Composers in History (Part 54)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5301 - 5,400 of 7,003

  • 1921-09-07 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist and composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1921-09-08 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 1921-09-09 Andrzej Dobrowolski, composer
  • 1921-09-15 Jan Frank Fischer, composer
  • 1921-09-16 Fritz Geissler, German composer, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1984)
  • 1921-09-24 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1921-09-28 Ilhan Usmanbas, composer
  • 1921-10-21 Jarmil Burghauser, composer
  • 1921-10-21 Malcolm Arnold, Northampton England, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)
  • 1921-10-27 Anestis Logothetis, Austrian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1921-11-01 Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, born in Piatra Neamţ, Romania (d. 1980)
  • 1921-11-01 John W. Peterson, American songwriter, born in Lindsborg, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • 1921-11-02 Fernando Correia de Oliveira, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • 1921-11-08 Douglas Townsend, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1921-11-12 Robert Fleming, composer
  • 1921-11-13 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1996)
  • 1921-11-13 Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, born in Vladivostok, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1921-12-06 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1921-12-07 Arne Dørumsgaard, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 2006)
  • 1921-12-19 Ludvík Podéšť, Czech composer, born in Dubňany (d. 1968)
  • 1921-12-22 Robert Frank Kurka, American composer, born in Cicero, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • 1921-12-24 Gerard Thomas Victory, Irish composer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1995)

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1921-12-26 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

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  • 1922-01-02 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • 1922-01-03 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • 1922-01-04 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • 1922-01-06 Finn Einar Mortensen, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1983)
  • 1922-01-10 Ester Mägi, Estonian composer 'First Lady of Estonian music', born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1922-01-18 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1922-01-30 Pal Jardanyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1966)
  • 1922-02-11 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
  • 1922-02-19 Josef Matej, Czech composer, born in Brusperk (d. 1992)
  • 1922-02-21 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana (d. 2008)
  • 1922-02-22 Andre Asriel, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1922-02-22 Felix Werder, German-born Australian composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1922-02-25 Matti Rautio, composer
  • 1922-03-02 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • 1922-03-02 Mario Zafred, composer
  • 1922-03-03 Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer and co-founder of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, born in Toruń, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1922-03-12 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
  • 1922-03-14 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1922-03-30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • 1922-03-30 Peter Jona Korn, composer
  • 1922-04-04 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1922-04-05 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-07 Kenneth Peacock, Canadian pianist, ethnomusicologist and composer (Rituals of Earth, Fire and Darkness), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1922-04-11 Alexander Raichev, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • 1922-04-14 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1922-04-26 Paul-André Gaillard, Swiss composer, born in Veytaux, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1922-04-29 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • 1922-05-24 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-29 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2001)
  • 1922-06-03 Ivan Patachich, composer
  • 1922-06-04 Irwin Bazelon, American composer (Duo for Viola), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1922-06-06 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1922-06-07 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Groenrivier, Malmesbury (d. 2011)
  • 1922-06-12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, born in Holstebro, Denmark (d. 2001)
  • 1922-06-15 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)
  • 1922-06-17 Kelsey Jones, Canadian composer, born in South Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1922-06-17 Jerry Fielding, American jazz musician and composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1922-06-23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Burlesque Overture), born in Bay Shore, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-06-24 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Dedipus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-06-27 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2018)
  • 1922-07-02 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, Belarusian composer born in Żyrardów, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 1922-07-14 Peter Andrew Tranchell, composer
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922-07-26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1922-07-30 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, born in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1922-08-26 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • 1922-08-29 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1922-09-03 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, Filipino composer, born in Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines (d. 1994)
  • 1922-09-07 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1922-09-12 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1922-09-18 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer, born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)
  • 1922-09-27 James Wilson, composer
  • 1922-10-01 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer
  • 1922-10-02 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • 1922-10-03 Marcel van Thienen, French composer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1998)
  • 1922-10-08 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1988)
  • 1922-10-09 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, born in Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1922-10-13 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1922-10-17 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • 1922-10-18 Camillo Togni, composer
  • 1922-10-28 Gershon Kingsley, German-American composer, born in Bochum, Weimar Republic
  • 1922-10-29 Neal Hefti, American orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show) and composer (Li'l Darlin), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • 1922-11-04 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1982)
  • 1922-11-06 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • 1922-11-22 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1984)
  • 1922-11-25 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • 1922-11-30 Robert Evett, composer
  • 1922-12-10 Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1923-01-03 Dragutin Gostuski, composer
  • 1923-01-04 Flavio Testi, composer
  • 1923-01-07 Charles Russell Woolen, composer
  • 1923-01-22 Friedrich Zehm, composer
  • 1923-01-22 Leslie Bassett, classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • 1923-01-24 Simeon ten Holt, Dutch minimalist composer (Canto Ostinato), born in Bergen, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1923-02-06 Maurice Le Roux, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1992)
  • 1923-02-12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5301 - 5,400 of 5,528

