Composers in History (Part 53)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5201 - 5,300 of 7,422

  • 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, and electronic music pioneer, born in Venice, Italy (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)
  • 1917-09-02 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), born in Prainha, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1995)
  • 1917-09-13 Jón Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer and musicologist, born in Gilsárteigur, Iceland (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 organist, composer, and conductor, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • 1917-10-08 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1917-10-10 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer (Straight, No Chaser; 'Round Midnight), 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 in Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • 1917-11-07 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • 1917-11-11 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Monophrases), born in Rolle, Switzerland (d. 2021)
  • 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), born in Oranjestad, Aruba (d. 1977)
  • 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 (The Soldiers; Requiem), born in Bliesheim, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1918-03-22 Tauno Pylkkanen, Finnish opera composer, born in Helsinki, Finland(d. 1980)
  • 1918-03-31 Helen Kemp (nee Hubbert), American choral conductor, composer, and voice teacher, born in Perkasie, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 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)
  • 1918-08-19 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 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 Álvares, Spanish pianist, composer, educator and critic, born in Orense, Spain (d. 2011)
  • 1918-10-10 George Rhodes, American pianist, composer, arranger, and music director (Sammy Davis, Jr. Show), born in Indiana (d. 1985)
  • 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 Ze'ev Wolfgang Steinberg, Israeli violist and composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1918-12-07 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic pianist and composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2017)
  • 1919-01-03 Herbie Nichols, American jazz pianist and composer ("Lady Sings the Blues"), born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 1963)
  • 1919-01-18 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2019)
  • 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)
  • 1919-02-25 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013).
  • 1919-02-26 Luc-Andre Marcel, French composer, born in Entrecasteaux, France (d. 1992)
  • 1919-02-27 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • 1919-03-11 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington, American composer, and 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 István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer (La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012) [1]
  • 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)
  • 1919-05-09 James Reese Europe, American ragtime and early jazz arranger, composer, and bandleader in New York, and with the military in France during WWI, dies of a stab wound (received during an argument with one of his drummers), at 38
  • 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)
  • 1919-07-27 Per Hjort Albertsen, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1919-08-24 Niels Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
  • 1919-08-26 Ronald "Ronny" Graham [Stringer], American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (M*A*S*H; Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1919-09-02 Gideon William Waldrop, American composer and educator (Julliard School, 1961-85), born in Haskell County, Teaxs (d. 2000)
  • 1919-09-08 Johan Kvandal, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1919-09-10 Lex van Delden [Alexander Zwaap], Dutch composer and writer (Canto della Guerra), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (d. 1988)
  • 1919-09-14 Deryck Cooke, British composer and musicologist, born in Leicester (d. 1976)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5201 - 5,300 of 5,902

  • 1999-09-04 Klement Slavický, Czech composer (Sinfonietta No. 4 - Pax hominibus in universo orbi) dies at 88 [1]
  • 1999-09-08 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, dies at 83
  • 1999-09-24 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish organist, choral director, and composer (Out of the Night of the Earth), 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
  • 2000-01-27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian classical and jazz pianist and composer (Ineffable; Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra), dies at 69
  • 2000-02-02 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 2000-02-05 Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 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
  • 2000-04-11 Lucia Dlugoszewski, Polish-American composer (Fire Fragile Flight), dies at 74
  • 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
  • 2000-04-25 Neils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), dies at 80
  • 2000-04-30 Bernhard Heiden [Levi], German-American composer, dies at 79
  • 2000-05-03 Yoshinao Nakada, Japanese composer, dies at 76
  • 2000-05-06 Leonard Salzedo, British composer, dies at 78
  • 2000-05-08 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, German composer, dies at 83
  • 2000-05-13 Olivier Greif, French classical composer (Lettres de Westerbork), dies at 50
  • 2000-05-18 Gideon William Waldrop, American composer and educator (Julliard School, 1961-85), dies at 80
  • 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
  • 2000-07-21 Stanojlo Rajičić, Serbian composer, educator, and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 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
  • 2000-09-21 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
  • 2000-12-03 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon theme songs), dies at 78
  • 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
  • 2001-02-04 Raimo Kangro, Estonian composer (Butterflies in the Stone), dies at 51
  • 2001-03-28 Vlastimir Nikolovski, Macedonian composer and pedagogue, (The Serdar) dies at 74
  • 2001-03-29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet, 1952-97), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • 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; Lou Salomé), dies while conducting Verdi's "Aida" of a heart attack at 54
  • 2001-04-22 Ludvig Nielsen, Norwegian organist, composer, choir director, and conductor (Nidaros Cathedral, 1935-76), dies at 95
  • 2001-05-17 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), dies at 77
  • 2001-06-06 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer (A Song Of Islands) and educator (Victoria University, 1949-80), dies at 85
  • 2001-06-09 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • 2001-06-13 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), dies at 81
  • 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
  • 2001-07-20 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, dies at 77
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2001-08-06 Larry Adler, American pop and classical harmonica player, and composer, dies of cancer at 87
  • 2001-08-24 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2001-09-27 Herman Berlinski, Polish-American organist, composer and choral conductor (The Tetragrammaton), dies at 91 [1]
  • 2001-10-02 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-10-12 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, 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
  • 2001-11-13 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, 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
  • 2002-01-20 Ivan Karabits, Ukrainian composer, conductor, and educator, dies at 57
  • 2002-02-24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)

Person of interestDudley Moore

2002-03-27 Dudley Moore, English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, dies of progressive supranuclear palsy and pneumonia at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 2002-04-15 William Leonard "Will" Reed, British pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73
  • 2002-05-06 Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), dies at 96
  • 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
  • 2002-06-21 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), dies at 88
  • 2002-07-02 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), dies at 75
  • 2002-07-06 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, dies at 81
  • 2002-07-14 Carlos Fariñas, Cuban avant-garde composer, dies at 67
  • 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)
  • 2002-10-17 (George) Derek Bell, Northern Irish harpist, pianist, oboist, musicologist, and composer (The Chieftans; "Three Images of Ireland in Druid Times"), dies of a heart attack at 66 [1]
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2002-11-22 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish composer, dies at 69
  • 2002-12-24 Luciano Chailly, Italian opera composer (L'Idiota) and artistic director (La Scala), dies at 82
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-born musician, dies at 80
  • 2003-01-05 Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-07 David Harries, Welsh composer (Epithalamium), dies at 69

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