composer (Ca'i Organ)
  • 1917-12-17 Louis Salvador Palange, composer
  • 1918-01-11 Albert Weisser, composer
  • 1918-01-24 Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1996)
  • 1918-02-05 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), born in Baku (d. 1982)
  • 1918-03-03 Frank Wigglesworth, American composer (The Willowdale Handcar), born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1918-03-16 Howard Boatwright, American composer and violinist, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1918-03-17 D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist and composer (Eleonora)
  • 1918-03-20 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
  • 1918-03-22 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer
  • 1918-04-03 Enrique Iturriaga, Peruvian composer (Sinfonía Junín y Ayacucho), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2019)
  • 1918-04-03 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor & composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1918-05-06 Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, born in Toronto (d. 1984)
  • 1918-05-07 Argeliers León, Cuban composer, born in Pinar del Río, Cuba (d. 1991)
  • 1918-06-05 Branimir Sakač, Croatian composer (Matrix Symphony), born in Zagreb (d. 1979)
  • 1918-06-14 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1918-07-02 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • 1918-07-05 George Rochberg, American composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1918-07-09 Herbert Brün, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1918-07-24 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1918-07-27 Eero Sipilä, Finnish composer, born in Hailuoto, Finland (d. 1972)
  • 1918-07-31 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • 1918-08-15 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, born in Saigon, Vietnam (d. 1994)
  • 1918-08-25 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1918-08-25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1918-08-31 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
  • 1918-09-22 Archibald James Potter, composer
  • 1918-09-29 Harold Laurence Walters, composer
  • 1918-10-01 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer
  • 1918-10-12 Emil Cossetto, Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1918-11-11 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)
  • 1918-11-27 Zeev Wolfgang Steinberg, composer
  • 1918-12-07 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2017)
  • 1919-01-18 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1919-01-20 Stepan Lucky, Slovak film score composer, born in Žilina, Slovakia (d. 2006)
  • 1919-01-24 Leon Kirchner, American contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1919-01-30 Robert Suter, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • 1919-02-22 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, born in Libušín (d. 2007)
  • 1919-02-26 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • 1919-02-27 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • 1919-03-11 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington, American composer & bandleader, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • 1919-03-16 Erno Kiraly, Yugoslavian composer, born in Subotica
  • 1919-03-28 Jacob Avshalomov, American composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 2013)
  • 1919-04-12 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1919-04-23 Tālivaldis Ķeniņš, Canadian composer, born in Liepāja, Latvia (d. 2008)
  • 1919-04-23 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1990)
  • 1919-04-25 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1919-05-08 Soltan Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Shusha, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (d. 1974)
  • 1919-05-10 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • 1919-05-25 Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • 1919-05-31 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • 1919-06-01 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • 1919-06-13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • 1919-06-17 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1919-08-24 Nils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
  • 1919-08-26 Ronald "Ronny" Graham, American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1919-09-02 Gideon William Waldrop, composer
  • 1919-09-08 Johan Kvandal, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1919-09-10 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1919-09-14 Deryck Cooke, British composer and musicologist, born in Leicester (d. 1976)
  • 1919-09-16 Milan Harašta, Czech composer, born in Brno, Moravia Czechoslovakia (d. 1946)
  • 1919-09-24 Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), born in Polanka, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • 1919-10-03 Walter Gieseler, German composer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1919-10-09 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1919-10-12 Andre Casanova, composer, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1919-11-16 Udo Kasemets, Etonian-born Canadian composer, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2014)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5101 - 5,200 of 5,528

  • 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
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2001-08-24 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2001-10-02 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-10-12 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer, dies at 74
  • 2001-10-17 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), dies at 86
  • 2001-10-25 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, dies at 94
  • 2001-10-28 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • 2001-11-12 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2001-11-13 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), dies at 87
  • 2001-12-18 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74