  • 2009-12-08 Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
  • 2009-12-18 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, dies at 96
  • 2009-12-26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer, dies of Cancer at 51
  • 2010-01-31 Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-02-06 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, dies at 82
  • 2010-02-09 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, dies of lung cancer at 71
  • 2010-02-10 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), dies at 77
  • 2010-02-15 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • 2010-03-04 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010-03-06 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2010-03-10 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2010-04-03 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • 2010-04-29 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, dies at 68
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • 2010-05-01 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Uruguayan composer, dies at 73
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010-05-31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • 2010-07-14 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, dies at 73
  • 2010-07-30 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83
  • 2010-07-30 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, dies at 99
  • 2010-08-29 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, dies at 69
  • 2010-11-03 Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-11-12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), dies from complications arising from a lung infection at 76
  • 2010-11-12 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, dies at 75
  • 2010-12-01 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, dies at 79
  • 2010-12-20 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, dies at 98
  • 2010-12-24 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (Joanna tentata), dies at 80
  • 2010-12-26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2011-01-01 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer & conductor, dies at 85
  • 2011-01-05 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • 2011-01-10 Liana Alexandra, Romanian composer, dies at 63
  • 2011-01-30 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77
  • 2011-02-23 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, dies at 80
  • 2011-03-02 Čestmír Gregor, Czech composer, dies at 84
  • 2011-03-20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • 2011-04-17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2011-06-04 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2011-06-07 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2011-06-07 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2011-06-20 Jerome Rosen, American composer, dies at 89
  • 2011-06-25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • 2011-07-19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • 2011-09-19 Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-11-22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2011-11-24 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • 2011-12-08 Minoru Miky, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, dies at 84
  • 2011-12-12 John Gardner, English classical composer, dies at 94
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist & composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-01-05 Hikaru Hayashi, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), dies at 80
  • 2012-01-06 William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2012-01-17 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, dies at 82
  • 2012-01-26 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 83
  • 2012-02-01 Ton de Kruyf, Dutch composer, dies at 74
  • 2012-02-24 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
  • 2012-03-10 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, dies at 92
  • 2012-03-11 Hans G. Helms, German writer and composer, dies at 79
  • 2012-03-28 Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian composer, dies at 91
  • 2012-06-13 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, dies at 97
  • 2012-07-17 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, dies at 86
  • 2012-08-01 Douglas Townsend, American composer, dies at 90
  • 2012-08-06 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (The Sting, A Chorus Line), dies at 68
  • 2012-08-06 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), dies from heart failure at 94
  • 2012-09-04 Ian Parrott, British-Welsh composer (The Black Ram), dies at 96
  • 2012-09-30 César Bolaños, Peruvian musician and composer, dies at 81
  • 2012-10-07 John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 76
  • 2012-11-05 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • 2012-11-27 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), dies at 86
  • 2012-12-04 Jonathan Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen), dies at 73
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer (Gates of Justice), dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2012-12-13 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), dies at 77
  • 2012-12-24 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76
  • 2012-12-24 Hugh Atkin, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2013-01-30 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 74
  • 2013-02-01 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian composer, dies at 86
  • 2013-02-05 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, dies at 88
  • 2013-02-19 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • 2013-03-22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2013-04-03 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • 2013-04-22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • 2013-04-29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-05-17 Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), dies at 93
  • 2013-05-20 Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, dies at 86
  • 2013-05-22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), dies at 97
  • 2013-07-02 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2013-08-28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 2013-09-07 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • 2013-09-21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-10-06 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2013-10-24 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, dies at 77
  • 2013-11-12 John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • 2013-11-12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2013-12-17 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), dies at 88
  • 2013-12-21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • 2013-12-29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81
  • 2014-01-06 H. Owen Reed, American composer, dies at 103
  • 2014-01-19 Udo Kasemets, Etonian-born Canadian composer, dies at 94