Composers in History (Part 54)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5301 - 5,400 of 7,523

  • 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)
  • 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, Estonian-born Canadian composer, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2014)
  • 1919-11-17 Hershy Kay, American composer (Olympic Hymn, A Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • 1919-11-20 John McCarthy, English conductor, born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1919-11-23 Cláudio Santoro, Brazilian violinist, conductor, and composer, born in Manaus, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1919-11-27 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1919-12-06 Gideon Klein, Moravian pianist and composer, born in Přerov, Czechoslovakia (d. 1945)
  • 1919-12-08 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1919-12-08 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1919-12-10 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • 1919-12-10 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1919-12-28 Inocente Carreño, Venezuelan composer, born in Porlamar, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • 1919-12-29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 1919-12-30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College Choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)
  • 1920-01-03 Renato Carosone, Italian canzone napoletana singer, pianist, songwriter ("Tu vuò fà l'americano" - "You Want to Be American"), and accordionist, born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1920-01-06 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • 1920-01-17 George Handy [Hendleman], American bebop jazz arranger, pianist and composer (Handyland, U.S.A.), born in New York City (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-19 Luciano Chailly, Italian opera composer (L'Idiota) and artistic director (La Scala), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 2002)
  • 1920-01-21 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish organist, choral director, and composer (Out of the Night of the Earth), born in Höör, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • 1920-02-15 Ingmar Milveden, Swedish organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1920-02-17 Paul Fetler, American composer (December Stillness; Three Poems By Walt Whitman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1920-02-23 Hall Overton, American jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), born in Bangor, Michigan [1]
  • 1920-02-27 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer (Blues Alley All Star Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • 1920-03-01 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • 1920-03-02 Enrique Franco, composer
  • 1920-03-16 John Addison, British Academy and BAFTA Award-winning film score composer (Tom Jones; A Bridge Too Far; Centennial), born in Surrey, England (d. 1998)
  • 1920-03-17 John La Montaine, composer (Pulitzer 1959), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-23 Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
  • 1920-03-23 Geoffrey Bush, British organist, pianist, composer, and educator, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1920-03-27 Carl-Henrik Norin Swedish jazz saxophonist, and composer ("Mississippi Mood"), born in Västerås, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • 1920-04-03 Stan Freeman, American composer (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2001)

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1920-04-07 Ravi Shankar [Chowdhury], Bengali Brahmin sitar master and Indian classical music composer (West Meets East; Concert for Bangladesh), born in Benares, British, India (d. 2012)

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  • 1920-04-13 John LaPorta, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1920-04-14 Eduardo Maturana, Chilean composer, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2003)
  • 1920-04-21 Bruno Maderna, Italian conductor, and avant garde composer (Quadrivium; Satyricon), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1920-04-23 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • 1920-04-26 Padú del Caribe [Juan Chabaya Lampe], Aruban pianist and composer, known as the "Father of the Caribbean" ("Aruba Dushi Tera" - Aruba's national anthem), born in Oranjestad, Aruba, Kingdom of the Netherlandsborn
  • 1920-04-29 Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1920-04-30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist and composer, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1920-05-02 Jacob Gilboa [Erwin Goldberg], Israeli composer, born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • 1920-05-03 John Lewis, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet, 1952-97), born in La Grange, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1920-06-10 Zbyněk Vostřák, Czech composer (While We Are Falling Asleep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985) [1]
  • 1920-06-11 Shelly Manne, American 'West Coast' jazz and session drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader, born in New York City (d. 1984)
  • 1920-06-14 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian composer, born in Zlatoust, Ural (d. 1989)
  • 1920-06-23 Paul Des Marais, American composer, born in Menominee, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1920-06-24 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), born in Berlin, Gemany (d. 2013) [1]
  • 1920-07-03 John Lessard, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • 1920-07-05 Issachar Miron, Israeli composer, born in Kutno, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1920-07-19 Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2018)
  • 1920-07-21 Manuel Valls, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1984)
  • 1920-07-31 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, born in Emma-Grube, Upper Silesia (d. 1999)
  • 1920-08-19 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1920-09-05 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1920-09-19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1920-09-23 Alexander Arutiunian, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1920-09-23 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, born in Smilkov (d. 1986)
  • 1920-09-30 Ghazar Saryan, composer
  • 1920-10-13 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1920-10-31 Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, born in Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2008)
  • 1920-11-02 Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, Colombian composer, born in Bogota (d. 2011)
  • 1920-11-18 Louis Alfred Mennini, American composer, born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1920-11-20 Armin Schibler, Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace), born in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • 1920-11-23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1920-11-26 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, born in Pesterzsébet, Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
  • 1920-12-02 Robert Moevs, American composer, born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist ("Take Five") and composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-15 Howard Cable, Canadian conductor, arranger, and composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1920-12-26 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, born in Hogbo near Sandviken (d. 1953)
  • 1921-01-09 Seymour Barab, American cellist (Philip Glass Ensemble), and composer of fairy tale operas (Little Red Riding Hood), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1921-01-12 Leo Smit, Dutch composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1921-01-21 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, born in Dryanovo (d. 2000)
  • 1921-01-22 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • 1921-01-25 Alfred Reed, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921-01-26 Frantisek Chaun, Czech composer, born in Kaplice, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (now Czechia) (d. 1981)
  • 1921-01-26 Johannes Driessler, German organist and composer, born in Friedrichsthal, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1921-02-10 Adrian Cruft, British composer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • 1921-02-14 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1968)
  • 1921-02-19 Claude Rene Georges Pascal, composer
  • 1921-02-20 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
  • 1921-02-24 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • 1921-02-27 Andras Szollosy, composer
  • 1921-02-28 Vladimir Sommer, Czech composer, born in Dolní Jiřetín, Czech Republic (d. 1997)
  • 1921-02-28 Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, born in Narberth, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1921-03-02 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England (d. 1997)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5301 - 5,400 of 5,957