  • 2001-12-18 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • 2002-01-16 Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • 2002-01-17 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • 2002-02-24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73
  • 2002-05-09 Leon Stein, American composer, dies at 81
  • 2002-05-28 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, dies at 92
  • 2002-06-13 Ralph Shapey, American composer (Fantasy, Rituals), dies at 81
  • 2002-06-17 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, dies at 89
  • 2002-07-06 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, dies at 81
  • 2002-07-28 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2002-08-26 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, dies at 90
  • 2002-10-14 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2002-11-22 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish composer, dies at 69
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-born musician, dies at 80
  • 2003-01-05 Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-08 Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2003-01-11 William Joseph Russo, American composer, dies at 74
  • 2003-01-16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, dies at 79
  • 2003-02-02 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • 2003-02-24 Walter Scharf, American film composer, dies at 92
  • 2003-02-27 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
  • 2003-03-02 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer, dies at 71
  • 2003-03-03 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), dies at 98
  • 2003-03-13 Enriko Josif, Serbian composer and pedagogue (Lyric Symphony), dies at 78
  • 2003-03-31 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian American electronic music composer (Phosphones), dies at 77
  • 2003-04-01 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), commits suicide at 46
  • 2003-05-05 David Lewin, American composer, dies at 69
  • 2003-05-23 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
  • 2003-05-27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), dies at 77
  • 2003-06-05 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2003-07-08 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, dies at 87
  • 2003-08-08 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • 2003-08-31 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 2003-09-19 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, dies at 90
  • 2003-10-07 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-25 Robert Strassburg, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2003-10-30 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, dies at 88
  • 2003-11-01 Kent Kennan, American composer, dies at 90
  • 2003-11-18 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 2003-11-27 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian composer, dies at 89
  • 2004-03-09 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), dies at 74
  • 2004-03-13 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, dies at 75
  • 2004-03-16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 2004-04-21 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Catawba), dies at 79
  • 2004-05-05 José Maceda, Filipino composer, dies at 87
  • 2004-05-12 John LaPorta, American Jazz clarinetist and composer, dies at 84
  • 2004-05-27 Denis ApIvor, British composer, dies at 88
  • 2004-06-03 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), dies of leukaemia at 61
  • 2004-07-01 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
  • 2004-07-21 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (Twilight Zone, Planet Of The Apes), dies of colon cancer at 75
  • 2004-07-23 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2004-07-23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 2004-07-24 Claude André François Ballif, French composer, dies at 80
  • 2004-07-30 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2004-08-09 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • 2004-08-18 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), dies at 82
  • 2004-09-12 John Buller, British composer, dies at 77
  • 2004-09-24 Joep Straesser, Dutch composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri), dies at 70
  • 2004-10-23 Edward Toner Cone, American pianist, composer and pedagogue, dies at 87
  • 2004-11-08 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), dies at 90
  • 2004-11-14 Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
  • 2004-11-16 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American composer, dies at 98
  • 2004-11-18 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • 2004-12-18 John W. Downey, American composer, dies at 77
  • 2004-12-24 Jan van Vlijmen, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • 2005-01-01 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • 2005-01-11 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-29 Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, dies at 74
  • 2005-02-08 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-04-13 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer & producer (Vic Damone Show), dies at 91
  • 2005-04-22 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer & conductor, dies at 87
  • 2005-05-11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer & composer, dies at 88
  • 2005-05-29 George Rochberg, American composer (Concord Quartet), dies at 86
  • 2005-06-13 David Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), dies at 89
  • 2005-07-14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80
  • 2005-08-22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2005-08-30 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), dies at 90
  • 2005-09-16 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • 2005-09-17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2005-11-06 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-11-14 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • 2006-02-08 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, best known for his film scores in the Godzilla films, dies at 91
  • 2006-03-04 Jan Felderhof, Dutch violinist and composer, dies at 98
  • 2006-03-13 Arne Dørumsgaard, Norwegian composer, dies at 84