  • 2002-04-15 William Leonard "Will" Reed, British pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (USSR State Symphony, 1965-2000; Residentie Orchestra 1992-2000), pianist, and 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
  • 2002-06-27 Russ Freeman, American classically trained bebop and cool jazz pianist and composer (Art Pepper; Charlie Parker; Chet Baker; Clifford Brown; Shelly Manne), dies at 76
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2003-03-05 Gerhard Rosenfeld, German opera and film score composer, dies at 72
  • 2003-03-13 Enriko Josif, Serbian composer and pedagogue (Lyric Symphony), dies at 78
  • 2003-03-23 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, dies at 77
  • 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
  • 2003-04-19 Conrad Leonard, British composer and pianist, dies at 104
  • 2003-05-02 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), dies at 87
  • 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, dies at 98
  • 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
  • 2003-09-26 Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 67
  • 2003-10-07 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-25 Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor and educator (Leaves of Grass: A Choral Symphony), dies at 88
  • 2003-10-26 Roberto Garcia Morillo, Argentine composer and music critic, dies at 92
  • 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
  • 2004-01-17 Zenobia Powell Perry, American composer (Tawawa House), educator, and civil rights activist, dies at 94
  • 2004-01-28 Trevor James Hold, British composer, writer, and musicologist (John Clare Songbook), dies at 64 [1]
  • 2004-02-06 Jørgen Jersild, Danish composer and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1953-75), dies at 91
  • 2004-03-09 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), dies in a car accident at 73 [1]
  • 2004-03-09 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, American pianist, arranger, jazz and classical composer (For Bird, With Love), dies at 72
  • 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
  • 2004-06-26 Eskil Hemberg, Swedish composer, conductor (Stockholm University Chorus, 1959-84), and artistic director (Royal Swedish Opera, 1987-96), dies at 66
  • 2004-07-01 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
  • 2004-07-21 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (The 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 film music composer (The Magnificent Seven; To Kill A Mockingbird; The Age Of Innocence; Thoroughly Modern Millie), 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
  • 2004-10-27 Claude Helffer, French classical pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 2004-10-28 Gil Mellé, American jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 72
  • 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 conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1944-52: Baltimore Symphony), 1952-59, 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
  • 2005-01-30 Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, dies of cancer at 33
  • 2005-02-08 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), dies at 90
  • 2005-04-13 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer & producer (Vic Damone Show), dies at 91
  • 2005-04-23 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor dies at 87
  • 2005-05-11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer, and 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
  • 2005-08-06 James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil) dies at 82
  • 2005-08-22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2005-08-30 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), dies at 90

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